- Published on 16 October 2008
It has been some time since YamahaÂ manufactured a hi-def disc player, either HD-DVD or Blu-Ray.Â Instead Yamaha has been offering upscaling DVD players such as the S1700 and the S2700.Â Now that the format war is over andÂ Blu-ray is the declared winner, this is no longer true.Â Â Yamaha has created the BD-S2900, their first Blu-ray player.
- Yamaha BD-S2900
- Design: Blu-ray Player
- Supported Formats: BD-Rom, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-ROM, DVD-R DVD+R, DVD-RAM,CD, CD-R/RW, SD CARD, MP3, JPEG.
- Connections: Component, S-Video, Composite, 5.1 Analog, 2Ch Analog, Toslink, Coaxial, HDMI 1.3, RS-232, Yamaha remote.
- Dimensions: 17 2/16â€W X 12 7/16â€D X 3 12/16â€ H
- Weight: 12.8 lbs
- MSRP: $1199.95 USA
The BD-S2900 is a profile 1.1 player that plays 1080p24 source material, and outputs in bitstream format, all of the latest sound formats including Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio.Â The BD-S2900 has a full set of analog connections as well as a host of digital connections, including HDMI 1.3, so it can be used with just about any receiver or display.Â Â As a profile 1.1 player, it is Bonus View (pip) capable, and also features an SD card slot thatâ€™s used for JPEGs, MP3s, or Virtual Package content.Â The BD-S2900 wonâ€™t play VCD, DIVX, WMA, SACD, and DVD-Audio and it doesnâ€™t have an Ethernet connection, so it isnâ€™t able to connect to the internet to download firmware updates, or BD-Live material.