Laserdisc is dead :-(

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  • lost_soul 14 Jan 2009 20:01:04 9,369 posts
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    What the hell? I thought it died off back in the mid 90s.

    I think it might have beaten VHS though, didn't production of the final video player end a month or so ago?
  • phAge 14 Jan 2009 20:02:49 25,487 posts
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    When I get my own house, I'm gonna have a Laserdisc player in the lounge.
  • lost_soul 14 Jan 2009 20:03:21 9,369 posts
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    Me too. And a NeoGeo.
  • Hunam 14 Jan 2009 20:03:24 20,673 posts
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    Next to the divx player?
  • phAge 14 Jan 2009 20:05:24 25,487 posts
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    VCD.
  • Whizzo 14 Jan 2009 20:05:48 44,793 posts
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    8 track is next I reckon.
  • lost_soul 14 Jan 2009 20:06:51 9,369 posts
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    Is minidisk still around?
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 14 Jan 2009 20:07:15 47,497 posts
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    In other news: Pioneer still make laserdiscs.
  • Ryze 14 Jan 2009 20:10:33 3,690 posts
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    :'(

    /not really
  • HoriZon 14 Jan 2009 20:12:25 14,241 posts
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    silentbob has or had one of these players i was dead jealous for a while then DVD's came out :)

    He had a nice collection of films though!
  • jellyhead 14 Jan 2009 20:20:09 24,346 posts
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    pfft!
    / Plays Computer Space

    It'll complement the laserdisc well :)
  • _Price_ 14 Jan 2009 20:23:16 3,071 posts
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    lost_soul wrote:
    Is minidisk still around?

    My brother still uses his MD player. It's gradually breaking bit by bit though.
  • Dirtbox 14 Jan 2009 20:34:11 91,178 posts
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  • Lutz 14 Jan 2009 20:41:14 48,870 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Suddenly I want one.
    What's wrong with regular cup coasters?
  • yegon 14 Jan 2009 20:47:33 6,378 posts
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    I LOVED my MD portable and separates. Funny how back in the day everyone who didn't use MD's whinged about it's (obvious) inferiority to CD's, yet, purists aside, later wholeheartedly embraced mp3's at shitty bitrates. The editing functions of MD's were absolutely brilliant at the time.
  • Dirtbox 14 Jan 2009 20:47:56 91,178 posts
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  • yegon 14 Jan 2009 20:50:07 6,378 posts
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    My bro bought a Pioneer LD player for 10 from the charity shop a couple of years ago. Amazing piece of kit, only problem being that most of the music related LD's he'd accumulated over the years had succumbed to laser rot.
  • Lutz 14 Jan 2009 20:50:29 48,870 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    You can serve dinner on these fuckers.
    Bet they'd look pretty damned good in a microwave.
  • Ryze 15 Jan 2009 01:22:18 3,690 posts
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    yegon wrote:
    I LOVED my MD portable and separates. Funny how back in the day everyone who didn't use MD's whinged about it's (obvious) inferiority to CD's, yet, purists aside, later wholeheartedly embraced mp3's at shitty bitrates. The editing functions of MD's were absolutely brilliant at the time.

    +1

    BUT - it was all too expensive to buy into until after CD-R and MP3 were mature, and flawed due to:

    - Square shape - I nearly broke my car MD player trying to change discs while driving. Stoooopid!

    - Slooooooooooooow 1x live copying. CD-R / MP3 is quick and painless!

    - I've got a stack of MDs somewhere - and I remember that the last few times I played them, they skipped and jumped quite a bit. Bad sectors? Either way - my CD-Rs, even some from '99 are still fine, and a recopy takes 5 mins.

    I throw CDs about in the car, as they're all CD-Rs that I have at least one other copy of!
  • Ryze 15 Jan 2009 01:23:12 3,690 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Suddenly I want one.

    +1

    Just to mess around with.

    Can the players be bought cheaply from anywhere?
  • Ryze 15 Jan 2009 01:27:58 3,690 posts
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    _Price_ wrote:
    lost_soul wrote:
    Is minidisk still around?

    My brother still uses his MD player. It's gradually breaking bit by bit though.

    DJs and audio broadcast media people generally love them. From their perspective I can see the attraction.

    iPods don't record live audio, and editing digital audio requires PC faff that can be avoided by using an MD player.

    I've been to (crap) clubs where the DJ is faking it, and playing an MD of a mix he recorded at home.
  • Ryze 15 Jan 2009 01:29:06 3,690 posts
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    lost_soul wrote:
    Me too. And a NeoGeo.

    Tempted! Just for the King of Fighters games!
  • Super_Zee 15 Jan 2009 01:32:13 2,105 posts
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    There's a local video shop near here that has a stack of LDs piled up for sale. They're very sexy, and have some unique Mario Van Peebles action classics buried in there.
  • Psiloc 30 Jul 2018 13:15:02 5,116 posts
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    So for no reason whatsoever I've bought an old fashioned Laserdisc player. Philips VLP700, first Laserdisc player released in the UK.

    Have no fucking idea what I'm doing with it. Are there specific types of Laserdisc format? What's Laservision when it's at home?

    Appreciate this is unlikely to get a reply. I completely understand
  • challenge_hanukkah 30 Jul 2018 13:15:51 11,047 posts
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    Just...why?
  • THFourteen 30 Jul 2018 13:18:58 52,603 posts
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    Can you get audio from your laserdisc to your television?
  • elstoof 30 Jul 2018 13:20:00 23,706 posts
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    Does your tv even have a scart socket
  • challenge_hanukkah 30 Jul 2018 13:23:33 11,047 posts
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    You can probably play Dragon's Lair if the remote works.
  • Blackmarsh63 30 Jul 2018 13:28:09 2,512 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Does your tv even have a scart socket
    Scart came years after that particular model :eek:
  • beastmaster 30 Jul 2018 13:32:25 19,296 posts
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    Still got my Pioneer in storage along with a fuckton of discs. Used to import them from the states as some of the special edition discs were lush.

    Got the pre special edition Star Wars films too.
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