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My sony S550 BD player may be on the way out as it is refusing to recognise some BDs that it has previously played whilst still playing many and I can't find why that could possibly be on the interweb.  Any clues? 

 

Actually my main reason for posting was wondering whether there any current BD players that have multi-channel analogue outputs? 

 

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RE: multi-channel analogue BD players

Panasonic DMP-BD80 has them.

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i would check if there is a firmware update for the player if it is refusing some discs

 

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Thanks for the replies so far.

I think panasonic is 2 years old...so it seems that none of the 2011 players have them which sucks.

I've never updated the firmware which I ought to do, but that surely can't explain why 3months or so ago I happily watched Bourne ultimatum and now it refuses to read the disc, which is clean with no scratches...very strange.

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RE: multi-channel analogue BD players

At least one of the oppo players does as does the Cambridge Audio player but you're talking a lot more money for those.

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RE: multi-channel analogue BD players

It depends on how you want to spend ... If you have 500 pounds, you have no doubt in Counseling Cambridge Audio, but if you want something cheaper you recommend the LG BD390, I have one and so far is proving to be an excellent BD, and Multi ch output, the main reason of having bought in the first place!

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Depends how much you want to spend ... If you have 500 pounds, I have no doubt in Counseling Cambridge Audio, but if you want something cheaper I would advise the LG BD390, I have one and so far is proving to be an excellent BD, and Multi ch output, the main reason for the have bought in the first place!

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RE: multi-channel analogue BD players

Okay thanks for the replies, my system doesn't warrant any more than £200 (at most) spent on it.  I'll have to see how things go with the sony.  Might end up having to upgrade AV receiver as well but at least that would open the door to a large range of (cheaper) but brand spanking new BD players with alot more functionality (i.e. web accessability) than what I currently have - there's always a silver lining!

 

 

 

 

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Chisy1 wrote:
Okay thanks for the replies, my system doesn't warrant any more than £200 (at most) spent on it. 

I don't think anyone's sold a BDP with multi-channel outputs for that money in this country. I've got the last Sony model to feature the (the S760) but I paid close to double that. You might be able to find one for that money but I wouldn't count on it.

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RE: multi-channel analogue BD players

Panasonic DMP-BD85 has multi channel outs, if you shop around you should get it for around £200

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i have seen a samsung bdc 6900 with 7.1 outputs on amazon
its also a 3d bd player,
i have one myself and its a very good player now only at £159.99 its a steal.

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The_Lhc wrote:

Chisy1 wrote:
Okay thanks for the replies, my system doesn't warrant any more than £200 (at most) spent on it. 

I don't think anyone's sold a BDP with multi-channel outputs for that money in this country. I've got the last Sony model to feature the (the S760) but I paid close to double that. You might be able to find one for that money but I wouldn't count on it.

 

I know I paid £219 for the S550, but that was 3 (or maybe longer) years ago and I'd hoped they'd kept this type of set up going, but no-one seems to have done in the last year or so and certainly not at this price point.   It still only seems to be the Bourne discs that aren't working now...all very odd and until it decides not to recognise other discs I think I've now decided (lack of cash!) that I'm going have to put up with it and save up in the meantime!!

 

I don't tend to follow the market until things break (i.e. I'm not a serial upgrader!) when I have to play catch up so thanks for all the other replies  giving hints at some possible players should it give up. 

 

Chisy

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Well, as above it appears there's a couple of options for you, I'd go for the Panasonic if it was my money.

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RE: multi-channel analogue BD players

Chisy1 wrote:

The_Lhc wrote:

Chisy1 wrote:
Okay thanks for the replies, my system doesn't warrant any more than £200 (at most) spent on it. 

I don't think anyone's sold a BDP with multi-channel outputs for that money in this country. I've got the last Sony model to feature the (the S760) but I paid close to double that. You might be able to find one for that money but I wouldn't count on it.

 

I know I paid £219 for the S550, but that was 3 (or maybe longer) years ago and I'd hoped they'd kept this type of set up going, but no-one seems to have done in the last year or so and certainly not at this price point.   It still only seems to be the Bourne discs that aren't working now...all very odd and until it decides not to recognise other discs I think I've now decided (lack of cash!) that I'm going have to put up with it and save up in the meantime!!

 

I don't tend to follow the market until things break (i.e. I'm not a serial upgrader!) when I have to play catch up so thanks for all the other replies  giving hints at some possible players should it give up. 

 

Chisy

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RE: multi-channel analogue BD players

Clare, its only a little Cambridge Audio 340R (in silver) connected to the Jamo 'style speakers'. 

I needed a slimline receiver as I don't have a lot of space on the wall unit that Mrs Chisy insisted we have.  There don't seem to be a lot of slimline AV receivers either...I seem to be restricted in my choices at every turn!   However, perhaps my google [other search engines available!] skills aren't good enough

Grateful for any leads...(that's not an invitation to start a discussion on accessories!!)

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RE: multi-channel analogue BD players

Like you, I had to invest in an analog multi channel BD player - and now that all new receivers have 7.1 HD decoding built in - all of the new mass-market BD players are HDMI audio only.

I have an old Yamaha DSP-A1. Great old 5.1 amp, but no HDMI, and no 7.1 HD decoding. Still, it's a grunty piece of kit and I wasn't willing or able to upgrade it to a newer receiver. So, I matched it with a Panasonic BD85 which was going as a run-out-last-season's-price. Nice player, good reviews and has that all important analog out stage.

Sure one day I'll go for an Oppo 95, but for now, the Panny is a great deal (if you can still find one).

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