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

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Introduction to the Yamaha BD-A1010 Aventage Universal Blu-ray 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, and was impressed. Now I have in-house the new Blu-ray player from the 2011 Aventage line-up, the BD-A1010. This is a full-featured universal Blu-ray player. In addition to playback of DVD, Blu-ray, 3-D Blu-ray, CD, SACD, and DVD-Audio, it also includes Internet apps like Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, FilmFresh, and YouTube.

Will this Aventage Blu-ray player wow me as much as the receiver did? Will it integrate with my Aventage receiver better than my reference Oppo BDP-93? Only one way to find out - let's get started!

YAMAHA BD-A1010 UNIVERSAL BLU-RAY PLAYER SPECIFICATIONS

  • Design: Universal Player
  • Codecs: All, Including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, and 3D
  • DACs: 24/192 PCM/DSD DAC
  • Streaming Content: Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, FilmFresh, YouTube
  • Connections: HDMI 1.4a, Component Video, Composite Video, Optical Audio, Coaxial Audio, 7.1 RCA Audio, Stereo RCA Audio, USB, Ethernet, RS-232
  • Dimensions: 3.75" H x 17.1" W x 12.5" D
  • Weight: 8.9 Pounds
  • MSRP: $500 USD
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