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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:12 pm

    8bitplus wrote:
    DGTWoodward wrote: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.

    This was well before I got into laserdisc.

    Well, I have just done a quick search on the subject and you are totally correct.

    It seems that if you got a good one, then you were supremely lucky. I read reports that people had 2 or 3 replacements with no luck.

    Samsung tried to introduce a 0.3" increase into the tube redesign to allow it to hold a more accurate shape, but that may have come too late to come even close to saving it.

    Which is sort of a shame really. A High Definition CRT, with a smaller and lighter body and built in Freeview (on paper at least) did seem like a good idea.

    Sorry to bring back bad memories.


    For £15 and if you are in the right area, and have the right knowledge to fix it, then it is a great price indeed.


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  8bitplus on Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:35 pm

    Definitely not a tv set to recommend. It would have been great if Samsung had sorted all the bugs out first.
    Oh and the Slim tube didn't make it lighter. It was much heavier than the Tosh 32" I have now, by a lot.
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:44 pm

    8bitplus wrote:Definitely not a tv set to recommend. It would have been great if Samsung had sorted all the bugs out first.
    Oh and the Slim tube didn't make it lighter. It was much heavier than the Tosh 32" I have now, by a lot.

    I totally cocked that didn't I lol! ?

    Oh well..! Like I said, on paper at least, it was all good.

    A bit like the TITANIC.... Embarassed


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  8bitplus on Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:45 am

    dont worry about it, I was the nob who spent £500 on one.
    Laughing Titanic indeed.
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  March on Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:50 pm

    That's a real shame about those HD CRT sets, I would have seriously considered buying one too.


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  Ste7en on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:40 am

    Well, here goes nothing...













    You can see the LDs behind the sofa in image #2, I have around 700. These images are 2 years old (I've since added 2 BD players and a few hundred BDs).

    I daren't post any newer images as I've turned into an AV Mr Trebus!
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  RetroK on Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:37 pm

    Awesome setup Ste7en!
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  bullruckle on Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:36 pm

    That is one AMAZING setup Ste7en!
    Looks like its your place for the next movie night Very Happy
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:41 pm

    Now that is what I call impressive!


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:00 pm

    Here is my new (well, new to me) DVL-909 fully Incorporated into my system. Took these whilst my fife was playing FATAL INERTIA HD on the PS3! I am sorry that the pictures seem a bit out of focus, I think my ancient Sony Cybershot is about to expire. Well, it has been dropped about 50,0000 times!

    The 909 in place of my lovely 925.
    A slightly odd DVD half tray. It makes it look a bit lop-sided.
    The Laserdisc tray. A good smooth action.
    The "Lovely Little Blue Light" as my wife describes it, which seems to have been a prerequisite of all things electronic from the year 'dot', obviously!

    ...and the rear panel...

    With more connectors on it than I could keep track of!!!!

    The AC3 jack is obvious, and the optical out gives me fabulous DTS from my LDs but that left 2 (TWO!!!) more digital jacks than I am used to, and it was a devil's own job to get to the point where I ended up connecting one to the direct digitial-in on my amp...hey presto, DD5.1 from my DVDs (but sadly not DTS, unless I missed something? Anyone?)

    Great machine though. I am glad I have it.


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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  Ste7en on Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:37 pm

    RetroK wrote:Awesome setup Ste7en!

    Cheers RetroK!

    bullruckle wrote:That is one AMAZING setup Ste7en!
    Looks like its your place for the next movie night Very Happy

    Cheers Bullruckle!

    Dunno about watching a flick though, I forget what I have! As they are all double stacked, even the HD DVDs Very Happy

    DGTWoodward wrote:Now that is what I call impressive!

    Aw, shucks! I'm getting embarrassed. Cheers DGTWoodward!
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    Re: Show us your LaserDisc setup

    Post  8bitplus on Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:16 pm

    DGTWoodward wrote:"Lovely Little Blue Light" as my wife describes it, which seems to have been a prerequisite of all things electronic from the year 'dot', obviously!

    That's odd. My 909 has a yellow light. It's only on when the try's are out and flashes on loading, then goes off for playing.
    Its wasn't working at all when I got the player, only after I dismantled the front the player and re-seated the little bulb (not LED)

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    Home Theater setup

    Post  elwood1965 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:57 pm

    Hi All,
    just posted pics of some of my laserdiscs, so thought i'd do the same for my Home Theater setup which has been about 13 years in the making, it's a 5.1 system and consists of:

    Denon AVR-1910 receiver
    Pioneer CLD-2950 laserdisc player
    Panasonic DMP-BD50 blu-ray player
    Samsung Sky+HD
    Xbox 360 elite
    Pioneer PDP-508XD 50" Plasma
    Kef fronts and centre
    Polk rears
    Miller and Kreisel sub

    And the separate hi-fi system (on top of the sub):
    Yamaha DSP-A3090 amplifier
    Pioneer elite DVL-91 laserdisc/dvd player
    Denon AH-D2000 headphones (for listening to the film soundtracks)

    Hope you enjoy.
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    http://i47.servimg.com/u/f47/16/67/69/17/02_sta10.jpg
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    http://i47.servimg.com/u/f47/16/67/69/17/04_hi-10.jpg
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    Smart.

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:03 pm

    Wow Tom,

    you really are a movie hound aren't you? taking the cue from your centre TIE Fighter..."Impressive, most impressive!"

    That is what I call a serious sub-woofer! My sub died about 3 months ago and I have yet to replace it with anything better than my emergency (but small) Accoustic Solutions sub.

    Nice gear mate. Well set out too.


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    Post  elwood1965 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:50 pm

    Thanks for the comments DGT, hope you find a sub you're happy with soon. The M&K cost about £700 and the shop let me take it home and trial it first before paying (I had spent a great deal of money with them by this time).

    Still yet to nose around everyone elses systems....looking forward to it.

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