Long time lurker, first post.
My trusty Oppo 981 has finally bit the dust, so I need a new player.
My one absolute requirement is 2 channel audio output (into my Regal Brio amplifier).
Good audio quality is important, but I don't have the budget for high end stuff. No interest in 3D, 4K, or anything like that. We play a lot of standard DVDs, into a 720 p Panasonic plasma, so I'd like the player to be good at upconverting (as the 981 was). And we use the player for audio, standard CDs only.
I've read through the last 100 or so posts on this thread, and see it frequently said that none of the low end BluRay/DVD players have two channel audio output. But I can't find a list of those that do.
So far, it seems that my choices are the new Oppo203 for $550, a used 103D for around $425, or a Sony UHP PH1 for $350.
Are there other players out there that I should be considering? I'd be happy if I could get by for less $ than these three options, but if that's not possible, I'd like to know that.
Thanks to all of you that are so helpful and informative.