Is Laserdisc the 3DO of home cinema?

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Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:40 am

Oh that is soooo awesome! Why is the really cool stuff always the stuff people find? I wish I could have been that lucky. If anything it's cool to look at and say, "niccccce!".
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Post by Vance » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:08 am

3DO Experience wrote:Oh that is soooo awesome! Why is the really cool stuff always the stuff people find? I wish I could have been that lucky. If anything it's cool to look at and say, "niccccce!".
The collector tends to be a bit of a monomaniacal beast. It's like online gaming; the casual interloper is hopelessly outclassed in practically all cases.

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Post by GameCubed » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:33 am

You really can't beat finding something on the side of the road. I wish more people would be so considerate to include the box and manuals for their valuable trash! That player is crazy, I had no idea they made them like that.

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Post by GameCubed » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:36 am

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Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:38 pm

AHHH TrIpLe post??? I feel a ban request coming on! j/k

Well I have a similar video game story. A friend of mine was visiting on my b-day and she was visiting me with her nephew. I get a phone call several minutes after she left. She found a NEO-GEO arcade machine set out for the trash! Fully working! I had a friend help me go get it for free. Happy Birthday indeed.

For those who want details it was a single cart converted JAMMA cab with 10 Count Bout.
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Post by Trev » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:39 am

:shock:
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Post by mattyg » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:55 am

Beats the complete and apparently working 96 power mac I found this morning on the roadside
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Post by Austin » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:46 am

The best I could find on the side of the road was a pizza delivery car sign. Ended up slapping it on top of someone else's car in the middle of the night. I still want to know what they thought when going to work the next morning..

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Post by Lemmi » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:15 am

GameCubed wrote:You really can't beat finding something on the side of the road. I wish more people would be so considerate to include the box and manuals for their valuable trash! That player is crazy, I had no idea they made them like that.
i just wanted to have this in a 3rd post :P


i found a philips cdi 220 player with 2 controllers and like 12 ish games (both zeldas and hotel mario) in the trash. all i had to do was take the top off and manually eject the games , so they threw it out because the door wouldnt open, it had a game in it when i found it
all games but 1 had manuals, no system manual but i got a few game catalogs
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Post by BryWI » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:45 pm

Thats why when something stops working, I try to fix it or make a work around for it. I don't throw out much. I'm not a hoarder though! Although that spare room of mine is starting to pile up with boxes..... Ok, I will clean that room... one of these days.

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Post by Trev » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:13 am

BryWI wrote:Thats why when something stops working, I try to fix it or make a work around for it. I don't throw out much. I'm not a hoarder though! Although that spare room of mine is starting to pile up with boxes..... Ok, I will clean that room... one of these days.
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Post by mattyg » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:30 am

or my garage................................

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:45 am

Trev wrote:Can't be worse than 3DO Exp's :P
OMG You don't even know! It's gotten way worse than the old pics. You only have a few places to step and I now have a WEGA sitting in the doorway facing out so I can play something on it. JagCD right now... as I still can't find my carts.:x

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Post by Lemmi » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:05 am

3DO Experience wrote: Lemmi: At first I wanted to punch you but then I thought, he's lieing to make me jealous.
LOL i probably could find very old posts from many different places where i posted the same thing

but its true, and it still worked as of late 2008 when i last checked it
probably doesnt work now with my luck
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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:26 am

Good, make sure it's broke and send me the controllers and games!
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Post by BryWI » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:17 am

Matty, It can't be good to keep all that stuff out in the garage. Doesn't weather changes mess with the stuff?

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Post by Lemmi » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:24 am

BryWI wrote:Matty, It can't be good to keep all that stuff out in the garage. Doesn't weather changes mess with the stuff?
depends on where he lives in australia, or a temp controlled garage .. lol
3DO Experience wrote:Good, make sure it's broke and send me the controllers and games!
Well if it is i still have 2 other systems that work :)
i sold the mad dog game, I/O Splitter, mouse, and rollerball controller
this is my main system, it came from a court house thats 45min away from me ;)
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oh by the way what is this thread about?
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Post by 3DOKid » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:02 am

Lemmi wrote:oh by the way what is this thread about?
I find myself asking that question a lot these days.

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Post by Lemmi » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:59 am

ok this is all i got
maybe this will put it back on track

i have never seen a LD player in person
i have held a couple of movies in my hands at a flea market


will that help?
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Post by 3DOKid » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:08 am

Laserdisc. Never seen one. I've never seen a FM Towns in the the flesh either.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:11 pm

Truly rocking pics.

Ahhhh LaserDisc... Oh that reminds me... *looks up to see if Angel Sanctuary is on LD* nope! Looks like I need to grab the DVD.

I was planning on doing some serious movie and show watching this weekend. I believe I'll have to fire up the LD player as well. Not sure what to watch on it. I'm thinking Lawnmower Man 141 minute special edition, I managed to get my soft little hands on a rare Letterboxed copy but haven't watched it on my big screen yet.

Anyone wanna come over to snuggle up and watch movies with me? :wink:
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Post by Auto-Fox » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:41 am

Ooh! Ooh! *flails hand*

Anyway, bad news, as I expected something's effed up inside the player. I suspect it's just 30 years worth of dust, but the electronics in this thing are so complex I'm hesitant to take it apart.
It's uses a helium laser tube. That sh*t is delicate.
Or, wouldn't it be great if I fixed the problem, but couldn't get the damn thing back together again.
Anyway, I'm keeping it around. One of these days I'll risk fixing it, just not right now.
Oh! And some better news, my Sega CD has come back to life! Now I can play Sonic Megamix 4.0 again.
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