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Buying a 5.1 Blu-ray Player

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By: Steve (Leeds)

I want to buy a Blu-ray player that has 5.1 speaker connections but no speakers. Is there such a product available on the market that I can buy?

Thanks for your help.


Comments for Buying a 5.1 Blu-ray Player:

Hi

I’m not entirely sure what you’re asking.

When you say a Blu-ray player with no speakers, I assume you are talking about a standalone player rather than one that comes as part of a system.

For example, you can buy a Blu-ray system like the Sony BDVE370.CEK 5.1 Blu-ray Home Cinema System that comes with a receiver and speakers.

*** UPDATE: A newer model is the LG LHD657 5.1-Channel Home Theater System ***

So, assuming this isn’t what you want, then you would be looking at a standalone Blu-ray player.

There are a number of good quality players, but you could start looking at the budget end at the Sony BDPS370 Blu-ray Player or the Panasonic DMP-BD45EB-K Blu-ray Disc Player.

*** UPDATE: Newer alternatives are the Sony BDP-S6700 Blu-ray Player or the LG UP870 3D Ultra High Definition Blu-ray 4K Player ***

Now, you would usually connect these via HDMI to an AV receiver to get 5.1 surround sound. However, your question suggests you may be talking about a player with 5.1 analog phono outputs for connecting to a surround sound amplifier that doesn’t have HDMI.

If so, then you would need to spend a bit more and maybe look at something like the Panasonic DMP-BD85EB-K Blu-ray Disc Player.

Hope that helps.

Paul (Site Editor)

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