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  Reply # 742986 10-Jan-2013 18:53
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robjg63: The Pioneer plasmas were extremely good.
I guess its just the connectivity that is causing you some issues now.

There is also this model converter : http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ADPDNX1004
A little cheaper - around the $100 mark.

Here is the spec from the dynamix website: http://www.dynamix.co.nz/productimages/pdfs/hdmisb21.pdf

It says it is a resolution pass thru converter - so I am not sure if the HDMI (from the blu-ray) signal was 1080 (ie full HD) if the TV display will down convert it to 720. Many TVs would just down convert - you would need to check if your model does.
Either that or perhaps you can set the HDMI output on the proposed blu-ray to 720p


Other than the fact that it only outputs stereo audio, the dynamix unit seems to be the similar to the HDFury and much, much cheaper. Although you have to have a punt on how good the quality is, $87 isn't a kings ransom (esp as he is springing for Bose amps). I would give that a whirl - connect component to the TV, HDMI from the Blu-Ray player to the dynamix unit, and optical out from the player directly into the amp. In fact, I'm almost tempted to order one while they are available - to put on a shelf s a backup in case my Fury fails.

$87 is pretty cheap to eke a few more years out of a TV.

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  Reply # 742988 10-Jan-2013 18:59
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The $87 is + GST - annoyingly everything on PBtech defaults to GST exclusive.
But regardless - thats pretty much $100 neat - which isnt toooo bad.....




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  Reply # 743024 10-Jan-2013 20:16
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The dynamix does not say that it supports hdcp.  You may need this for a blu-ray player to work with it.

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