Originally Posted by Blacklac
Oppo, Pioneer (except the new Sharp based players) and Denon should all have high quality stereo analog outputs. I personally used a Pioneer 51 connected directly to a stereo amp and was very pleased with that setup. I have since added an AVR to the mix so I could utilize my 2.1 for antenna TV also.
That's what I recommend though. If you just have a 2.0/2.1 setup with no other sources, hook a stereo Amplifier right to the stereo outs of the player.
One caveat on the OPPO's. The new BDP-93 won't have dedicated stereo outs that the BDP-83, 83SE have. That's being sacrificed, but the later, enhanced analog BDP-95 will have them (as well as everything else the BDP-93 has).
The 93 does have high quality multi-ch analog outputs, but not the dedicated stereo outputs.