Can anyone advise me what an AC3 decoder is?

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  1. Dave McQueen

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    Can anyone advise me what an AC3 decoder is?

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  2. Matthew Todd

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    AC-3 means Dolby Digital.
     
  3. Grant B

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    AC3 was used early on before DVDs. Back then LaserDiscs came encoded with AC3 and needed to be demodulated.
     
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    AC3 was simply the first name for what is now called Dolby Digital; ie, 1-5 discrete channels, plus optional subwoofer channel. So, DVD's are STILL AC3 encoded.
     
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    AC3 stands for Audio Codec 3. which, as Matthew and Jeff have posted above, is what Dolby Digital was called before it was called Dolby Digital.
     

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