Posted Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
$329 gets you Deep Color, PCM output, and Netflix streaming.
Yamaha's got a new Blu-ray player and it looks pretty slick. The BD-S667 does just about everything you could expect a middle of the road Blu-ray player to do.
It plays movies in 1080p/24Hz, but that's to be expected at this point. It supports x.v. Color and Deep Color, and upscales DVDs to 1080p.
It's can handle all current HD audio formats, which, again, is to be expected. It can bitstream and send Linear PCM out through HDMI, or it can downmix audio for 2-channel analog output. The 192kHz/24-bit audio DAC is a nice touch.
You can stream movies from Netflix with the 667, and watch WMV videos thanks to DLNA certification. It can display JPEGs while simultaneously playing MP3s, which could be a pretty slick background display at parties.
It's also got a Setup Wizard that, well, makes it easier to set up.
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