Laserdisc: special cables needed?

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  1. Richard Harvey

    Richard Harvey Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello,

    A friend of mine just bought me a laserdisc player off eBay for my birthday (I've been complaining about not having a way to view Star Wars or Indy digitally, so he thought this would be a solution for the time being). Anyway, the player arrived and is in great shape from what I can tell, but didn't include any cables. Is there a special cable for this digital RF connector, or can I use any quality RCA type connect (I have a BetterCables cable that came with my SVS sub that I didn't need; could I use it?). I'll be connecting this to a Denon 2802.

    Thanks for any help,
    Rich
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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  3. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Richard, when I had a laserdisc player, I used a coaxial digital cable for the AC-3 RF output (Dolby Digital). Does your player have a built-in AC-3 RF demodulator? If not, you will need an external one. You cannot run a cable from an AC-3 RF output directly into a digital input on your receiver. The RF signal must be converted to digital first. AC-3 RF demodulators do this conversion. Unfortunately, now that the laserdisc has been phased out for the most part, no companies are currently producing AC-3 RF demodulators. You may be able to find one on eBay, though. I used a Sony unit in my set-up, and it worked very well.
     

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