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