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Old September 25th 19, 15:26   #11
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Re: Babylon 5 Complete Series VUDU Sale

So there were two U.S. VHS release. The main WB VHS release did the same thing as the laserdiscs, 1, 5, part of 2 and part of 4. The mail order company COLUMBIA HOUSE started releasing two episode VHS tapes prior to the WB release. I don't know if they did all 5 seasons, but I don't think so. Like the laserdiscs, the COLUMIBIA HOUSE release was pretty ridiculous. I remember I started buying them and I think it was $24.95 per TWO EPISODE tape. To my knowledge, the entire series was not released on VHS in the U.S.
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Thanks for the info about the Laserdiscs KoshN.
YW. The Laserdisc episodes were gorgeous.
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So there were two U.S. VHS release. The main WB VHS release did the same thing as the laserdiscs, 1, 5, part of 2 and part of 4. The mail order company COLUMBIA HOUSE started releasing two episode VHS tapes prior to the WB release. I don't know if they did all 5 seasons, but I don't think so. Like the laserdiscs, the COLUMIBIA HOUSE release was pretty ridiculous. I remember I started buying them and I think it was $24.95 per TWO EPISODE tape. To my knowledge, the entire series was not released on VHS in the U.S.
The Laserdiscs were also sold with two episodes per disc. They were priced about the same as Columbia House VHS tapes. I have Laserdiscs Volume 5.3 through 5.7 (Season 5 Episodes "The Paragon of Animals" through "The Ragged Edge"). I had recorded all the episodes for season 1-4 on my VHS hifi VCR from the PTEN syndicated broadcasts. I couldn't watch season 5 on TNT because I didn't have cable, it still isn't available in my area and DirecTV and Dish Network hadn't been established yet. The only way I would have been able to watch TNT and TBS would be to put up a 10 ft diameter or bigger C-band satellite dish, buy a lot of hardware to down convert the scrambled signal and pay each provider a monthly fee to descramble and watch their programming. I stopped buying the LDs when DVDs became available and production was shifted from LDs to DVDs. That was the first time I saw rest of season 5 and Crusade was when I purchased the DVDs.
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Yes I am very glad I have almost all of the laserdiscs, though I don't actually have a player - but a friend does.

I REALLY wish I'd recorded every episode when they aired. I have a few, but I did most of them on the lowest setting to fit as many on a tape as possible. I don't know why. I am such an idiot.
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It isn't just the Laserdiscs. My player is a Pioneer with 5.1 AC3 audio. I requires a compatible AV receiver that will accept 5.1 AC3 rf input from the Laserdisc AC3 rf output and a coaxial cable to go between the two to get full audio output.

Although IIRC the B5 LDs are only in Dolby 2.0 surround. For B5 LDs it isn't an issue.
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Kraig or anyone, is there a way to run laserdiscs through a computer to take screen shots?
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My Laserdisc only has analog video out. My computer doesn't have analog video input.
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Here is some info on Laserdisc copying to digital...
https://www.lifewire.com/preserving-...on-dvd-1847458

https://anarchivism.org/w/How_to_Rip_Laserdisc
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WOW!!!!! Thanks zohak. That might be easier than I thought. Now I just need to borrow my friends laserdisc player to test it.
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WOW SERIOUSLY WHERE DID EVERYBODY GO?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

IS THERE A MEETING I MISSED?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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