In terms of video connections, the BX580 offers HDMI, component video and composite video outputs (no S-video). This player supports both 1080p/60 and 1080p/24 output resolutions via HDMI. Video adjustments include the ability to choose between several preset picture modes and access color, contrast, brightness, sharpness, and noise reduction controls. Audio outputs include HDMI, optical and coaxial digital, and two-channel analog. The BX580 has onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, and it also passes these high-resolution audio formats in their native bitstream form over HDMI, for your A/V receiver to decode. The player lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so the only way to pass decoded high-resolution audio formats is via HDMI.
The BX580 supports the BD, DVD, CD audio, AVCHD, Divx, WMA, MP3 and JPEG formats. You can add the player to your home network using either the back-panel Ethernet port or the internal 802.11n wireless module. The BX580 lacks internal memory to store BD-Live content; a front-panel USB port is provided for this purpose. The USB port also supports music, photo and movie playback. The player lacks advanced control ports, such as RS-232 or IR.Read about the high points and low points of the BX580 on Page 2.