Blu-ray Player Reviews (129 Reviews)


Blu-ray Player Reviews Archives

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

Apr 24, 2010

Samsung BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Samsung is one of the first companies to introduce a 3D-capable Blu-ray player, in the form of the new BD-C6900 ($399.99). The company's new top-shelf player also includes built-in WiFi, DLNA streaming, Samsung Apps, and multichannel analog audio outputs. Continue Reading
Samsung BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Apr 24, 2010

Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

This entry-level Blu-ray player offers core Blu-ray features like BD-Live and BonusView support, as well as DLNA streaming, WiFi-readiness, and the excellent Samsung Apps Web platform. For $179.99, it's a great package. Continue Reading
Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Apr 24, 2010

Oppo BDP-80 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Oppo Digital has released a lower-priced alternative to its acclaimed BDP-83 and BDP-83SE. The BDP-80 ($289) is a universal disc player that supports the Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, and HDCD formats. It lacks a streaming video-on-demand service like Netflix or Amazon VOD. Continue Reading
Oppo BDP-80 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 31, 2010

Anthem BLX 200 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

The BLX 200 isn't just Anthem's first Blu-ray player. It is the company's first source component, a logical complement to Anthem's line of receivers and processors. The $799 BLX 200 is a Profile 2.0 player that supports BD-Live and BonusView but lacks streaming video-on-demand options. Continue Reading
Anthem BLX 200 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Feb 28, 2010

Sony BDP-S570 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony's new BDP-S570 offers worthwhile features like integrated WiFi, DLNA streaming, and the BRAVIA Internet Video platform, plus an iPhone/iPod control app. This "3D-ready" player doesn't currently support 3D playback but will do so after a future firmware update. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-S570 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Feb 08, 2010

Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition Universal Player Reviewed

Targeted at the audiophile who plans to use the analog audio outputs, the special-edition version of Oppo's popular BDP-83 shares all the Blu-ray features of the original player but uses higher-quality DACs and an upgraded power supply. Continue Reading
Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition Universal Player Reviewed

Jan 11, 2010

Lexicon BD-30 Universal Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Lexicon's BD-30 ($3,500) is a universal disc player that, in addition to Blu-ray playback, supports the SACD, DVD-Audio, and HDCD formats, among others. This quiet, well-built Profile 2.0 player offers BD-Live and BonusView functions, plus RS-232 for advanced system integration. Continue Reading
Lexicon BD-30 Universal Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dec 28, 2009

Marantz UD9004 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Marantz's new flagship player, the UD9004 ($6,000), is a universal disc player that supports Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, and HDCD playback. This player is designed for the audiophile who wants to replace outdated source components with a well-crafted all-in-one device. Continue Reading
Marantz UD9004 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Dec 17, 2009

NAD T 557 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

At $599, the new T 557 is NAD's least expensive Blu-ray player to date. This Profile 2.0 player offers the core Blu-ray features but lacks some step-up options, such as streaming video-on-demand, WiFi-readiness, and multichannel analog audio outputs. Continue Reading
NAD T 557 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dec 17, 2009

Sharp BD-HP52U Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Sharp's new BD-HP52U will sit at the top of the company's Blu-ray line, adding features like RS-232 control and Netflix streaming (via a future firmware update). Absent are WiFi-readiness, internal storage, and multichannel analog audio outputs. Continue Reading
Sharp BD-HP52U Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Dec 14, 2009

Toshiba BDX2000 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Still saddened by the death of HD-DVD? Imagine how Toshiba must feel as the company finally introduces its first Blu-ray player to the market. The sub-$200 BDX2000 is a solid Blu-ray offering but lacks step-up options like WiFi-readiness and streaming video-on-demand. Continue Reading
Toshiba BDX2000 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

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