Originally Posted by pagemaster
Thats great about Laserdisc. I am happy you got into them, I think they are so much more fun than a DVD. Also knowing that I am the only one with LD's in my area is cool as well. I have over 700 of them and have begun selling my DVDs when I discover that I have doubles.
Wow, that's quite a collection! I'm trying not to buy repeat copies of movies I already own on other formats, so I'm pretty much using LD for older anime or obscure films. I do however make exceptions for ones with unique special features and particularly nice boxes/covers.
Originally Posted by Laserfan
My LDs look awful on any of my digital displays--much worse than I recall their looking on my old 3-gun rear projector which died years ago. I want/need to get my 25XBR (Trinitron crt) working again and I expect my lds will look acceptable on them.
Are you watching yours on a CRT, or are they looking good somehow on a digital display?
I use 3 different displays. A 13in 4:3 crt, a 30in 16:9 HD CRT, and a 40in samsung lcd.
Laserdiscs look amazing on the 13in, but that's to be expected. Overall picture quality just degrades as the picture gets bigger. I haven't noticed a huge difference on most Laserdiscs, but ones with sub par transfers definitely look rough on the LCD. The LCD also tends to make the picture a bit bright for my taste, but I've made a custom preset just for laserdisc which helps a great deal. Animation looks great on any display in my opinion, but anything live action definitely looks dated on a newer set. As far as I know, the inputs on the LCD have no scaling or comb filters, so S-Video makes a huge improvement in picture quality. I'm thinking of getting a DVDO iscanHD or something similar to help improve picture quality when I get a newer set for my bedroom(that's where the 13in currently sits).