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.
Anthem is set to release its new Blu-ray player with promising build quality. The unit is compatible with most of today's media formats. The player also supports additional features to make BD-Live interactivity faster and more user-friendly.
The new monolithic design from Sony may be more evident in their televisions, but their Blu-ray players are no less impending with their solid black, sharp and shiny look. A pair of 2D Blu-ray players were announced by Sony over the weekend at CES. The BDP-S570 and BDP-S370 both feature full 1080p upscaling of standard definition video and decoding of DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD.