The BDP-5003 Blu-ray player was announced back at CEDIA ’08 and the player is finally shipping. The question now is, who will buy the $299, Profile 1.1 player? Sherwood make quality AV equipment, but while Yamaha and Integra might be able to con their fanboys to bite on old technology, chances are Sherwood purchasers might look to more up-to-date offerings from Sony or Samsung. Besides the old Profile 1.1 spec though, the BDP-5003 does offer solid performance with 60 and 24 Hz 1080p playback and both Dolby and DTS lossless audio support.
Sherwood via CEPro