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post #19591 of 19604 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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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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Question 4K player for someone who almost never watches discs?

We recently got a new 4K tv and I'm looking to upgrade the rest of our AV equipment. What would be a good choice for someone who rarely watches discs, but isn't ready to completely give up the option? We currently just have an old DVD player so we don't even have Blu-ray yet. 99% of what we watch is streamed or antenna.

I'm thinking just a 4K upscaling player would be fine, but I don't want something completely crummy either. I don't need any smart features, although it appears they're somewhat standard. Budget is somewhat flexible, but obviously I don't want to spend a huge amount for something that may not get a ton of use.

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We recently got a new 4K tv and I'm looking to upgrade the rest of our AV equipment. What would be a good choice for someone who rarely watches discs, but isn't ready to completely give up the option? We currently just have an old DVD player so we don't even have Blu-ray yet. 99% of what we watch is streamed or antenna.

I'm thinking just a 4K upscaling player would be fine, but I don't want something completely crummy either. I don't need any smart features, although it appears they're somewhat standard. Budget is somewhat flexible, but obviously I don't want to spend a huge amount for something that may not get a ton of use.

TIA!
Not sure if you want another DVD/BD player but since you 'stream' 99% of the time I'd suggest upgrading to the latest Roku 4 if you haven't already.
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Not sure if you want another DVD/BD player but since you 'stream' 99% of the time I'd suggest upgrading to the latest Roku 4 if you haven't already.
Yes, I'm looking for a BD player for the few occasions when we need/want to watch a disc. Streaming is already handled with Roku.

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Yes, I'm looking for a BD player for the few occasions when we need/want to watch a disc. Streaming is already handled with Roku.

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Thank you. I'm actually reading now that it may not even be important for the player to upscale since the TV does it. Is that true? I just watched a bit of a regular DVD with our old player, and it looked pretty good. I would like to be able to finally watch those Star Wars Blu-rays in the drawer, but it looks like a basic BD player may do the trick for our use.
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Thank you. I'm actually reading now that it may not even be important for the player to upscale since the TV does it. Is that true?
Yes. Every flat-panel TV has to upscale input signals which do not match the resolution of the display panel. A few TVs have rather poor upscaling, though, in which case the disc player or receiver might do a better job.

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I just watched a bit of a regular DVD with our old player, and it looked pretty good. I would like to be able to finally watch those Star Wars Blu-rays in the drawer, but it looks like a basic BD player may do the trick for our use.
That's likely to be the case. However, some 4K TVs do a poorer job of upscaling DVDs than they do for Blu-rays.

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Looking for a 3D blu-ray player to feed 1080p projector and Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 receiver.

For Atmos, does it just need to support Dolby TrueHD and bitstream? Or should I get one that does 4k? Will the player output 4k discs at 1080p?

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