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I'm trying to archive a laser disc as a digital file. My laser disc player (a Pioneer) has 2 video output options: RCA and a 15-pin port labelled "interface connector". The 15 pins are arranged in 2 rows. After researching video connectors, I think the 15-pin port is VGA. What would be the higher resolution output for creating a digital recording?

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The 'interface connector' is (almost certainly) a serial control port, not a video output. LVD stored composite analog video, so there are no chroma or difference signals available to assist in digitizing the video.

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So for my device, it doesn't matter whether RCA or VGA has better video quality, because my device only has RCA. Is that correct? – Crowder Mar 19 '14 at 21:09
You didn't give us the model number, so I can't be positive, but I've never seen a Pioneer LVD player that had VGA output, and I'm very familiar with the Pioneer 15-pin serial control port, so I'm pretty confident that you don't have VGA (or any component) outputs. That just leaves the RCA composite video out. – Jim Mack Mar 19 '14 at 21:20
Pioneer CLD-V2400. Looks like you're right. The 15-pin connector is listed under "Other", separate from "Video output" above, leading me to believe that it is not a video output port. I think this confirms your intuition.… – Crowder Mar 19 '14 at 21:40

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