I'm picking up a used Pioneer laserdisc player tomorrow and I have a question about how to connect the audio to my Yamaha HTR-5250. The player (CLD-59) has analog, coaxial, and DD RF outputs. The analog isn't a problem but the coaxial is more difficult. I'm using the DVD/LD coaxial input on the 5250 for my DVD player. I don't have a free coaxial input for the LD and I want to use the PCM track on my newly acquired SW THX discs. Video is going directly to the TV so it isn't a factor. These are the options as I see them: 1) get a 'Y' splitter and connect both the DVD and LD to one end and the other to the receiver input. 2) keep the DVD coaxial connected to the DVD/LD input and connect the LD to the coaxial input for the Cable/Sat. Use the Cable/Sat. source when watching the LD player. (I don't know if there are problems with this. It's one of the reasons I'm posting.) 3) use the optical input for the DVD player and the coaxial for the LD. You might think 'duh, use this option'. I've read that the optical cable is fragile and that you need to be careful when installing it. I've got a twisted rats nest of wire in my rack and I don't think that I can get a clean path from the DVD to the receiver. My preferred option is #2 but I don't know if there are other problems with that. The cable/sat connection is meant for a digital source so I think that I can use it for the LD. If I use a 'Y' splitter does I assume that it has to be a coaxial one. Do they even make a coaxial 'y' splitter? Any help???