Laser disc ac-3 output

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  1. dano582

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    So I've had a laserdisc player since 03 I had a pioneer s201 which doesn't have rf out for Dolby digital track . Well the other day at a thrift shop I found a nice lot they had around 30 discs at 50 cents each so I bought them all . So I went on eBay and bought a pioneer d504 with rf out so should I get an external rf decoder or buy an older receiver with an ac3 input the receiver I have is a denon 6.1 its a low end receiver so maybe a old pioneer elite might sound better, any thoughts on which way to go?
     
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    I would go with the RF modulator.

    Otherwise AVR is based on your needs.
     
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    By the way, welcome to HTF, Daniel! A lot of us got started in this hobby with laserdisc.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome steve, I first got a laser disc player cause it reminded me of when I was younger, I wanted one but couldn't afford it plus I like having every format lol I have my DVD player, bluray, laser disc, HD DVD, I even thought about getting a dvhs player but I don't think there's to many titles for that format . I wish I could get my hands on a muse hi def laser disc but those are rare and pricey I love old technology just as much as new technology
     
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    My DVHS stopped working. It is still the only place to see True Lies in high def.I lost most of my laserdiscs to water and mold. But I recently acquired 1776 Pioneer Special Edition and Criterion Robocop from eBay. And I watched the extended cut of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World recently (one of the few discs that survived).I was a hardcore laserdisc enthusiast in the day.
     
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    Wow they don't have true lies on bluray? I was watching 2 days ago on laser disc, I love that movie its an action moves with some great comedy moments . A true classic
     
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    Well... i recently got a Laserdisc player for free, when the company is throwing/clearing away the A/V junks which in previous years was used for presentation purpose.
    My old laserdiscs got a reprieve, especially now with a new PHILIPS Soundbar with optical input installed. Even though i can't get a full AC3 presentation, i'm glad that some titles with beefy soundtrack gets presented in it's full glory!

    Today i just played APOCALYPSE NOW, the original PARAMOUNT release.
    Nearly got a police visit when i played the BEACH ATTACK scene on both LASERDISC and DVD REDUX versions for audio comparison.
    [PHILIPS SOUNDBAR]- HTB5150...
     

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