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Insignia NS-BDLIVE01 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Insignia NS-BDLIVE01 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Insignia's first Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player includes a network connection for access to BD-Live Web content. This entry-level player, sold only through Best Buy, lacks step-up features like WiFi-readiness and streaming video-on-demand. Read More

 
JVC XV-BP1 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

JVC XV-BP1 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

JVC decided to wait and see who won the Blu-ray v. HD-DVD format war before entering the high-definition disc market. Now that the victor is clear, the company has introduced its first Blu-ray player. The XV-BP1 is a Profile 2.0 player with BD-Live and BonusView support. Read More

 
Memorex MVBD2510 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Memorex MVBD2510 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
2.5 Stars
 

Memorex's first Blu-ray player sports the Profile 1.1 spec, so it supports BonusView picture-in-picture technology but not the Web-based BD-Live service. It lacks a streaming video-on-demand service like Netflix, but it does offer 5.1-channel analog audio outputs, rare for an entry-level player. Read More

 
Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Sony fans who want a step up in quality look for the Elevated Standard (ES) logo. The new BDP-S5000ES ($1,999) is a beefy, well-built Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player that supports BD-Live and BonusView. It has internal high-resolution audio decoding and RS-232 for advanced system integration. Read More

 
Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The BDP-320 sits in the middle of Pioneer's 2009 Blu-ray line. This Profile 2.0 player offers BD-Live, BonusView, internal high-resolution audio decoding, and multichannel analog audio outputs, but it lacks streaming video-on-demand and wireless network connectivity. Read More

 
Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Fans of Harman Kardon receivers have likely been waiting for the company to offer a companion Blu-ray player. The wait is over with the arrival of the BDP 1 ($499)--a Profile 2.0 player that offers BD-Live and BonusView support, as well as internal high-resolution audio decoding. Read More

 
Sharp BD-HP22U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sharp BD-HP22U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Sharp's new BD-HP22U is a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player with BD-Live and BonusView support. You also get internal high-resolution audio decoding, internal storage for BD-Live features, and the new AQUOS Pure mode that automatically adjusts the image to suit an HDMI-connected Sharp TV. Read More

 
LG BD390 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

LG BD390 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

LG was the first manufacturer to add Netflix streaming video to a Blu-ray player, the previously reviewed BD300. The company has now announced two more Netflix-enabled players. The higher-end BD390 sports integrated WiFi and multichannel analog audio outputs. Read More

 
Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Unlike some of its competitors, Sony has decided not to add streaming video-on-demand to its new entry-level player, the BDP-S360. This Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player offers BD-Live and BonusView support, as well as high-resolution audio decoding. Read More

 
Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Like its entry-level sibling (the DMP-BD60), the step-up DMP-BD80 is a Profile 2.0 player that includes the VIERA Cast Web service, with Amazon VOD and YouTube. This model adds Divx playback and multichannel analog audio outputs. Read More