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Blu-ray/HD-DVD/DVD Player and Recorder Reviews

Product reviews and profiles of Blu-ray Disc, HD-DVD, DVD players, DVD recorders, DVD player/VCR combinations, and DVD recorder/VCR combinations.

OPPO BDP-103D Darbee Edition Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo Illustrated Review
Check out my review OPPO BDP-103D Darbee Edition Blu-ray player that includes examples of Darbee Visual Presence Processing.

Panasonic DMP-BDT330 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player Review
Read my review of the compact, stlylish, and great performing Panasonic DMP-BDT330 Blu-ray Disc player.

Kaleidescape Cinema One Movie Player - Review
Read my review of the Kaleidescape Cinema One Movie Player.

Toshiba BDX6400 Symbio Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player Review
Read my review of the compact, stlylish, and full-featured Toshiba BDX6400 Blu-ray Disc player.

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player Review
Read my review of the feature-packed BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc player from OPPO Digital.

Sony BDP-S790 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player Review
The Sony BDP-S790 may be small, but inside it packs it a lot that enables it to do a lot more than just play Blu-ray discs. Check out my review for more details.

Sony NSZ-GT1 Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review
The Sony NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray Disc player incorporates the Google TV interface for accessing online TV and Movie content, check out all the details in my review.

Haier HEC BDP100 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo Profile
The Haier HEC BDP100 is an affordable Blu-ray Disc Player that is both very compact in size and performs well. Besides Blu-ray disc playback, the BDP100 also provides 1080p upscaling of standard DVDs via HDMI output. The BDP100 also provides built-in ability to stream Netflix movies and Pandora Radio from the internet. For a close-up look at its...

Harman Kardon BDP1 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review And Rating
The BDP1 is Harman Kardon's first Blu-ray Disc player. Some of its features include Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and CD playback. Bitstream output for both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD via its HDMI 1.3a output is provided, and DVDs are also upscaled up to 1080p via HDMI. In addition, the BDP1 has a front mounted USB port for both BD-Live memory and digital...

HELIOS X5000 HD Network Media DVD Player - Product Review
The Helios X5000 not only delivers good video and audio via DVD upscaling and HDMI connectivity, but innovative features, such as complete recordable DVD compatibility, DivxHD, WMV9HD, and both Wired and Wireless Networking add great flexibility. For the full story, read my review.

Home Theater Review - Philips DVDR-985 DVD Recorder
Despite the quagmire over standards and compatibility with current DVD playback technology, Philips shakes up the market with a reasonably priced high-performance DVD recorder that delivers what it promises on the outset, but there is more you need to know.

Home Theater Review - Philips DVDR75 DVD Recorder
Check out a reader-contributed review of the Philips DVDR75 DVD Recorder.

Insignia NS-2BRDVD Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review and Rating
The Insignia NS-2BRDVD is part of Best Buy's house brand product lineup. The NS-2BRDVD plays Blu-ray Discs, provides bitstream output for both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD via HDMI 1.3a output, and is playback compatible with standard DVDs, most recordable DVD formats, standard music CDs, and CD-Rs/RWs. For more details, read my review.

JVC XV-NP10S Progressive Scan DVD Player - Code Free Version
The JVC XV-NP10S not only offers DVD and CD playback, but, with its memory card reader you can also play back your digital camera photos. In its Region Code Free version with it built-in PAL-to-NTSC converter, this DVD player is very practical for those that have the need for a unit that will play any commercial DVD from any region of the world...

Kiss Technology DP-470 DVD Receiver - Product Review
The Kiss Technology DP-470 DVD Receiver is innovative because it combines a DVD/CD player with a built-in 5-channel surround sound amplifier, AM/FM tuner, and Divx file compatibility. Read my review.

LG BH100 Blu-ray Disc / HD-DVD Combo Player - Overview and Perspective
The BH100 is a Blu-ray Disc / HD-DVD combo player from LG. Dubbed "Super Multi-Blue", the BH100 plays both Blu-ray Discs and HD-DVDs. For more details and perspective, check out my product profile.

LG BH100 Blu-ray Disc - HD-DVD Combo Player - Product Review of the LG BH100
The BH100 is the new hybrid Blu-ray Disc/HD-DVD combo player from LG. Dubbed "Super Multi-Blue", the BH100 plays both Blu-ray Discs and HD-DVDs at full 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution via its HDMI output. The BH100 is also compatible with standard DVDs and DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW recordable formats, but is not compatible with standard audio CDs. For...

LG Electronics BD590 Network Blu-ray Player With 250 GB Hard Drive Review
Check out a review of the network media player functions of the LG BD590 Blu-ray Disc player.

NeoDigits Helios H4000 DVD Player with HDMI Output - Short Review
The Helios H4000 is an upscaling DVD player that can output 720p/1080i via HDMI output and 720p/1080i/1080p via component output. For more details, read my short review.

NeoDigits Helios H4000 DVD Player with HDMI Output - DVD Player Product Review
The Helios H4000 is a feature-packed DVD player. The H4000 upscales DVDs to 720p/1080i/1080p through HDMI and/or component video connections (this is rare). In addition, other features, such as Region Code Free DVD playblack and PAL/NTSC compatibility add to its flexibility. For more details, read my review.

NeuNeo HVD2085 DVD Player with HDMI Output - Product Review
The NeuNeo HVD2085 is upscaling DVD player with useful features. The HVD2085 can deliver 720p/1080i upscaled images through HDMI and 720p/1080i/1080p upscaled images through the Component Video connection (this is rare). Other features, such as Region Code Free and PAL/NTSC compatibility add to its flexibility. For a closer look at the NeuNeo...

OPPO Digital BDP-80 Blu-ray Disc Player - Review
The OPPO BDP-80 is a feature-packed Blu-ray Disc player. Blu-ray playback is excellent, and DVD upscaling is excellent. Also, other features, such as SACD and DVD-Audio playback, as well as 2 USB ports for importing images and sound from flash drives, add additional flexibility. To find out if the OPPO Digital BDP-80 is right for you, read my...

OPPO Digital BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player - Blu-ray Done Right
The OPPO BDP-83 is the first Blu-ray Disc player from OPPO Digital and it does not disappoint. Blu-ray playback is excellent, and utilizing Anchor Bay VRS technology, the BDP-83 also delivers excellent upscaling for standard DVD playback. Also, other features, such as SACD and DVD-Audio playback, as well as 2 USB ports for importing images and...

OPPO Digital BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player with Anchor Bay VRS Processing - Photos
The OPPO BDP-83 is a feature-packed Blu-ray Disc player that combines flexible connectivity, practical features, and great performance. For a close up look at its features and connections, check out my OPPO BDP-83 photo gallery.

OPPO Digital BDP-93 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo Profile
The OPPO Digital BDP-93 3D/Network Blu-ray Disc Player packs in a lot of features with a functional and sturdy design. One great feature is the incorporation of a second HDMI output. For a closer look at the features and connects provided on the BDP-93, check out my photo profile.

OPPO Digital BDP-93 480i/480p Deinterlacing and 1080p Scaling Test Results
The OPPO Digital BDP-93 3D/Network Blu-ray Disc Player plays 2D and 3D Blu-ray Discs, 1080p DVD upscaling via HDMI, and has a 2nd A/V HDMI output for connection to non-3D HDMI home theater receivers. It also has a separate video processor for each HDMI output. For a look at how well the BDP-93 performs video processing functions, check out a...

OPPO Digital BDP-93 Blu-ray Disc Player - Review
The OPPO Digital BDP-93 3D/Network Blu-ray Player offers two feature that are not common on Blu-ray discs players, SACD/DVD-Audio playback and two HDMI outputs. This is in addition to 2D and 3D Blu-ray playerback, internet streaming acccess, and two USB ports. Check out an in-depth review of this feature-packed Blu-ray Disc player.

OPPO Digital DV-970HD DVD Player with HDMI output and SACD/DVD-Audio Playback
The OPPO DV-970HD is a DVD player that will upconvert signal output to either 720p/1080i via its HDMI output. If you own an HD-compatible TV with HDMI (or DVI) input, you can watch DVDs in higher resolution. In addition, the DV-970HD also plays SACD and DVD-Audio discs. For the full story, read my review.

OPPO Digital OPDV971H DVD Player with DVI Output and Upscaling - Review
Check out my description and a short review of the OPPO Digital OPDV971H upscaling DVD player.

OPPO DV-981HD DVD Player with HDMI, SACD/DVD-Audio, and Faroudja - Review
The DV981HD is another in OPPO's product line that delivers what it promises. HDMI connectivity, upscaling, and Faroudja processing enables the DV981HD to deliver an excellent picture on an HDTV from DVDs. In addition, SACD, DVD-Audio, and Divx playback provide additional audio and video flexibility. Check out the details in my review.

Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Player - Product Preview
The DMP-BD10 is the first Blu-ray player from Panasonic. To find out more, check out my product preview.

Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review And Rating
The Panasonic DMP-BD60 is a feature-packed Blu-ray Disc Player. This player also has a front mounted SD card slot for importing images, video, and music. The DMP-BD60 also provides additional flexibility with its Viera Cast feature. For more details, read my review.

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Review
The Pansonic DMP-BDT110 provides Blu-ray 2D and 3D playback, and DVD upscaling to 1080p via HDMI. The DMP-BDT110 also provides the ability to stream audio/video content from the internet, such as CinemaNow, Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu, as well as media content from your PC. Find out more in my review.

Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review
The BDP-320 offers practical features and good performance. This player is provides native 1080p output for Blu-ray Discs and 1080p upscaling for DVDs. The BDP-320 offers onboard decoding and undecoded bitstream output of Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD via HDMI. The BDP-320 adheres to Profile 2.0 specs and also incorporates additional audio features that...

Pioneer BDP-HD1 Blu-ray Player - Product Preview
The BDP-HD1 is a Blu-ray format player from Pioneer. The BDP-HD1 plays Blu-ray discs, standard DVDs and most recordable DVD formats, but is not compatible with standards CDs. To find out more about the Pioneer BDP-HD1, check out my product preview.

Pioneer DV-490V-S DVD Player with HDMI Output - Short Review
The Pioneer DV-490V-S not only offers DVD and CD playback, but, with its HDMI output, you can take advantage of the increased capabilities of an HDTV. In addition, other useful features, such as its JPEG/MP3 Slideshow function, as well as Divx file playback, make the DV-490V-S a great deal. For additional details, check out my review.

Pioneer DVR-233-S Entry Level DVD Recorder - Product Review
The Pioneer DVR-233-S is a solid entry level DVD recorder. Features include DVD-R/-RW recording. Inputs include composite and S-video. Outputs include composite, S-video, and component video (both interlaced and progressive scan), and also includes both analog and digital audio outputs. For more details, read my review.

Pioneer DVR-533H-S DVD Recorder/Hard Drive Combination
The DVR-533H is Pioneer's stylish entry-level DVD Recorder/Hard Drive combo. The DVR-533H records in the DVD-R/-RW format or Hard Drive, and features both composite and S-video inputs, as well as progressive scan output via component video outputs. For more details, read my review.

Pioneer Elite DV-46AV DVD/SACD/DVD-Audio Player - Short Review
The Pioneer Elite DV-46AV, in addition to Standard DVD, SACD (Super Audio CD) and DVD-Audio playback, also has the ability to play CDR/RW, MP3-CDs, and DVD-R/DVD-RW discs as outputting a progressive scan video signal and 720p/1080i upscaling via its HDMI output. The DV-46A, with its excellent DVD/SACD/DVD-Audio and Upscaled DVD playback...

Pioneer Elite DV-46AV DVD/SACD/DVD-Audio Player with HDMI - Review
The Pioneer Elite DV-46AV, in addition to Standard DVD, SACD (Super Audio CD) and DVD-Audio playback, also has the ability to play CDR/RW, MP3-CDs, and DVD-R/DVD-RW discs peforms 720p/1080i upscaling via its HDMI output. To find out if the DV-46AV is the right DVD player for your needs, read my review.

Presidian PDR-3222 Entry-Level DVD Recorder - Product Review
The Presidian PDR-3222 is a DVD Recorder, sold primarily through Radio Shack, that offers multi-format DVD recording at an extremely low price point. Although the PDR-3222 doesn't offer many advanced features and conveniences - it still offers some benefits for someone looking for a very basic DVD recorder.

Tatung DV-990 Code Free/Multi-System DVD Player - Revew
Are you frustrated that you can't play DVDs from Europe or Japan on your DVD player? If so, check out my review of the Tatung DV-990 region code free DVD player.

Samsung BD-C7900 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo Gallery
The Samsung BD-C7900 3D/Network Blu-ray Disc Player that is compact, stylish, and performs well. The BD-C7900 provides 2D and 3D playback of Blu-ray Discs, 1080p upscaling of standard DVDs via HDMI output, and has a second audio-only HDMI output for connection to 3D enabled HDMI home theater receivers. The BD-C7900 can also connect to the...

Samsung BD-C7900 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Review
The Samsung BD-C7900 3D/Network Blu-ray Disc Player has unique styling and provides great performance. Some features includ 2D and 3D Blu-ray Disc playback, 1080p upscaling of standard DVDs via HDMI output, and a second audio-only HDMI output. The BD-C7900 also provides internet connectivity for access to streaming content. For more details,...

Samsung BD-C7900 480i/480p Deinterlacing and 1080p Scaling Test Results
The Samsung BD-C7900 is a compact and stylish that performs well. The BD-C7900 provides 2D and 3D playback of Blu-ray Discs as well as 1080p upscaling of standard DVDs via HDMI output. Check out some video performance test examples that show how well the BD-C7900 does with DVD upscaling.

Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Player - Product Preview
The Samsung BD-P1000 was the first Blu-ray Disc player to reach U.S. shores. The BD-P1000 plays Blu-ray discs and is playback compatible with standard DVDs and most recordable DVD formats, as well as music CDs and CD-Rs/RWs. To find out more, check out my product preview.

Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray Player with HQV Processing - Product Profile
With HQV video processing, the Samsung BD-P1200 provides enhanced video upscaling for DVD playback, as well as being able to play Blu-ray discs. Check out more in my product profile.

Samsung BD-P1500 480i/480p Deinterlacing/1080p Scaling Tests
The Samsung BD-P1500 not only plays Blu-ray Discs at full 1080p resolution, but also has the ability to upscale standard DVDs up to 1080p via HDMI output. However, how well does it do this part of its duties? To find out, check out a sampling of video performance tests.

Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo Gallery and Report
For a look at the features and connections offered on the Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Disc player, check out my photo gallery.

Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review and Rating
The Samsung BD-P1500 plays Blu-ray Discs, provides bitstream output for both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD via its HDMI 1.3a output, and is compatible with standard DVDs, most recordable DVD formats, CDs, and CD-Rs/RWs. To find out if the BD-P1500 is the right Blu-ray Disc player for you, read my review.

Samsung DVD-HD931 DVD Player - Product Review
The DVD-HD931 performs is one first DVD players that has the ability to perform video upscaling to either 720p or 1080i via a DVI output. However, if you don't have an HDTV, it has all other connections you need. For more details, check out my review.

Sharp BD-HP90U 3D and Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo Profile
The Sharp BD-HP90U 3D/Network Blu-ray Disc Player combines an innovative, stylish design, with good performance. For a close-up look at the features and connectivity options of the BD-HP90U, check out my Photo Profile.

Sharp BD-HP90U 3D Blu-ray Disc - Product Review
Sharp BD-HP90U 3D Blu-ray Disc Player and Media Player with Internet Streaming combines a unique, stylish design, with good performance. However, there are some things to take into consideration. For more details, read my review.

Sharp BD-HP90U 480i/480p Deinterlacing and 1080p Scaling Conversion Test Results
The BD-HP90U not provides 2D and 3D playback of Blu-ray Discs, put has the ability to upscale DVDs to 1080p. However, how well does it do in this task? To find out how well the BD-HP90U upscales DVDs, check out a sampling of video performance tests.

Sherwood BDP-5003 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review and Rating
The BDP-5003 is Sherwood's first Blu-ray Disc player. Some of its features include playback of Blu-ray Discs at full 1080p resolution, bitstream output for Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD via HDMI 1.3a output, and compatibility with standard DVDs, most recordable DVD formats, CDs, and CD-Rs/RWs. Rear my review for more.

Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Preview
The Sony BDP-S1 is the first Blu-ray Disc player from Sony that is available for U.S. consumers. The BDP-S1 also plays standard DVDs in addition to Blu-ray Discs, but not play audio CDs. For more details, read my product profile.

Toshiba BDX2700 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review
The Toshiba BDX2700 is an affordable Blu-ray Disc Player that performs well. The BDX2700 plays Blu-ray discs, standard DVDs, and CDs. Also, besides its HDMI output, the BDX2700 also features a set of 7.1 channel analog audio outputs for connection to pre-HDMI home theater receivers. Find out more in my review.

Toshiba BDX3000 480i/480p Deinterlacing and 1080p Scaling Test Results
The Toshiba BDX3000 packs in a lot of features for a reasonable price. Besides Blu-ray Disc playback, the BDX3000 also upscales DVDs to 1080p resolution, but how well does it do with the task? To find out, check out a sampling of video performance tests.

Toshiba BDX3000 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review
The Toshiba BDX3000 provides 2D and 3D playback of Blu-ray Discs, 1080p upscaling of standard DVDs via HDMI output, and has a set of 7.1 channel analog audio outputs for connection to pre-HDMI home theater receivers. Another bonus is that BDX3000 also provides built-in ability to stream movies from the internet. For more details, read my review.

Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD Player - Product Preview
The HD-A1 is the first HD-DVD player from Toshiba. The HD-A1 plays HD-DVDs at full 720p or 1080i resolution via its HDMI output. In addition, the HD-A1 plays standard DVDs and most recordable DVD formats, as well as being able to playback standard music CDs and CD-Rs/RWs. Standard DVDs are upscaled to 720p or 1080i via the HDMI output. For some...

Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player - Product Profile
Read my product profile of the Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player to find out what has to offer that adds to your home theater experience.

Toshiba HD-XA1 HD-DVD Player - Short Review
The HD-XA1 is an HD-DVD format player from Toshiba. Find out more about this hi-def player in my short review.

Toshiba XD-E500 Upscaling DVD Player - Product Review and Rating
With the demise of HD-DVD, Toshiba is now focused on improving the upscaling capabilities for DVD. With improved 1080p video upscaling capability over previous Toshiba upscaling DVD players, the XD-E500 delivers a good picture on an HDTV. However, how good is it, really? To find out, read my review.

Vialta ViDVD - Product Review
DVD players now come in many different variations, from traditional single disc units to DVD/VCR combos. Check out another variation in DVD players with the internet-enabled units from Vialta.

Yamaha BD-S2900 Blu-ray Disc Player - Product Review and Rating
The BD-S2900 is Yamaha's first Blu-ray Disc player. This player features Blu-ray Discs, DVD, and CD player. In addition, standard DVDs are upscaled to 1080p. The BD-S2900 adheres to Profile 2.0 specifications. For more details, read my review.

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