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NAD T587 Blu-ray Disc Player - Benchmark

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Introduction

NAD T587 Blu-ray Disc Player ratings

The NAD T587 represents NAD’s first foray into the Blu-ray arena. NAD started big by building the T587 to the Blu-ray Profile 2.0 spec. The T587 can also handle CD and DVD discs among other formats such as DiVX. It is not a universal player and will not spin DVD Audio or SACD discs. Its circuitry is based on the Broadcom decoder. A nice touch is that the player comes with auxiliary feet that closely resemble Vibrapods.  This player is reviewed as one of the Imagine Affordable System components.

Specifications : NAD T587 Blu-ray Player

  • Design: Profile 2.0 Blu-ray Disc Player (BD Live with User-supplied Memory Stick)
  • Supported Formats: Blu-ray Discs (BD), BD-R/RE, DiVX, MP3, WMA, Photo Files, DVD Video, DVD±R, DVD±RW, Audio CD, CD-R/-RW, AVCHD
  • Supported Audio: Linear PCM (uncompressed) via HDMI, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD/MA, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus (via HDMI, Optical or Coax), DTS (via HDMI, Optical or Coax), Analog 2 channel downmix
  • Supported Video Resolutions: Up to 1080p/24 over HDMI, upscales DVD to 1080p over HDMI, and up to 1080i over component
  • Dimensions: 2.4" H x 17.1" W x 11" D
  • Weight: 7.7 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1,499 USA
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Design
 
The T587 has a fairly typical suite of inputs and outputs with HDMI, component video, composite video, two-channel analog audio, LAN, coax and optical digital outs. There are no multi-channel analog audio outs. The T587 does sport a front USB input where the user can attach a jump drive or an MP3 player.
Imagine System Review

Typical, too, for an NAD product is its understated styling and solid build quality. NAD bills the T587 as having fast load times and I can attest that it was among the fastest stand-alone players I have used. Besides a minor glitch when I first powered on the T587, it never hung up or died during the whole review period and I watched scores of Blu-rays and DVDs.