blu-ray player

  • bdporter: Sony Music's roll-front cabinet with integrated Blu-ray player and projector

    Sony Music Japan has announced a pretty unusual product today, the so-called bdporter [JP]. It’s essentially a roll-front cabinet with a set of devices that’s geared toward home theater fans who look for a unique piece of furniture. Buyers will get a Sony Blu-ray player, a WXGA projector, surround headphones, active speakers and a 60-inch projector screen. Read More

  • Sharp rolls out inexpensive Blu-ray player that looks decent

    My guess is that Blu-ray players can’t cost more than $100 in order to become products for the masses and it seems that some of the good brands are (very) slowly getting there. Today Sharp in Japan announced the BD-HP21 [JP], a player that costs $430, making it the company’s cheapest. And for that price, the specs aren’t really that bad. Read More

  • Oppo's BDP-83 megaplayer gets more detailed


    We saw the Oppo DVD/Blu-Ray player at CEDIA in September, and it looked great then, but details were lacking. We’ve got a lot more information now, and this versatile media player and rescaler is looking to be a real beast. It’s got the latest Blu-Ray support, a sweet upscaling unit (the same found in the DVDO Edge), and support for DVD-Audio, SACD, and more legacy formats. Read More

  • Sony Japan rolls out 8 new Blu-ray recorders/players with new upscaling technology

    Sony Japan held a press conference today in Tokyo to unveil a total of 6 new Blu-ray recorders [JP] and 2 Blu-ray players [JP], which will become available in Nippon in the next few weeks (no word about markets outside Japan yet). 7 of these 8 models are equipped with Sony’s new CREAS chip, which upscales 8/10-bit TVs to 14-bit through SBMV (Super Bit Mapping for Video). First, the… Read More