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Speakers and Blu-ray Player

by NorwayMaple / October 7, 2016 8:04 AM PDT

Hi all,

I am looking to buy a portable Blu-ray player and portable speakers for my organization, and I need to know what kind of Blu-ray player and speakers are best.

I searched online for "outdoor speakers," but most of them only can work with speaker cables, and we don't want to buy a separate amplifier unit. Also, most Blu-ray players use HDMI to transmit audio, but we may be connecting it to projectors without an "Audio Out" port. Finally, the Blu-ray player needs to play DVDs and Blu-rays from all world regions.

Thanks!

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This may not be available here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2016 8:22 AM PDT

I don't see all region players in the stores here (USA) so you'll have to find all the all region models and work the list of features you want.

There's another factor here. In 2010 (again here, USA) they sunset the feature of audio out on such players so you may be stuck with other solutions. This was commonly referred to as "plugging the analog hole." This may be most of the reason you can't find analog outputs on the players.

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How about ordinary non-all-region players?
by NorwayMaple / October 7, 2016 8:30 AM PDT

The all region requirement may not be necessary. What other solutions are you referring to? The speakers need to be loud enough to screen a movie in a large room, and we will be using it with other people's projectors so I'm not sure what ports or features they will have.

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Back up a second.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2016 8:36 AM PDT

I would have to guess you are starting up a public AV company. As such the first thing you learn is to never leave the setup to chance. You carry every cable and item with you. Even the projector for when theirs is on the fritz or incompatible.

Such a company is tough going. I know as we have a few around here so you would be the small fish at first.

With that out of the way, I can't guess why you are restricting the system like this. That is, if an amp is required, we get one of those or rent it.

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Keep it simple
by NorwayMaple / October 7, 2016 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Back up a second.

We just want to do a movie screening in the room of another organization and we don't want to carry an amplifier around. We were just hoping for the Blu-ray player and speakers.

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There are speakers with amps built in.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2016 8:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Keep it simple

I didn't search because you can do that. But the BR player and analog out is iffy and here the all region is not in big box stores for reasons. You have to buy those online and well, I'd rather not get into why here.

I'm guessing you didn't find a thing with https://www.google.com/search?q=bluray+with+headphone+jack so I hope that helps you find some models now.

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Did a search for "speaker with amp built in" on Amazon
by NorwayMaple / October 7, 2016 9:05 AM PDT
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I worry here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2016 9:10 AM PDT

If you are telling me you have never used a headphone to RCA adapter I see why all the questions. The headphone output tells me it has so much drive that I may avoid a preamp. Some RCA outputs are fairly low level and meant for a receiver which in your scenario my bet is you'll run some 20 feet of cable to one or both speakers.

So for me, I'd go with headphone output levels.

My bet is you'll use RCA cables and some headphone to RCA along the way.

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Now that you have the hardware, your government may
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2016 9:25 AM PDT

Have something to say about this.
https://www.gov.uk/showing-films-in-public for example.

Public performances are a bit of a sticky area or tar pit of issues. Best bet? Don't be the person that plays this. Let others that wanted to do this take the legal hit.

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I worked it out.
by NorwayMaple / October 11, 2016 8:14 AM PDT

Thanks!

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Share the result so others can see how you solved this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2016 9:03 AM PDT
In reply to: I worked it out.

Just a little more and folk will appreciate all the work you did.

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