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Looking at getting a dedicated 3D Blu Ray player instead of using my old Fat PS3.

Got Best Buy reward points and a gift card, so this is what I see they have currently, based on what I have read it seems like Sony and Panasonic are the best main-stream units.

Which of these is the best?
Sony BDPS5200 is on sale for $103
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 is $130
Panasonic DMP-BDT330 is on closeout for $130(down from $190)

I don't need 4K upscaling. I don't need dual hdmi outputs. I will be sending signal into my Yamaha RX-V673 which can decode all HD signals. Is there any reason to look at the Sony 6200 or the Panasonic 460?

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Looking at getting a dedicated 3D Blu Ray player instead of using my old Fat PS3.

Got Best Buy reward points and a gift card, so this is what I see they have currently, based on what I have read it seems like Sony and Panasonic are the best main-stream units.

Which of these is the best?
Sony BDPS5200 is on sale for $103
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 is $130
Panasonic DMP-BDT330 is on closeout for $130(down from $190)

I don't need 4K upscaling. I don't need dual hdmi outputs. I will be sending signal into my Yamaha RX-V673 which can decode all HD signals. Is there any reason to look at the Sony 6200 or the Panasonic 460?

Thanks
BD & 3D - tie
streaming - Sony although I hear some issues with Netflix
DVD upconversion - Panasonic
DLNA - Sony

Moving up to Sony 6200 gets you excellent DVD upconversion (or so I hear).

But if you only care about BD and 3D performance then get the one that catches your fancy. They're pretty much same.
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My daughter lost the remote for my Micca Player, so, I am now in the market for a BluRay\DLNA player to replace my PS3, Roku and Micca players with one box.

Important...
  • DLNA compatibility with a broad range of file types.
  • Excellent 2D Blu Ray.
  • Excellent Audio Quality (my Micca sux)
  • Intuitive Operation.
Not Important...
  • 3D
  • 4K
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My daughter lost the remote for my Micca Player, so, I am now in the market for a BluRay\DLNA player to replace my PS3, Roku and Micca players with one box.

Important...
  • DLNA compatibility with a broad range of file types.
  • Excellent 2D Blu Ray.
  • Excellent Audio Quality (my Micca sux)
  • Intuitive Operation.
Not Important...
  • 3D
  • 4K
You can probably get a replacement remote.

Otherwise: do you have a price range for a new player?

Are you in the US? If not, where?

-Bill
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You can probably get a replacement remote.

Otherwise: do you have a price range for a new player?

Are you in the US? If not, where?

-Bill
I am in the US. I was hoping to find something in the less than $150
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My daughter lost the remote for my Micca Player, so, I am now in the market for a BluRay\DLNA player to replace my PS3, Roku and Micca players with one box.

Important...
  • DLNA compatibility with a broad range of file types.
  • Excellent 2D Blu Ray.
  • Excellent Audio Quality (my Micca sux)
  • Intuitive Operation.
Not Important...
  • 3D
  • 4K
I would suggest you look at the Sony players such as the BDP-S5200. They have a reputation for good DLNA and overall reliability which is hard to beat in that price range. However, you should clarify your 'Audio Quality' criteria. Are you using HDMI to output your audio?

When using HDMI, audio will either be bitstreamed or decoded by the player. If all the audio channels arrive at their destination and you don't have the player applying processing (such as dynamic range controls) you should get identical 'sound quality' when comparing players. Unless you are using analog, you should not expect changing your player to impact audio quality at all. If you need analog outputs you should specify that and number of channels; most current players do not have analog outputs.
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I bought a Samsung BD-F5900 last year, and it had TOSLINK Optical audio output. I was looking recently at replacing another older blu-ray player and I see now that on the new Samsung BD-H5900 they replaced the TOSLINK with Coaxial digital audio. I looked at ALL of the entry level blu-ray players (regular price $99-$130) and NONE of them appear to have TOSLINK Optical audio any longer. You have to step up to the 4k upscaling ones that are in the $150-$200 range.

Has anyone else noticed this too? Considering through last year EVERYONE had TOSLINK on their entry-mid range offerings, it's pretty dumb that all the sudden they stopped including it as an option. It's not like the cost of a TOSLINK port would be much different than a Coaxial port.

Are there any $99-$130 blu ray players that still offer TOSLINK/Optical?
If you use a AV Receiver i'm pretty sure it has optical and digital coax inputs. Now you'd have a reason to use the coax inputs. the sound is the same as optical.

I don't see this as a big deal unless one has a soundbar that only take optical inputs.

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