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Philips BDP-7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Philips BDP-7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Preview

To complete my recent review of the Pro Cinema 6040UB projector, Epson provided me with Philips’ brand-new Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the BDP-7501. This compact box plays every optical disc format except SACD and DVD Audio and most importantly, is the absolute best way to deliver...

Little Boy - Blu-Ray Movie Review

Little Boy – Blu-Ray Movie Review

"Little Boy" is set statesdie during World War II. The lead character is a boy named Pepper Busby (Salvati) who is eight years old and afflicted with a condition that has stunted his growth, hence the nickname "Little Boy". His older brother is rejected from serving overseas...

Toshiba BDX6400 Blu-ray Player

I've reviewed a lot of Blu-ray players now and don't often get surprised. So when I took the Toshiba BDX6400 out of its shipping box I was a bit taken aback. I knew it was coming, but I expected a standard size black box. Instead I found a tiny little player that's even smaller than a Nintendo Wii. The tiny size made me instantly attracted to the BDX6400. Blu-ray players can only output HD content over HDMI now, so there really is no reason every player is a large box. A smaller unit like the Toshiba BDX6400 still has every connection you likely need, but is easier to store away. So just how much does this little player manage to pack inside?

Samsung BD-F5900 Blu-ray Player

Samsung made a big show of their updated Smart Hub interface at CES this year. For many people the important distinction between Blu-ray players now is the quality and variety of streaming content available and not the disc playback itself. The last player I tested from them had some very innovative search features at that time, though sometimes the results weren't fully accurate which reduced the usefulness. As that was close to two years ago, Samsung has had plenty of time to remedy the issue. With the heavy push towards streaming, and Samsung putting a lot of emphasis there on this new player, I was very hopeful for a nice online experience as I opened up the BD-F5900.

Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Blu-ray Player

Last time I looked at a Blu-ray player from Panasonic it was their DMP-BDT210 model. It had almost everything I wanted in a Blu-ray player: perfect image performance, fast loading times, and a good deal of streaming content. I liked it enough that I bought one for the bedroom, where it was used happily until it was gifted to the in-laws, and allows them to watch movies and streaming content in their motorhome. It also got our award for Best Blu-ray Value Player that year, which it richly deserved. Because of the success of that model, I looked forward to seeing if the DMP-BDT230 maintained that excellence, and simply added a few tweaks to the formula as more streaming content became available. The only way to know was to put it through its paces.