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Anonymous
May 3, 2004 2:27:27 AM

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Hi folx,

I just bought my very first LD player Pioneer Elit CLD 52 from Ebay. I collected
some music LDs that are not available on DVD.

Anyway, when I play any LDs I see white dots here and there. I play the same
spot again and these dots are at the same places. Is it something wrong with
my LD player or is it what it's called laser rot? Thanks in advance. Is there
a way to get rid of them?

--Leonid

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Anonymous
May 3, 2004 2:31:09 AM

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Sorry, I meant *WHITE* dots.

--Leonid

Leonid Makarovsky <venom@cs.bu.edu> wrote:
: Hi folx,

: I just bought my very first LD player Pioneer Elit CLD 52 from Ebay. I collected
: some music LDs that are not available on DVD.

: Anyway, when I play any LDs I see white dots here and there. I play the same
: spot again and these dots are at the same places. Is it something wrong with
: my LD player or is it what it's called laser rot? Thanks in advance. Is there
: a way to get rid of them?

: --Leonid
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 2:55:27 AM

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"Leonid Makarovsky" <venom@cs.bu.edu> wrote in message
news:c73ske$2ck$6@news3.bu.edu...
> Anyway, when I play any LDs I see white dots here and there. I play
the same
> spot again and these dots are at the same places. Is it something
wrong with
> my LD player or is it what it's called laser rot? Thanks in advance.
Is there
> a way to get rid of them?

White dots could be one of two things. Either they are a defect in the
disc, such as laser rot or a pressing inclusion, or they are speckles on
the film print used for the video transfer. In either case, there's
really nothing that can be done about it.

You say this happens when you play "any LDs". If you get the same
artifact on every disc, it could be your player's laser that is out of
alignment. This sounds the least likely, however, since you say that the
dots appear in the same place every time. If the player's laser was out
of alignment, the defects would appear randomly.
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Anonymous
May 3, 2004 4:05:37 AM

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Thanks. In case it's out of alignment, how do I fix it? And would there be
some other noticeable defects?

--Leonid

Joshua Zyber <jzyber@SPAMMERS-DROP-DEAD.mindspring.com> wrote:
: "Leonid Makarovsky" <venom@cs.bu.edu> wrote in message
: news:c73ske$2ck$6@news3.bu.edu...
:> Anyway, when I play any LDs I see white dots here and there. I play
: the same
:> spot again and these dots are at the same places. Is it something
: wrong with
:> my LD player or is it what it's called laser rot? Thanks in advance.
: Is there
:> a way to get rid of them?

: White dots could be one of two things. Either they are a defect in the
: disc, such as laser rot or a pressing inclusion, or they are speckles on
: the film print used for the video transfer. In either case, there's
: really nothing that can be done about it.

: You say this happens when you play "any LDs". If you get the same
: artifact on every disc, it could be your player's laser that is out of
: alignment. This sounds the least likely, however, since you say that the
: dots appear in the same place every time. If the player's laser was out
: of alignment, the defects would appear randomly.
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 7:14:01 AM

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"Leonid Makarovsky" <venom@cs.bu.edu> wrote in message
news:c742ch$bar$1@news3.bu.edu...
> Thanks. In case it's out of alignment, how do I fix it? And would
there be
> some other noticeable defects?

If the player is out of alignment, it will require professional
calibration. It isn't something you can do yourself.

Have any problems with skipping, or horizontal banding in the image?
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 8:00:45 AM

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Joshua Zyber <jzyber@SPAMMERS-DROP-DEAD.mindspring.com> wrote:
: "Leonid Makarovsky" <venom@cs.bu.edu> wrote in message
: news:c742ch$bar$1@news3.bu.edu...
:> Thanks. In case it's out of alignment, how do I fix it? And would
: there be
:> some other noticeable defects?

: Have any problems with skipping, or horizontal banding in the image?

No. Nothing like that.

--Leonid
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 3:48:13 PM

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"Leonid Makarovsky" <venom@cs.bu.edu> wrote in message
news:c74g5c$s1u$2@news3.bu.edu...
> Joshua Zyber <jzyber@SPAMMERS-DROP-DEAD.mindspring.com> wrote:
> : "Leonid Makarovsky" <venom@cs.bu.edu> wrote in message
> : news:c742ch$bar$1@news3.bu.edu...
> :> Thanks. In case it's out of alignment, how do I fix it? And would
> : there be
> :> some other noticeable defects?
>
> : Have any problems with skipping, or horizontal banding in the image?
>
> No. Nothing like that.

Is it every disc, or just a few?
Anonymous
May 4, 2004 3:35:18 AM

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Joshua Zyber <jzyber@SPAMMERS-DROP-DEAD.mindspring.com> wrote:
:> No. Nothing like that.

: Is it every disc, or just a few?

Well, my collection is just a few discs. Like 5 or 6 of them. I have it on
every disc on very dark areas.

--Leonid
Anonymous
May 9, 2004 4:36:04 PM

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I don't have one myself, but I've read on one of these newsgroups that those
stand-alone DVD recorders have built-in noise reduction that does a good job
of eliminating such speckles from recordings of LDs. I have transferred 3
laserdiscs (no speckle problems) to DVD using my HP Media Center PC, and I
can say that the results look great to me. Also, my TMPGEnc Plus software
has a noise reduction check box, but I don't know how well it works because,
as I said, I haven't had any major speckling problems.

"Joshua Zyber" <jzyber@SPAMMERS-DROP-DEAD.mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:z%elc.2145$a47.1488@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> "Leonid Makarovsky" <venom@cs.bu.edu> wrote in message
> news:c73ske$2ck$6@news3.bu.edu...
> White dots could be one of two things. Either they are a defect in the
> disc, such as laser rot or a pressing inclusion, or they are speckles on
> the film print used for the video transfer. In either case, there's
> really nothing that can be done about it.
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