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nullman
04-03-2006, 06:31 AM
If anyone has an RF Demodulator for Dolbly Digital Ld's for sale please pm me.

Paff
04-03-2006, 05:45 PM
Don't have one for sale, but an option that few people know about are external AC-3 decoders.

These are self-contained units (about the size of a regular receiver, so if space is an issue, you may have problems) that take in a RF signal, and output all 6 channels. You only need a receiver that has the 6-channel inputs.

I have a Yamaha DDP-1 that I've used for 7 years and it's been great. A friend of mine has a Sony SDP-800.

You can often find them on E-bay for less than $100, and since most LDers are just looking for a straight Demodulator, they are not aware of the decoders.

killit
04-03-2006, 07:55 PM
yeah, the work great. Very few can pass dts from waht I remeber though

indiephantom
07-06-2006, 02:53 PM
Don't have one for sale, but an option that few people know about are external AC-3 decoders.

These are self-contained units (about the size of a regular receiver, so if space is an issue, you may have problems) that take in a RF signal, and output all 6 channels. You only need a receiver that has the 6-channel inputs.

I have a Yamaha DDP-1 that I've used for 7 years and it's been great. A friend of mine has a Sony SDP-800.

You can often find them on E-bay for less than $100, and since most LDers are just looking for a straight Demodulator, they are not aware of the decoders.


Yeah, I bought one about six years ago from eBay. My LD player didn't output DTS (and I had no DTS LD's to speak of anyway) but it was sure nice to be able to finally take advantage of the 5.1 on some of those babies, especially the films I didn't bother to upgrade on DVD like FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, THE ROCK, THE LOST WORLD, and NIXON to name a few. Don't regret that purchase (which was about $250 as I recall) even though I don't have too many LD's of the AC-3 variety.

chrishicks
07-10-2006, 11:33 PM
an option that few people know about are external AC-3 decoders.



anyone have a complete list of models for these decoders by chance?

Paff
07-11-2006, 01:46 AM
anyone have a complete list of models for these decoders by chance?

The Yammy DDP-1 and Sony SDP-E800 are the only two I know of, although I'm sure there are a couple more. I think Denon made one.

A quick check on E-bay sees 1 Yamaha for sale, and FOUR Sonys. All at less than $100. It's not difficult at all to get into AC-3 Laserdisc.

chrishicks
07-11-2006, 02:17 AM
It's not difficult at all to get into AC-3 Laserdisc.

oh, I've got a Kenwood RF Demodulator but I was thinking about getting one of these as a nice backup.

its funny that I've been into LD since around 1995 and I never knew about this as an option. I guess its true when they say you learn something new every day.

laserdogg
07-20-2006, 05:46 AM
Love my Onkyo TX-DS989v2 w integrated AC-3. Also own the Onkyo ED-901 outboard processor which is mothballed at the moment.

My other Onkyos are the TX-DS828THX and TX-DS919 which require the use of an outboard processor like the above mentioned ED-901

List lifted from Alt.Video.Laserdisc

Demodulators
ada RFD-1(1c out)
B&K DT1 (1c, 1o, 1c out)
EAD Smart Cable (demodulator on a coax cable)
JBL Synthesis RFD-1
Kenwood DEM-999D (1c out)
Kenwood DEM-9991D (1c, 1o, 1c out)
Lexicon LDD-1 (1c, 1o, 1c out)
Meridian 519 (1c out, 1o out)
Nakamichi DE-1 (1c out)
Pioneer RFD-1 (1c, 1o, 1c out, 1o out)
Sony MOD-RF1 (1c out, 1o out)
Yamaha APD-1(1c out, 1o out)
Yamaha APD-2(1c out, 1o out)


Processor
Angstrom Director 200
Angstrom 195
Denon AVD-2000 (2c, 2o, 1o out, 5.1out, 5.1in)
Harman Kardon ADP-303 (1c, 1o, 5.1out, 5.1in)
JWC AC-3 Decoder
Marantz DP-870 (1c, 1o, 5.1out, 5.1in)
McIntosh MSD4 (4c, 4o, 5.1out)
Onkyo ED-901 (1c/1o, db25 5.1out)
Parasound P/DD 1500 (1c, 1o, db25 5.1out, 2ch)
Parasound P/DD 1550 (1c, 1o, db25 5.1out, 2ch)
Pioneer Elite SP-99D (1c, 1o, 5.1out, 5.1in)
Pioneer SP-D07 (1c, 1o, 5.1out, 5.1in)
Rotel RDA 980 (2c, 5.1 out, db25 5.1in)
Sony SDP-EP9ES (1c, 3o, 1o out, 5.1out, 5.1in)
Sony SDP-E800 (1c, 3o, db25 5.1 out)
Yamaha DDP-1 (1c, 1o, 5.1out)


Preamp
Adcom GTP-740 (4c, 1o)
Adcom GTP-750 (4c, 1o)
B&K AVP 1030 (5c)
Denon AVP-8000 (2c, 3o, 1o out)
Denon AVP-8000DTS (2c, 3o, 1o out)
Denon AVP-A1
Integra RDC-7 (5c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out)
Kenwood KC-Z1 (4o, 4o, 1c out, 1o out)
Krell Audio+Video Standard
Marantz AV-550 (1c, 1o)
Marantz AV9000 (2c, 2o, 1c out, 1o out)
Linn 5103 (5c, 1o)
Sherwood Newcastle AVP-9080 (1c, 1o)
Sony TA-E9000ES (3c, 5o, 1o out)
Theta Casablanca (AUX Digital input card, 2 AC-3 RF inputs)
Theta Casablanca II (AUX Digital input card, 2 AC-3 RF inputs)


AV receiver/integrated amp
Denon AVC-A1 (1c, 3o, 5.1in)
Denon AVC-A1D (3c, 5o, 1o out)
Denon AVC-A1SE (3c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVC-A1SE upgrade (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVC-A1SR (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVC-A1SRA (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVC-A10SE (3c, 5o, 1o out)
Denon AVR-3200 (1c, 1o)
Denon AVR-3600 (1c, 1o)
Denon AVR-3600DTS (1c, 1o)
Denon AVR-5600 (1c, 3o, 1o out)
Denon AVR-5700 (3c, 5o, 1o out 7.1in)
Denon AVR-5800 (3c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVR-5800 upgrade (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVR-5803 (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVR-5803A (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Harman Kardon AVR-55 (1c, 1o)
Harman Kardon AVR-75 (1c, 1o)
Harman Kardon AVR-85 (1c, 1o)
Integra DTR-9.1 (5c, 3o, 1c, db25 7.1 in)
Kenwood KRV-990D
Marantz SR-14 (2c, 2o, 1c out, 1o out, 5.1 in)
Marantz SR-14EX (2c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out)
Marantz SR-14mkII (2c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out)
Marantz SR-18
Marantz SR-580 (1c, 1o)
Marantz SR-680
Marantz SR-780 (1c, 1o)
Marantz SR-880
Onkyo TX-DS838 (1c, 1o)
Onkyo TX-DS939 (1c, 2o)
Onkyo TX-DS989 (5c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out, db25 7.1 in)
Onkyo TX-DS989v2 (5c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out, db25 7.1 in)
Pioneer VSA-AX10 (3c, 4o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX10Ai (3c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX10i (3c, 4o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX10i-N (3c, 4o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX5i (2c, 2o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX5i-N (2c, 2o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX5Ai-N (2c, 202o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX8 (2c, 3o, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D10EX (2c, 3o)
Pioneer VSA-D10TX (2c, 2o, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D2011-N (2c, 2o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D7 (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSA-D7EX (2c, 3o, 1o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D8EX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D8TX (2c, 2o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D9TX (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSA-E06 (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSA-E07 (2c, 2o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSA-E08 (2c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSX-05TX (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSX-07TX
Pioneer VSX-09TX (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSX-27TX (2c, 2o, 1o out)
Pioneer VSX-29TX (2c, 3o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSX-37TX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSX-39TX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSX-47TX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSX-49TX (3c, 4o, 2o out)
Pioneer VSX-49TX upgrade (3c, 4o, 2o out)
Pioneer VSX-49TXi (3c, 4o, 2o out)
Pioneer VSX-59TXi (3c, 3o, 2o out)
Pioneer VSX-859RDS (2c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1 in)
Pioneer VSX-908RDS (2c, 2o, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSX-909
Pioneer VSX-909RDS (2c, 3o, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSX-99 (1c)
Pioneer VSX-D3S (1c)
Pioneer VSX-D606S
Pioneer VSX-D906S (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSX-D99
Sherwood Newcastle R-925RDS (1c, 1o)
Sherwood Newcastle R-945 (1c, 1o)
Sherwood Newcastle R-945mkII (1c, 1o)
Sherwood Newcastle R-945RDS (1c, 1o)
Sony STR-DA80 ES (1c, 4o, 1o out)
Sony STR-DA90 ES
Sony STR-DE915 (2o, 2o out)
Sony STR-DE1015G
Teac AG-D9100 (1c, 1o)
Yamaha DSP-A1 (3c, 5o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha DSP-A2 (1c, 4o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha DSP-AZ1 (3c, 7o, 3o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha DSP-A3090 (1c, 5o, 1o out)
Yamaha DSP-Z9 (3c, 8o, 3o out)
Yamaha RX-V1 (3c, 7o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha RX-V1GL (3c, 7o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha RX-V1000 (2c, 4o, 2o out, 5.1in)(NOTE: RDS MODEL DOES NOT HAVE
AC-3RF)
Yamaha RX-V3000 (not all models have AC-3RF)(2c, 5o, 2o out,
5.1in)(NOTE: RDS MODEL DOES NOT HAVE AC-3RF)
Yamaha RX-V3000GL (not all models have AC-3RF)(2c, 5o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha RX-Z1 (3c, 7o, 3o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha RX-Z9 (5c, 8o, 3o out, 7.1in)

chrishicks
07-28-2006, 05:14 AM
I just bought a Sony SDP-EP9ES which sadly didn't come with a remote. I know I can control everything by the front of the unit but would it be worth trying to find a remote for it?

Paff
07-30-2006, 10:55 AM
I just bought a Sony SDP-EP9ES which sadly didn't come with a remote. I know I can control everything by the front of the unit but would it be worth trying to find a remote for it?

I wouldn't...the Yamaha actually doesn't even come with a remote, so I'm used to operating it without one. Calibrating it was a pain without a remote, though.

When I was using the DDP-1 for both DVD and LD decoding, it meant getting up to switch the input selector. But since I was getting up to change formats anyway, it was no biggie.

Now that I'm only using the DDP-1 for LD (I have a Dolby Digital receiver), it's kind of a "set it and forget it" thing.

chrishicks
08-01-2006, 09:15 PM
thanks for the reply. I am definately going to skip the remote since I priced it at a few special order places and was looking at around 70.00 shipped for one. no way am I paying that.