Blu-ray Players

Onkyo DV-BD507 Blu-ray Player

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Conclusions

On the one hand, the DV-BD507 is incredibly easy to set up and use. It has the ability to output a bitstream of the high resolution audio formats over the HDMI connection. It allows you to easily view AVCHD files saved on an SD card. On the other hand, that is where the bonus features really end. The Blu-ray player market has nearly pushed itself down into the realm of impulse purchase pricing. With players selling for less than half of this Onkyo’s MSRP, and offering things such as Pandora and Netflix streaming built in, built in BD-Live memory, and better standard DVD and HD performance, it makes it hard to justify the DV-BD507’s $499 price tag. For those of you who know and love the Onkyo brand (myself included), and are looking for a Blu-ray player with excellent picture quality, this player is a good option. You will NOT be disappointed. However, for those who are looking to consolidate functionality into as few sources as possible, or who simply don’t wish to spend that much on a Blu-Ray player, there are additional choices available for consideration.