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Sony BDP-S580 3D Blu-ray Player

Sony BDP-S580 Blu ray player for the Home Theater

You know that new hi-fi technology has finally reached the commodity stage when you can get a basic model on the cheap. Sony’s latest Blu-ray player is the BDP-S580, and at $199.99, it even is 3D-capable.


Pioneer BDP-430 3D Blu-ray Player

Pioneer BDP-430 Blu ray player for the Home TheaterThe cost of Blu-ray players has plummeted over the past couple of years, and numerous models from various manufacturers are available for $300 and less. Pioneer's ne BDP-430 is only $299. It is 3D-capable and includes several Internet apps. It is also a player that we tested with our new Blu-ray HDMI Benchmark.


Toshiba BDX3000 Blu-ray 3D Player

Toshiba BDX3000 Blu-ray 3D player By now you’ve heard lots about 3D TVs. Every manufacturer has at least one 3D-capable model and even the projector companies are offering new products that include this technology. The display is not the only component required to view 3D however. You will also need, at a minimum, a new Blu-ray player. The format itself has not changed but a 3D model is required to view Blu-ray 3D discs. No matter what the brand, every 3D flat panel has a companion player. In the case of the Toshiba WX800 Cinema Series LED panel, recently reviewed at Secrets, that player is the BDX3000.


Vizio VBR231 Blu-ray Player with Wireless Internet Apps

vizio-vbr231-blu-ray-player-teaser Vizio initially made their mark by being one of the first companies to offer a plasma panel that was both affordable and a good performer. Since then they have continued to serve this niche by offering products that have very good performance for the price, but also have branched out to offer some truly high end home theater equipment. Remember when Blu-ray players first came out, they were all at least $500? The Vizio VBR231 sells for only $179. How does a < $200 Blu-ray player perform? We put it to our new Blu-ray Benchmark tests to find out. (P.S. It even has wireless Internet apps.)


Toshiba BDX-2700 Blu-ray Player

ClearStream Micron Antenna During the HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray format war, Toshiba was the main supporter of HD-DVD and producer of hardware. Beyond being just an HD-DVD player, their units were well known for being high quality standard DVD players with very good up conversion of legacy titles. The present review covers the Toshiba BDX-2700 Blu-ray player.