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 Post subject: Will a soundbar work on a laserdisc player?
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I live in a apartment, and I can't use regular speakers and put them on the wall. So I'm thinking about getting a soundbar for my laserdisc player to play surround sound. But I'm wondering if the Soundbar is too modern to use? I have a Pioneer V888 Laserdisc player.
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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2016, 00:51 
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Anything with a line level input will work with most audio gear made after WWII.
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 Post subject: Re: Will a soundbar work on a laserdisc player?
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2016, 17:19 
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signofzeta wrote:
Anything with a line level input will work with most audio gear made after WWII.


Except bose and bang&olufsen s**t with their proprietary inputs and outputs;)
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 Post subject: Re: Will a soundbar work on a laserdisc player?
PostPosted: 15 Jul 2016, 07:38 
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I have a few things from Bose, nothing is proprietary. Bookshelf speakers, home theater speakers, headphones, Wave radio, two different Bluetooth speakers, all standard.

Dang, that's ridiculous. Why do I have so much Bose crap?
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 Post subject: Re: Will a soundbar work on a laserdisc player?
PostPosted: 18 Jul 2016, 23:05 
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Well I think I found a soundbar online that will support my laserdisc player. Since I have a newer laserdisc player that supports optical. Now I need to also find a AC3-RF demodulator online.
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 Post subject: Re: Will a soundbar work on a laserdisc player?
PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 02:18 
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There is zero point of trying to get two speakers less than a meter apart to do something with 5.1. Just do stereo. It'll be cheaper and better.
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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 20:04 
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lacanzz wrote:
Well I think I found a soundbar online that will support my laserdisc player. Since I have a newer laserdisc player that supports optical. Now I need to also find a AC3-RF demodulator online.


If you are using a soundbar, you can just use the stereo outputs. Sound quality of a soundbar is going to be so low that it won't make a difference.
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 Post subject: Re: Will a soundbar work on a laserdisc player?
PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 22:24 
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It has nothing to do with sound quality. There is no point to Dolby Digital 5.1 over Dolby Surround when you only have two speakers. A 5.1 system needs six speakers...or at least three.
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signofzeta wrote:
It has nothing to do with sound quality. There is no point to Dolby Digital 5.1 over Dolby Surround when you only have two speakers. A 5.1 system needs six speakers...or at least three.


Sorry, I think I misunderstood. I thought you meant that you are listening to the audio with a soundbar only. In that case, stereo output is fine. If you are going to upgrade to a 6 channel setup, then yes, a multichannel output is worthwhile.
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 Post subject: Re: Will a soundbar work on a laserdisc player?
PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 04:31 
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I think I saw a soundbar that supports 5.1 surround sound. But its pretty expensive.
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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 14:40 
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a basic Stereo Receiver and a pair of small two or three-way bookshelf speakers will do far more for you than any soundbar ever would...
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 Post subject: Re: Will a soundbar work on a laserdisc player?
PostPosted: 06 Feb 2018, 02:58 
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signofzeta wrote:
There is zero point of trying to get two speakers less than a meter apart to do something with 5.1. Just do stereo. It'll be cheaper and better.

If your TV has optical out, you might as well wire that into the soundbar. Anything's better than the TV's own speaker!

Well, almost anything.
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