What I know is that if a format that stores video in composite format can be called "top of the line", something is horribly wrong somewhere...I guess until you have a top o the line system or LD player youlll never know
...before anyone bitches about the DVD stuff, I have Both LD and DVD 4 of each, and every time I get the LD and DVD of the same movie, my DVD ends up givin away to friends because I PISS on thier sound Quality.... [/qoute]
Both are digital sound, and I've seen DD/DTS titles for both platforms.
I have an old Pioneer and a slew of Laser Discs, also 3 DVD players with about 50 titles.Just be happy with your MPEG2 compressed DVD stuff. It does come kinda close to LD. hahahahahaha
The analog video has some nice warmth to it, but part of the reason I don't like them as opposed to DVDs is so many titles are not telecined (much less cleaned up) from the master. I have several LDs that still have the film markers, and lots of jitter in the frames. So it's like watching a film in a shitty theatre.
They started to pull this crap with the early generation DVDs (anybody have the original Highlander DVD? ugh...), thankfully most of the film distributors have quit this cheap practice.
Anothe thing, I never cared much for a 2 disc movie on LD (who wants to flip and reinsert discs 4x?). There's a few DVD "flippers" but I stay away from them.
I don't use the Pioneer anymore. I plan on seeking out the Dragon's Lair LD and running it with the player and Daphne, and that'll be the last use I'll have for it.