Blu-ray Player Reviews (120 Reviews)


Blu-ray Player Reviews Archives

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

Dec 14, 2009

JVC XV-BP11 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

JVC has introduced its second Blu-ray player, a slightly less expensive alternative to the XV-BP1. In an odd move, JVC made the new XV-BP11 a Profile 1.1 player that supports BonusView but not BD-Live. There's no Ethernet port, which means no streaming video-on-demand, either. Continue Reading
JVC XV-BP11 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Dec 07, 2009

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Oct 29, 2009

Yamaha BD-S1065 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

One of two new Yamaha Blu-ray players, the BD-S1065 ($599.95) is a Profile 2.0 player with BD-Live and BonusView support. This model offers multichannel analog audio outputs but lacks WiFi-readiness and streaming video-on-demand service. Continue Reading
Yamaha BD-S1065 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Oct 28, 2009

Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

This new Profile 2.0 player from Sony offers an excellent assortment of Web features, including Netflix, Amazon VOD, YouTube, and more. It's also one of the lower-priced models in Sony's current repertoire. While it lacks integrated WiFi, it does support the use of a USB WiFi adapter. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 27, 2009

Onkyo DV-BD507 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Onkyo's new DV-BD507, the company's second Blu-ray player, adds BD-Live support but lacks streaming video-on-demand and wireless network connectivity. With an MSRP of $449, this player is a more cost-effective solution than Onkyo's previous Blu-ray offering. Continue Reading
Onkyo DV-BD507 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Aug 27, 2009

Marantz BD5004 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Marantz will introduce four new Blu-ray players this year, of which the BD5004 is the least expensive. This $550 player does not offer the universal disc playback found in the flagship UD9004, but it is a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player, with BD-Live/BonusView support and a Pure Direct audio mode. Continue Reading
Marantz BD5004 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 27, 2009

Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony's new mid-level Blu-ray player offers a few noteworthy features not available in the lower-priced BDP-S360--namely, built-in WiFi and DLNA media streaming. However, this Profile 2.0 player does not provide access to a streaming video-on-demand service. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 27, 2009

Sony BDP-S1000ES Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Part of Sony's top-shelf Elevated Standard (ES) brand, the new BDP-S1000ES ($700) uses higher-end video processing tools and includes multichannel analog audio outputs and 4GB of external storage, as well as built-in WiFi and DLNA streaming. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-S1000ES Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 10, 2009

Oppo Digital BDP-83 Universal Player Reviewed

Oppo Digital's first Blu-ray player, the BDP-83 is also a universal disc player that supports SACD, DVD-Audio, and HDCD playback. That's a rare feature at this product's $499 price point. This Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player also uses Anchor Bay's VRS video-processing chip. Continue Reading
Oppo Digital BDP-83 Universal Player Reviewed

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