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Can I use my old Panasonic Blu ray home theater with a new boy ray player?
4 replies to this topic
Posted September 15 2013 - 04:38 AM
I have a Panasonic SA-BT230 home theater system, but the blu ray has stopped working. It still plays DVD's, but just not blu rays. I've cleaned it and everything, but it still doesn't work. I've been looking at new players that have WiFi, but none of them have the speaker connections that I need. Is there anyway to use the old player as a receiver with a new player? Or is there a blu ray player out there with speaker connections? I really don't want to buy a whole new home theater.
Posted September 15 2013 - 06:18 AM
Nope. Throw it away, buy another one.
Or, buy a real AVR and separate BD player.
Posted September 16 2013 - 01:05 PM
If your TV has more than one HDMI input, one option would be to plug the new Blu-ray player directly into the TV. If you haven't already, connect the TV's optical audio output to one of the optical audio inputs on the Panasonic HTIB.
Your TV might or might not pass surround-sound through from the disc player. Some TVs forward only stereo audio from attached devices.
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Posted September 16 2013 - 01:52 PM
Thank u Selden! I do have more than one HDMI so it's worth a try.
Edited by Bridgetem, September 16 2013 - 01:53 PM.
Posted September 16 2013 - 02:08 PM
Before you do all that...
Yes you need another BD player. Run HDMI into the TV and toslink to the current HTiB. It, apparently, has two toslink on it.
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