Audio Player Reviews (188 Reviews)


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Apr 18, 2006

Rotel RDV-1080 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

British audio manufacturer Rotel has long been known for making quality audio gear, and it's no surprise that they're jumping on the DVD bandwagon. Featuring their trademark aesthetic, the RDV-1080 is also a quality high-end DVD-audio player. Continue Reading
Rotel RDV-1080 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player Reviewed

The absolute first generation top of the line HD DVD player this unit was a beast. Big, heavy and slow as molasses but it always played the discs! While it had a lot of growing to do this unit was totally reliable albeit slow to load Continue Reading
Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

The combo sits middle of Denon's line and offered a lot of bang for the buck. Both these models have since been replaced in the lineup but they continue to circulate on the used market Continue Reading
Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver Reviewed

The Antex Triple play allows Sirrius satellite radio users to now listen to three different channels in three different sites of their home from a single subscription. While this will require a home integration or automation system, it is an exceptionally flexible design Continue Reading
Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

V, Inc Bravo D2 DVD Player Reviewed

From back in the day when Vizio was still V, Inc, the D2 was one of the first DVD players to offer DVI-D feed allowing a pure digital video feed to your display. While it sounds silly nowadays, this was a ground breaking technology when it came out Continue Reading
 V, Inc Bravo D2 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

This unit combines a DVD recorder with a TiVo DVR and provides the best of both worlds. You can use the 80GB hard drive to store shows and then determine whether or not you wish to record them on DVDs. TiVo's user friendly system is a benefit but downloading the TV guide takes a little bit too long... Continue Reading
Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

Apr 03, 2005

NEC ND-3500A DVD Recorder Reviewed

This is an internal computer DVD recorder and one of the early models to hit the market. While a modern example of this unit will cost much less and be faster this piece was an early model and holds some interest Continue Reading
NEC ND-3500A DVD Recorder Reviewed

Apr 01, 2005

Simaudio Orbiter Universal Player Reviewed

From highly respected audiophile company Sim Audio came the Orbiter. While not a true universal by today's standards as it doesn't do Blu-ray this is a solid audio performer for those looking for musicality on a budget Continue Reading
Simaudio Orbiter Universal Player Reviewed

Apr 01, 2005

Yamaha MusicCAST Digital Audio System Reviewed

Yamaha's own music streaming system can be compared with Logitech's Transporter product and in some ways AppleTV. Read how this system from 2005 stacks up versus today's home theater AV streaming products. Continue Reading
Yamaha MusicCAST Digital Audio System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Toshiba 32HLX95 Cinema Series HD DVD/LCD TV combo Reviewed

Smaller TV's often are used in tight spaces, so Toshiba added in a DVD player to save those in this market even more room in the install. A small TV ideally suited to a bedroom or office Continue Reading
Toshiba 32HLX95 Cinema Series HD DVD/LCD TV combo Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

DVDO IScan HD Video Processor Reviewed

Well known for their video processing prowess, the IScan from DVDO offers deinterlacing and scaling up to HD resolutions. Many analog inputs let you switch your multiple sources and send them out digitally Continue Reading
DVDO IScan HD Video Processor Reviewed

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

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