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#280908 - 11/29/09 09:53 PM Blue ray for music
dapman Offline
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I am in the process of upgrading my system. I have recently purchased the denon 3310 now Im looking to buy a Blueray player, I know they play music cd's but would it be better to have a seperate CD player.

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#280909 - 11/29/09 09:59 PM Re: Blue ray for music [Re: dapman]
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Personally I'd rather have a separate CD player connected directly to the AVR (so it's not running through the TV monitor).
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#280911 - 11/29/09 10:10 PM Re: Blue ray for music [Re: dapman]
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Larry, the playing of CDs has been a mature technology for a long time now, and any Blu-ray player that you get will also play CDs flawlessly. So, if you're wondering if a "dedicated" CD player would play them better, the answer is no.
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#280912 - 11/29/09 10:12 PM Re: Blue ray for music [Re: Adrian]
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Why would you run the BD player through the monitor first?

I’ve got my Oppo hooked up directly to my Onkyo using HDMI. I could use analogue if I wanted but don’t see that advantage. I’m not sure with all the other factors especially speaker and room related that there’d be any big advantage to a stand alone CD player.
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#280913 - 11/29/09 10:13 PM Re: Blue ray for music [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
Personally I'd rather have a separate CD player connected directly to the AVR (so it's not running through the TV monitor).


I play CD's in my blu-ray and I don't use the TV.

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#280914 - 11/29/09 10:35 PM Re: Blue ray for music [Re: CatBrat]
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The simplest answer is there would be no benefit to using a dedicated C.D player.

1) More components, more room, more money. This task can be done competently by your Blu-ray player.
2) If you use a digital connection such as a coax or optical(toslink) cable the digital to analog conversion will occur in the same place-your receiver. Even if you use a analog connection and take advantage of a so called "superior" DAC of a dedicated C.D player the differences in sound quality will not be night and day, certainly not worth the extra cost.
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#280915 - 11/29/09 10:36 PM Re: Blue ray for music [Re: CatBrat]
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I have my Denon BD connected to my Denon 2809 via HDMI but I can only play cd's with the monitor "on". I've wondered about this, once I turn on the BD the monitor comes on with it(reads "DENON")...turn the monitor off, the BD turns off too. (?)
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#280917 - 11/29/09 10:53 PM Re: Blue ray for music [Re: Adrian]
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My Panny Bluray is connected to my Denon 3808 via HDMI, but I don't have to have my projector on to listen to music, never heard of that...
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#280918 - 11/29/09 11:08 PM Re: Blue ray for music [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
I have my Denon BD connected to my Denon 2809 via HDMI but I can only play cd's with the monitor "on". I've wondered about this, once I turn on the BD the monitor comes on with it(reads "DENON")...turn the monitor off, the BD turns off too. (?)



I’ve had my Oppo 981 and BD-83 hooked up through my Denon 2807 prior to getting my Onkyo and never had to turn on either my DLP or projector to play a CD or DVD. Both would start up automatically if the disk player and receiver were on.

What happens to the signal to your monitor when you switch to “Pure Direct?”

Does this happen when you use the power switch on each device? Is it possible your remote is turning both on and off at the same time and you just need to reprogram it?

I’ve heard of HDMI handshake issues with devices turned off but never something that’s turned on and off by another device via HDMI.
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#280919 - 11/29/09 11:31 PM Re: Blue ray for music [Re: grunt]
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When I first hooked up my new tv, and I put a CD in the blu-ray player, my TV would automatically turn on. I went into the setup mode of the tv and Samsung had an option that was turned on, called Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) and I turned it off. Now no problem.

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