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Master Geek


#151537 28-Aug-2014 16:17
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Hi All,

I'm a complete newbie when it comes to Blu Ray. Im looking for a cheap blu ray player for my (very) low tech setup.

My av receiver does not have hdmi so Im looking for a blu ray player that supports an optical ( s/pdif ) output.

I would want to connect to my (non-3d) tv via an hdmi cable and to my av receiver by optical spdif / toslink cable.

Can anyone recommend any makes and models that will accomplish what I'm trying to do, I'm looking for low cost here.

Thanks for any assistance.



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Ultimate Geek

  #1117356 28-Aug-2014 16:47
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Hi Martin NZ
I added the Digital optical out filter to PriceSpy this will help show you whats available.

ood hunting.


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Ultimate Geek

  #1117360 28-Aug-2014 16:57
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Other than that you may have luck going into a store and looking for older new models as they sometimes discount to clear, HDMI has taken over.

There maybe a way around it does your TV accept passing surround sound from the BluRay through the TV and then sending surround sound from you TV to your amp from the optical cable, I think this is possible but not on all TV's.

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Uber Geek

  #1117518 28-Aug-2014 20:30
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I think you'll find most Players have optical and/or coaxial out as well as HDMI.
Easiest way to find out is go into a store and look at the back of each one.

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Uber Geek

  #1117773 29-Aug-2014 10:41
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Actually... most of the entry level ones don't.
The Sony units normally have Coax outputs, but not optical.
Some of the higher end units will have optical... but if you're ever looking for RCA outputs, then your options are even more limited.

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