Harman Kardon BDP1 Blu-ray Disc Player - Short Review
20 February 2013
Conclusion: The BDP1 is the first Blu-ray Disc Player from Harman Kardon. The BDP1 plays Blu-ray Discs at 1080p resolution via HDMI HDMI output and is also compatible with standard DVDs and audio CDs. Both 1080p upscaling for standard DVDs and onboard decoding or undecoded bitstream output of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD is provided via the HDMI output.
Pros: Good image detail and contrast., Access to video, music, and still images via USB port., Backlit Remote Control., Easy to navigate onscreen menus and well written user manual., HDMI cable is included in the box. This is a nice touch that all manufacturers should proivde.
Cons: No 5.1/7.1 channal analog audio output option., Lackluster video noise reduction performance., Slight oversaturation of Blues and Orange/Reds., No video streaming capability - No wireless networking capability., No SACD or DVD-Audio playback.