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Recording in dolby digital

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by robjohn, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. robjohn

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    Hello you lot :hiya:

    Is there a recorder that you can input a dolby digital signal? I have loads of US laser discs that I was wanting to back up. I am looking for a DVD recorder that can do this. IS there anything on the market that can do this.

    Can any of you guys and gals help...

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  2. bobbles

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    all the current dvdr can record in DD2

    none can record in dd5.1
     
  3. robjohn

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    cheers, i thought as much. Nevermind
     
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    As far as I know the only way to do this currently will be on a HTPC.
     
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    Don't forget that few laserdisc players (if any) output a DD signal via a SPDIF connection. All DD compatible players I'm aware of used a RF carrier, hence the need for converters or 'special' amplifiers. As far as I'm aware the (usually optical) digital output is for DTS soundtracks.

    I'm not sure if any amp/processors capable of accepting DD5.1 on RF would output a DD5.1 signal via SPDIF, I doubt it but then I've never tried.
     
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    Hi,

    The ac-3RF output from the LD player needs to go into a demodulator. The demodulator may be a box on it's own or combined into a Dolby Digital decoder/ processor. However, the demodulator (on it's own) will output the DD signal on an optical or coaxial cable and it's probable that a decoder (combined demodulator/processor) will do likewise.

    Has anyone compared the 2.0 DD audio from the dvd "copy" with the original from the LD ?

    Brian
     

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