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Old 01-09-2009   #11
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Default Re: New Panasonic DMP-BD55 for $399

Originally Posted by topshag01 View Post
I just bought the Panasonic DMP-BD55 at Circuit City for $399. I have a Denon 3805 reciever coupled with a Mitsubishi WD55 (1080i max) Rear Projection Wide Screen TV. Both Denon and Mits are non HDMI units so I have everything hooked up thru Component Video and TosLink audio. I'm not sure whether I'm upconverting to 1080i with standard DVD's or whether I'm getting 1080i with Blu Ray Discs either. I'm not inclined to spend another $4K to buy a new HDMI Receiver and TV, but I want to maximize my experience with my existing equipment. Should I hook up the audio via analog instead of TosLink? Any ideas.
I have the Denon 3805 as well and will be buying the BD55 because it has the ability to provide analog 7.1 full resolution sound.

To take advantage of this all we have to do is connect all 8 (7.1) outputs from the BD55 to the 8 (7.1) 'EXT-IN" on the Denon 3805. These inputs are on the left hand side of the back panel, use the 'system setup' function of the Denon to assign the 'EXT-IN' to your desired input selection, ie. DVD and you will be golden!

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