Supreme Cmdr Posted March 12, 2002 Report Share Posted March 12, 2002 The strangest thing happened to me this past Sunday. The other-half and the baby are away on a trip visiting family, so I'm home alone. I went into my back room where I have all my gadgets and electronic gear; looking for the box for my G400 Marvel board. I was planning on grabbing some game video footage (ATI were nice enough to send me a Radeon 8500DV board!), so I had replaced this board and all its gadgets (breakout box, cables etc. Anyway, to cut a long story short, the box for my Pioneer CLD D504 laser disc player caught my eye. I had been planning on flogging it on eBay a while back, but kinda couldn't be bothered. I have over 100 laser disc movies in several plastic crates in there as well. So, I took this box down and reached for the Matrox box. After putting the video card away, instead of putting the Pioneer back on the shelf - it hit me! I was home alone and could make as much noise as I bloody well wanted!!. Just imagine this : Me. Home. Alone. No chance of "...TURN THAT DOWN!!!! shocking the living piss outta me. So, I took the box into my media room and plonked it down on the carpet. I then proceeded to connect it to the video 3 port (I've got the VCR on vid1, the DVD on component vid1, the cable receiver on vid2 + optical and the XBox on the front mounted vid4) which was free. After fiddling around with the Panasonic PT-56WX51 (HDTV projection screen TV) settings, I went back into my library to hunt down a laser disc to play. From this list, guess which movies (some are THX encoded others are just standard AC3*)I watched and at volume level 50 (enough to bring the house down - trust me on this). Aliens Under Siege 2 - Dark Territory Hard Target Maximum Risk Escape From L.A. Broken Arrow True Lies Eraser The Specialist The Usual Suspects Once I had finished watching, it dawned on me that after a while, whats old is new again. And all of a sudden, I no longer wanted to part with my old toys. I mean, laser discs went out back in the mid-90s and I bought that player back in 1994 I think!! I had put it away when I got a DVD player. So now, the laser disc player is permanently stashed underneath the DVD player on my rack mount; and am never taking it down again. Did I mention that I have over 500+ vinyl LPs in the garage and that I still play vinyls on the Onkyo turntable now and again? Man, listening to the scratchy playback of "What a wonderful World" is a just fine way to get depressed about this screwed up world we now live in. *decoded as DB Pro Logic surround by the Onkyo since I didn't find the AC3 RF connector for the laser disc (though I didn't need it since Dolby Pro Logic is just fine). [ 03-12-2002, 10:26: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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