It's about time to go Blu-ray

RobertR

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I'll be curious to see if any lower cost 2nd generation BR products are announced at CES. The format doesn't look it'll be what was promised until after the middle of next year.
 

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No 5.1 Analog outs kills the PS3 for me. I have no plans to go HDMI so I need the analog connections.
 

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Well, my wife just got a call from her dad he's dropping off a Xmas check for us to spend on eachother. So, guess what my wife is getting me for Xmas in the next couple of days.

Her direct quote "It's smart to invest in both formats". Yeah, I just about fell over.
 

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I don't know yet.

I have no research into these players and there's quite a few out there and it seems the local store's carry only Sony or Sammy. Can't find the Panny anywhere.
 

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Does your receiver have 5.1 analog inputs or 7.1 analog? I don't know of many that have the latter but if you are planning on using analog and not hdmi for some time, I know of only the one BR player that has analog 7.1 out.



Now that I think about it... as an experiment, would it be possible to use 2 amps/receivers to do the following.... with the above 7.1 analog player, hook up 5.1 to receiver #1 and then hook up the remaining 2 channels to a second receiver to get the full 7.1, should such a title ever come out on blu-ray. I know that The Descent will have pcm 6.1 sound.
 

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Thanks Dave, so does my father-in-all and he's Xmas surprise.

But now, I need to find an HDMI switcher, a 5.1 analog switcher, two HDMI cables and two sets of 5.1 analog cables before I can wire anything up. This is going to get a bit involved.

Neil, I'm 5.1 only, no 7.1 here.
 

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A week ago I took the plunge and bought a PS3. I picked up Black Hawk Down and Underworld: Evolution at the same time. Man, I love my PS3 and Black Hawk Down looks fantastic! Since then I've bought Crank, The Punisher, Stargate, A Knight's Tale, Speed, and Resident Evil: Apocalypse. I'm so glad I've added Blu-Ray to my HT!!
 

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well, i finally pulled the trigger.......... and bought my first blue ray movie. purchased pearl harbor WOO WOO! now all i need is a player. next week..... god i love tax time.
 

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Be sure to check out this thread before you open up that Stargate release. Seems as those some of the subtitles are missing from the film.
 

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