Recent Blu-ray Player Reviews
We reviewed Oppo's newest Blu-ray players, the UDP-203 and UDP-205. With very responsive interfaces and state of the art playback performance The UDP-203/205 will leave you wanting very little.
Our review of the Oppo BDP-105 Blu-ray Player proves only a Star Trek holodeck could better your A/V experience than this source device. Live long and prosper and long live Oppo!
Mark Levinson introduced his No. 5101 CD/SACD player recently at the High End Audio Show in Munich. The No. 5101 also has network streaming, digital inputs and outputs, and a ““PrecisionLink II” DAC.
Review: Samsung BD-F5900 - For those that want a cheap solution for playing Blu-rays and streaming without the hassles of running wires, the Wi-Fi enabled Samsung BD-F5900 is a solid choice.
Pioneer’s Elite series UDP-LX500 is the first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player from the company. With its audiophile ambitions and ability to play DVD-A and SACD, will it fill the shoes of Oppo? Read on.
The Sony BDP-S780 is one of the best values in 3D networking Blu-ray players today. It loads movies quickly and offers a host of networking options with a great HD picture quality.
Panasonic’s DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player is packed with cutting-edge video technologies and hopes to fill the high-performance void left by the late Oppo Digital players. Will they pull it off?
How do you upgrade the number one solution for Blu-ray on the market? It's hard, but Oppo Digital did it with the BDP-93 (still) Universal 3D Blu-ray player. Netflix, HDMI x 2, Wi-Fi, 3D... Wow.
OPPO's UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray player brings state of the art audio & video performance with a top shelf headphone preamp and USB DAC. Read our preview to see what makes it so special.
Toshiba is finding itself adrift amidst a sea of Blu-ray players with its BDX2700, but the Blu-ray player has everything you could need: high quality BD playback and streaming movies and music.
So you got a new 4K Ultra HD TV for Christmas and you need 4K content to watch? OPPO has you covered with their new UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player. Read on to see if its right for you.
We discovered the Lexicon BD-30 is an Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Player with a $3k premium. We prove this with pictures, measurements and an official response from THX. Lexicon no longer sells this product.
Oppo gave us an exclusive look at their new UDP-203 Ultra HD Universal Blu-ray player at the CEDIA 2016 Expo. State of the art HD audio and video with a fast responding interface is promised and more.
The Denon DVD-A1UDCI Universal Blu-ray player exemplifies flagship performance for all formats including Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-A and standard DVD. I was always in shock and awe at its performance.
Yamaha recently introduced their new BD-S681 and AVENTAGE BD-A1060 Blu-ray players that play high end audio sources and also upconvert standard Blu-ray discs to 4K Ultra HD Quality. Check them out.
LG Electronics is bringing networking video to its consumers in droves through the use of BD Profile 2.0 players like the BD390. This player boasts wireless n technology which means that users can …
The Kaleidescape Alto Movie Player seems to be the same player as the Cinema One we previewed, but with a firmware update to fix Blu-ray streaming. It is also $1,500 less than the Cinema One.
Review: The Oppo BDP-83 Universal Blu-ray player is the first Blu-ray player that also supports DVD-A and SACD audio formats. Impressive!
Pioneer Elite BDP-85FD and BDP-88FD Blu-ray players promise the ultimate in audio and video performance. At $2000 for the flagship BDP-88FD and $1000 for the BDP-85FD, consumers should expect no less.
The MVBD2510 is one of the most inexpensive Blu-ray players to hit store shelves in 2008. The trouble is this player offers only mediocre playback quality of both DVDs and BD content. It will …
Preview: The Yamaha AVENTAGE BD-A1040 Blu-ray player is compatible with a variety of disc formats including SACD and DVD-A. WiFi and Bluetooth are integrated so users can stream content from the net.
The Oppo DV-983H Universal DVD player supports all of the latest audio formats and does a darn good job with video too. Read our review.
Review: Marantz's UD7007 Universal Blu-ray Player isn't cheap at $1,199. However, it offers a plethora of features, top notch build quality, and excellent AV performance for DVD-A and SACD and 2CH.
Some may say that the Toshiba HD-A35 is the last of a dying breed as it is the current top-of-the line HD DVD player. With the Warner’s recent shift over to the Blu-ray camp, it may very well be. …
Preview: Emotiva ERC-8T High Resolution Audio Player to stun the industry and set a new bar for performance and convenience pushing the 8-Track format to new heights. A must have for audiophiles.
While the Sony BDP-S300 is an entry level Blu-ray player, entry level doesn't necessarily mean cheap. At $500, you're getting a capable high definition video player and that's about it. The …
Priced at $329.95, Yamaha's new BD-S677 Blu-ray 3D player is packed with amenities included a built in WiFi antenna. Much more than a disc player, read on to see what Yamaha is bringing to the table.
There are numerous other reviews for the A2 floating around the Internet, but sometimes a new perspective is a good thing, especially when this will surely be at a great price point very soon (rumor …
Review: Toshiba's new Symbio BDX6400 is promising not only a 4k upscaling Blu-ray player but a WiFi enabled media box that will stream content from the Internet or your local devices.
When I was asked if I was interested in reviewing the Helios X5000, I said ‘yes’ out of hand. You can’t be a reviewer and not be interested in reviewing nearly everything that comes across your desk. …
Sharp announced their new SD-WH1000U Universal player with SACD, DVD, and Blu-ray support, it can wirelessly stream 1080p video and eight channels of SACD-quality audio.
The DVD-3930CI was another surprising release from Denon. Just as the DVD-3910 seemed to obsolete (in a practical sense) the DVD-5900, the DVD-3930CI takes the spotlight again... almost.
The Harman Kardon BDS units are full featured receiver/Blu-ray combo devices designed to save space. The five channel BDS 580 will run you $1099 while the two channel BDS 280 is $510. Click for more.
While watching old Looney Tunes cartoons as a child, I always recalled Bug Bunny’s nemesis (i.e. Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, etc) say “it has everything but the kitchen sink” seconds before they’d get …
Preview: Emotiva ERC-3 CD player is taking their source offerings to the next level. Priced at $499, the ERC-3 packs some impressive hardware for the cost. Keep reading to see how it rates.
Not a day goes by that I don’t get inundated with emails or news reports of something going on in the new high resolution DVD “format war”. I am determined to avoid the tendency to break into …
Review: Oppo BDP-103D (Darbee Edition, Darbee Visual Presence, or just "DVP") is a brand new video processing technology that enhances depth and detail by looking at the luminance information.
Oppo has seemingly cornered the market on buzz, becoming the “Apple Computer” of rumor and forum discussion. Following the success of their flagship (and still shipping) OPDV971H upconverting DVD …
Marantz's new CD6005 Hi-Fi Compact Disc Player is a $499 CD player that boasts high-quality components dedicated to getting the best possible sound out of your CD collection.
I hope it’s never too late to say “I’m sorry”. At least, that’s how I feel about the new Helios HVD2085 DVD player. You see, I really judged this player harshly in its former incarnation under the …
We made it over to the Darbee Visual Processing booth with the Oppo BDP-103D. The 'D' of course stands for Darbee Visual Processing. It will ship for $600, a $100 premium price over Oppo's BDP-103.
It’s rare that we run into an almost universal consensus among users with respect to the quality of a company’s customer service. Certainly there have been some companies in the past, Axiom Audio for …
The Yamaha CD-S3000 isn't cheap at $6,999.95, and as Yamaha's statement CD/SACD player, expectations are high. Does the CD-S3000 pass muster on a first glance at Audioholics? Read on to find out.
It was only a matter of time until a company released a fully "unlocked" player that upconverted DVDs to 1080p. Just think of the marketing angles: "Why wait for high definition DVD when you can have …
Sony's 2013 Blu-ray player lineup is price low and feature rich, but it has stiff competition from Samsung, among others. Read on for a full comparison.
Ever wished you could own a truly high end esoteric digital player but your budget is limited to mass market players? Joe Rasmussen from Custom Analogue Audio reckons he has the answer. Using a cheap …
Rotel just released their new RCD-1570 CD Player which we previewed here. The RCD-1570 is a slight tweak to the existing RCD-1520 model (if you consider adding XLR outputs a "slight" upgrade).
Panasonic has always made highly regarded DVD-video players, and the DVD-RP82 was widely regarded by many as one of the best DVD players ever made (so much so that when it was discontinued, these …
The Sony BDP-S790 is an excellent player. It's fast, produces an excellent quality picture, is ready for the 4K format of the future, and will stream all of the current media sources for just $249.
When we were contacted by Primera to review the Bravo II CD/DVD duplication system we were reticent at first since this doesn't exactly fit within the purview of audio/video products. The more we …
Shopping for a Samsung Blu-ray Player? Here's a breakdown of all of the pros and cons of their 2013 lineup, the BD-F7500, BD-F5900, and BD-F5100. Overall, they're pretty solid choices.
It seems as if everyone is talking about the Oppo (‘oh-poe’) OPDV971H DVD player. The main attraction behind this new player is its DVI output and ability to upconvert DVD source material to both …
Parasound introduced the Parasound Halo CD 1, a high-end CD player that uses new CD playback and processing technology that is the result of a collaboration between Parasound and Holm Acoustics.
If you’re an audio/video enthusiast then you probably have had an eye out on all the universal players that have been hitting the market over the last couple of years. Although many companies have …
At CES Panasonic introduced two new 3D Blu-ray Disc Players, the DMP-BDT330, DMP-BDT230. Panasonic is also continuing to manufacture its 3D 2012 models (the DMP-BDT500 and DMP-BBT01).
Denon surprised many of us hard-core videophiles at this year's CES with their top of the line DVD-5910 DVD player. I was happy and excited when I became aware that I was going to review its little …
The Oppo BDP-103 has hit another one out of the park. It may not be light years ahead of the BDP-93, but it is ready for 4K conversion and the Marvell Qdeo processing is impressive.