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Yamaha BD-A1010 Aventage Universal 3D Blu-ray Player

Yamaha BD-A1010 Aventage Universal Blu-ray Disc Player

Last year, Yamaha released the Aventage product line, which included first several A/V receivers, then also a Blu-ray player. The Aventage product line is Yamaha's new premiere brand, similar to Sony's "ES", and Pioneer's "Elite." Last year I reviewed the Aventage RX-A2000 A/V receiver. This time, it's the Aventage BD-A1010.


Cambridge 751BD Universal 3D Blu-ray Player

Cambridge 751BD Universal Blu-ray PlayerIn a bit of a surprise, the Universal Blu-ray player market has gone through a big upswing recently. While DVD-Audio and SACD might be considered dead audio formats to the mainstream media, more and more players for home are including support for them now. One fairly recent addition to the group is the Cambridge Audio 751BD Audiophile Blu-ray player. It also supports 3D Blu-ray, and I was quite excited to have the chance to try out this unit myself.


Samsung BD-D6500 Blu-ray Player

Samsung BD-D6500 Blu-ray Player One of the major differentiations between Blu-ray players now has been their online content support.


Pioneer BDP-52FD 3D Universal Blu-ray Player

pioneer-bdp-52fd-player-teaserOf all the new equipment that I saw at the CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis in 2011, my favorite booth visit was to Pioneer. Showing me around their booth and their new products, it was obvious they had read our review of their last generation of Blu-ray players. So, here is another one, in this case, the BDP-52FD, which is 3D-capable, and will play DVD-A as well as SACD, making it a universal player.


LG BD670 3D Blu-ray Player

LG BD670 Blu ray playerI am starting to feel very comfortable with LG products of late, having recently reviewed a couple home theater Blu-ray systems...