LG has come up with a new network-capable 3D Blu-ray/DVD player that offers some cool features such as a Wii-style “magic remote,” NFC technology, and 4K upscaling, but which come at an added cost.
Bryston’s initial entry into the monitor speaker sweepstakes scores big with its Mini T model. This 3-way “bookshelf” system generates the huge sound of a floor stander with a space-friendly small footprint.
Bryston does it again, making the best, better. The BDP-2 digital player offers more digital inputs, faster loading times, and significantly increased memory, a boon to music lovers with large digital libraries.
Bryston introduces its newest digital-analog converter, the BDA-2, that offers spectacular audio performance at a very affordable price.
Boston Acoustics has entered the home theater surround speaker arena with a winning combination, its M series, that delivers big sound from small boxes.
BiGR Audio has released its limited edition headphones, commemorating legendary DJ Jam Master Jay. Phones fans will certainly appreciate its “bigger” sonics and its generous bass that makes mp3 downloads sound better than they deserve.
LG comes up with a smart compact 3D Blu-ray Player, the BP620, that delivers excellent overall performance at a very reasonable price. With built-in WiFi and wired internet available, it will also stream most of the good stuff out there.
The Denon AVR-2313 In-Command Integrated AV Receiver represents a sweet spot in the new line of their 2012 AVR offerings, providing most of the goodies of its bigger brother AVR-3313CI, including 3D and 4K pass-through, and Audyssey MultiEQ room equalization, all at a nice price.
Denon updates its top entry in the “In-Command” AV Receiver line with the AVR-3313CI model, adding a third HDMI output, and most seriously, 4K pass-through. A great hub for home theater with Audyssey MultiEQ XT software, and the potential for 7.2 surround sound, the AVR-3313CI is an excellent value for performance at this level.
Denon’s DBT-1713UD Universal Audio/Video Player is a study in versatility, excellent performance, unfussy set up, and good build quality. It provides internet streaming apps like VUDU, Hulu and Netflix, but surprisingly lacks a full assortment of analog outputs or wireless operation.