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    I fired up the Laserdisc player today

    I found it in a closet when I moved in. I've been meaning to try it out, but never taken the time. I was confused briefly by the Thai characters on the RCA jacks.

    But after probably half a decade or more sitting in the closet, it appears to still be running like a champ.

    Not much to watch though. I've got Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lawrence of Arabia, some really lame Disney movie called Cheetah with Thai subtitles, and an imperial crapload of Thai karaoke discs.

    Just some old time fun I thought I'd share.

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    Put it away it will be worth a fortune some day.
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    I'd love to come across a laserdisc player, for the singular reason of being able to watch Star Wars on something other than fragile-ass VHS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber_8 View Post
    Put it away it will be worth a fortune some day.
    I don't know about that. Judging by ebay, there's a lot of them out there, and not a lot of irreplaceable media for them...except the original Star Wars trilogy.
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    they only made them a couple of years, some day
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    A used book store around here had a stack and a half of those discs on sale for a buck each a few months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber_8 View Post
    they only made them a couple of years, some day
    They were sold in the US for over twenty years.

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    I started a fire with a flint and steel instead of an electronically initiated peizo-electric ignition source. BFD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I started a fire with a flint and steel instead of an electronically initiated peizo-electric ignition source. BFD.
    Dude, your wussy flint and steel doesn't come with shiny discs the size of dinner platters. It IS a big freaking deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    Dude, your wussy flint and steel doesn't come with shiny discs the size of dinner platters. It IS a big freaking deal.
    I am glad you enjoy all three titles available on that format.
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    I had 1 before MTV was around. I think I had Escape from NY? I never herd of anyone having one after that
    I had a Vectrex Video game too at about the same time with cool graphics for the time

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    Wow, nothing newer than ten years ago, most way older. That makes it the A/V equivalent of a mullet.

    Whoopty-freakin-doo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I am glad you enjoy all three titles available on that format.
    I've got a stack of 'em. Including:
    Schindler's List
    Invasion of the Body Snatcher's (new version)
    Dirty Harry
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Blade Runner
    Dracula (Frank Langella version)
    Saturday Night Fever
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    The Deep

    Live Performances by David Bowie, and Donna Summer

    My favorite though is the 1933 version of King Kong with a secondary soundtrack that is a fascinating history of the making of the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Wow, nothing newer than ten years ago, most way older. That makes it the A/V equivalent of a mullet.

    Whoopty-freakin-doo.
    You're still missing the point: Shiny discs the size of a pizza, and heavy enough to far more easily kill a zombie than an LP.

    Mocking the laser disc is like criticizing the plot of Super Mario Brothers for NES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    You're still missing the point: Shiny discs the size of a pizza, and heavy enough to far more easily kill a zombie than an LP.
    Next best thing to Oddjob's tophat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    I found it in a closet when I moved in. I've been meaning to try it out, but never taken the time. I was confused briefly by the Thai characters on the RCA jacks.

    But after probably half a decade or more sitting in the closet, it appears to still be running like a champ.

    Not much to watch though. I've got Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lawrence of Arabia, some really lame Disney movie called Cheetah with Thai subtitles, and an imperial crapload of Thai karaoke discs.

    Just some old time fun I thought I'd share.

    you weren't in a plane at Kirtland Air Force when you did this right? Theres a plane thas been blasting some targets at White Sands Missile range with a laser down them parts.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    you weren't in a plane at Kirtland Air Force when you did this right? Theres a plane thas been blasting some targets at White Sands Missile range with a laser down them parts.
    If Secretary Gates has his way with the ABL funding, then my laserdisc player will be just as fearsome.
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    Those things were awesome! Gigantic record-sized CDs basically. If I remember some movies still used both sides of the disc.

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    Yep. I think my player actually has a laser on top and a laser on the bottom so you don't have to flip the disc halfway through.
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