The image quality of UltraHD Blu-ray continues to meet and exceed expectations with every new disc release. Building upon the success of their UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray disc player, OPPO has introduced the UDP-205. Ultra HiDef videophiles can now enjoy the audiophile experience with this...
Blu ray Player
You know a format has arrived when Oppo makes a player for it. Today I’m looking at the all-new UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. UHD Blu-ray discs offer an exceptional visual improvement over HD Blu-ray and look significantly better than 4K streaming. New content continues to flow from the studios bringing the ultimate audio and video experience into the home.
For those wishing to add Ultra HD Blu-ray to their systems, source component choices are extremely limited. Today I’m checking out Philips new BDP-7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. It supports Ultra HD, HDR10 and streams Internet content as well.
Anthem is a company that is well-known in audiophile circles for cost-no-object separates and excellent separate power amplifiers. Anthem is the parent company to Paradigm, whose Studio 20 v.3 monitors were used in conjunction with the Anthem seven-channel MRX 300 AV receiver for this review.
For its fifth release on the Harmonia Mundi label, Stile Antico brings its heavenly harmonies to Tudor music for Advent and Christmas. Beautifully recorded in DSD, and issued in high-resolution hybrid SACD format, this recording of the young English Renaissance vocal ensemble sounds wonderful on a standard CD player or laptop.
Brooklyn's Finest (Blu-ray), Unthinkable (Blu-ray), True Blood Season 2 (Blu-ray), Hot Tub Time Machine (Blu-ray), Jason and the Argonauts (Blu-ray), Big Trouble in Little China (Blu-ray), Jimmy Hollywood (Blu-ray), Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (DVD), Black Narcissus (Blu-ray), The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (Blu-ray), Greenberg (Blu-ray), The Breakfast Club (Blu-ray), Heroes Season 4 (Blu-ray), Henson's Place (DVD), Repo Men (Blu-ray), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Blu-ray), Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 (Blu-ray), Kick-Ass (Blu-ray)
Editorial: Playing Downloaded High Resolution Music Albums on a Universal Player Instead of Your Computer
Although SACDs and DVD-As have not succeeded as much as music studios had thought, and audiophiles had hoped, they are still being released in small quantities, particularly by independent labels. However, there is another alternative, which is downloading the high rez albums if they are not available commercially on discs in stores.
HDMI cables have two basic issues that are somewhat different than with audio cables, namely that they tend to be much longer, and also, the HDMI connector has turned out not to be very robust. So, if the HDMI cable that came with your new HDTV or DVD player is not doing the job for you, Kordz makes cables that will deliver the goods under any conditions. We review here their pure copper model, the EVO, as well as the EVS which has a thin coating of pure silver, and the EVX, which has a thicker coating of silver.