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
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!