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Old 06-12-2017, 07:22 PM
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Can anyone help me find some LG Blu-ray players that have both HDMI *and* composite/RCA outputs? I know the LG BD670 does...

The composite outputs would only be used for DVDs.

Other brands would be useful as well. Thanks.

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Old 06-13-2017, 06:41 AM
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Can anyone help me find some LG Blu-ray players that have both HDMI *and* composite/RCA outputs? I know the LG BD670 does...

The composite outputs would only be used for DVDs.

Other brands would be useful as well. Thanks.
Is there a reason why you want to use composite out for DVD's?
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Is there a reason why you want to use composite out for DVD's?
We are using a device called a "TV Guardian" that mutes swear words by monitoring the closed captions.
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We are using a device called a "TV Guardian" that mutes swear words by monitoring the closed captions.
Oh ok, well I would go with the one you found. Finding a blu ray player with component out is near impossible at least new ones. Your best bet is to look for an older model. Many that DO have that output also downgrade the signal, at least from what I have read. You could get something like an HDMI to composite converter and an hdmi splitter run HDMI out of the BR player to the splitter, 1 line out of the splitter to the tv and the other to the HDMI to composite converter. Although I bought a converter for my buddies parents and it did not work, its hit and miss. Or maybe use and HDMI splitter and pair it with the TVGuardian 501 HD that accepts HDMI inputs. Or buy a standalone dvd player. I understand you wanting to protect your kids but I don't think there are many cheap options for you.
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Standalone player or xbox?

Good morning everyone. I'm looking for some advice on what to replace my current blu ray player with. I have a Sony BDPS360 which has been fine for years but is getting on a bit, refuses to play one of my discs for some reason and I think is also getting louder.

My set up at the moment is this:
TV - Panasonic 50"GT50
AVR - Yamaha RX-S601
5.1 Speakers
Roku + Freesat box

I've got no plans for 4K any time soon. The Roku box is doing fine for streaming so my needs for the player are really quite simple. Play Blu Rays, DVD and CDs and to do it quietly.

I'll be plugging this into the receiver via HDMI, can someone clear up if there will be any noticeable difference between visual and audio quality between different players using this method please? I'd always assumed the TV, receiver and disc had more effect than the player but there's seems to be a lot of talk about different quality between players now.

Then the original question. I'm not a big gamer but have toyed with getting an xbox since a lot of my friends have them. Is there any reason why a standalone player would be better for my needs than an xbox which obviously gives me the option for gaming?

Thanks for any help!
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Standalone player or xbox?

Good morning everyone. I'm looking for some advice on what to replace my current blu ray player with. I have a Sony BDPS360 which has been fine for years but is getting on a bit, refuses to play one of my discs for some reason and I think is also getting louder.

My set up at the moment is this:
TV - Panasonic 50"GT50
AVR - Yamaha RX-S601
5.1 Speakers
Roku + Freesat box

I've got no plans for 4K any time soon. The Roku box is doing fine for streaming so my needs for the player are really quite simple. Play Blu Rays, DVD and CDs and to do it quietly.

I'll be plugging this into the receiver via HDMI, can someone clear up if there will be any noticeable difference between visual and audio quality between different players using this method please? I'd always assumed the TV, receiver and disc had more effect than the player but there's seems to be a lot of talk about different quality between players now.

Then the original question. I'm not a big gamer but have toyed with getting an xbox since a lot of my friends have them. Is there any reason why a standalone player would be better for my needs than an xbox which obviously gives me the option for gaming?

Thanks for any help!
The only difference really is price. You can get a stand alone Blu Ray player for less that you can a current gen Xbox, but with that additional cost you do also get a console. You would also need to add in a remote for the Xbox, unless you want to use a game controller to control the playback of movies. And if you opted for an Xbox One S you do also get the benefit of a player that can playback UHD Blu Ray
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What's the difference between the UHD models? Looking for a player to only play UHD discs(use old bluray player for BD) on a Sony ZD9.

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