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    RF AC-3 Demodulator and receiver question ?

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    RF AC-3 Demodulator and receiver question ?

    Post  pkepneriv on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:24 pm

    Ok everyone what do you think would be better? I have a Pioneer VSX-1019-AH currently and a HVL-909 LD player. Would it be best to get a RF AC-3 demodulator and connect it to my current receiver or should I get an older receiver that has THX, AC-3 input and all the bells and whistles? What would make for the best sound and video screnerio? I know the older receiver only runs up to component but LD doesn't go that high anyway and it would be nice to have a THX ultra certified receiver. My current receiver has HDMI all the way. Any advice?

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    I am not too hot on THX receivers...

    Post  DGTWoodward on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:40 pm

    Do they boost the picture any? If "yes" would it be to a higher degree than a non-THX AV amp would?

    There are however some definite refinements and benefits that you would get from such an item.

    1) You would have one less item of equipment to place into your system.

    2) You would have one less piece of electrical equipment that you'd be paying to keep plugged in.


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    Re: RF AC-3 Demodulator and receiver question ?

    Post  pkepneriv on Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:59 pm

    So you think that an older THX receiver with an AC-3 input would work out best for the best sound and picture quality for watching laserdisc? I thought about buying a 720p projector just to watch my laserdiscs on so I can see them almost like at a theater. I could use it also for watching my DVD player and my Bluray player. Thoughts?

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    Not quite...

    Post  DGTWoodward on Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:00 pm

    Sadly for you, they both have benefits that you can exploit and get great results from. But they achieve them in different ways.

    From my personal experience...and this is in no way a sterling recommendation, it was just how things turned out for my wife and me, we went the amp and demodulator route. Partly because I didn't realise that PIONEER and others made amps with built-in one until after I already had one...

    ...but mainly because I purely 'lucked' into one. I was after a cheap little CLD-S315 as a stand-by (if all else fails) type player on eBay, which came with about 50 discs and it was about £50-GBP which for me was a decent sort of price. Then about 4 days into the 6 day auction, I noticed a revision where the seller had found his demodulator and added it to the lot.

    I won it at £65...a PAL/NTSC, AC3 capable machine, 50 titles and a demodulator all for that money (about $101-US).

    Like I said, I lucked out.


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    Post  culttv on Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:08 am

    Hi, just from my own experieance. I use a seperate ac3 decoder connected to my new Dennon amp. I also find that it does not upscale the laserdisc picture that well. Far better to take the video feed straight in to your tv. my old amp had bult in ac3 modulater. And I can't tell the diferance between that and the externel decoder which I use on my new amp. You can find them on ebay for about £50.00. hope this helps. Cheers

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