Oppo obsolete BDP question
Seems that used BDP-83/93s are cheap enough now that I'm thinking of passing on all my thrift store DVD and Blu-Ray players (I've been picking them up whenever I see a high end one; I've been choosy and only get ones that play SACD/DVD-A and have analog outputs; even so, I have ended up with quite a collection) and using the money to buy one Oppo, as it is a truly universal player. I'm primarily interested in SACD, DVD-A, and HDCD capability as I'm really an audio guy. It may not even be hooked up to a monitor.
My question is this; I am using an old Sansui QRX-7001 quadraphonic receiver in the bedroom but it's also lashed up to watch TV through a BDP-103. I successfully set it up so that the cable box plays through the rear HDMI input (I'm getting an active, remote controllable HDMI switcher so I can add a Roku and two more devices if I want) and the audio downmixes from 5.1/7.1 to 4.0, so I have a system where you can watch TV in surround and also play quadraphonic tapes or LPs. Looking at the manuals, it appears that the capabilities of the BDP-83 and BDP-93 are similar; what I'm really giving up is the inability to input auxiliary HDMI sources. Is this correct?
The reason I ask is I also have another quadraphonic unit (Marantz 4270) and it'd be cool to be able to downmix multi-channel SACDs and play them back through it. I can't say that I necessarily ever WILL use this capability, but if it exists, that would make a good argument for getting the Oppo as opposed to any other media player.
Again, I am primarily audio oriented; I do have a HT system in the living room and the Sansui based "quad/HT" system in the bedroom, but every other system I anticipate being audio oriented only.
Also: I have an old Samsung BDP on the shelf in the closet because it has component video outputs. Will the 83 output 1080i over component? How about the 93? That is the only reason I'm keeping the Samsung; I ended up having to replace the transport in it with another one from a lower end player also from the thrift store, and I've never been able to get it to connect to my home network so I don't really have a lot of love for it and would love an excuse to ditch it. I don't *need* this capability but I would like to keep at least one player around that has it just in case I need to lash up an old projector or something.
Thanks for any advice!
Last edited by n8nagel; 08-09-2017 at 12:50 PM.