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Two rare LDs and one LP for sale in August
Topic Started: Jul 18 2010, 07:26 PM (638 Views)
Sweeney Todd
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think also all the "laser rot" talk scared away the potential new generations taking up that side of the hobby. Quite sad.


It wasn't only "talk" - but a sad reality. A friend of mine bought several dozens of LDs in Great-Britain in the mid-1980s. All the discs were carefully kept in a safe place. Last week, he came to my house with ten of these LDs, asking me to copy them on DVDs as some titles are scarce and were never re-released in another format.
Well, from the ten titles, only two were still watchable - the others going from rotten (with an awfully grainy image on the screen in the "best" cases...) to "barely watchable". I have no doubt about the fact that these LDs were expensive (even when released) and could have a certain interest for collectors... but not in this shape. :(
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Jul 19 2010, 10:15 AM
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think also all the "laser rot" talk scared away the potential new generations taking up that side of the hobby. Quite sad.


It wasn't only "talk" - but a sad reality. A friend of mine bought several dozens of LDs in Great-Britain in the mid-1980s. All the discs were carefully kept in a safe place. Last week, he came to my house with ten of these LDs, asking me to copy them on DVDs as some titles are scarce and were never re-released in another format.
Well, from the ten titles, only two were still watchable - the others going from rotten (with an awfully grainy image on the screen in the "best" cases...) to "barely watchable". I have no doubt about the fact that these LDs were expensive (even when released) and could have a certain interest for collectors... but not in this shape. :(

Most of them early U.K. releases ended up "speckled"

Should be ok with most of the the later ones though.

Ones to definately avoid are Sony DADC (I think I've got that right) pressings, the 90's Columbia Tristar ones are notorious for rot.

I usedf to have about 500 LD's, a few years ago I had 3 machines break down on the space of a couple of months and I decided enough was enough and sold the majority of them.

i've still got a few nice Japanese ones and some signed ones stashed away which I will more than likely be selling in the near future.
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From my understanding the HLD-X9 can play through all laser rot... :unsure:

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Can't verify this, though.
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