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  • Yay!!! My first one....

    After some searching around, and regardless of it being pictured with other titles....



    I found this amongst a load of Laserdiscs I bought recently, as part of of a sale of a PIONEER CLD-2950 machine. A real find as it turns out, as the sale of the player plus the 46 discs was only a total of ú70, the lot!

    If you factor out the player (let's imagine that the sale was just for the titles alone) it still only works out at ú1.50 per disc. I was really pleased indeed!!

    Even more so when I got back home and the box of discs had a B5 title in there
    http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
    Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
    47" Phillips 1080p 46" Samsung 1080p Toshiba HD-30E (2 both Multi Region) PS3-80G 120G BR Multi-Region Maidstone MD-BR-2102 Sky-HD Freesat-HD Pioneer DVL-909 CLD-D925 CLD-2950 (AC3) CLD-D515 CLD S315 Yamaha ADP-1 Meridian 519 Pioneer 609 (DD/DTS) x 2 Speakers & subs Jammo M/S Pioneer Technics Sony Eltax Akai Aiwa

  • #2
    That's a heck of a bargain! Congratulations!

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      Jan,

      JMS was seriously not kidding when he said that Laserdisc was the best way too see B5. I have checked the PQ on the disk and it is superb, really good picture quality, so much better than my old VHS and (despite being 4:3 for US TVs) certainly as good as the DVD version I have.

      I good grief, I've got the bug now....This means that I will have to track the rest down now - despite WB's abyssmal release schedule on LD.

      This has been a really good and fresh B5 jolt for me, which shoud nicely see me through to the announcement around May time .
      Last edited by DGTWoodward; 03-10-2011, 04:43 AM. Reason: I put 'pisk' instead of 'disk'
      http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
      Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
      47" Phillips 1080p 46" Samsung 1080p Toshiba HD-30E (2 both Multi Region) PS3-80G 120G BR Multi-Region Maidstone MD-BR-2102 Sky-HD Freesat-HD Pioneer DVL-909 CLD-D925 CLD-2950 (AC3) CLD-D515 CLD S315 Yamaha ADP-1 Meridian 519 Pioneer 609 (DD/DTS) x 2 Speakers & subs Jammo M/S Pioneer Technics Sony Eltax Akai Aiwa

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      • #4
        That's what she said. (re: the title)

        Sorry, I had to. I didn't know there were still laserdiscs around! I remember a big fight back in the 90s saying DVD was terrible, etc. Does Laser Disc still have better quality?
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        • #5
          It all depends on what you consider watchable I suppose...

          I would put the order of superior picures as,

          CED...VHS/VHS-C/8mm...S-VHS/S-VHS-C/Hi-8...Laserdsic...DVD/upscaled DVD....true 1080pHD

          LD only ever had anamorphic titles and HD right at the end of it's life (yes that is correct, anamorphic AND 1080i HD) but only a few titles were produced in those ways. But it sure introduced the world of real Dolby Digital 5.1 and true DTS to home theatre owners everywhere! In fact, on that basis LD did just about every important thing first!

          A good 4:3 transfer looks very good indeed. Hence my opinion of the B5 disk, and B/W looks fantastic!

          Having said that my copies of Mission Impossible, The Phantom Menace and several others all look as good as my DVDs of same. Though you really need to go to town with the calibration of your TV, as CE makers don't bother with making the analogue inputs worth anything anymore. All panels, LCD/LED or Plasma are all designed to look better with digital feeds.
          Last edited by DGTWoodward; 03-11-2011, 09:34 AM. Reason: Spelling.
          http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
          Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
          47" Phillips 1080p 46" Samsung 1080p Toshiba HD-30E (2 both Multi Region) PS3-80G 120G BR Multi-Region Maidstone MD-BR-2102 Sky-HD Freesat-HD Pioneer DVL-909 CLD-D925 CLD-2950 (AC3) CLD-D515 CLD S315 Yamaha ADP-1 Meridian 519 Pioneer 609 (DD/DTS) x 2 Speakers & subs Jammo M/S Pioneer Technics Sony Eltax Akai Aiwa

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          • #6
            That's cool. If I take a look and find I still have some old lds, I'll send them your way.
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            • #7
              Now, that is what I call COOOOL!

              That would be much appreciated. Thank you.
              http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
              Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
              47" Phillips 1080p 46" Samsung 1080p Toshiba HD-30E (2 both Multi Region) PS3-80G 120G BR Multi-Region Maidstone MD-BR-2102 Sky-HD Freesat-HD Pioneer DVL-909 CLD-D925 CLD-2950 (AC3) CLD-D515 CLD S315 Yamaha ADP-1 Meridian 519 Pioneer 609 (DD/DTS) x 2 Speakers & subs Jammo M/S Pioneer Technics Sony Eltax Akai Aiwa

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DGTWoodward View Post
                Now, that is what I call COOOOL!

                That would be much appreciated. Thank you.
                Where are you at if I do find these? I might make you cover shipping o.o
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                • #9
                  I am in the UK. Postage is usually pretty high for such large/heavy items, but if we could split them up a bit, month on month..?
                  http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
                  Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
                  47" Phillips 1080p 46" Samsung 1080p Toshiba HD-30E (2 both Multi Region) PS3-80G 120G BR Multi-Region Maidstone MD-BR-2102 Sky-HD Freesat-HD Pioneer DVL-909 CLD-D925 CLD-2950 (AC3) CLD-D515 CLD S315 Yamaha ADP-1 Meridian 519 Pioneer 609 (DD/DTS) x 2 Speakers & subs Jammo M/S Pioneer Technics Sony Eltax Akai Aiwa

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DGTWoodward View Post
                    I am in the UK. Postage is usually pretty high for such large/heavy items, but if we could split them up a bit, month on month..?
                    Let me see what I can find first. If I have any, they'd be back at my parents house so I'd have to go over there to look.
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                    • #11
                      Hint: If you find several, SotS, it might be worth seeing if you can get them into a Flat Rate box from the post office. Those have a 70 lb limit, iirc.

                      Jan
                      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DGTWoodward View Post
                        LD only ever had anamorphic titles and HD right at the end of it's life (yes that is correct, anamorphic AND 1080i HD) but only a few titles were produced in those ways. But it sure introduced the world of real Dolby Digital 5.1 and true DTS to home theatre owners everywhere! In fact, on that basis LD did just about every important thing first!
                        Indeed, Criterion's Laserdiscs were the first to feature commentaries, deleted scenes and movies presented in their original aspect ratios. Laserdisc pioneered virtually every concept that has become status quo on DVD. It was a glorious medium...and Babylon 5 on LD is infinitely superior to the DVD transfers due to the mishandling of the CGI when the episodes were converted to 16x9.

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                        • #13
                          Unfortunately they never finished releasing the entire show on laserdisc. There is a complete set of season one and five but only part of two and four and none of three.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JoeD80 View Post
                            Unfortunately they never finished releasing the entire show on laserdisc. There is a complete set of season one and five but only part of two and four and none of three.
                            Heh, beat me to it. I have all of the ones that they released.
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                            JMS and we fans are collectively Charlie Brown.
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                            • #15
                              Doesn't that seem like a strange order of release?

                              But who am I to question the wisdom of the people that issue the discs.
                              "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
                              "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

                              "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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