Summary: Too often reviewers and their reviews dwell on high-priced
components that only a fraction of the population can afford. Products like the
DVD 31 are often shunned in the search for the latest, greatest, and, usually,
priciest. Too bad, because it’s components like the DVD 31 -- affordable and
high performing -- that the audio world
to know about.
Conclusion: If you haven’t figured it out yet, my experience with Harman Kardon’s DVD 31 was nothing short of amazing. Although it doesn’t up-convert video signals, its video performance exceeds many of the players that do up-conversion. The stereo and multichannel audio performance is comparable to players at a much higher price bracket. A combination of great performance and sleek styling the DVD 31 is definitely worth a look.