Yamaha’s new BD-S1900 and BD-S1065 offer top shelf features, but lack streaming services.
Boasting high quality picture and sound, Yamaha’s new players are set to impress. They feature 192kHz/24-bit Audio DACs, and support Deep Color. BD Live capable and offering support for high definition audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio, the BD-S1900 and BD-S1065 have everything that a high quality Blu-ray player should have, and little else.
Surprisingly absent is the now expected addition of streaming services. Yamaha’s new players don’t do Netflix, Last.fm, Pandora, or even YouTube. They do however, provide excellent playback of Blu-ray discs at 1080p/24Hz.
Yamaha’s players are priced at $599.95 for the BD-S1065 and $699.95 for the BD-S1900 – which includes a RS-232C port.