Good support for legacy equipment
Superb build quality
'lossless high resolution soundtrack'
'resuming playback on the BD-UP5000 after pressing the stop button was instantaneous.'
'Poor/inconsistent communication from Samsung regarding product support.'
'The included remote is average for a Blu-ray player.'
'No analog multichannel outputs.'
'Its smallish buttons lack backlighting, but the play button, along with an eight-way directional pad, provides good tactile feedback for effective use in dimly lit environments.'
'Good price for its features. 1/2 as thick as 2nd generation models.'
'It did not display the full resolution of the test pattern and the image was unstable at many locations.'
Onkyo blue ray
Beware - No Surround Sound
No DLNA / network streaming functionality
'With the HD-A3, Toshiba delivers the excellent picture, sound, and interactivity features of HD DVD, and adds a new, sleek, compact chassis.'
'February 6th, 2008 | by With the HD-A3, Toshiba delivers the excellent picture, sound, and interactivity features of HD DVD, and adds a new, sleek, compact chassis.'
'it is of little use to most buyers since the vast majority of HDTVs cannot display 1080p/24 signals properly'
'The results were disappointing.'
'for the remote… well, shockingly, it doesn't offend me.'
'a red light when off--unfortunately, the button can't be dimmed or extinguished.'
'It failed some of the more difficult tests on Silicon Optix's HQV test suite; for instance, the waving American flag was full of jagged edges with the HD-D2'
'Ethernet connection for interactivity and updates.'
'The design of this unit is far less bulky, far more in keeping with the other high end components in your entertainment system.'
'It failed some of the more difficult tests on Silicon Optix's HQV test suite; for instance, the waving American flag was full of jagged edges with the HD-A2'
'When Toshiba's first generation HD-A1 HD DVD player arrived on the scene it reminded me an awful lot of that trusty old bug: slow, ugly and clunky,'
'the remote is largely unchanged from the HD-A1, which means it's pretty awful in everyday use.'
'Hard-to-use remote control.'
'the operation of the player was terrible.'
'Opening the door exposes a simple two-way switch that is used to select standard- or high-definition video output, along with two USB ports that may be used for future expansion options'
'more expensive model'
'There's a further 10 seconds elapse--meaning 65 seconds in all--before the first images from the disc appear on the screen.'
'It isn't user friendly.'
'Playback of DVD+R/+RW discs is inconsistent - No SACD or DVD-Audio Compatibility.'
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