Apologies for using the DVD forum, seemed the nearest appropriate one. A few weeks back I bought some Amps etc. and the Lady I bought from threw in her Ex's old LD Player. Pioneer Model CLD-2850. No remote (I have pronto CCF though), no instructions but otherwise in excellent condition. I checked the laserdisk archive website and found some information on this model. What I can't work out is whether it'll play AC3 LD's or if there was a convertion to this player to play AC3 LD's The reason I ask is that this is the only LD player I've ever seen, I don't know anyone with one and I don't yet own any LD's. There is an "Optical Digital Out" on the back, situated between the RF Video phono out and the pair of standard L & R audio phono's. In addition there's 2 scarts. This model was made in 1993. I went straight from VCR to DVD in 2000 so I'm not up at all on the history of this stuff. Was AC3 even out then? Is this player worth keeping or should I sell it? I rather like the idea of getting Starwars, Indiana, BTTF etc. for now, I'm not worried about the expensive sets but I'd like to see these movies with a better picture/sound than my current worn VHS tapes. Cheers, Mark.