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.

  • 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, 2014 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, 2014 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. pioneerelectronics.com/pio/pe/images/portal/cit_3424/…
    – Crowder
    Mar 19, 2014 at 21:40

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