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Old 20th August 2007, 11:14 PM   #11
JBL1990 is offline JBL1990  United Kingdom
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I own two laserdisc players among three DVD players and the laserdisc gets played frequently now not as much as many years back. I was playing a dts THX laserdisc earlier this afternoon for a brief moment Daylight side 1 chapter 8 to 9.

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Old 21st August 2007, 06:51 PM   #12
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Originally posted by JBL1990
"This home JBL THX cinema is now the ultimate power in the neighbourhood, I suggest I use it!"

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Old 22nd August 2007, 01:34 AM   #13
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You boys are lucky, in this corner of the world, there is NO laserdisc left.... Got a few in my collection but my Pioneer Laserdisc player (autoreverse) has been collecting dust for the past 4 or 5 years. Everybody has jumped on the DVD wagon.......
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Old 22nd August 2007, 07:35 AM   #14
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I picked up "True Lies" last week (AC-3 version) for about $2, since it was mixed in with LP records at Value Village. That makes up for the copy of "North By Northwest" I paid way too much for at another Value Village.

The RF demodulators still fetch more than I'm willing to pay, and anyway. I'm pretty sure that the AC-3 surround is heavily compressed, possibly even more so than on DVDs. DTS laserdiscs replace the PCM soundtrack with the DTS bitstream, but I've only picked up a couple of those. (Got 'em cheap when Ken Crane's liquidated their LD stock)

I was disappointed with DVD because I just didn't find them as involving as movies off LD. I thought maybe it was the video compression, since all the first demos I saw had obvious "blocking" at times, but now I'm inclined to blame the compressed audio. I've never tried an A-B soundtrack comparison, though.

Unfortunately, some movies are suffering from "laser rot", which manifests as video snow.
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Old 28th July 2010, 09:58 AM   #15
Sabbelbacke is offline Sabbelbacke  Germany
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Hy guys. Usualy I am over at the subwoofers-part of this forum and playing around with hornresp. But now my Laserdisc Player broke and I decided to get rid of all my discs. Does anybody have a hint for a good starting place to offer them?

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