Do you already have a 5.1 surround sound system? If so what are the pieces you have installed? Do you have a Receiver or are you looking to have the DVD player be the Surround sound system processor as well?
If you have a receiver already and are just looking to have an optical out to the receiver and a HDMI out to the TV I suggest the Integra 30.3 as it has all the outputs you may need. It also has one of the best Video processors on the market.
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Guys, I'm looking for a DVD/Blu-Ray player with following configurations...
1. 5.1 Channel Surround Sound.
2. USB and HDMI/DVI Port.
3. Optical Audio Input.
I already have a LG Home Theater but the DVD player sucks and want to replace it as it doesn't even play MKV or MP4 videos.
Now, I own a Samsung SmartTV and its only Audio output is in Optical format, which disables me from enjoying my TV experience in 5.1.
SO, DO HELP!