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Old 05-04-2013, 11:59 AM
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Default Taking bluray player recommendations

So about 18 months ago I had bought a Vizio bluray player at Costco. About 6 months ago it started having issues and Vizio replaced it. This is when my issue starts.

The model I had was no longer available, but since my Tv only has component connections, they could not replace with the newer model (HDMI only). The one they sent me is a piece of crap - wont play certain blurays, I have to turn it off and turn it back on again to get the wifi to work, etc. so I'm looking for a new player. But everything I am seeing is HDMI connectivity only! I really don't want to replace a perfectly good Tv or stereo system yet, can anyone recommend a bluray model that has component connectivity?

Alternatively, should I just suck it up and move into the 21st century? Currently I have an onkyo HT-R510 for my stereo and my Tv is a Samsung 32" flat screen CRT 1080i (model TXN3275HF). I do have a Tv with HDMI inputs but I didn't hook it up because its only 720p, it's also a 32", and its a cheap model (dynex) (I won it at our Christmas party a year ago). Everything I do have is connected with component video and optical audio at present.

I was at Costco today and was looking at the Sony BDV-T79 3D bluray home theater. Assuming this is a decent unit, I figured that's the cheapest way to convert at the moment and hook up the dynex tv to it, can't really afford to drop a couple grand right now upgrading my home theater. (Need a new roof this year).

So...thoughts? Recommendations? Is the Sony a good unit? Any cons to going with the provided wireless rear channel speakers? Any chance I'd be able to get more than a couple hundred for the current tv and stereo?

Thanks guys.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:22 PM
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If you're buying a Sony might as well get a PS3.
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Old 05-04-2013, 1:17 PM
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I 2nd the PS3. It'll do a lot more than play movies and they last a long time.
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Old 05-04-2013, 1:33 PM
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hold out for a ps4
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Old 05-04-2013, 1:34 PM
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Another vote for the PS3; it only does.....everything. And they're priced not too much more than a solid blu-ray player anyway, at about $300?
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Old 05-04-2013, 1:53 PM
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Here is another vote for the PS3! I have a PS3 in my office, and it is great! I also have a Sony Bluray player, and the only thing different between the two is I can play games on the PS3 too.
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Old 05-04-2013, 2:50 PM
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I'd actually recommend not buying a blu-ray player.

Optical media is pretty much dead.

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