DTS Laserdisc question

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  1. Scott Strang

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    My laser player is an industrial player with no digital out. But I have noticed that the DTS audio track is coming out of the analog outputs in the form of white noise.
    If I take that signal (assuming it's identical on both L and R outputs)and run it into the DTS input of my receiver, will it work?
    thanks all
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    Nope, afraid not. You need a coaxial or optical digital output.
     
  3. Scott Strang

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    Wow; that was fast. I only have one DTS laser so it won't be a problem.
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    Scott, if the industrial player will let you switch to the analog soundtrack, even DTS LDs have an analog track you could listen too. Best wishes!
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    Most "Industrial" players don't even have digital sound and are Analog only.
     
  6. Scott Strang

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    This one does have digital audio capability along with the analog tracks. It also plays audio cd's. However for audio it only has L & R analog outputs.

    The sound quality very good on this thing. I've never owned a laserdisc player before, so I'm new to this. But I must say that my Star Wars (1977) widescreen and 2 channel linear PCM soundtrack LD looks better than I've ever seen Star Wars look. It also sounds good considering the age of the film and it being an analog audio recording the late 70's.

    I guess I should've gotten into laserdisc sooner but back then I wouldn't have able to afford very many discs. I've had a DVD player since May 1999 so I guess I got into laserdisc the reverse of the way most people do.
     

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