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I'm looking for A bluray player can fastward with subtitles at 2x playback speeds not 1.5x speeds. I have Panasonic 220 model not have 2x fast ward with subtitles. I know some bluray player expert can answer this reply Soon?

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Panasonic will play at 1.5x speed with audio, but I've never tried it with captions. Ask in one of the Panasonic threads to confirm.
Pretty sure the last Panasonics to have that feature were the X20/500 series. I know my 230 doesn't do audio at 1.5 speed.

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I am moving into a new home and trying to get my Home Theater going after being out of it for 12+ years. Recently picked up a Samsung JS8500 for primarily sports and movies, so I wanted to see what would be a good blu-ray player to go with the TV. I have an old Kenwood Sovereign Receiver with a 7.1 Definitive Technology setup, but that received was pre HDMI so I am not sure how compatible it is going to be with everything now a days anyways. Would like to keep it under $250, but if I going to be missing out on a key feature I can adjust a little. Thanks for the help!

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I am moving into a new home and trying to get my Home Theater going after being out of it for 12+ years. Recently picked up a Samsung JS8500 for primarily sports and movies, so I wanted to see what would be a good blu-ray player to go with the TV. I have an old Kenwood Sovereign Receiver with a 7.1 Definitive Technology setup, but that received was pre HDMI so I am not sure how compatible it is going to be with everything now a days anyways. Would like to keep it under $250, but if I going to be missing out on a key feature I can adjust a little. Thanks for the help!
First thing you need to decide is if you really need lossless 7.1, in which case you'll need an old player to go with that old receiver ($400 range, slow, less compatible), or if you can live with lossy 5.1 (better than DVD quality audio), in which case many newer, less expensive players ($100 range) will work fine.
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First thing you need to decide is if you really need lossless 7.1, in which case you'll need an old player to go with that old receiver ($400 range, slow, less compatible), or if you can live with lossy 5.1 (better than DVD quality audio), in which case many newer, less expensive players ($100 range) will work fine.
I am ok with the 5.1, because the room it is going into I am not sure if I would be able to have all the speakers anyways! Hopefully someday I will update the Kenwood receiver. Do you have a specific player you would recommend? Thanks Again!

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I am moving into a new home and trying to get my Home Theater going after being out of it for 12+ years. Recently picked up a Samsung JS8500 for primarily sports and movies, so I wanted to see what would be a good blu-ray player to go with the TV. I have an old Kenwood Sovereign Receiver with a 7.1 Definitive Technology setup, but that received was pre HDMI so I am not sure how compatible it is going to be with everything now a days anyways. Would like to keep it under $250, but if I going to be missing out on a key feature I can adjust a little. Thanks for the help!
There are very good used blu-ray players out there with 7.1 analog audio outputs that can be had inexpensively (I would advocate Panasonic & Sony models). However, using analog audio connections can be an issue for the lfe channel analog audio as all players output analog lfe audio about 10db depressed. Does your Kenwood receiver permit adjusting the analog audio lfe channel input upward by up to 10db? If yes, a Panasonic DMP-BD55 or DMP-BD85 might serve your purpose. The Sony BDP-S550 or BDP-S1000ES are also good choices. These are not 3D models and only the Panasonic DMP-BD85 is capable of streaming video programming off the internet, if either of those features matter to you in a blu-ray player. All the models listed are free of cinavia processing, in case that matters to you.

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There are very good used blu-ray players out there with 7.1 analog audio outputs that can be had inexpensively (I would advocate Panasonic & Sony models). However, using analog audio connections can be an issue for the lfe channel analog audio as all players output analog lfe audio about 10db depressed. Does your Kenwood receiver permit adjusting the analog audio lfe channel input upward by up to 10db? If yes, a Panasonic DMP-BD55 or DMP-BD85 might serve your purpose. The Sony BDP-S550 or BDP-S1000ES are also good choices. These are not 3D models and only the Panasonic DMP-BD85 is capable of streaming video programming off the internet, if either of those features matter to you in a blu-ray player. All the models listed are free of cinavia processing, in case that matters to you.
I did not get the Kenwood Receiver from my brother's house yet, but I am pretty sure that it did have and adjustments for the lfe channel.


Also, I just found a Panasonic DMP-BD30 that he was not using, is/was that a pretty decent Blu-Ray player? Or worth upgrading some something different.


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Also, I just found a Panasonic DMP-BD30 that he was not using, is/was that a pretty decent Blu-Ray player? Or worth upgrading some something different.
That's pretty much exactly what you need, and an excellent player. Anything much newer than that won't have analog outs and probably won't decode all formats to 5.1. Newer players initially load discs faster and have newer/better/faster streaming apps, which you probably don't care about anyway.

So keep the Panny until you upgrade your AVR, then buy a new, cheap player to go with it at that time.
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That's pretty much exactly what you need, and an excellent player. Anything much newer than that won't have analog outs and probably won't decode all formats to 5.1. Newer players initially load discs faster and have newer/better/faster streaming apps, which you probably don't care about anyway.

So keep the Panny until you upgrade your AVR, then buy a new, cheap player to go with it at that time.
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Cheapest Blu ray player with 7.1 analog multichannel ouput

I am looking for a used Blu ray player with 7.1 analog multichannel output to connect to AVR 7.1 analog input to get the new surround formats (Dolby True HD - DTS-HD Master etc.)

I need a list of players that could do this job, looking for a good used one in the second hand market.

Thanks for advise.
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I am looking for a used Blu ray player with 7.1 analog multichannel output to connect to AVR 7.1 analog input to get the new surround formats (Dolby True HD - DTS-HD Master etc.)

I need a list of players that could do this job, looking for a good used one in the second hand market.

Thanks for advise.
Here are a few suggestions:
Panasonic dmp-bd55 & Panasonic dmp-bd85
Sony bdp-s550, Sony bdp-s1000es
and the best option by far . . Sony bdp-s5000es (but pricey even used . .)
Oppo players also have analog outputs, but finding one priced decently might be difficult.
Your best shot for availability and a decent price is probably a Sony S550.
Be sure your AVR 7.1 unit can INCREASE the analog LFE input channel by up to 10db, as that signal is depressed by about that much by all blu-ray player analog outputs.

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Here are a few suggestions:
Panasonic dmp-bd55 & Panasonic dmp-bd85
Sony bdp-s550, Sony bdp-s1000es
and the best option by far . . Sony bdp-s5000es (but pricey even used . .)
Oppo players also have analog outputs, but finding one priced decently might be difficult.
Your best shot for availability and a decent price is probably a Sony S550.
Be sure your AVR 7.1 unit can INCREASE the analog LFE input channel by up to 10db, as that signal is depressed by about that much by all blu-ray player analog outputs.
Thank you for the post.

Which one can handle DVD-A and SACD?
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None of them. Sony will do SACD. You'll need an Oppo or other universal player for that. you might scroll through the classifieds for a look.

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Any Sony will do SACD.

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BEST SMART DVD player with analog outs?

since changing all my equipment out I cant use the HDMI outputs of my Panny 330 so I am putting that one elsewhere and I Am looking for the best dvd /blue ray player with netflix and built in wireless. was looking at the older sony 590
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Hi, I'm upgrading my projector from an old 480p model to a new HD one (BenQ HT1075 probably) and need to upgrade my Bravo D1 DVD player to blu-ray. I have a Roku 2 that I use for streaming and some old Sony speakers and am just looking for the best, most reliable inexpensive option for movies. thanks.
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Since you apparently have no amp or AVR, we need to know what types of connections are on those speakers.

You can have best or inexpensive. Pick one.

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right. So inexpensive.
My speakers are the Sony SRS-A750PC model from 2000. They're compact speakers meant for connecting to their Discman, Walkman, MD devices from back in the day. The connection is a stereo mini-plug.
I realize I'm not working with the latest/greatest, but I need to quickly replace my broken projector for entertainment (don't have a TV and my laptop screen is the only alternative now). I don't want to spend more than ~$800 on the projector (the BenQ HT1075 or W1070 appear to be the best options in that price range) and just want the most appropriate Blu-ray player to go with it for the best price. I'm assuming it will be <$100. I really love the Roku 2 for streaming so I don't need any bells and whistles on the disc player in that area. And obviously my sound quality is limited to my current speakers - no plans to upgrade until they die (which is my usual MO). Things like reliability, speed of starting up a movie, etc are more important. When I got my projector in 2006 (InFocus IN72) there was a definite opinion on this forum that the Bravo DVD was the best pairing. So I thought I'd ask again, but maybe that kind of matching has become obsolete? thanks very much for any comments/suggestions.

Edit: So I'm wondering if I should get a new model (instead of a used analog compatible one) and then use a digital-analog converter to connect to my old speakers... The FiiO D3 converter is popular on Amazon but it says the output needs to be set to PCM/LPCM. Do any blu-ray players do that?
Samsung BD-H5900, Sony BDP-S3500,...? thanks

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Yes, all will do PCM. Check out the Sony 5500. It has digital coax. If your adapter has that, you're good to go.
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great, thanks. I just read the whole 5500 thread and am leaning towards the 6500 since there was mention of good upscaling for DVDs and noise-reduction for large projections. If I understood properly what I read, most posts seemed to think the two models were almost identical, but only the 6500 has the dual-core processor (which only matters for streaming?) and noise-reduction. Is that right? It's the same price as the 5500 right now, so is there a reason to choose the 5500 over it? thanks.
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If it's the same price, the 6500 is a no-brainer.
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thank you for your advice. I'll get the 6500.
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