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Old 06-26-2009, 09:32 AM   #1  
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Default Panasonic DMP-60K or DMP-80K?

Help! My first Blu-Ray and HDTV experience. Buying a new 46" Panasonic Plasma (probably the TC-P46G10) and I'm unsure which blu-ray player to go with. The 80K (http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702) looks feature-rich, but being a newbie, I'm, trying to see if there's a downside. The 60K (http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702) seems to get very favorable reviews. Thanks!
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Unless you have the need for analog audio outputs of the BD80 from your player to a AV receiver, the BD60 would probably be the best player for you.

Grats on your journey into the HD world!!!!!
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Let me expand on Stew's comment. The 80 will decode and send an analog audio signal to your AVR's analog inputs. The 60 and 80 will send a digital signal via either coax/optical (PCM) or through HDMI as bitsteam. The decoding will occur in the AVR. If your receiver can decode the digital signal or get the 60. Same PQ.

That looks like a Hewland layshaft gear to me.
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Thanks guys:
I sold all my old AV equipment when my CRT TV started to die. It was upper-mid-range equipment, but it had a good life and I knew I'd regret having to compromise once I moved to HD and HDMI, so I'm going to go with the 60. I can only afford the TV and Blu-Ray right now, but I can start from scratch with a complete new AV system when the money's there.
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