Quality of the image was phenomenal
What's left to say about the Oppo's new BDP-103 universal Blu-ray player, except that it is currently the universal disc spinner to have and the one to beat and the fact that it doesn't cost you an arm, leg and kidney is just icing on the cake. There isn't anything this mighty player can't really do outside of a few missing formats, mainly ISO, and true UltraHD compatibility. Beyond that, the BDP-103 is all the player you need and then some.
Solid build quality
I have had the opportunity to review OPPO products going back to their first upscaling DVD player (OPDV971H) and with every Upscaling DVD and Blu-ray Disc player I have seen from them, up to this point, they have consistently provided solid build quality and the latest audio and video innovations, while retaining excellent core audio and video performance.
Unrivalled image quality
The BDP-103 is as good a Blu-ray player as weâ??ve ever seen. Itâ??s extremely well-built and uses the highest quality components. It produces the best picture, supports the most formats, and has the most features of any consumer-level Blu-ray player on the market. Its international-focused video services are largely useless to Australia, though.
Best in high quality home entertainmen
The $499 BDP-103 is Oppo's latest (third generation) Blu-ray player that provides a solid design and offers the best in high quality home entertainment including Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, HDCD, CD, high definition movie and music streaming, and local network-based content. This player has leveraged from the highly successful BDP-93 Blu-ray player and features new 4Kx2K up-scaling and built-in upconversion for other digital video sources through the HDMI inputs.
Great disc-playback compatibility
Pioneer appears to be going for the serious enthusiast crowd over the mainstream one with this mid-range model, with DVD-Audio and SACD playback as standard. However, the new BDP-440 lacks built-in Wi-Fi, which reduces its value to the average consumer.
Capability of extracting digital data from a Blu-ray disc with utmost accuracy
For a Blu-ray player that costs around Rs. 20,000, Pioneer BDP-440 easily excels our expectations; its audio video performance is at par with Blu-ray players that cost almost twice its price. There are a few let downs however, one it doesn't support a common video format like WMV and two, in terms of connectivity a simple coaxial out was at least expected. But if you stir your senses from these two points, we have nothing major to argue against the player.
Perfectly matches a Marantz System
This replaced a cheaper brand of Blu-Ray that had quit working. Since I had a modern Marantz stereo receiver (SR4023), I purchased this Marantz unit to match the look of my receiver, and as an upgrade to the DAC and video processing. I was immediately impressed with both the sound and video quality of this unit. It also feels much more substantial than the cheaper blu-ray players.
Amazing build quality
We're really impressed by the 651BD. It takes all the best bits from its bigger brother, the 751BD, and presents it in a more affordable but no less appealing package. The hardcore build quality hasn't been compromised, while twin HDMI outputs, 3D playback, UPnP networking, YouTube/Picasa access and extensive digital file support all carry over from the 751BD's feature list.
Crisp, polished pictures
Onkyo's BD-SP809 is an excellent Blu-ray player in many respects. Its robust build quality, eye-popping 2D and 3D picture quality and classy music performance all deserve our utmost praise. It's also great to find DLNA and THX certification, 3D support, detailed picture adjustments, two HDMIs and Marvell upscaling on the spec sheet.
Good visual performance
Despite a good visual performance, the Onkyo BD-SP809 isn't a convincing mid-range audiophile option.
All of this leads us to conclude that this is basically a Blu-ray player created for the Onkyo hardcore. The rest of us will find better equipped models elsewhere.
While we can't knock its picture performance, Onkyo's BD-SP809 is a Blu-ray player that's run out of time. Rival mid-range audiophile options, particularly the Cambridge Azur 651, are a much more inviting prospect.
A very solid offering
There a few things to consider before choosing the Onkyo BD-809 Blu-ray Player. If you are interested in all the latest streaming, top notch video upconversion and DACs, and dual HDMI outputs, this THX certified Blu-ray player might be for you. But if you have a lot of (or any) SACDs or DVD-As, want full 7.1 analogue outputs, and don't mind missing out on Film Fresh streaming, you can save $100 and go with the Oppo. Either way, the Onkyo BD-809 looks to be a very solid offering.
Excellent onscreen menus
If you're after a portable Blu-ray player, then you're not exactly spoilt for choice Panasonic has cornered the market. It's a good job then that its players are impressive. The DMP-B200 is a great example, offering sharp, punchy pictures (despite the non-HD screen), a pleasing set of features and a stylish gloss-black design. At £300 it's rather expensive, but don't forget that it also doubles as a living room Blu-ray player with its HDMI output.
Only a single HDMI out
The Teac DR-H338i is a midgrade, micro A/V receiver featuring an integrated DVD/CD player that supports MP3 and WMA formats. Designed primarily to receive and then transmit virtual 5.1-channel surround sound, the receiver supports AM/FM audio, CD/DVD audio, USB flash drive audio, and iPod audio via the included iPod dock interface.
Good internet app integration - supports Netflix and Pandora
The Sharp BD-HP80U is one of two 3D network Blu-ray disc players (BD-HP80U, BD-HP90U) released in September 2010. Both units are Sharp's first-ever 3D BD players. In particular, the BD-HP80U is the weaker of the two, though it does still offers a plethora of streaming options including DivX, AVCHD, Netflex, Pandora, and VUDU from a Blu-ray disc, a CD/DVD, or the Internet.
The player supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs
In its first 3D-capable Blu-ray player, Sharp includes worthwhile features like integrated WiFi, a sleek wall-mountable form factor, and a Web platform that includes Netflix, VUDU, and Pandora. However, the company has priced the BD-HP80U notably higher than similarly equipped models, and it lacks higher-end options like dual HDMI outputs and multichannel analog audio outputs. Still, if you're looking for a stylish mate for your new Sharp 3D TV, the BD-HP80U will deliver the essentials.
Sharp just announced a slick new pair of Blu-Ray players, and updated its Quattron TVs (you know, the ones with the yellow pixels in ‘em) to support 3D. The new players support Netflix, VUDU and Pandora, among other internet services and rich media-type stuff. Mainly, though, they’re really nice-looking. Pictures courtesy of Gizmodo. Pricing and Availability. The BD-HP90U and BD-HP80U will be available in September for MSRPs of $499.99 and $429.99, respectively.
the weightiness of the BDP-83 is apparent.
In 2006, Internet-direct merchant Oppo Digital caught a lot of attention by serving up super high-performance video and audio playback with its DV-970HD up-converting DVD player. Since then, Oppo has taken its success and poured it into improving and refining its products, year after year. Now, Oppo takes its brand of excellence and brings it into the Blu-ray disc age with the BDP-83 Blu-ray player.
SONY'S BDP-S500 is the company's latest Blu-ray player to hit the market, geared for enthusiasts. Superior audio performance is the selling point for this model, alongside the already stellar video performance delivered by Blu-ray. In addition to the standard array of features, such as full 1080/24p playback, and DVD upscaling, the S500 also includes the capacity for uncompressed Linear PCM 7.1 surround sound, as well as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD.
© 2007-14 ReviewGist.com. All Rights Reserved.
Reviews and Ratings for 400 to 800 $ Prices DVD/Blu-ray Players from ReviewGist