- Oct 7, 2000
I am pumped!!! My set arrived today and is currently playing in all it's "unscrewed with", widescreen glory!!! I bought a player a week ago and I am in home theater heaven!
Where'd you find these, Todd? I figure they'd make a great introduction to the world of laser for me.
I found everything on EBAY. My player was $80.00 (Pioneer CLD-990), and is in like new shape. The Trilogy cost $130, but well worth it. E.T. was a steal at $10.00. There's about 12-15 movies on laser I intend to pick-up.
I recently semi-retired it for a player with coax and RF outs (a modified D504, bought from another HTFer), but the CLD-990 served me well through a ton of heavy use, including repeated Star Wars viewings.
This may be a dumb question, but bear with a Laser Disc newbie. Will my CLD-990 play Star Wars: The Phantom Menace? I just bought a Japanese import from EBAY. I thought I read something about Dolby. Is it just that I won't get 5.1 sound, due to a lack of RF outs?
Is it just that I won't get 5.1 sound, due to a lack of RF outs?
Rachael already answered, but I'll also chime in to reassure you that the PCM audio out of the CLD-990 is good enough to remind you just how awful DD 2.0 and downmixed DD 5.1 on DVD are.
And Phantom Menace has a sweet PCM track. I've heard it twice now, and my own copy is coming to me from Japan shortly with a friend of mine.
Still, the best PCM tracks I've heard, in my opinion, are Apocalypse Now (either widescreen disc) and Mission: Impossible. Listen to the opening credits in M:I and drool on yourself...mmm...PCM good...mmm...