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Buget players that handle 6.1 and 7.1?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Grand Dizzy, May 2, 2005.

  1. Grand Dizzy

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    Are there any?

    I'm looking for a budget player (£50-£150) but I'm about to buy a new sound system with 6.1 or 7.1 speakers so I definitely need it to be able to handle this number of channels.
     
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    AFAIK most, if not all, DVD players will suffice - the 6.1/7.1 is a function of the AV amp so as long as to decode in the amp (ie use the digital/optical connection and not the DVD's own 5.1 analog output) you should be ok with any player...PJ
     
  4. Grand Dizzy

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    Wow, thanks PJTX!

    Can anyone confirm if this is true?
     
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    yep, if you link it via. coaxial or optical then the av reciever will decode the incoming signal and put it through your speakers... Mine does Denon 1910 and AVR 1905.
     
  6. Grand Dizzy

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    Does that mean the audio handling of the DVD player is completely irrelevant?

    I mean, I've heard that cheaper DVD players don't play CDs very well. Should I care about that if I'm going to hook it up to my amp?
     
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    If it reads the information and sends it to the amp crap, all the amp can do is make sure it doesnt get any worse.

    With optical and coaxial connections the player reads the disc, analyzes the information and sends it out.

    Analog, ie RCA connections need decent decoders before being sent coz the amp literally just amps and sends it to its different speakers.
     
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    amp will also "process" the sound not always desirabel for CD replay some DVD players do a grand job with CD (Arcam and denon as well as HK DVD25/2550/30) for your budget a secondhand HK DVD22 or new Pio 575 are what i would suggest
     

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