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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:01 PM
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I'm down to owning only 3 laserdiscs. Ask me anything!
(and I've yet to purchase DVD equivalents for some... I just never watch those...)
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:07 PM
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1. What are they?
Just curious...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:31 PM
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6. Okey...
Star Trek - The Motion Picture
Freaky Friday (1976)
Doctor Who - The Five Doctors

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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:08 PM
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2. Did you enjoy the Complete Babylon 5 set?
(Or was that Tom Joad who bought it and posted here?)
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:35 PM
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8. Nope.
'twas I who bought the set and I loved ALL of it.

Even season 5, which is understandably going to be a bit of a downer after the dnment of season 4... though I wish the telepath war subplot was carried to its conclusion and not dropped. We needed the Bester/Garibaldi resolution too.

Nice to see Tron (and Scarecrow) as Capt. Sheridan... His wife (Melissa Gilbert!!) in the season 3 finale too. GREAT stuff... season 3 is definitely my fave...
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:45 PM
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10. Great! I can't imagine getting it all at your leisure.
Gobbling it all up at the rate you set, not the stations... I agree, season 3 was the best. And there is a 3-book set on the fate of Bester, including the origin of the Psy Corps. See Ebay; it's a decade out of print. Or see if RetroLounge has them, he's just opened up a used book store.

You do know about the brand-new straight-to-DVD episodes, right? You've been off the board for a bit so I don't know if you'd seen it:

http://www.amazon.com/Babylon-5-Tales-Bruce-Boxleitner/...

Cheers!
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:09 PM
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3. Which laserdisc player do you have?
I used to have a Pioneer CLD-3080 and absolutely loved it.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:34 PM
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7. RCA...
From best Buy. They cheated out of their own extended warranty/no-lemon policy as well; I had to keep bringing it in because the player wouldn't automatically play the 2nd side -- they kept repairing it for free, but claimed it was only a "cleaning", which was bollocks as an excuse.

They've come through with their warranty on other issues and, let's face it, I got the unit in 1998 when laserdisc players were nearly impossible to get.

The unit still works, and still flips to side B 98% of the time.


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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:26 PM
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4. My laser disk player is broken and can't be fixed or replaced.
Nobody makes laser disk players anymore. The repair shops that I have called won't touch them. Mine is broken, and I have no way to watch my laser disks. They sit on a shelf and gather dust. Sigh.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:28 PM
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5. SOunds like you need ebay
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 07:31 PM by jasonc
I will see if I can find anything for you.


http://cgi.ebay.com/MARANTZ-MULTI-LASER-DISC-PLAYER-LV5...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-CLD-S201-LD-CDV-CD-Video-La...

There are a ton of players on Ebay...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:37 PM
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9. Pioneer is one of the best LD brands...
Thanks for looking into that for him, jasonc! :yourock:


(Just get a guarantee from the seller after the purchase... though chances are there'd be no problems, especially from anyone with a high positive rating.)
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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:55 PM
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12. And thank you as well
I need all the help I can get.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:00 PM
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16. you are welcome
nt
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:56 PM
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13. it really wasnt that hard with a handy dandy OSX feature
called Sherlock.

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:58 PM
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14. In case he doesn't own a Mac:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:59 PM
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15. or you can do that
too...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:00 PM
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17. Well, I won't deny Sherlock has some instantly accessible features...
It just depends on how frequently one needs them. :)

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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:04 PM
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18. I actually use it
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 08:08 PM by jasonc
quite frequently.

For example, lets say I wanted to go see "Knocked Up" tonight...



BAM, there it is.
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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:52 PM
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11. Thank you very much for the suggestion.
I've never used eBay before, but I'll look into it.
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