I was reading Laserdisc is actually analog...?

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My Pioneer LD-V2200(from '89 i -think-) is analog-only audio, but I have
a hi-end dolby digital stereo w/ 5 channels and a earthshaking 15"
cerwin vega subwoofer, so I'd love to take advantage of the dolby
digital tracks on my LDs... how much do demodulators cost?? This sounds
like my next investment!

-Mike


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> how much do demodulators cost?? This sounds
>like my next investment!
>

You can't extract digital audio from a Laserdisc simply with a demodulator.
Demodulators are only useful if your LD player has an AC-3/RF output, which can
be added to your player but will carry ONLY AC-3 Dolby Digital soundtracks. If
you want to be able to listen to non-AC-3 digital soundtracks you'll need to
have either a Coaxial or Optical (Toslink) digital output added to your player.
AC-3 soundtracks were carried in modulated form on part of the disc normally
used for left-channel analog sound, non-AC-3 digital soundtracks are stored
elsewhere.
Steve Grauman
 
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To get AC-3 Steve is correct, you need to have the player modified to add
the special output and that will cost you over $100.

My opinion, buy another player like the CLD-D504 or CLD-D406 for the same
$100 and you'll get dual sided playback along with the AC-3 RF output. The
406 will even give you a PCM digital output.

Kurtis

"Steve Grauman" <oneactor1@aol.com> wrote in message
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>> how much do demodulators cost?? This sounds
>>like my next investment!
>>
>
> You can't extract digital audio from a Laserdisc simply with a
> demodulator.
> Demodulators are only useful if your LD player has an AC-3/RF output,
> which can
> be added to your player but will carry ONLY AC-3 Dolby Digital
> soundtracks. If
> you want to be able to listen to non-AC-3 digital soundtracks you'll need
> to
> have either a Coaxial or Optical (Toslink) digital output added to your
> player.
> AC-3 soundtracks were carried in modulated form on part of the disc
> normally
> used for left-channel analog sound, non-AC-3 digital soundtracks are
> stored
> elsewhere.
> Steve Grauman
 
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