The Denon lacks multichannel analog inputs so your only option is HDMI.can the oppo 205 be connected to a denon 4300 amp using 7.1 analouge connections i want the best sound quality from my oppo 205 using the denon if not any other way of connecting it up to still get the very best sound quality from the oppo 205 thanks
Especially since he cannot run 8 channels of line-level audio because the Denon lacks 8 channels of line-level audio input.Granted, the Oppo's do tend to have fantastic on-board channel decoding... but you're not going to be disappointed using HDMI in this case. It also saves a lot of cable, since you don't have to run 8 channels of line-level audio.
As long as his music is only in stereo.If best multichannel music sound is the goal, and HDMI is his only option (and it is indeed with the Denon 4300); then the Oppo 203 would do just fine. IMO
For 'possibly' the best music sound quality from the 205, his best option is analog stereo RCA connection.