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Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Panasonic has announced two new Profile 2.0 Blu-ray players: the DMP-BD80 and DMP-BD60. The BD60 may be the lower-priced of the two, but it still offers Panasonic's VIERA Cast Web service, which includes Amazon video-on-demand, YouTube, and Picasa. Read More

 
Samsung BD-P3600 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Samsung BD-P3600 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Price-wise, the BD-P3600 is the middle child in Samsung's new trio of Blu-ray players, but it offers one feature missing from the higher-priced, wall-mountable BD-P4600: multichannel analog audio outputs. This Profile 2.0 player also offers Netflix VOD and Pandora music streaming. Read More

 
Sherwood BDP-5003 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sherwood BDP-5003 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Sherwood's first Blu-ray player, the BDP-5003, comes in at a solid price but is lacking in features. This is only a Profile 1.1 model, with no network connectivity for access to BD-Live content or streaming video-on-demand. It also lacks high-resolution audio decoding. Read More

 
LG BD300 Blu-ray Player With Netflix Reviewed

LG BD300 Blu-ray Player With Netflix Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

LG's newest Blu-ray player ($349.99) could very well be a game-changer. This Profile 2.0 player adds Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming video service, giving you access to a whole host of movies and TV shows that can be enjoyed on your big-screen TV. Read More

 
Denon DVD-2500TBCI Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Denon DVD-2500TBCI Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This new Denon Blu-ray player is a digital transport, which means that it has no analog outputs in the audio or video realm. The DVD-2500TBCI ($899) does have high-resolution audio decoding, but it's a Profile 1.1 player with no network connectivity or BD-Live support. Read More

 
Marantz BD7003 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Marantz BD7003 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

If you're craving a Marantz Blu-ray player but can't quite afford the $2,000 asking price of the BD8002, the company has now released a step-down model, the BD7003 ($800). This Profile 1.1 player is a logical mate for a new Marantz receiver that has high-resolution audio decoding. Read More

 
Insignia NS-BRDVD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Insignia NS-BRDVD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Insignia, a budget brand sold exclusively through Best Buy, has launched its first Blu-ray player. A Profile 1.1 player, the NS-BRDVD offers the Blu-ray basics at a very affordable price, but it lacks BD-Live support and the full complement of high-resolution audio decoders. Read More

 
Onkyo DV-BD606 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Onkyo DV-BD606 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Onkyo, a backer of the now-defunct HD-DVD format, has introduced its first Blu-ray player. The DV-BD606 ($550) is a Profile 1.1 player that lacks BD-Live support and internal high-resolution audio decoding. This player is best paired with a newer A/V receiver. Onkyo sells a few. Read More

 
Yamaha BD-S2900 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Yamaha BD-S2900 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Yamaha's first Blu-ray player is a real head-scratcher. This Profile 1.1 player lacks BD-Live support, internal high-resolution audio decoders, and multichannel analog audio outputs. Yes, some other new players omit these features, but they don't have the BD-S2900's $1,199 price tag. Read More

 
Sharp BD-HP21U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sharp BD-HP21U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Sharp has introduced two new Blu-ray players. Both are Profile 1.1 players, supporting the BonusView picture-in-picture function but lacking network connectivity for BD-Live. The less-expensive BD-HP21U ($300) lacks the RS-232 port and nicer aesthetic you get on the BD-HP50U ($400). Read More