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Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The BD-P2500 ($500) uses the higher-end Silicon Optix Realta HQV video-processing chip and incorporates Netflix's streaming video service. This Profile 2.0 player also has onboard storage for BD-Live features and multichannel analog audio outputs. Read More

 
Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

A follow-up to last year's Elite BDP-95FD, the new BDP-05FD is a Profile 1.1 player, with no network connectivity to access BD-Live Web content or to enjoy the DLNA media streaming that appeared on the BDP-95FD. It does have high-resolution audio decoding and multichannel analog outputs. Read More

 
Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The new premium player in Panasonic's line, the fully loaded DMP-BD55 ($400) is a Profile 2.0 player with BD-Live support, high-resolution audio decoding, multichannel analog audio outputs, and higher-quality audio circuitry than the entry-level DMP-BD35. Read More

 
Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Panasonic has launched two new Blu-ray players, both of which carry the full Profile 2.0 spec so that you can enjoy BD-Live Web content. The entry-level DMP-BD35 ($300) lacks some of the advanced audio options you get in the DMP-BD55 but is otherwise a solid Blu-ray option. Read More

 
Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Marking Marantz's debut in the Blu-ray realm, the BD8002 ($2,000) is a premium player that's designed to mate with a variety of receivers and processors, be they new or old. It lacks BD-Live support but is otherwise fully loaded. Read More

 
Denon DVD-1800BD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Denon DVD-1800BD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Denon has released a new entry-level Blu-ray player...well, entry-level for Denon. The DVD-1800BD still carries a price tag of $599, but that's a lot lower than the $2,000 flagship DVD-3800BDCI. This Profile 1.1 player is best mated with an A/V receiver that offers high-resolution audio decoding. Read More

 
Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

You may already know what the PlayStation 3 brings to the gamer's table, but do you know what it brings to the home theater table? How about great Blu-ray and DVD performance, fast load times, and--most importantly--a level of upgradeability not found in many standalone Blu-ray players. Read More

 
Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This new sub-$300 player is Sony's first standalone model to support the Profile 2.0 spec, which means it can access BD-Live Web features on discs that offer them. The BDP-S350 also boasts quick load times and a sleeker form factor than previous Sony Blu-ray models. Read More

 
Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Sony's BDP-S300 may have been a good deal when it was first introduced last year, but this Profile 1.0 player now faces some stiff competition, especially from Sony's own BDP-S350. This player lacks BonusView, BD-Live, and high-resolution audio support. Read More

 
Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Out of the box, the new BD-P1500 is a Profile 1.1 Blu-ray player, but it does have an Ethernet port...and Samsung plans to release a firmware upgrade to enable support of BD-Live Web features. Its $400 asking price is currently a good deal in the Blu-ray realm. Read More