Laserdisc NEWB!!

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  1. Bob_L

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    RE: Which cable to use
    The video on LaserDisc is stored as composite video, so unless the circuitry related to the SVideo output has some special enhancements, composite is usually the best quality output for LD. (As Steve wrote, SVideo is usually superior but this isn't generally true for LD.)
     
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    If the player has a good comb filter, S-video might be better...the only way to really tell is with your eyes.
     
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    Even if your LD player has an AC-3 output, 9 times out of 10 it would not work with a receiver with a digital input, because you'll require a RF modulator to convert the signal to one your receiver can accept, and they are still pricey in the aftermarket. Very few receivers had the ability to take the signal direct back in the heyday of LD (if there was such a thing, coming from another collector who is still holding on to some irreplaceable titles).
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/B-K-DT-1-RF-Demodulator-lasterdisc-ac3-output-/230791460094?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item35bc3e34fe
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-APD-1-RF-Demodulator-DD5-1-Dolby-Digital-for-Laserdisc-MINT-RARE-/150835411128?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item231e7db8b8
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-Elite-CLD-99-Laserdisc-player-and-Meridian-519-RF-demodulator-/251082533114?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3a75af68fa
     
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