Posted Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
It does 3D, video streaming and plays back both DVD-Audio and SACDs.
Yamaha just launched their 2011 line of Aventage receivers, but that doesn't mean they don't have more to reveal. The new BD-A1010 is a 3D capable Blu-ray play that does a little bit of everything.
For starters, it doesn't just play Blu-ray discs. It handles Blu-ray in 1080p and decodes the latest HD audio formats, but it also plays back DVD-Audio and SACDs, which will be a boon to audiophiles. The A1010 also works with a variety of computer file formats like WMV, DivX and MOV.
The player takes care of your streaming needs, assuming your needs are limited to Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, and YouTube. On the YouTube front, the A1010 uses YouTube Leanback, a version of the site made specifically for those watching from the couch.
iPhone owners will be able to control the A1010 directly from their handheld device and Android users will be getting the same luxury later this year.
The BD-A1010 is available now at an MSRP of $500.
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