ef37a wrote:Must be a posh BR/DVD machine Martin? I've never had one that could handle other than stills over USB?
It was rather an expensive model compared with the under £100 jobbies out there nowadays, but:
a) My DVD recorder had failed some months back.
b) My hi-fi CD player was also starting to throw a wobbly when I put most CDs in its tray.
c) I realised that without having BluRay capability I'd still be years behind the curve.
d) On researching I discovered that very few modern BluRay or DVD players have dedicated analogue audio outputs (allegedly this is because they don't want people being able to copy videos with high quality audio too easily).
The one machine i tracked down that seemed to do everything I wanted was originally released in 2016 (but still appearing on various 'best of' lists) was the Sony UHP-H1.
I've been blown away by how much of an improvement I've noticed on both video and audio quality with my DVD collection, and it really does sound like a high quality hi-fi audio player with CDs too.
It also has a Network connection so I've now got it connected to YouTube etc for some great evenings of new music, once again with wonderful quality audio considering the source material. So I popped some FLAC albums from my digital download collection into a USB stick and plugged that into the UHP-H1, and blow me it sounds wonderful again. It did cost me £242, but I'm well pleased with the results across all these formatshttps://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio ... 022/review
I suspect I'll be even more impressed with video quality once I've bought a BluRay disk though