Oppo has released a new firmware update for their BDP-83 player that’s designed to fix some playback issues, as well as some aesthetics. It’s a public beta, which means there may still be a few issues to work out, but it’s generally stable enough to install without problem.
High end home theater components offer much different functionality than what you’d find on the shelf at Best Buy. They’ve got more ins and outs than most people would know what to do with, video processing that’s second to none, and adjustments that only an audiophile can truly appreciate. They do what they do and they do it well.
It’s always nice when leaked product information turns out to be true. Samsung’s Blu-ray players, which were temporarily – and accidentally – made available for pre-order on Amazon recently, are finally ready to sell.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Sony has announced that their first 3D ready Blu-ray players will be available at the end of February, and for a surprisingly reasonable price. Two Sony 3D Blu-ray players will be hitting shelves this February; the $200 BDP-S470 and its $250 big brother, the BDP-S570 will both be available at the end of the month.
It wasn’t so long ago that all we had for managing our massive DVD collections were flimsy manual DVD carousels. How far we’ve come. The S1 Blu-ray Disc Changer is capable of storing up to 100 Blu-ray discs. It grabs meta deta from the disc – movie title, director, actors – and cover-art to display on the selection screen.