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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1680 on: July 21, 2015, 22:06:34 PM »
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I did pick up one of these last week:



Cool! What's the picture quality like on laser discs, somewhere between a VHS and a DVD?

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1681 on: July 21, 2015, 22:10:29 PM »
Depends on the player but just a bit below DVD. The best part is the artwork and foldouts you get, they practically write small novels on some of them for extra features!

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1682 on: July 21, 2015, 22:16:30 PM »
That looks awesome!  And the DS9 artwork on that looks fantastic!
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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1683 on: July 21, 2015, 22:31:21 PM »
I'm half tempted to stick it on the wall it looks that good!

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1684 on: July 21, 2015, 22:43:15 PM »
Laserdisc - The LP of the video world  :113:

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1685 on: July 21, 2015, 22:45:37 PM »
Been getting a few LDs through the post, fav so far has been the original Star Wars. The boxset looks amazing with a neat silver trim:


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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1686 on: July 21, 2015, 22:47:30 PM »
That's awesome!  What version of the movies does that have?  Just how changed from the originals?  I keep hoping Disney will release cleaned up versions of the originals that are just that.  Cleaned up.
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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1687 on: July 21, 2015, 22:52:38 PM »
The ones Lucas botched with his crappy re-special effects :( Jabba tail stepping etc.

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1688 on: July 21, 2015, 22:59:34 PM »
Well, even those versions have been further modified on future releases! 
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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1689 on: July 21, 2015, 23:01:25 PM »
Aww would love to get a laserdisc player. How much did that set you back?

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1690 on: July 21, 2015, 23:05:15 PM »

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1691 on: July 21, 2015, 23:06:00 PM »
Yea definitely no point in getting a PAL only player. I bet the NTSC library is bigger anyways

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1692 on: July 21, 2015, 23:08:17 PM »
Not sure but you can get them so easily over here, films usually cost a coupe of quid.

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1693 on: July 21, 2015, 23:42:14 PM »
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Quote from: "Lorfarius"
I did pick up one of these last week:



Cool! What's the picture quality like on laser discs, somewhere between a VHS and a DVD?

Most of the audio is uncompressed which for it's time was stunning. You know when you watch a DVD and an explosion bottoms out or sounds crunched? Yea on a LD it's full band spectrum, nowadays Blu Rays have the sme uncompressed audio, but for the longest LD was the way to go.

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Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« Reply #1694 on: July 22, 2015, 01:07:42 AM »






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