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post #1 of 4 Old 07-16-2013, 01:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Finally broke down to replace our old projector with an Epson 3D capable one (5020UB), but still running an ancient Rotel receiver (RSX-1056) that powers the four rear speakers. The Rotel has no HDMI but has a 7.1 analog input that stays analog with no processing, so I need a Blu-Ray player with 7.1 analog out that allows me to configure the speakers (distance, crossover, etc).

Since I still have a lot of regular DVDs, high-quality up-conversion is important.

Blu-Ray, including 3D, playback quality should be top notch.

Player should be fast and intuitive in operation including the remote.

High compatibility for playing discs, locally attached/home media, and streaming services. Streaming in particular should be supported at the highest available format, i.e. 1080p and 3D if the service delivers it. A history of frequent firmware updates to add support for new services would be a plus.

SACD playback would be a nice bonus though not required (always wanted to try it, but limited media and high cost made it low priority).

Good support and at least a one year P/L warranty, though I would prefer 3+ yrs.

Price up to $500, prefer to stay below $300.

Some contenders I know with 3D/7.1 analog:

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 - like the $200 street price, but the almost 30% 1/2 star reviews on amazon make me wonder

Oppo BDP-103 - upper end of my budget, and a whathifi reviewer thought that over 7.1 analog "Music lacks rhythm and integration"

Are there other players that would fit the bill? Pros/cons on the above two.

Any advice is appreciated!

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I'd love to know what "music lacks rhythm and integration" means.

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I bought the BDT-500 a couple weeks ago and run the analogue outs. I am very happy with the sound - nice and
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