Blu-ray Players

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Ed Selley  |  Jan 27, 2011  |  0 comments
Close, but no cigar LG serves up its debut 3D Blu-ray player, but John Archer finds the results rather mixed and wonders how it will fare in a competitive market

For a brand that’s been aggressively at the forefront of 3D technology, and which has recently signed a much-trumpeted ‘preferred TV partner’ 3D deal with Sky, LG has been somewhat tardy with letting us have a look at its debut 3D Blu-ray player.

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.

Ed Selley  |  Nov 30, 2010  |  0 comments
No shrinking wallflower A wall-mounted Blu-ray player under a TV? Martin Pipe says 'hang it all'

The BD-C7500 is one of the most distinctive Blu-ray players currently available. With its ultra-slim form-factor, vertical orientation, glossy black finish and wall bracket, it’s crying out to be mounted under your flatscreen TV. Choose the desk stand at your peril; press the ‘eject’ button (on the remote, or the player’s touch-sensitive control strip) and as it reveals the disc compartment, the entire frontispiece motors leftwards knocking over any lesser objects in its path. You have been warned...

Ed Selley  |  Nov 30, 2010  |  0 comments
Thrills without frills What this costly deck lacks in features, it more than makes up for on picture and sound performance, especially for Pioneer fans, says Jim Hill

Pioneer’s pricey player offers none of the niceties that brands use to lure us to the next price point. Instead of 3D, wi-fi, universal playback or even a set of multichannel outputs, this step-up player trades purely on performance. It’s a high-risk strategy, given the impressive quality of this year’s budget offerings. Lucky then, that the picture quality is spanking.

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