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    Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  March on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:54 pm

    Here's my LaserDisc setup. I will hopefully need some new racking soon :-)



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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  RetroK on Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:01 pm

    Nice setup. Do you use a line doubler or anything for the LCD?
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    Post  March on Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:43 pm

    No, don't have anything like that at the moment, I did think about it, but I haven't come across one yet, well not one cheap enough anyway.

    I use composite. Surprisingly, it doesn't look too bad at all. I might do a youtube vid soon to show the quality. I think the sony tv must do some sort of 'upscaling.' I'm sure a line doubler would improve it but for now it's ok for me. Do you have one, does it make a huge difference?


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  RetroK on Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:58 pm

    My LCD makes LDs look horrible, think it's probably just because it's a pretty cheap tv. I watch my LDs on my old Sony CRT and they look great. Maybe a linedoubler is not the way to go, maybe I should buy I better LCD.
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  nissling on Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:49 am



    http://www.minhembio.com/bilder/hq/?pic_id=363413.jpg
    Not the most beautiful setup, but I love it.
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  March on Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:21 pm

    Nice setup Nissling. I like the flat screen CRT. What model is your LD player?


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  nissling on Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:42 pm

    Pioneer CLD-990, as I wrote in my presentation. However, I have a Sony MDP-650D too just in case if my CLD broke down. That's a quite interesting player actually, it can convert Laserdiscs in NTSC to RGB.
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  boywonder on Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:23 am

    nissling wrote:Pioneer CLD-990, as I wrote in my presentation. However, I have a Sony MDP-650D too just in case if my CLD broke down. That's a quite interesting player actually, it can convert Laserdiscs in NTSC to RGB.

    Sweet, does that mean NTSC discs play in colour on TVs that usually show NTSC in black & white?
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    Post  nissling on Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:55 am

    Exactly, although it outputs the PAL-signal in 60Hz (of course) so the TV still needs to support 60Hz which is cummon. And as it outputs the signal through a far superior way (RGB is by far superior to composite) making the picture quality look a bit diffrent actually. Although, while the picture may look cleaner in RGB, some details get lost actually. A bit like DNR or so...

    The TV I currently have can show PAL, NTSC (both in 3,58 and 4,43 MHz) and SECAM. All in both 50Hz and 60Hz, so pretty much about everything I want to watch can be watched on my TV.
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    Trying to post pix with the system cropping the side off!!

    Post  DGTWoodward on Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:34 pm

    This is our main system(B) player.

    PIONEER CLD-D925

    Yamaha RF Demodulator and splitters (closer look).

    Brand spanking new remote.

    I shall post our main system(A) player and system soon.

    Here is how it all fits together in our (B) system.

    System (B) including my wife's Guard Cat and G.W.Sharky! Rolling Eyes

    Titles A-F

    Titles F-X

    Boxed sets, mainly various worldwide versions of the STAR WARS Special Editions.

    My STAR WARS DEFINTIVE EDITION boxed set, all on its lonesome own. William Sans-Amie!


    Last edited by DGTWoodward on Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:41 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : I cannot spell.)


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  RetroK on Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:05 pm

    @DTGWoodward - nice setup! I need to get one of those rf demodulators.
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    Good of you to say.

    Post  DGTWoodward on Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:27 pm

    RetroK wrote:@DTGWoodward - nice setup! I need to get one of those rf demodulators.

    Thank you Retro. I also have a Meridian 519 on our system(A) set up. The Yamaha was my first though.

    But I did find this for you, assuming it will be useful to you to be aware of. I mean, I assume that they are all pretty much the same sort of thing....

    SONY RF DEMODULATOR


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  RetroK on Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:00 pm

    That looks ideal. I might have to count my pennies ang get that. Thanks for the link.
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  bullruckle on Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:17 pm

    here is my setup:

    Set Up

    and my player:

    Player

    my collection:

    Collection

    and if anyones interested some close ups:

    DTS, Criterion, Action

    More Action

    Action, Sci-Fi

    Drama

    Comedy

    Comedy, Horror

    Family

    Box Sets 1

    Box Sets 2

    Box Sets 3

    Box Sets 4

    Music

    So theres that lot plus another 6 filled boxes in the cupboards.
    Man, I love Laserdisc Very Happy
    but im beginning to sense the wifes had enough of them.
    She has for sure had enough of me going on about them. Thats why im so happy to have a dedicated forum of fellow Laserdisc admirers to chat with Smile
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  DGTWoodward on Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:38 pm

    Wow, and twice WOW!!!!

    That is one serious collection.

    I noticed, your player...is it the PIONEER CLD-R4?

    Laserdisc UK Archive Pioneer CLD-R4

    This is the Japanese version of my player, the CLD-D925. If so, what a lovely player. I did a fair amount of homework to end up with that one as my first player.

    From your fanatastic collection, and fantastic it certainly is, I noticed that you have a boxed set of DUNE. This happens to be one of my favourite movies. Not to everyone's taste I know, but I like all things DUNEy. Which version is yours? Any chance of a picture of it on its own, both sides? That would be fantastic.

    Thank you.

    Brilliant.


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    Post  Rayzor1 on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:13 pm

    Amazing collection bullruckle, I wish I had more box sets, they look fantastic. If your wife finally cracks and makes you part with them, let me know Laughing
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    Post  bullruckle on Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:56 pm

    Yeah I do love the look of the LD Box Sets. Also, the cool stuff you can get inside them, booklets, posters, lithographs, the Cinderella box set even comes with a photo frame:o

    DGTWoodward my player is a pioneer CLD-R6G, which is in the same family as the R4. Im really happy with it, but am always on the look out for one of those illustrious HLD-X9s or a LD-S9.

    I don't know that much about the Dune LD. To tell you the truth, I only bought it because it was insanely cheap (500yen if I remember correctly)

    But LDDB seems to have some info on it:

    http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/00202/PILF-7297/Dune:-Movie-+-TV-%281984%29

    Here are the photos you were after:

    Dune 1
    Dune 2
    Dune 3
    Dune 4
    Dune 5
    Dune 6

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    Post  DGTWoodward on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:25 pm

    Thanks for that BR,

    That set looks awesome. I would love to get that one, so my eyes are now peeled.

    It has two lots of credits on the back of one of the sleeves, one for the theatrical version and one for the "Alan Smithee/Judas Booth" extended version, the lddb link confirms that it actually contains both version inside!

    I love my Pioneer CLD-D925s. They are lovely machines. They give me DD5.1, DTS, Pro-Logic, and analogue sound, that's just about every recognisable audio format on LD isn't it?

    Last night I luxuriated in watching my old analogue, NTSC START TREK TV episodes The Menagarie Parts I and II. It was fantastic.


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  8bitplus on Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:02 pm

    Hi guys,
    Here are some photos of my laserdisc area.



    This is the movie end of my roof conversion space. The other end has a bunch of retro games consoles setup.



    The TV is 32" CRT and was a nightmare to get up the stair's but looks fantastic. I only like to use CRT for old formats and for old games. Most LCD TV make a poor job of this sort of thing I think.

    Equipment:
    TV 32" Toshiba CRT 32ZD26P
    LD Player Pioneer DVL-909 and Sony MPD-650d
    Amp Sherwood Newcastle R-925RDS
    Speakers (mixed), Mitsubishi front, Ariston rear, Eltax centre and a Eltax sub.

    The Surround system works great for laserdisc's and DVD's, Its a bit amateur compared to some set-ups but it didn't cost a fortune and sounds nice to me.



    The laserdisc shelf's are all customised bits of a sideboard unit. Originally all my disc's were in the box on top which is just for the anime now.
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:59 pm

    Well 8bitplus,

    Let me tell you one thing for sure. Your system looks just fine to me, so there is no need to feel in any way that yours is in any way...

    a bit amateur compared to some set-ups.

    It fits your space, it does what you want it to do, it gives you a good picture and it sounds good to you, right? Then the job's a good'un! Nothing to worry about on that score mate Very Happy

    No, not been a member long But I am fairly certain that there are no 'snob' attitudes here. Not like some forums where they decry Laserdisc as looking unwatchable on an LCD or plasma HD panel. I have calibrated our two +46" LCDs and they both now give very good pictures from our 2 PIONEER CLD-C925s.

    I have seen the photos of the home cinema set-ups on the Gallery pages of sites like Bluray.com and if I had to make a comparison it would be like their IOWA corn fed grade A beef, to my small can of Fray Bentos.

    I think your set up looks good. And I'd wager that it sounds pretty good too.


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  8bitplus on Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:39 pm

    Cool, thanks.
    I also have a 37" Panasonic LCD TV, but its just for current gen consoles and the media center, things that can make use of the resolution.
    I'm looking to pick up a pioneer 925 as well some day. Each time I find one on ebay its either priced too high or right down the other end of the country.
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  RetroK on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:49 pm

    Excellent setup 8-Bit. TV looks sweet.
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  Stevo on Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:20 pm

    If I had my way, I would lose the LCD in our living room in favor of a big CRT, but my wife isn't sold on the idea. I live in hope Laughing
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:31 pm

    That is an idea that I too have tinkered with. I know that there were HD CRTS so you would not have to lose usage of the HD output from HD sources.

    It would also be a CRT, which in theory, would give a better Laserdisc picture.

    I know that SAMSUNG made made some HD CRTs but as for the cost and avaiability of one now...who knows?


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  8bitplus on Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:53 pm

    DGTWoodward wrote:That is an idea that I too have tinkered with. I know that there were HD CRTS so you would not have to lose usage of the HD output from HD sources.

    It would also be a CRT, which in theory, would give a better Laserdisc picture.

    I know that SAMSUNG made made some HD CRTs but as for the cost and avaiability of one now...who knows?

    I'll have to stop you there.
    I had one of then a few years ago. It was the worst TV ever. The picture was unfocused at the edges, only the center looked ok, the picture geometry was also very off.
    It was practically unusable for anything.
    After I complained I got a replacement unit that was even worse.

    The problem was that the "last gen" slim CRT tube was impossible to align and caused wider pixel width at the edges due to the size of the tube, I think.

    I never saw any other brand HD CRT at the time but I did hear of a Panasonic or possibly a Phillips unit at the time with the same problems. Perhaps they weren't all as bad as the 2 I had but it put me fight off.

    This was well before I got into laserdisc.


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