Sony's 2012 Blu-ray players

23th April 2012 (

Another year, another slate of new Blu-ray players from Sony. The BDP-S790 is of particular interest with its ability to convert Blu-ray's 1080p to 4K.

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

28th February 2012 (

More affordable $299 price; slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as a Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; spacious hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; built-in Web browser; free online gaming service.

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LG BD670 3D Blu-ray Player

1st July 2011 (

If you want stunning Full HD 1080p and the unlimited possibilities of Entertainment Access, you've found it with the LG BD670 3D Blu-ray Player. With LG Smart TV Access and Integrated Wi-Fi Connectivity

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LG BD590

27th December 2010 (

A Blu-ray high-definition video disc player with 1080p upconversion for DVDs.

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Samsung BD-C6500

18th October 2010 (

Excellent Blu-ray image quality; Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and Pandora media streaming, plus the expandable Samsung Apps platform; built-in Wi-Fi; 7.1 analog audio outputs; 1GB onboard storage.

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Samsung's 3D BD-C6900 Blu-ray player

17th March 2010 (

The last we heard of Samsung's BD-C6900 Blu-ray player it was up on Amazon for a pre-order -- and then it was mysteriously gone again.

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InsigniaŽ - 7" 16:9

28 July 2009 (

Take your favorite movies, tunes and photos on the road with you using this portable DVD player that features a built-in Secure Digital card slot for transferring photos directly from your digital camera.

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ASUS unleashes USB 2.0 Blu-ray drive -- government denies knowledge

1 July 2009 (

ASUS has taken a pretty basic USB

Blu-ray drive

and given it a fine veneer of high-gloss looks. SBC-04B1S-U allows you to charge its power from USB ports on your computer. The SBC-04B1S-U isn't fancy stuff -- 4.8x maximum


disc reading, 8x DVD burning, a USB 2.0 connection, and Windows (but not OS X) compatibility. The bright blue 'X' on the side also flashes and has a dedicated app just to control its brightness. None of this will help, of course, when the strobing 'X' attracts the attention of the entire underground world of paranormal conspiracy theorists to your bedroom as if you threw up the alien Bat-Signal -- but, you know, whatever. There's no word yet on pricing or availability for this attractive, skinny dude.

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Can 3D save Blu-ray?

28 April 2009 (

Blu-ray’s problem is simple: Blu-ray’s crisper picture isn’t enough for recession-whacked consumers. Yet the demo I saw last week in Las Vegas was something else: beautifully detailed and very watchable high def 3D.
That’s a change you’d pay for.

Panasonic is pushing hard.

The demo at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters trade show was one of many 3D announcements and products. But it was the most important because in our consumer-driven economy it is the home theater, not the movie theater, that will make or break the latest 3D push.
I’ve played with a number of 3D displays over the years and the Panasonic blew the rest away. Other than some distortion when a leg or arm got too close the camera, the picture was the closest thing to real live I’ve seen on a display.

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Oppo Digital's First Blu-ray Player A Winner

21 April 2009 (

The cult of Oppo must be turning Blue in the face. Fans of Oppo Digital's upconverting DVD players have been waiting months for the company's first

Blu-ray player

, the BDP-83. Finally, it's here (almost). A sneak peak at a pre-production model in recent weeks revealed, for those willing to spend an estimated $499, a superb all-purpose, high-end machine that plays hi-res

Blu-ray discs

, supports the latest BD-Live technology (Profile 2.0 for online movie extras), upconverts DVDs and plays hi-res SACD audio discs.

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Sub-$100 Blu-Ray Players to Show Up Shortly – Samsung.

21 April 2009 (


disc format may get to mainstream considerably quicker compared to what was anticipated as sub-$100 players have all chances to arrive to the market later this year, at least according to Samsung Electronics’ marketing chief. “The market for Blu ray is starting to pick up and you can bet with the entry of the Chinese manufacturers into the Blu ray market that we will have a $99 Blu ray player to compete against,” said Mark Leathan, a marketing director at Samsung Electronics, in an interview with Smarthouse web-site.

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Sony Blu-ray player is solid but no PS3

06 March 2009 (


Sony has been the public face of Blu-ray since the format's inception, and while most of the focus during the bitter Blu-ray vs. HD DVD format war was on the company's PlayStation 3, Sony has been making stand-alone Blu-ray players from the start, beginning with the $1,000 BDP-S1.

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How to View Netflix On a Blue Ray Player

Hooking up your blue ray player is easy with a hdmi cable, one end to the bluy ray the other end to the tv and thats it. Now if its a hdtv it should have muit hdmi ports just pick one!(This works the same way for Component or AV cables just macth the colors up.)
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By Suzi, 26 Aug 09


This is an external Blu-ray ROM drive / DVD Burner combo. It's not a Blu-ray player. On a PC, the "player" is the software, like Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra.

Yes... USB 2.0 can easily handle Blu-ray bitrates.
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By Jasmine, 01 Jul 09


No they thought they'd sell you a drive that wont work with the interface its connected to *rolls eyes*
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By Xavier, 01 Jul 09


coolest external optical drive ever. but who cares? can blu-ray even play smoothly over USB?
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By Shamim, 01 Jul 09


HD-DVD was clearly the superior format in terms of cost / megabyte, upgrades to production lines is minimal (both DVD and HD use red lasers, BD uses blue lasers), and the real quality of HD is about the same as BD.
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By Asher, 01 Jul 09


IF the economy wasn't in the tank, and the current administration wasn't talking about taxing everything that moves, people MIGHT be willing to pay $30 for a Blu-DVD.
The other issue, only hardocre action movies need bluray. You think Bridges of Madison County will be THAT much better in SUPER CLEAR HD? No. Transformers or Star Trek, sure. So it's a niche tech and it only satisfies a niche movie type.
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By William, 01 Jul 09

Reply to BluRay Beta

I hate disk technology, whether it is blue ray, hd-dvd, dvd or cd !
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By Max, 01 Jul 09

Reply to BluRay Beta

"By that time, everyone will be downloading movies instead of buying them."
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By Zoe, 01 Jul 09

Research firm challenges supposed popularity of HD-DVD format

I bought my Playstation 3 as a Blu-Ray player first, and as a game machine second. A couple years later, I got one for the bedroom too, for the same reason.
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By Natalie, 01 Jul 09

I like my HD-DVD

I've got an HD-DVD player along with several titles. Of course it looks as
good--identical--to BluRay. But the technology was fundamentally less
expensive. The players cost less. The disks cost less to make (and could
be made compatible with regular DVD, simplifying inventory). It was
ready for market.

Sony loved making royalties from licensing CD technology. They missed
the boat on DVD and they were bound and determined to win the HD
war. It was never about the superiority of their technology (Sony hasn't
made superior technology in a decade). It was simply about licensing
revenue. A bitter victory, eh?
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By Jacob, 01 Jul 09

BluRay Beta

The perfect twins BluRay adoption only looks slightly successful because Sony stuffed them in the PS3 take out the PS3 numbers and its less successful then their beta tape players were HD-DVD was a better format for consumers but Sony bought off the big studios to kill support for it.Consumers lost out and I hope that Sony does to in the long run.Root-kits and anti-consumer behavior are Sony's standard operating behavior and they are now starting to pay theprice!!
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By Richard C, 01 Jul 09

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