06-27-2010 02:35 PM #1Member
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want buy a bluray player any ideas
HI im in the market of bluray player, I have a MARANTZ 7300ose receiver, it has optical y digital coax, but not HDMI , when I use it with my old dvd player marantz 4400 everything sound good, and perfect, last year I dicide I need and upscale and USB so I bought and LG dv392h, If you use it just with the tv its OK, but if you use it with the receiver, YOu hear all the effects but the voices are so low , you have to put full volume to hear it, SO I decide its time to a bluray player, I like my receiver, so I want a player that work with my receiver , I been looking the LG bd590 and the panasonic bd85, also the oppo 83 but I think it to expensive for me right now, any ideas what player can work for me , and it need to be multiregion, I live in central america so we use region 4 and 1, thanks
06-27-2010 04:14 PM #2Special Member
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The best audio connection to that receiver for a blu-ray player would be 5.1 or 7.1 analog connection, which that receiver has. Blu-ray has lossless audio - Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, or uncompressed PCM - and optical or digital coax does not support the bandwidth for that. You just connect 6 or 8 of those red & white RCA audio cables (but high quality ones) between the player & receiver, let the player decode the audio, and you'll enjoy the significant upgrade to lossless audio that blu-ray provides.
So, you need to look at the specs for a player and make sure it says 5.1/7.1 analog output. The LGBD590 does not. The Panasonic BD85 and Oppo BD83 do.
And note that region coding is different for Blu-ray. Blu-ray uses just Regions A, B or C. All of North, Central & South America are all Region A, as is parts of Asia (Japan & Hong Kong). Europe is Region B, and places like Russia, China & India are Region C. But the DVD region for a Blu-ray player is the same (all blu-ray players can play both blu-ray and DVD), so if most of your DVD collection is region 4, then you'll want to buy a blu-ray player in Central or South America. If most of your DVD collection is Region 1, then you'll want to buy a player from the US or Canada.
06-27-2010 05:16 PM #3
An Oppo bdp-80 would also be a good choice and less expensive than the 83, it upconverts well (not like the 83 but does a good job and depending on your tv you might want to let your set do all the processing which the Oppo 80 will let you do with it source direct) and you can get a region free mod for fairly cheap.
06-28-2010 05:37 AM #4
^ Yes the Oppo BDP-80 is perfectly suited for the OP as well the Panny BD85.
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