Hi all. I was looking for a sound upgrade for my TV (TH-42PZ80U). Obviously, the built-in speakers aren't the best quality, and they don't allow me to experience the audio quality bump from BD discs.
Unfortunately, I don't have space for surround sound or a receiver. This really is not negotiable. It is a very small space.
After much consideration, here is a budget solution that I thought of, with the help from members of another forum.
My BD player, the BDT-210, outputs HDMI audio and analog 2.0 audio at the same time (with "high clarity" off). This means that I can connect the player to speakers via analog 2.0.
Here's what I was thinking.
1. Lepai TA2020, to amp the speakers.http://www.amazon.com/Lepai-Tripath-...dp/B0049P6OTI/
2. Pioneer SP-BS21-LRhttp://www.bestbuy.com/site/Pioneer+...=1218224799780
I have heard very good things about the Pioneers, and for my budget, I think it is probably the best I can do. Since I have a giftcard from BB, my out of pocket costs will only be about $30-40, which is easier for me to swallow.
3. Cables from monoprice.
I am a student, so I don't have much to spend on HT equipment. I think this would be a decent upgrade, given the budget. Budget= ~$100-150
One question: Would I be able to take advantage of the higher bitrate DTS-MA and DD-True HD tracks, or will the player "downgrade" it to the lower bitrate tracks? I don't really care that I'm not getting surround sound, but I really did want to take advantage of the higher quality tracks.