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Hey everyone I now have my laser disc player setup with a projector and the image is much better than on my tv. Before I had a Mitsubishi diamond series 65" HD tv setup to display the image for my Pioneer DVL-919 laser disc player. The image was nice but I haven't always been totally happy with it. To me something just didn't look right. I have always wanted to connect my laser disc player to a projector and see how it looks. I got a nice NEC 9PG plus CRT projector to use but haven't been able to figure out how to get it totally setup yet. More on that one later on. Anyway in the meantime I wanted to get a nice, but cheaper for now, digital projector to use for movie watching instead of the Mitsubishi tv I have. I settled on a BenQ MS513 projector because it has a rating of 2700 lumen and has the capability of running 3D if I wanted. At fist I had everything running through my Pioneer AHK-1019 a/v receiver that has full 1.4 HDMI capability. For watching DVDs or Blu-Rays the projectors did a wonderful job. I could not be happier with it. I still need to tweak the colors some but still it image is great. Now on the laser disc player the image was weird. I have the composite out of the laser disc player going into the a/v receiver and the output is HDMI going to the projector. The colors were very weird from first time out and even when I tried t adjust everything. I must of had a brain fart because I forgot that the composite output would look best with a composite input and not being up converted through HDMI. Anyway I ran a heavy composite cable directly from the laser disc player to the projector. From the first movie I ran through it it was amazing. The image clarity was awesome and the colors all seem to be spot on without any adjusting. I am super excited now because the laser disc image is so much better than when watching it on the Mitsubishi tv. The best part is now when watching a movie in scope format it is a bigger more enjoyable image to see! Currently the image is set at 100" but I think we are going to settle on a 120" screen since we want it just a bit bigger :) I would be happy to post some before and after images of how the projector images look with HDMI versus Composite when playing laser disc movies.


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Paul Kepner
 

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That's cool! I remember when dating my wife, her parents had a laser disc player and we would watch the old original Time Machine and some other movies sometimes. I never could get over the size of those discs lol...
 

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I'd like to see the comparison shots.

I have a Pioneer CLD-99 laser feeding my VSX-84 via S-video then HDMI to the PJ. If there's enough of a difference I might invest in

a direct connection.

My first encounter with laser was when I was a tech at a certain noisy pizza parlor in the early 80's. We had a Dragon's Lair video game that used

a laser disc player with a helium-neon laser!

Times have changed.

thanks,

td
 

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Sorry Paul. While I appreciate the walk down memory lane I could never go back to watching laserdiscs and I have a 300+ collection gathering dust in my basement. Just like there is no going back to VHS. I also went through 3 CRT projectors before going digital and there's no comparison to the Panasonic AR100U projector I own today. Once you've seen movies on Blu-ray even DVD's fail to excite. However people should appreciate the history of the media since its the forefather of the CD, DVD and Blu-ray.
 

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Originally Posted by tucsondave  /t/1468099/my-new-laserdisc-player-and-projector-setup#post_23201869


I'd like to see the comparison shots.

I have a Pioneer CLD-99 laser feeding my VSX-84 via S-video then HDMI to the PJ. If there's enough of a difference I might invest in

a direct connection.

My first encounter with laser was when I was a tech at a certain noisy pizza parlor in the early 80's. We had a Dragon's Lair video game that used

a laser disc player with a helium-neon laser!

Times have changed.

thanks,

td

I still have my CLD-99 and a ton of laser discs. It's cool to show folks who haven't seen them before, but they don't hold up that well on my 142" 16:9 screen.


The first time I saw a laserdisc was in a friends parent's home theater back in the 80's. They had a CRT setup and a 6' screen which was amazing to see at that time.
 

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Originally Posted by zombie10k  /t/1468099/my-new-laserdisc-player-and-projector-setup#post_23202159


I still have my CLD-99 and a ton of laser discs. It's cool to show folks who haven't seen them before, but they don't hold up that well on my 142" 16:9 screen.


The first time I saw a laserdisc was in a friends parent's home theater back in the 80's. They had a CRT setup and a 6' screen which was amazing to see at that time.

Same here. My first big TV was an Advent CRT front projector. The Lasers looked good then but as you say not so much now on big 1080. I've lost a few to laser rot too.

Sometimes you have to fire up the ol' silver Delorean and go back.

td
 
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