Summary: Yamahaâ€™s BD-S2900 has excellent core video performance giving it superb picture quality during Blu-ray playback. It has speedy load times, the ability to bitstream output the latest sound codecs and implementation of Virtual Package, which is the next best thing to BD-Live.Â All of these things make it an attractive unit.Â Because the BD-S2900, down converts dts-HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD formats to 5.1 through PCM, this player is best used with a receiver...
Summary: In football parlance, Yamaha has hit a hot streak of form judging by its recent performances in multichannel receivers. And now it’s looking to repeat that success with its first Blu-ray player, the BD-S2900 Blu-ray player. Solid unit Initial impressions are extremely promising, if not overwhelming.
Excerpt: Yamaha has punched its way back into the AV mainstream, with a raft of exceptional AV amplifiers.Now, it hopes to repeat that success with the BD-S2900 Blu-ray player. Initial impressions of this machine are extremely promising, if not quite overwhelming. The BD-S2900 is undeniably a smart-looking and solidly built Blu-ray player, but it doesn't impress to quite the same degree as the Denons and Pioneers at and around this price point.
Pros: Good picture quality, capable sonic delivery
Cons: Only Profile 1.1, can’t decode HD audio formats, price can’t match performance
Excerpt: The Yamaha BD-S2900 is a Proﬁle 1.1 Bonus View player designed to match the brand's wide range of AV amps and receivers; it sports the company's distinctive orange LED display and a curved, metal fascia.