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  • Deleted user 28 January 2013 18:32:52
    Are you saying all this is bollocks:

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  • Deleted user 28 January 2013 18:43:39
    Sure, but it's still a digital source connecting to my amp no?
  • Deleted user 28 January 2013 18:50:55

    So, I'm connecting my player to my TV via HDMI, then I use the 7:1 analog audio out to connect to my AV amp...and it sounds wicked! Pretty sure I can't even do that with a PS3 and it certainly wouldn't sound as good.
  • chopsen 28 Jan 2013 18:56:13 19,993 posts
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    Yeah, so you're using the player's DAC. If you connect everything via HDMI including audio, it doesn't matter.

    Spending £60 or £300 on a BR makes no odds. It only makes a difference if you go for silly stuff like your Oppo. I looked at them once when I was having a silly moment and thought I wanted to get in to SACD.
  • chopsen 29 Jan 2013 07:34:20 19,993 posts
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    Not anymore. It was on launch models only.
  • dominalien 29 Jan 2013 07:52:34 8,474 posts
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    That's what he said, though? :-)
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