Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard
The DMP-BD60 surely has optical digital audio out, can't you use that? I don't believe your claim of only stereo and HDMI audio output is correct. I am sure the player is much better than the Samsung BD-P1200 in any event.
My receiver does not have optical input. I returned the BD60 back to Costco only to buy the BD80. It has its share of problems.
* It does not play 50Hz DVDs though the box says nothing about PAL/NTSC, it says that the player plays discs that are labeled "Region 1" or "All". I have plenty of region-free PAL discs but the player does not play them. Panasonic mentions this in the operation manual, but does not mention it on the box.
* It does play DivX, but really wacky, nowhere near my OPPO 970. Does not preserve aspect ratio and does not resize to full screen. Junk.
* It does not play DivX from an SD card, so I have to stick the card into a USB adapter and stick the adapter into the USB port to watch DivX from the card. Lame.
* It does play 50Hz DivX, but it does not play 50Hz AVCHD, and the operation manual has nothing about that. Crap.
All in all, I should have bought the PS3. People, don't spend money on this set-top junk, I mean all standalone Blu-ray players. Just buy the PS3 which plays everything and has frequent firmware updates.