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post #18061 of 18069 Old 04-22-2015, 03:39 PM
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Well.... The Panasonic BD81 doesn't support 3D. Personally I like Panasonic's GUI. I hate Sony's GUI. That said, any standalone BD player will bitstream lossless audio with 2D or 3D material. Panasonic and Sony are the two most reliable players. Options would be the Sony 5200 (last year's model)/5500 (current year), or Panasonic 360 (last year)/270 (this year). All players will have some sort of smart options and all will have HDMI CEC. Each manufacturer has its own name... Vierralink, etc.


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Well, the PS3 is software based, so it's not surprising you are seeing a difference. Good luck. I haven't had any problems with my Sony players. Keep everyone informed on your impressions in the 5500 thread.


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HDMI Inputs - i.e. using BR Player as AV Hub

Besides the Oppo (BDP-105) and the Cambridge 752BD is anyone aware of another unit that can be the hub, including volume control to directly feed an amp?
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Nope, not in a standalone player.

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Besides the Oppo (BDP-105) and the Cambridge 752BD is anyone aware of another unit that can be the hub, including volume control to directly feed an amp?
Nope, not even the Pioneer LX88 - I think they missed a trick there, considering the price of it. But then again, if anyone wants a recommendation for the best blu ray player, then the Oppo 105 & The CA 752BD are head and shoulders better than any other on the market. If your budget allows they are a no brainer.

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Oppo 103 or 103d? replacing Sony 5100. Looking to get the most out of my Sharp LC-80LE857U 3D TV. Already have PS3 but would prefer to use it for games. Denon AVR-1611. My understanding from what I have read is that ether would be an upgrade. So do I spend 499 or 599?

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Congrats! ...Good choice.
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Suggestions needed - Blu-ray player with HDMI input and Optical Audio out

Hi, ok here’s the short version. I’m looking for suggestions on a newer generation Blu-ray player with wi-fi that has 1 digital optical audio output at least 1 HDMI input. My price range is hopefully under $100. I will explain why I need this below but this is my main question so really no need to read any further. Any suggestions appreciated!

Now for the long version, I’m trying to setup my 5.1 HT that I haven’t been able to use for a year or two in the house that we recently moved to. My pre amp is an Anthem AVM 30 (no HDMI) and I’m using a Mits HC4000 projector. So from my current, first-gen blu-ray player I’m running the projector off of HDMI and the Anthem off of digital optical audio. The player works great for dvd’s (although a bit slow loading) which is mostly what I use to watch most films but now I would like to also use Netflix and HBO Go for Game of Thrones and such. I can’t find any blu-ray players that have HBO Go so I figured I would just get a player that had an HDMI input and use my Google Chrome dongle. Problem solved right? Well, I would also like to be able to run Directv occasionally through the projector also which means yet another HDMI. So ideally, I would need a blu ray player with 2 hdmi inputs and just run optical audio to the 3 Anthem optical inputs.

After searching for blu-ray players with 2 hdmi inputs, I gave up and decided to go with 1 HDMI input. I figure the few times a year I watch Directv on the projector I can just take out the Google dongle and plug in the HDMI for Directv. Oh and lastly, the reason the player has to have optical audio out is because I could not get any of the 7 digital coax inputs on the Anthem to work today when trying to hook up Directv with only 1 digital coax out besides hdmi. I may post that whole episode in a different area of the forum but for now, I’m thinking the digital coax inputs on the Anthem are just not working. Thanks again.

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First, the mods will move this to the "OFFICIAL "HELP ME CHOOSE A PLAYER" THREAD: Can't decide? Start HERE" thread. Second, I am not aware of any $100 player with HDMI inputs (Oppo and Cambridge Audio have them, but are considerably more expensive, as in $500 and up).
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