Originally Posted by CottyGee
I need help finding Blu-ray players with both:
- Onboard decoding (for everything except Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II which my receiver can handle)
- 5.1 analog output (at least)
I know the OPPO 80 does this, but I'd like to consider cheaper options as well. I'm having trouble finding players that I can mate with my circa 1998 Denon AVR-3200. And my brand spankin' new dual Epik Empires NEED some DTS-HD Master Audio!
Any tips on finding models that do both onboard decoding and have at least 5.1 analog output I can hook up to my AVR-3200?
The table linked by Bill is a good place to start, but some newer players from Oppo and Panasonic and Sony, at least, are still missing.
IMO, the Oppo BDP-80 at $290 is actually a bargain for buyers who need analog multichannel, although I must say I might be a little disappointed in its rudimentary setup options (only one crossover frequency, which must be applied to all speakers, for example) if I needed to use them. Fortunately I don't, so I've been very happy with the player.
Other players aren't much better in this regard.