Conclusion: With the BD-S473, Yamaha has created a nice Blu-ray player that does a good job in the performance department and keeps it simple and sweet. I really enjoyed using the player for Blu-ray/CD spinning. However, the BD-S473 faces some pretty stiff competition from lower-priced players that offer more connection options, more Web services, and built-in WiFi.
Excerpt: Yamaha currently offers three Blu-ray players to complement the brand's range of home audio and home theater electronics. Of the three, The BD-S473 is the least expensive, but still offers enough functionality to meet the needs of most average consumers. When considering a "budget" player (often with a shorter list of features) performance, reliability, and value become the most critical points of interest.