There are a few Laserdisc threads going, but I thought I would start a generalized one, where old pros and newbies could share their love or hate for the biggest format in Home Theater! A mere 2 weeks ago, I read a thread on the HTF about the paranoia regarding the eventual DVD releases of the Original Star Wars Trilogy. A fell for the hype, gave in, and bought my first Laserdisc player. I am only 23 years old, so Laserdisc was fading away as a cutting edge format as I found myself with disposable income. I was always blown away by Laserdisc, and had always wanted one, but its restrictive cost, had always kept me away. In 1998, I bought a DVD player and DAS BOOT and my thought was "I'll NEVER buy a laserdisc player." A co-worker of mine had a collection of laserdiscs about 100 deep, and he was always spouting about how much better than DVD it was, but I just figured it was because he didn't want to cash out for DVD. Flash forward to 2002, I am on my 5th DVD player, and I own 350 DVDs. Laserdisc was the farthest thing from my mind. But that darn HTF got me all worked up about Star Wars. I bought a Pioneer CLD-M301 for $55 bucks at a local pawn shop. After owning it for only 4 days, I decided I needed a better one. I work at an HT store, so started asking some of our customers if they had a Laserdisc player they wanted to get rid of. I only found two customers who owned players: 1 guy who would never sell his, and another who would. (the first guy is a huge SW freak) I bought a Marantz LV500 and a collection of about 40 discs for $75. Mostly crappy pan and scan titles. I then asked my co-worker if he still had his Laserdiscs, and if he wanted to sell them. His player was defunct, and his discs collecting dust. Joy of all Joys, he GAVE them to me. the '89 Star Wars Trilogy, Episode IV THX, Raiders of The Lost Ark, Last Crusade, Blade Runner Criterion, Hearts of Darkness, THX wow, and a bunch of already-on-DVD titles. I then purchased The Definitive Star Wars Collection online for $75 , King Kong (1933) Criterion, and Jaws Signature Collection. I love the look and feel of Laserdisc. The beautiful cover art, the wonderful presentation, and the simple pride of ownership. However, if all the titles I purchased came out on DVD with all the same features, I would sell the LDs! Its the content I want, not the format. Laserdisc is like the Cadillac of home theater. Big, luxerios, and beatiful. DVD is like Porche, fast, high performance, and small.