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Started by Seob, February 28, 2014, 09:20:12 PM

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Seob

Today i bought my first laserdisc player. Somehow i like all those different media formats. I got this one from marktplaats for only 20 euro and it works like a charm. Recently i found a few laserdiscs at a triftshop, and i wanted to see them. Got Rambo III, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Back to the future part 1, and M.A.S.H. those where a total of 10 euro.
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Tom Beck

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I was also an owner from a Laserdisc player. It was in the golden Amiga age. After the Videopac came MSX for me, because Philips told me, it was the best for me. ;:)   But after the MSX I bought no CDi  >:D, I bought an Amiga. Later I bought the Pioneer CLD 1600 to play Laserdisc games on Amiga. There was a company (LDG: Laser-Disc-Games/Software Corner) here in germany that sold the players, the Laserdisks, cable to connect the Amiga with the Pioneer and software. After connection I played month over month DRAGON`S LAIR form Laserdisc. It was wonderful. Later I bought an adventure on Laserdisc. THAYER`S QUEST. It was a great time.
But the company makes many wrong. I dont know when, but one day I canĀ“t get they anymore on the phone. Till today I dont know, if there are more games like this two from LDG. On the Laserdiscs were teasers for more games. But I only had this two.

After some years I sold it at ebay to a guy in Italy. But the Laserdisc time was great for me. It worked fantasitic with my Amiga. There was also a version for Atari and IBM. And of course I had films on discs.
;)  Killed the Killer Bees  ;)
Now also on youtube: Tom Beck collect...
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ccc---

Wow, you shouldn't have sold that set!  :'(

I had an Atari STE back then but I didn't know that there was a Laserdisk add-on.

Tom Beck

Quote from: ccc--- on March 01, 2014, 07:35:55 PM
Wow, you shouldn't have sold that set!  :'(

I know.  :'(

Today I wouldn`t sold it anymore. We all make mistakes in the past. Belive it or not. Here are some people, they sold there Videopac back then  >:(
(I couldn`t do that)

But one thing I have from that time. One Laserdisc DRAGONS LAIR! Because they send me two and I had to pay only one. So one goes to Italy and one I have till now!  8)
;)  Killed the Killer Bees  ;)
Now also on youtube: Tom Beck collect...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9y7Vo_qyvr1ByhEhHSOLgw

Serious

I used to play Thayer's Quest in the arcade. I haven't heard mention of it since then. It was a great game, but I wasted many tokens at a place where I got stuck, and I gave up on it.

I never knew there were home laserdisc versions of those games. That's really cool!

I've been thinking for years about getting a laserdisc player of my own, mostly for watching 70s/80s movies that have never made it to DVD, or ones where the DVD version is inferior (i.e. Star Wars). Plus, a laserdisc player is one piece of 1980s home entertainment technology that I've never owned that I find myself kinda nostalgic for.

darrin9999

I also love the older media formats! I have 5 or 6 different laserdisc players and hundreds of movies. also have a couple CED players and a bunch of movies for that.

:)

ptol

I also collect Laserdisc stuff. I'm happy to own a working Philips VLP 720 player with a lot of LaserVision discs amongst the other players and discs.

Ozyr

Still got my LD player, and some animation discs (and a few others). Been looking to let it go, but would like to transfer the animation to DVD, but have not found a good method yet (been through some hardware, and it always turns out like a bad VHS tape).

revivalstudios

I have a fairly large laserdisc collection myself (including many limited edition boxsets), but a few years ago my pionneer laserdisc player brok down (a plastic handle inside broke in half) and never had it fixed so far.

If you are interested, i'm selling a large part of my laserdisc collectio
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Seob

Quote from: revivalstudios on December 05, 2014, 01:42:32 PM
I have a fairly large laserdisc collection myself (including many limited edition boxsets), but a few years ago my pionneer laserdisc player brok down (a plastic handle inside broke in half) and never had it fixed so far.

If you are interested, i'm selling a large part of my laserdisc collectio
Tempting, but since this player only plays PAL, it's very limited, anyways.
I'm also considering selling the player and discs again.
It's a fun system and has a real cool factor, but to be honest, it's easier to use netflix or watch dvd's.
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gertk

Quote from: revivalstudios on December 05, 2014, 01:42:32 PM
I have a fairly large laserdisc collection myself (including many limited edition boxsets), but a few years ago my pionneer laserdisc player brok down (a plastic handle inside broke in half) and never had it fixed so far.

What type of LD player is it ? Any pictures of the broken part ?

P.S. I have 3 working Coleco's for you  :)
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