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Replacement for Onkyo DVD Player

I have an older and low cost Onkyo home theatre system of which the DVD player died recently. The AV receiver is an Onkyo HT-500. So my question is: what's the best cheapo DVD player upgrade route here? My guess is that there is some low cost DVD player that would improve the viewer experience by delivering higher resolution off the same DVD movies than the old DVD player could, and I need to be careful about compatability between the receiver and the new player, including the connections. Any advice?

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Re: Replacement for Onkyo DVD Player

You do not worry about the DVD player, any brand of DVD Player has compatible for that system because the output of all DVD player has already synchronizing the output impedance of the DVD to the input of your system. And you are looking for the best resolution of DVD player so you can try either sony, jvc, pioneer.and many more, but the best thing you can do is to bring the sample CD that you already know the picture and then you can try to play into the DVD that what you have selected.

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