Oppo 83 and Denon 2700 AVR compatability questions

I recently added a slightly used Oppo 83 to my system which includes a Denon 2700 receiver.

1. Because the Denon doesn't decode 7.1 audio am I correct that I need to pass the audio signal via the 7.1 inputs?

2. If I'm using the the 7.1 analog inputs as my blu ray audio do I need to select the EXT. In as my audio source?

3. I was an early adopter to the HDTV technology. My TV does not like a HDMI input from a video source (even when passed through the AVR). One of big reasons I got the Oppo is because it can pass 1080i through it's component outputs which is what my native resolution is anyway. Another reason is that I thought it was an universal player. However, upon setup I soon realized that it doen't do DVD-A. I still have a Denon 2900 Universal player but don't see anyway to incorporate the player in the system since the 7.1 analog inputs are already being used by the Oppo. Is there any way around this problem, short of possibly getting a new receiver? I have quite a few DVD-A's that I enjoy.


The Oppo is most DEFINITELY capable of playing back DVD-Audio discs. I have about 100 DVD-Audio discs and they play back quite well thru my Oppo BDP-83. Even the DVD-Audio light gets lit when I play them. Same thing with my BDP-93.

Yes, you can use the Oppo's 7.1 outputs into the Denon's 5.1 inputs, you will simply not use the Back Surround outputs since the Denon has no input for them.


You need to purchase a HD Fury 3 to convert HDMI to RGB or Component. The Oppo 83 component outputs are no where near as good as the HDMI video output. I have an Oppo 83 with this connection to an old pioneer elite tv