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


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#1 OFFLINE   gnahc79

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:54 PM

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.
Video: Panasonic 42" th42ph9uk (2 component blades, 1 hdmi blade)
HR21-200 connected with blue jeans cable component cables & optical cable
Audio: Denon AVR-1602, Energy Connisseur speakers
Remote: Harmony One and an 880
MediaShare: TVersity

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#2 OFFLINE   koji68

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:57 AM

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

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:22 AM

I thought the bd55 had a digital optical out.


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....
Video: Panasonic 42" th42ph9uk (2 component blades, 1 hdmi blade)
HR21-200 connected with blue jeans cable component cables & optical cable
Audio: Denon AVR-1602, Energy Connisseur speakers
Remote: Harmony One and an 880
MediaShare: TVersity




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