Panasonic LX-120 comments?

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Being a complete newbie to the laserdisc arena, I'm looking for
comments/opinions on a good player. I've seen this one on ebay and
wondered if anyone could rate it? I'm not looking for the LD/DVD
combo or something with Karaoke features, just a solid player that
will play both sides automatically, etc.

Thanks in advance.

Eddie V.
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    I'm pretty sure the LX-120 is a single side player. Also, the picture is
    grainy as Hell!
    The only Panasonic player worth buying is the LX900. Great picture, no
    grain.
    If you want a cheap Panasonic, the LX600 is a mediocre player, but has
    autoflip and is a reliable unit.
    Personally, I'd either go for the LX900 or nothing, in the Panasonic
    line.
    Kevin.
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    "Kevin Hawerchuk" <KevHaw@webtv.net> wrote in message
    news:12865-413FA01E-124@storefull-3257.bay.webtv.net...
    > I'm pretty sure the LX-120 is a single side player. Also, the picture is
    > grainy as Hell!
    > The only Panasonic player worth buying is the LX900. Great picture, no
    > grain.
    > If you want a cheap Panasonic, the LX600 is a mediocre player, but has
    > autoflip and is a reliable unit.
    > Personally, I'd either go for the LX900 or nothing, in the Panasonic
    > line.
    > Kevin.


    I have a LX-200 player which I've had for a couple years now. I've
    never had a problem with it, and the video quality seems good to me on my
    27" TV. Of course it all depends on what LD your watching too. My only
    gripe is that the remote isn't as sensitive as my VCR, TV, or DVD player
    remote. It plays both sides, and I got it off eBay for around $50 I think.
    Good luck!

    Aaron
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    > The only Panasonic player worth buying is the LX900. Great picture, no
    >grain.

    How about the Panasonic LX-H680? Perhaps, the only Panasonic LD player with an
    AC-3 RF output included.

    However, the 680 is essentially the equivalent, feature-wise, to the Pioneer
    CLD-D406. The 680 is also a fairly rare model, too. But, something like the
    Pioneer CLD-D606 is vastly superior, much less the CLD-D704 and DVL-700.

    Believe it or not, but some of Pioneer's DVD/LD combo units are not bad and
    actually do have excellent video performance. The only problem would be with
    spindle slip, but this was a problem that occured in other Pioneer
    combi-players including the CLD-99 and CLD-D704. I can say this as I own and
    use a DVL-700. It is a great performer and I've not had any problems with it
    as of yet.

    Sorry to say, but if you want the finest LD player for the lowest price:
    Pioneer. Nothing else. This is really because there are more Pioneer players
    than any other brand. And while there are only one or two decent players from
    Panasonic and Sony, Pioneer has a lot more good models than the others from
    entry-level to high end.

    I've not that much experience with Panasonic players except the LX-H670.
    For Sony, the MDP-1000 is decent while the MDP-605 and MDP-650 are all that I
    would recommend from them (all the others are forgettable).

    The CLD-S201 is a fine entry-level player. Next up could be the CLD-D504.
    Further up can include the CLD-D406 and then the CLD-D606. Then you go to the
    DVL-700, DVL-909, and DVL-919. Then you've got the CLD-D704 and CLD-99. And,
    finally, the HLD-X9. But those aren't all the models that are recommended, as
    some older Pioneer players like the CLD-1010 were also praised.

    The only Pioneer LD players that I would never recommend on anyone would be the
    LD-870 (no digital audio and no special frills, get yourself a good old LD-660
    or Pioneer OEMed Sylvania VP-7200 instead). I also do not recommend any of the
    5 CD combi-changer models (serious reliability problems). - Reinhart
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    I have two Panasonic 600's, a 670, two 900's, and a 1000. As you state, the
    900's are best. The 670 has a very good picture, but lacks the special
    effects of the 900. My 1000 needs a little tweaking, so I won't comment.
    The two 600's work as well as they ever did. I'd rate them roughly
    equivalent to Pioneer 500 series players. They all have optical digital
    out, which the low end Pioneers usually lack.

    Mike

    "Kevin Hawerchuk" <KevHaw@webtv.net> wrote in message
    news:12865-413FA01E-124@storefull-3257.bay.webtv.net...
    > I'm pretty sure the LX-120 is a single side player. Also, the picture is
    > grainy as Hell!
    > The only Panasonic player worth buying is the LX900. Great picture, no
    > grain.
    > If you want a cheap Panasonic, the LX600 is a mediocre player, but has
    > autoflip and is a reliable unit.
    > Personally, I'd either go for the LX900 or nothing, in the Panasonic
    > line.
    > Kevin.
    >
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    I had an LX H670 once and found the picture to be extremely grainy on
    old laserdiscs.
    I remember watching the old pan and scan version of Pretty Woman.
    Looked fantastic on my LX900 and virtually unwatchable on the H670. Very
    grainy with "alive" chroma noise.
    Mind you, on later, well-transferred discs, the 670 is just fine.
    The LX1000 is really over-rated. It's built like a tank and has great
    features, but is an inherently bad tracker and has poor chroma noise
    levels.
    Kevin.
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