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When laserdisc ruled...

I'm in the process of
moving and found all of my old Laserdiscs in pristine
condition. It seems a shame to chuck them out -- there's
something satisfyingly tactile about these LP sized shiny discs. Are
there genuine Laserdisc aficionados out there who still collect these
for nostalgic reasons (admittedly, they would be few in number)? Can't find my old Pioneer player, which I treasured at the time, and the
collection of films is quite large. Brought to mind the days when AC3 was cutting edge, widescreen was in its infancy, and the vast majority of people had VCRs. Really felt like you had exclusive bits of kit. If anybody knows where (if anywhere) laserdics can be offloaded, that would be really helpful.

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Re: When laserdisc ruled...

You're the second Forumer to mention Laserdisc recently - which is odd, as we've written our 'I Remember When' feature on it for next week's issue!

I'd suggest eBay or a specialist collector's fair for offloading your discs.

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Thanks Clare.

I'll check out the feature. Reminded me of just how gleeful I felt the first time I played a Laserdisc through my Pioneer player hooked up to my then state of the art Sony 28" CRT "widescreen" TV and all in one surround system. It's all laughably outdated now, but at the time...

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Re: When laserdisc ruled...

I agree with your sentiments entirely.

There are still people buying laserdiscs on eBay ...

 

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Think I'll give ebay a go. Found the old Pioneer player as well, without a dent or scratch, so might be worth a punt on ebay also...

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Re: When laserdisc ruled...

The only downside with old laserdisc's is that many of them are now riddled with disc-rot Sad

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Re: When laserdisc ruled...

I still watch LaserDiscs as there are many titles I have that are still not available on BluRay/DVD.
Started collecting from the late 70's and my last film was GOLDENEYE.
Refreshing to watch a film without any obvious compression artifacts!
Still remember the thrill of receiving my discs from USA and being the one of the first to screen the movie in widescren and AC3 surround sound, had many a boozy "boys night" courtesy of my trusty Pioneer player.
In fact, i dusted off the two Star Wars Collector's Edition LaserDisc box sets a few weeks ago when I was re-arranging my audio rack, ahh, the memories!


Several hundred discs and not one with the dreaded laser rot! 


I even collected VHD discs (the ones that used a stylus, system made by JVC) but I gave them away ages ago.

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