Originally Posted by MIAB
I've tried the search feature but I could'nt get a positive answer. I'm looking for a Blu-ray player with (hopefully analog) volume control and channel trim features. I want to hook it up with the 7.1 multich outputs to the my receivers inputs. I have an older Arcam AVR350 that I'm happy with sonically but it is feature lacking. I don't think I could do much better amplifying my speakers without spending big money. The 7.1 multichannel inputs bypass all DSP or other stuff with only the volume control being in the path. I was also hoping for DLNA support in the blu-ray player to be able to stream video/audio/pictures from my home server as well as Netflix support. Maybe some lesser expensive options if there are any.
As a side would I have problems with bass being to low in volume if I ran my system as above because of that +/-10db bass standard of some of the audio standards? I really don't even know what/how to ask this question as I really don't understand it much
thanks in advance.
The Oppo BDP-103 would do what you want. Another option is the Panasonic DMP-BDT500, but its DLNA capabilites are suspect compared to the Oppos. The best analog connections are available in the high end Oppo, the BDP-105, but that is an investment unless you're willing to pay for the best. The BDP-103 is more than good enough for high end sound.
The prices: BDT-500 is 288, the BDP-103 is 499, the BDP-105 is 1199. The BDP-105 is so filled with features, that some folks are using it as a pre-pro, going straight to amps.
I'd recommend the BDP-103, but you haven't given a budget, so....
As to the boost in LFE, it's just a compensation that you do on your sub channel trims on your Arcam. The LFE signal is -10db out of the player on analog signals, just have to boost it after it comes in.