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Originally Posted by Torqdog
You've always had the "perfect solution" available to you. It's called the Oppo BDP 93 or if you want an audiophile 7.1 analog universal player with dedicated stereo outs, the Oppo BDP95 is at you disposal.
I'm a cop in Florida. I don't make much and the Oppo is: A) out of my price range and B) would land me on the couch for the foreseeable future.
If the Panasonic is much above $300, then the Oppo may be a save-up-for-it option, as the Panny's value will have been greatly diminished above that price point. Below $300, the Panny appears to be a solid value if it does, in fact, have 7.1 analog pre-outs that perform decently.
Arcam AVR300, Adcom GFA-5500 (Main L+R), Acurus by Mondial A200x3 for center and surrounds, Panny BDT-500 Media Transport, Toshiba SD-9200 CD Transport, MiniDSP 2x4 HD, Vizio XVT 55" LED/LCD (full direct-backlit w/ local dimming), Darbee DVP-5000S, Center and L+R is pending, pending subwoofer.