Originally Posted by Robert Simandl
Okay, so now that this player seems to have disappeared (right when I was ready to buy one), NOW what's the cheapest player with 5.1 analog outputs?
It's a very serious price leap from the inexpensive (now discontinued?) Monoprice $77 blu-ray player (which has 5.1 analog outs) to a current/recent player at maybe $300 or $400 or even $500!
$500 = OPPO 93 (universal)
$400 = Yamaha BD-A1010BL (universal)
$300 = Panasonic DMP-BDT 500 (not universal, likely to show up for sale in the next few weeks)
OPPO doesn't discount, but above prices on Yamaha and Panasonic are street prices.
I personally am looking hard at both the Yamaha and soon upcoming Panasonic.
FWIW I returned my inexpensive Monoprice player and got the $77 refund without any hassle. So it cost me something like $21 shipping total for round trip shipping. I provided straight info about my experience with this player in this thread.