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Anonymous
June 13, 2004 3:28:48 AM

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Hi all,

At this last stage I bought a LD player, a Sony MDP-850D. I didn't have
many options here in New Zealand, but I read that this is an OK player
and it has auto side change.

I bought the Star Wars "Faces" (CLV, THX) edition trilogy, and I see
that there is noticeable noise in dark areas especially. But otherwise I
quite like the picture.

So my question is: how much better a picture would I get if I managed to
find one of these legendary Pioneer CLD-97 or CLD-99 players?

Or to be more more general, just how much variation is there from an
average OK LD player to the best?

Thanks

Aaron
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Anonymous
June 13, 2004 3:28:49 AM

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"Aaron Lawrence" <aaronlNOT@HEREconsultant.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1b35a20eec3b59b1989c7d@news.xtra.co.nz...
> At this last stage I bought a LD player, a Sony MDP-850D. I didn't
have
> many options here in New Zealand, but I read that this is an OK player
> and it has auto side change.
>
> I bought the Star Wars "Faces" (CLV, THX) edition trilogy, and I see
> that there is noticeable noise in dark areas especially. But otherwise
I
> quite like the picture.
>
> So my question is: how much better a picture would I get if I managed
to
> find one of these legendary Pioneer CLD-97 or CLD-99 players?
>
> Or to be more more general, just how much variation is there from an
> average OK LD player to the best?

LD picture quality is enormously dependant on the quality of the player
used. There is a significant variance from an entry-level machine to the
high-end.

Sony did not make very good LD players. You could do much better.
Anonymous
June 14, 2004 2:07:53 AM

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Suddenly, Joshua Zyber sprang forth and uttered these pithy words:
> LD picture quality is enormously dependant on the quality of the player
> used. There is a significant variance from an entry-level machine to the
> high-end.
>
> Sony did not make very good LD players. You could do much better.

OK, thanks Joshua. I doubt I will be able to find a better one in a
hurry, but I may try.
--
aaronl at consultant dot com
For every expert, there is an equal and
opposite expert. - Arthur C. Clarke
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