questionswhat's the cheapest blu-ray player to meet my…


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The cheapest one i am seeing is Panasonic DMP-BD87 Ultra-Fast Booting Blu-ray Disc Player, about $80 new with free shipping or $50 + $7 shipping for a refurb.

You need to look at it to make sure it has RCA output-- the world is all HDMI now, which is causing me some trouble with some of the older equipment in my entertainment setup.


I don't think a Blu-ray player is the best choice. You can try the Blu-ray dirve+Blu-ray player software.
For Mac, Aurora Blu-ray player
For Window, PowerDVD, total media player, macgo, etc.
BTW, i'm using the Samsung SE-506AB BD dirve


Here is a well reviewed Sony blu-ray player. Also has your composite inputs for you until you upgrade. Great price for the specs IMO.