Blu-ray Player Reviews (120 Reviews)


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Mar 21, 2011

Yamaha BD-A1000 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

The Yamaha BD-A1000 Blu-ray player happens to be Yamaha's first entry into the 3D Blu-ray market. It comes packed with features like apps and, notably, universal player capabilities. Adrienne Maxwell takes a closer look Continue Reading
Yamaha BD-A1000 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 14, 2011

Pioneer BDP-430 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

At $299, the BDP-430 is the most affordable of Pioneer's new 3D-capable Blu-ray players, yet it shares many features with its higher-priced siblings--such as WiFi-readiness, DLNA streaming, and control via an iPad or iPhone. You can also access Netflix video-on-demand, Pandora, and YouTube. Continue Reading
Pioneer BDP-430 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 07, 2011

Pioneer Elite BDP-43FD 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Pioneer recently released its first line of 3D-capable Blu-ray players. At the top of the line sits the Elite BDP-43FD ($499), which offers Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, DLNA streaming, and iPad/iPhone control. This Elite model boasts higher-grade construction than the average player. Continue Reading
Pioneer Elite BDP-43FD 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dec 13, 2010

Sharp BD-HP80U 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Looking for an uber-sleek, wall-mountable Blu-ray player? Sharp's new BD-HP80U ($429.99) fits the bill and offers features like 3D capability, integrated WiFi, Pandora music streaming, and Netflix/VUDU video-on-demand. This player has no analog connections of any kind. Continue Reading
Sharp BD-HP80U 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dec 06, 2010

Vizio VBR333 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

The VBR333 (and its twin, the VBR334, sold through different retailers) is a 3D-capable Blu-ray player with integrated WiFi. The Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) platform is included, so you get access to Netflix, VUDU, Pandora, Twitter, and more. All for the low, low price of $189.99. Continue Reading
Vizio VBR333 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dec 06, 2010

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

Nov 08, 2010

Sony BDP-CX7000ES Blu-ray Mega-changer Reviewed

If you're looking for lower-priced alternative to a Blu-ray server, Sony's BDP-CX7000ES ($1,899) can store up to 400 Blu-ray discs, with disc information provided by Gracenote. RS-232 allows for advanced system integration, but 3D playback and BRAVIA Internet Video are absent. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-CX7000ES Blu-ray Mega-changer Reviewed

Oct 25, 2010

Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD Blu-ray/Universal Player Reviewed

This $699 universal disc player supports Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, and HDCD playback. It does not, however, support 3D or streaming media. The 650BD is a well-built machine that's designed to excel with both music and movie playback. Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD Blu-ray/Universal Player Reviewed

Sep 14, 2010

Panasonic DMP-BDT100 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic has introduced a lower-priced alternative to its top-of-the-line DMP-BDT350 3D Blu-ray player. The new DMP-BDT100 ($249.95) lacks the dual HDMI outputs found on the BDT350, but it does include the VIERA Cast Web platform, DLNA streaming, and WiFi-readiness. Continue Reading
Panasonic DMP-BDT100 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 31, 2010

Samsung BD-C7900 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

The new top-shelf model in Samsung's Blu-ray lineup, the 3D-ready BD-C7900 ($399.99) adds a second HDMI output, for use with non-3D-capable A/V receivers. This sleek player also sports integrated WiFi, DLNA streaming, and the Samsung Apps service. Continue Reading
Samsung BD-C7900 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 23, 2010

Toshiba BDX2700 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Toshiba's 2010 Blu-ray line includes a trio of players. The middle-child BDX2700 lacks the 3D capability of the step-up BDX3000 but offers worthwhile features like integrated WiFi and 7.1-channel analog audio outputs, as well as Netflix, VUDU, and Blockbuster VOD. Continue Reading
Toshiba BDX2700 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 14, 2010

Denon DBP-1611UD 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Denon plans to offer universal playback in all of its Blu-ray players from this point forward. The new entry-level model is the DBP-1611UD ($399). In addition to Blu-ray 3D, SACD, and DVD-Audio support, this player has a limited Web platform with Netflix and YouTube access. Continue Reading
Denon DBP-1611UD 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 14, 2010

Marantz UD5005 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Marantz's new Blu-ray players are 3D-ready and support SACD and DVD-Audio playback. The entry-level UD5005 ($499) has a limited Web platform with Netflix and YouTube access, as well as DLNA streaming and onboard memory for BD-Live content. Continue Reading
Marantz UD5005 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 08, 2010

Yamaha BD-S667 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Yamaha's new entry-level player has added a couple of worthwhile features--namely, Netflix video-on-demand and DLNA streaming. However, the BD-S667 ($329.95) lacks some options you can find in less-expensive models, such as 3D support and WiFi-readiness. Continue Reading
Yamaha BD-S667 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jun 03, 2010

Sharp BD-HP24U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

As the new entry-level player in Sharp's Blu-ray lineup, the BD-HP24U lacks features like 3D playback, WiFi-readiness, and DLNA streaming. You do get core Blu-ray features like BD-Live and BonusView, as well as Netflix video-on-demand, for an MSRP of $179.99. Continue Reading
Sharp BD-HP24U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jun 03, 2010

Toshiba BDX2500 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Toshiba's new entry-level player offers a nice assortment of features for its $180 asking price. The BDX2500 is wireless ready and offers access to Netflix, VUDU, Blockbuster, and Pandora. You also multichannel analog audio outputs, which is rare at this price. Continue Reading
Toshiba BDX2500 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jun 03, 2010

LG BX580 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

LG's new top-of-the-line BX580 ($399.99) is the company's first 3D-capable Blu-ray player. It also offers desirable features like integrated WiFi, DLNA streaming, YouTube, and Netflix/VUDU video-on-demand. Missing are dual HDMI outputs and multichannel analog audio outputs. Continue Reading
LG BX580 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jun 03, 2010

LG BD550 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

LG plans to add four new models to its Blu-ray line this year. At the low end of the price spectrum is the BD550 ($229.99), which lacks the 3D support, integrated hard drive, and WiFi-readiness you'll find in the higher-priced models. But you do get LG's NetCast system, with Netflix and VUDU. Continue Reading
LG BD550 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Apr 30, 2010

Panasonic DMP-BDT350 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic has launched its first 3D-capable Blu-ray player, the DMP-BDT350 ($429.99), which wisely includes two HDMI outputs for compatibility with non-3D-capable A/V receivers. It also has Panasonic's VIERA Cast Web platform and comes with a USB WiFi adapter. Continue Reading
Panasonic DMP-BDT350 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Apr 30, 2010

Vizio VBR200W Blu-ray Player Reviewed

One of the least expensive Blu-ray players to offer built-in 802.11n for network access, Vizio's VBR200W ($199.99) also includes the well-rounded Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) platform, with Netflix, VUDU, Twitter, Pandora, and more. Continue Reading
Vizio VBR200W Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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