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.
If you’ve been looking around on Amazon today, you may have noticed that Samsung’s new Blu-ray players – including their first 3D player, the BD-C6900 – are now listed. Though, at the moment of this writing, all but the BD-C6900 appear to have been pulled.
Oppo been teasing the new player for around two months now, but the day has come and the veil has been lifted on the brand new BDP-80. The first thing that will leap out to most people is the price. It’s considerably cheaper than the BDP-83, and the $289 price tag puts the BDP-80 right in line with some of the more expensive players from mass market manufacturers.
It’s the first of its kind; a standalone Blu-ray player with a built in 250GB hard drive. We saw it at CES and LG has been good enough to provide us with a bit more information on their new Blu-ray player.
To many people, one Blu-ray player looks like another. And, to be fair, a lot of them really do look similar. It was early in the life of the Lexicon BD-30 – back at CEDIA – that people started to draw comparisons between it and Oppo’s BDP-83. It has a similar button layout and the inputs and outputs on the back are identical.