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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 12:24:38 AM

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Hi All:

I'm sure this has been asked by newb's since the beginning of the DVD
market, but alas I can't find it through the backlof of messages my ISP has.
Can someone tell me is it possible to still purchase laster video disk
players new? I have been given a collection of around 1000 of the greatest
movies ever made by my father in law. I'm not much of a movie watcher but
it's hard to resist when looking over the titles of all of these great old
movies.

Anyone making them new? If not, is ebay the place to buy used? Google
didn't give me much to go on.

Thanks!
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 6:52:59 PM

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AFAIK,Pioneer was the last company making laserdisc players(much like Sony
was with Beta vcrs)
.....you'll have to get one off of Ebay,as I did.


"Fuzzball" <president@whitehouse.gov> wrote in message
news:37vu0pF5i43quU1@individual.net...
> Hi All:
>
> I'm sure this has been asked by newb's since the beginning of the DVD
> market, but alas I can't find it through the backlof of messages my ISP
> has.
> Can someone tell me is it possible to still purchase laster video disk
> players new? I have been given a collection of around 1000 of the
> greatest
> movies ever made by my father in law. I'm not much of a movie watcher but
> it's hard to resist when looking over the titles of all of these great old
> movies.
>
> Anyone making them new? If not, is ebay the place to buy used? Google
> didn't give me much to go on.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 8:20:22 PM

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I have a 704 for sale which was one of the better Pioneer players

You can contact me at kbahr@comcast.net I'm selling it for $300 + shipping

If you want to spend less then look on ebay and get a 503, 604, 406 or
something like those. The picture will not be as sharp as the 704 but they
are OK.

Kurtis

"Fuzzball" <president@whitehouse.gov> wrote in message
news:37vu0pF5i43quU1@individual.net...
> Hi All:
>
> I'm sure this has been asked by newb's since the beginning of the DVD
> market, but alas I can't find it through the backlof of messages my ISP
> has.
> Can someone tell me is it possible to still purchase laster video disk
> players new? I have been given a collection of around 1000 of the
> greatest
> movies ever made by my father in law. I'm not much of a movie watcher but
> it's hard to resist when looking over the titles of all of these great old
> movies.
>
> Anyone making them new? If not, is ebay the place to buy used? Google
> didn't give me much to go on.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 9:46:18 PM

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Kurtis' 704 player is very sweet. But if you want to spend less than $50,
look for an industrial pioneer player such as the LD-V2000 series or the
4000 or 8000. I got mine for $25.

I have an LD-V2200, and while it's not going to even come close to a 704 I
am more than satisfied with it. Looks damn good to me. If you have movies
you want to watch that have digital-only sound, you will have to overlook
the older industrial players though.

-Mike
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 12:50:08 AM

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If you don't mind the slow start-up and single sided playback, The LD-V8000
is the nicest industrial I've seen.

Kurtis

"half_eaten" <half_eaten@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:75718634cf023a99a985c5537da89793@localhost.talkaboutvideo.com...
> Kurtis' 704 player is very sweet. But if you want to spend less than $50,
> look for an industrial pioneer player such as the LD-V2000 series or the
> 4000 or 8000. I got mine for $25.
>
> I have an LD-V2200, and while it's not going to even come close to a 704 I
> am more than satisfied with it. Looks damn good to me. If you have movies
> you want to watch that have digital-only sound, you will have to overlook
> the older industrial players though.
>
> -Mike
>
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 8:16:11 PM

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Agreed, I have one in addition to my 704 and it is built like a goddamn
tank! The thing weighs every bit of 50 lbs. The slow start-up refers to the
player reading the disc (I've seen newbies post here asking what's wrong
with this player but this feature is normal and by design) prior to
playback. It really doesn't take that long. Most of them on eBay seem to be
missing the remotes. No problem, I bought mine from Pioneer as they still
have them. You oughta be able to pick one up for less than $75.00. Cooler
still is that you can control this player with a computer as Windows has
drivers for this player, specifically, inherent in the operating system:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q135037/




"Kurtis Bahr" <kbahr@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:XvadnVZ_5NDFcobfRVn-rg@comcast.com...
> If you don't mind the slow start-up and single sided playback, The
LD-V8000
> is the nicest industrial I've seen.
>
> Kurtis
>
> "half_eaten" <half_eaten@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:75718634cf023a99a985c5537da89793@localhost.talkaboutvideo.com...
> > Kurtis' 704 player is very sweet. But if you want to spend less than
$50,
> > look for an industrial pioneer player such as the LD-V2000 series or the
> > 4000 or 8000. I got mine for $25.
> >
> > I have an LD-V2200, and while it's not going to even come close to a 704
I
> > am more than satisfied with it. Looks damn good to me. If you have
movies
> > you want to watch that have digital-only sound, you will have to
overlook
> > the older industrial players though.
> >
> > -Mike
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 3:08:04 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

Actually the long start up is the pickup analyzing the LD. Then when you
want to jump to a specific location on the LD the pickup is there playing
again within a half section for CAV LD's, CLV take longer as the disc
rotation has to settle. The machine learns the makeup of the LD during the
initial scan, consumer and most of the other industrial machine read the LD
as it searches to find the correct spot. The LD-V8000 was designed for CAV
presentations and was in many videogames.

Kurtis

"RBTGT" <deathtoall@spammers.com> wrote in message
news:B98Td.27732$Cs.21732@okepread02...
> Agreed, I have one in addition to my 704 and it is built like a goddamn
> tank! The thing weighs every bit of 50 lbs. The slow start-up refers to
> the
> player reading the disc (I've seen newbies post here asking what's wrong
> with this player but this feature is normal and by design) prior to
> playback. It really doesn't take that long. Most of them on eBay seem to
> be
> missing the remotes. No problem, I bought mine from Pioneer as they still
> have them. You oughta be able to pick one up for less than $75.00. Cooler
> still is that you can control this player with a computer as Windows has
> drivers for this player, specifically, inherent in the operating system:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q135037/
>
>
>
>
> "Kurtis Bahr" <kbahr@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:XvadnVZ_5NDFcobfRVn-rg@comcast.com...
>> If you don't mind the slow start-up and single sided playback, The
> LD-V8000
>> is the nicest industrial I've seen.
>>
>> Kurtis
>>
>> "half_eaten" <half_eaten@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:75718634cf023a99a985c5537da89793@localhost.talkaboutvideo.com...
>> > Kurtis' 704 player is very sweet. But if you want to spend less than
> $50,
>> > look for an industrial pioneer player such as the LD-V2000 series or
>> > the
>> > 4000 or 8000. I got mine for $25.
>> >
>> > I have an LD-V2200, and while it's not going to even come close to a
>> > 704
> I
>> > am more than satisfied with it. Looks damn good to me. If you have
> movies
>> > you want to watch that have digital-only sound, you will have to
> overlook
>> > the older industrial players though.
>> >
>> > -Mike
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 4:11:40 AM

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Pioneer's US web site still lists the DVL-919 as official product on sale
for an MSRP of $1200. Rumour has it they are still in production.

Nico de Vries

"Fuzzball" <president@whitehouse.gov> wrote in message
news:37vu0pF5i43quU1@individual.net...
> Hi All:
>
> I'm sure this has been asked by newb's since the beginning of the DVD
> market, but alas I can't find it through the backlof of messages my ISP
has.
> Can someone tell me is it possible to still purchase laster video disk
> players new? I have been given a collection of around 1000 of the
greatest
> movies ever made by my father in law. I'm not much of a movie watcher but
> it's hard to resist when looking over the titles of all of these great old
> movies.
>
> Anyone making them new? If not, is ebay the place to buy used? Google
> didn't give me much to go on.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 12:12:21 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

Speaking on CAV, I finally got my first CAV disk ever. It's a little 8"
Phil Collins music video disc from 1983. Got it for $1.00. It doesn't look
any better than CLV at all, or maybe it's cause its from 1983 heh.

-Mike
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 12:42:27 AM

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Mike,

In reading your opinions and input on LD's over the last many weeks I
have made some observations. Please don't take it offesivly, cuz it
is not intended to be offesive or anything other than my observation.

I really think you need to get a more modern player, a digital audio
player, a Pioneer 704 would be a wonderful unit for you, you could get
the DTS sound out of your DTS Disks (if you have any) and it has an
AC-3 output for DD 5.1 sound. There is no comparrison on the digital
audio to old analog CX, the digital will sound SO MUCH better.
Picture quality will improve drastically also, I have a 704 myself,
(would love to have an X9, but money is prohibiting that) anyways, I
watched an older laser disc the other day, an analogCX Jackie Chan
movie called "The Protector", its an old 1985 LD, and picture quality
wise it looked pretty bad comparred to my mid 90's LD's, mind you it
was good for the day or compared to VHS.
I can not see any visible difference with my 704 on a CLV or a CAV
disc, if just watching a movie, but the difference is huge in still or
slow motion. Again, you are comparing a 1983 CAV LD on a very old
player.
Comparisons as someone mentioned in a different thread should be made
with the same title.
Japanese disc's are considered to be of WAY higher quality that US
disc's. I see a huge difference. I have the Babylon 5 LD of the
pilot episode of both the US and the Japanese version. The Jap is an
older 1993 release and the US is a 1998 or 99, slightly different
versions of the content, but the Jap LD is extremely clear and the
surround audio is awsome.

I honeslty think you would be surprised in how nice your laser disc
would look and sound if you got a, I wont say better, but different
player.

I understand your enthusiasm about Laser Disc's, I have been into them
for many years and still to this day enjoy watching them and even
adding certain movies to my LD collection. But I wouldn't enjoy them
half as much if I still used my 1989 REALISTIC analog only player.
I spent alot of money on my 704 back in 1995 (yes I bought it brand
new), but I never regreted it a bit.


Ok, I am done now lol,

Feel free to respond back here, or email me privately.

Regards,
Ed




On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 21:12:21 -0500, "half_eaten"
<half_eaten@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote:

>Speaking on CAV, I finally got my first CAV disk ever. It's a little 8"
>Phil Collins music video disc from 1983. Got it for $1.00. It doesn't look
>any better than CLV at all, or maybe it's cause its from 1983 heh.
>
>-Mike
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 8:51:29 PM

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I'd further like to add that Mike can learn an enormous amount about the
LD hobby by readings some of the FAQ's out there, including Mr.Niland's
FAQ, and by doing google searches in this newsgroups archives.
I do research in the archive all the time to learn about issues people
have had with various laserdisc players.
Very interesting and very informative reading! Instead of asking very
common questions in the ng. I simply go to the archives and answer the
questions via research.
Kevin
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 8:52:20 PM

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On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 21:12:21 -0500, "half_eaten"
<half_eaten@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote:

>Speaking on CAV, I finally got my first CAV disk ever. It's a little 8"
>Phil Collins music video disc from 1983. Got it for $1.00. It doesn't look
>any better than CLV at all, or maybe it's cause its from 1983 heh.
>
>-Mike
You know the third side on many LD sets is in CAV? Particularly action
movies. This is to allow still-frame for players without digital frame
memory.
John
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 2:27:35 AM

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Heh, sorry. I have read a FAQ or two.

-Mike
Anonymous
February 28, 2005 8:39:43 PM

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Thanks everyone for your help.

I have more info about the players that I've inherited.

Pioneer CLD-1080, which is broken. It turns on and goes through the motions
of playing, but the counter never leaves zero.

Pioneer CLD-S104, which seems to work properly.

Is there a FAQ that explains about the different types of laser video disks?
I keep seeing people refer to what appears to be different types of encoding
or disk enhancement. I'm anxious to learn about them. I'm very excited
about this video collection. There's literally over 950 seperate
movies/videos/shows. The durn thing has taken over a 4' wide by 8' tall
book shelf which is packed with LVD's. And me here oblivious to what the
LVD lexicon all means! :( 

Thanks!
!