The NAD T587 represents NAD’s first foray into the Blu-ray arena. NAD started big by building the T587 to the Blu-ray Profile 2.0 spec. The T587 can also handle CD and DVD discs among other formats such as DiVX. It is not a universal player and will not spin DVD Audio or SACD discs. Its circuitry is based on the Broadcom decoder. A nice touch is that the player comes with auxiliary feet that closely resemble Vibrapods.Â This player is reviewed as one of the Imagine Affordable System components.
Specifications : NAD T587 Blu-ray Player
- Design: Profile 2.0 Blu-ray Disc Player (BD Live with User-supplied Memory Stick)
- Supported Formats: Blu-ray Discs (BD), BD-R/RE, DiVX, MP3, WMA, Photo Files, DVD Video, DVDÂ±R, DVDÂ±RW, Audio CD, CD-R/-RW, AVCHD
- Supported Audio: Linear PCM (uncompressed) via HDMI, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD/MA, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus (via HDMI, Optical or Coax), DTS (via HDMI, Optical or Coax), Analog 2 channel downmix
- Supported Video Resolutions: Up to 1080p/24 over HDMI, upscales DVD to 1080p over HDMI, and up to 1080i over component
- Dimensions: 2.4″ H x 17.1″ W x 11″ D
- Weight: 7.7 Pounds
- MSRP: $1,499 USA
- NAD Electronics
Typical, too, for an NAD product is its understated styling and solid build quality. NAD bills the T587 as having fast load times and I can attest that it was among the fastest stand-alone players I have used. Besides a minor glitch when I first powered on the T587, it never hung up or died during the whole review period and I watched scores of Blu-rays and DVDs.