WTB: laserdisc player & Star Wars

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  1. BrianMu

    BrianMu Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking to buy an inexpensive laserdisc player and the Star Wars trilogy. I would prefer both from one person and would certainly consider separately but I would want the player first so that I didn't somehow end up with laserdiscs I can't use. I would prefer the original THX trilogy or the definitive set but would consider the SE version as well. It doesn't have to be a really high quality player but if it's not going to produce a good picture on my 50" RPTV, it's wouldn't be worth it for me.

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
  2. SunilS

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    I have the THX versions of the Laserdisc trilogy.
    and a Pioneer Laserdisc player.
    I prefer to trade for a progressive DVD player
    (something like a toshiba 4700)
    or a digital camera (preferable 2Mpixel).
    Sunil
    [email protected]
     
  3. Jeff D

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    Brian, I've got a 56" Tosh set and just got into LD. I'd suggest getting a player with as high a S/N ratio on the video as possible. Mine is 50db and it looks pretty good. (I'm waiting on my SW set... it's coming from the great white north, eh. get here quickly!!!)

    SunilS, which pioneer is it?
     
  4. BrianMu

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    Jeff,

    Thanks for the info. Do you (or anyone else for that matter) know of any kind of database which lists Laserdisc players and their vital stats? It's kind of hard to dig up info on these things since they aren't made anymore!

    Sunil,

    I sent you a PM. I'm not interested in a trade but if you would be willing to sell your discs and player, let me know and give me some more info. You can PM me or send me an email.

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
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    Brian,

    Jeff is right. LD players very greatly in quality between models. You definitly want to go with a Pioneer. I would suggest looking around for a CLD 703 or higher. These things can get a little expensive though. You may want to look under the "home theater basics" forum and look at the "newbie Primer". there is a great laserdisc guide in there by Racheal B that will give you all kinds of good advice.
     
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    Brian, check out http://www.laserdiscarchive.co.uk/ right side has LD player. You'll have to look around a bit. There sometimes is information and tables under other models for comparisons. Give that a shot and if you find a model you are really interested in RB is the queen of the LD answers, ask her over in the video source area.
    (still waiting on the SW set...)
     
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    Thanks for the links. I will be doing some reading at lunch today! It seems backwards to be doing research to buy a laserdisc player after having had a DVD player for 5 years now! Oh well.....
     
  9. BrianMu

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    Hi all,

    I've just purchased the Star Wars Laserdiscs from someone on the forums and now I just need a player. I'm thinking I want Pioneer and I definitely want to stay at or above a 50 dB S/N ratio with 2 sided play. Beyond that, I'm not picky.

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
  10. JerryW

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    A couple of good players for cheap are the Pioneer CLD-D605 and the CLD-D606. They have a 50dB S/N ratio and produce a very good picture for non-Elite models. Plus they both also have AC-3 RF out, optical out for DTS, S-Video out, and both side play. You should be able to find one for $150-$200.

    Good Luck
     
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    Wow. Those are good budget players! Do they side flip? Kinda weird that they'd have nearly as good video s/n ratio as the CLD-704 and 79.
     
  12. Jeff D

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    The CLD-D605 and the CLD-D606 are Rachael approved models. =)
     
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    I'm still in need of a player if anyone has one for sale.

    Brian
     
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    I'm still looking if anybody has a Pioneer as requested above (I have a lead on one, but haven't heard back from the seller so I'm not sure...)

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
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