Conclusion: The excellent BDP 10 Blu-ray player displays gorgeous movie pictures and offers BD-Live support. Still, it’ll have a hard job establishing itself among the ever-growing competition, since many cheaper players perform just as well and offer better features. Let’s put it this way: This player is one for the individualists — specifically those that don’t mind digging a little deeper into their pockets.
Pros: Excellent 24p movie picture., Automatic film-mode detection for DVDs., Bitstream HD-audio output., Picture-in-picture and BD-Live.
Cons: Weaknesses in de-interlacing., Faulty photo-playback., Relatively expensive.
A deluxe Harman Kardon Blu-ray player for serious videophiles
Good Gear Guide.au
11 February 2010
Summary: If you require a glitzy status symbol that doubles as a Blu-ray player, the Harman Kardon BDP 10 is a worthy choice. Just be mindful that there are cheaper, more feature-packed models on the market.
Pros: Excellent BD and DVD playback, onboard audio decoder, user-friendly interface
Cons: Sluggish load times, too expensive, light on extra features
Excerpt: South African magazine Audio Video recently reviewed the BDP 10, Harman Kardon's first ever Blu-ray player, and the editor was not disappointed with the performance it delivered! "It’s taken Harman Kardon a while to release its first Blu-ray player. However, having spent the past six weeks or so in the company of the new BDP 10, it seems the wait’s been well worth it: this HK is a killer of a machine.
Excerpt: Harman Kardon's debut Blu-ray player, the BDP 10, appears to tick most of the boxes required for consideration – it's a full Profile 2.0 machine with BD-Live, DivX playback and 1080p upscaling, all wrapped in a sassy case in keeping with the über-cool HK house style.