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Is it mistake to not upgrade my receiver and just get a bd55?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by gnahc79, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. gnahc79

    gnahc79 Godfather

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    posted this on avs but got no responses so far...too noob of a ? I guess :).

    I have a Denon AVR-1602 with Energy Connoisseur C-1s, a C-3, S8.2 subwoofer and 2 Take speakers for the rear. Is it most cost-effective to get a panny bd55 with analog outs for ~$310 or a new receiver + non-analog out bluray player (~$600, something like an Onkyo 805+$250)? My display is a 720p 42" 9uk, all video runs directly to the plasma.
    I have a townhouse and our setup is in the family room, so I can't exactly crank up the volume without startling the neighbors .

    For the most 'bang for the buck' I don't see a huge benefit from getting a new receiver + bluray.
     
  2. koji68

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    I thought the bd55 had a digital optical out.
     
  3. gnahc79

    gnahc79 Godfather

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    lossless audio is only available through HDMI or analog outs and my receiver cannot decode trueHD, only DTS. However, from what I've researched so far I'm not missing a ton by just getting a bd35 and using optical out. hm....
     

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