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hi, great forum I'm looking at getting a VCR DVD combo with 1080p and I have a few questions like it says you need to use HDMI for 1080p if I hook it up this way will my older 7.1 receiver still work via the optical or coax connection for DD/DTS? Also why is it only HDMI wont component cables carry a 1080 signal? And last are their any good affordable players I should look at?
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hi, great forum I'm looking at getting a VCR DVD combo with 1080p and I have a few questions like it says you need to use HDMI for 1080p if I hook it up this way will my older 7.1 receiver still work via the optical or coax connection for DD/DTS?

Yes. I have an older 7.1 receiver (Onkyo HT-R540) that uses optical for my DVD player. Gets Dolby Digital and DTS just fine.

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Also why is it only HDMI wont component cables carry a 1080 signal??

Component can carry 1080 signals, but players made nowadays are restricted to upscaling over HDMI. There were some players that upscaled over component, but they've been out of production for several years now. I don't remember any combos, but if you want to use component on a new player, you'll have to let your TV/display upconvert. It may look fine that way.

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http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-...3947137&sr=1-2

If you need both I'd go with this Panasonic Blu-Ray combo. A little over $200 and it can do it all (BR, SD-DVD, VCR).
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Plus, if you go with Jeffredo's suggestion you can use component to pass 1080i while playing Blu-Ray Discs. You are still limited to 480P over component with regulary DVD's.
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http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-BD70V-Blu-ray-Multimedia-Player/dp/B001VZ1W5U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=tv&qid=1263947137&sr=1-2

If you need both I'd go with this Panasonic Blu-Ray combo. A little over $200 and it can do it all (BR, SD-DVD, VCR).

gar3 is reporting in the Blu-Ray forum that this unit is selling for $139 at Amazon right now.
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An important note
The Panasonic DMP-BD70V is a VHS player only, not a recorder.
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