Audio Player Reviews (177 Reviews)


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Feb 15, 2005

Integra NAS-2.6 Network Audio Server Reviewed

From Onkyo's big brother company, Integra, comes a high end media server solution for music that is designed to work with the entire line of Onkyo and Integra AV preamps and AV receivers. See how it compares with Yamaha's MusicCAST and others. Continue Reading
Integra NAS-2.6 Network Audio Server Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Pioneer DV-59AVi Reviewed

A universal player in a very attractive casing and with a lot of the technology Pioneer has learned over the years this is a solid unit that still circulates on the used market Continue Reading
Pioneer DV-59AVi Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

DVDO iScan VP30 Reviewed

Progressive scan Full-HD displays have some pretty intense processing requirements. Requirements that their internal scalers and deinterlacers may not be up to handling. Enter the iScan VP30 Continue Reading
DVDO iScan VP30 Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Bravo D1 DVD Player Reviewed

V, Inc, now better known as Vizio made this player and it is one of the first to offer a DVI-D output. This then new connector has since been replaced by HDMI but was the first way to transfer video files in the digital domain to your display Continue Reading

Apr 15, 2004

Apex DRX-9000 Recordable DVD Player Reviewed

Apex has developed a strong reputation, not on their build quality, which isn't that great, but for their low price gear with unique features and often features that weren't supposed to be sold such as universal region playback Continue Reading
Apex DRX-9000 Recordable DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Philips DVDR80 DVD+RW Recorder Reviewed

A freestanding DVD recorder capable of using DVD+RW discs this unit is relegated to historical ranks Continue Reading
Philips DVDR80 DVD+RW Recorder Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Marantz DV8400 DVI-Enabled Universal DVD Player Reviewed

Marantz has been around a long time and this DV8400 was one of their top models offering the then new DVI-D connector allowing direct digital transmission of the video signal to your fixed pixel display Continue Reading
Marantz DV8400 DVI-Enabled Universal DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Toshiba RD-XS32 HDD/DVD Recorder Reviewed

While I think it's safe to say no one is using a DVD recorder for TV anymore, this Toshiba model allowed you to record to a hard drive or DVD allowing you flexibility to archive your favorites Continue Reading
Toshiba RD-XS32 HDD/DVD Recorder Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Sharp DV-HR300 HDD/DVD Recorder Reviewed

Sharp's offering in the combo hard disc drive based/DVD recorder market. These pieces are rarely seen nowadays as the DVR has improved to the point of total market domination Continue Reading
Sharp DV-HR300 HDD/DVD Recorder Reviewed

Jan 11, 2004

Denon DVD-500 DVD-Video Player Reviewed

With an upper limit of 96/24 this otherwise very fine DVD and CD player shows its age. Fine sound for its time; if you see one around don't hesitate to pick it up for the right price. Continue Reading
Denon DVD-500 DVD-Video Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Panasonic DMR-E80H Hard Disk/DVD-R Recorder Reviewed

A throw back to the days when we all thought the DVD-R would replace VHS. Well, years later we know the DVR was the ultimate winner of the battle but they weren't very common during this time in the market Continue Reading
Panasonic DMR-E80H Hard Disk/DVD-R Recorder Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Samsung DVD-P721M DVD Player Reviewed

One of the early DVD players to break the price barrier of a couple hundred dollars this early inexpensive model offered limited features and build quality but got you into DVD for a song Continue Reading
Samsung DVD-P721M DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Mitsubishi DD-8030 DVD Player Reviewed

Mitsubishi added DVD-A playback to this early DVD player increasing value and managed to keep the level of performance high for the cost. A solid performer from back in the day Continue Reading
Mitsubishi DD-8030 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

JVC XL-FA900 DVD Changer Reviewed

A multi-changer with DVD-A functionality as well the JVC can house an entire season of your favorite series to continuous viewing, or mix it up and add in some of your best DVD-A discs Continue Reading
JVC XL-FA900 DVD Changer Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Toshiba SD-3900 DVD Player Reviewed

The SD-3900 was a budget DVD player that beat the price point of most all others while offering a simple functional machine. Don't expect many extra features or add ons with this one though Continue Reading

Apr 18, 2003

Harman Kardon DVD 101 Reviewed

Like most college classes, the 101 is an introduction to the world of DVD in an attractive case with solid performance. The black and brushed metal face is a now famed Harmon look Continue Reading
Harman Kardon DVD 101 Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Denon DVD 2900 Universal Player Reviewed

This is an early Denon universal player that sat in the middle of their line up, though not a true universal player by today's standards as it doesn't do Blu-ray. Those classic Denon looks and sound made this a popular player in its day Continue Reading

Apr 17, 2003

Thule Space 250b Universal DVD Player Reviewed

A high end offering for the audiophile looking for CD and DVD performance the Thule was expensive and looked and acted the part. Gorgeous lines and solid performance made this a player for the elite in the audio-video world Continue Reading

Apr 17, 2003

Philips DVD963SA DVD Player Reviewed

This player was famous for it's price/performance ratio, offering CD, SDACD, and DVD playback to levels beyond what its meager cost would lead you to believe this unit was very popular Continue Reading
Philips DVD963SA DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Yamaha DVD-S530 DVD Player Reviewed

This was an early Yamaha DVD player that also did CD's and MP3 discs allowing owners to finally have hours of music from a single disc. While these features are common now to almost any electronic device they weren't so in this players era Continue Reading
Yamaha DVD-S530 DVD Player Reviewed

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