Blu-ray Players

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Ed Selley  |  Mar 19, 2012  |  0 comments
Blu-ray at its most basic Toshiba's latest bare-bones disc-player gets the Danny Phillips treatment

Toshiba’s BDX1250 is designed to appeal to those making their first timid steps from standard-def DVD to hi-def Blu-ray. No shame in that, except it has to compete with plenty of other decks (including Sony’s BDP-S185 and Panasonic’s DMP-BD75) that are all taking the same approach. And at this end of the market, price is everything – the launch ticket of £130 made it an immediate non-contender, but shop around and you’ll find it for £100 or less.

Ed Selley  |  Sep 01, 2011  |  0 comments
Back to basics suits the bank Toshiba’s feature-light 3D deck fails to excite Danny Phillips

Toshiba’s Blu-ray players have never been cutting-edge affairs, but the company has wholeheartedly embraced 3D. The BDX3200 is its latest 3D-ready effort and with its £150 price tag should appeal to those on a budget – although Sony’s BDP-S480 costs the same amount and offers much more in functionality.

Ed Selley  |  Mar 23, 2012  |  0 comments
Cloud control Thanks to Vivadi you don’t need to pay the Earth for a high-end server system. But Steve May wonders if you want your media stored that way

As stormy iClouds gather over the home entertainment business, threatening to replace physical media with content streamed from a virtual locker, there’s something almost quaint about the idea of a media server system – a physical repository for your movies and music that sits on a home network. But are media servers really an AV cul-de-sac that time is rapidly forgetting, or the most practical multimedia solution of all, combining the benefits of tangible discs with the convenience of Video On Demand? The answer probably lies somewhere in-between.

Ed Selley  |  Jan 12, 2012  |  0 comments
Taking Aventage Richard Stevenson test drives Yamaha’s new range-topping universal 3D Blu-ray player – and ends up watching more of Avatar than he ever wanted to

Yamaha’s new Aventage series is a crop of top-flight AV components that the blurb says is a dramatic and inspired leap forward. They are clearly not talking cosmetically, because the flagship BD-A1010 networked Blu-ray player is a chunky and traditional-looking beast. I quite like it.

Ed Selley  |  Jan 19, 2011  |  0 comments
Connected Blu-ray Yamaha’s BD-S667 Blu-ray player is a whizz at multimedia file playback, reports Steve May. It’s not a bad disc-spinner, either

It’s perhaps ironic that Yamaha, the original proponent of home cinema and multichannel sound, came to the Blu-ray party a little late in the day. But the brand has been playing catch-up fast.

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