In another thread, PAFF asked why would anyone start collecting LD in this day and age of high-def digital displays, Blu-Ray disc, and on demand video downloads. I thought that this would make a great topic! This won't be entirely horror related, but since more than half of my LD/DVD/Blu collection is derived of horror films, I associate the two in my mind. So, new collectors, why have you decided to start collecting. And veterans, why do you still collect? ====== I am not a "new" LD collector persay, but I definitely began collecting LD after the height of its popularity and I can share my reasons. I am in my late-20s and have had a strong interest in Home Theater since my early teens but have, of course, only had the funds to pursue that passion since I became an adult and, more so, since I complete college, married, secured a good career, blah blah, etc, etc. I remember being fascinated by LD in the days before DVD, long before I could afford an LD player of any sort. However, very shortly after DVD arrived on the scene, my LD fascination dissolved and, within the first 2 years of the format, I had begun to build my DVD collection. As I built my collection, pieced together my entertainment system, & had dreams of McIntosh component systems dance through my head, I began to research home theater more and more on the internet. For me, at least, this lead to a fascination with the history of the home theater- particularly as it first emerged, at least as we know it, in the 80s and early 90s. I decided that I would love to know what my Home Theater experience would be like had I been born a generation earlier and developed my obsession in the 80s instead. Laserdisc can give us a little taste of that- and frankly, it doesn't leave a bad flavor in your mouth. It may have been a more expensive prospect at that time, but if you, in the late 80s, could afford a BarCo CRT projector, a good line-doubler (or quadrupler), one of the early Pioneer double-sided LD players, and a good receiver/speaker set up, your home theater experience would not have been all that inferior to your experience in the DVD-age. Many people will cite cover art or other reasons, but my rationalization is sort of reverse nostaligia- I was born too late and missed out on being a home theater trailblazer, and LD is one way for me to romanticize about how great it must have been!