Blu-ray Player Reviews (129 Reviews)


Blu-ray Player Reviews Archives

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

Jul 29, 2009

Denon DBP-2010CI Blu-ray Player Reviewed

The new DBP-2010CI ($699) falls in the middle of Denon's 2009 Blu-ray line and offers a solid spec list, including BD-Live and BonusView support, multichannel analog audio outputs, use of Anchor Bay's VRS chip, RS-232, a Source Direct video mode, and a Pure Direct audio mode. Continue Reading
Denon DBP-2010CI Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jul 29, 2009

Denon DVD-A1UDCI Blu-ray Player Reviewed

This $4,500 player is the cr�me de la cr�me of Denon's Blu-ray line, loaded with the company's high-end design and performance technologies. The DVD-A1UDCI is a universal disc player that supports Blu-ray, SACD, and DVD-Audio playback. Continue Reading
Denon DVD-A1UDCI Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jul 29, 2009

Insignia NS-BDLIVE01 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Insignia NS-BDLIVE01 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jul 29, 2009

JVC XV-BP1 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
JVC XV-BP1 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jul 29, 2009

Memorex MVBD2510 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Memorex MVBD2510 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed

Jun 22, 2009

Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jun 19, 2009

Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jun 19, 2009

Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jun 19, 2009

Sharp BD-HP22U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Sharp BD-HP22U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

May 13, 2009

LG BD390 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
LG BD390 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

May 11, 2009

Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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