Already the owner of a Cambridge Audio BD650 on my main system, but got the S570 for smaller setup with KEF 2005.1 speakers in another room. The 570 is a really excellent player and great value (�169 from Richer Sounds) - very good build for the money, really good blu-ray picture and sound, and the wireless streaming content (including Lovefilm)is excellent. Setup was painless too. I'd rather have the Cambridge for the CD/SACD side of things (esp. stereo), but if you want blu-ray/DVD and internet, then this is a cracking product.
a great blu ray player, makes pictures look very clear, only problem is the noise of the drive while playing a blu ray disc but other than that its a great player. a great price too, listed as �230 but i got mine for �168 off amazon, bargain at that price
Since got shot of the Sony and am loving the Panasonic BD85 which is better with pictures and sound in every respect. Ok, the menus and online stuff are less cool and Panny have made some funny choices over the set up menu, but sitting back and watching a movie is a completely different experience on my Plasma.
Somewhat underwhelmed by this little slice of flimsy plastic. I was taken in by the sexy xbmedia menus with all the stuff from the PS3 like iPlayer.... Though the PS3 is a little neater in fact. It is very cheaply made.... It makes a lot of noise whirring across dvds and even noisier on blu-rays, where the constant high pitch whine can be heard from my seat at over 12 ft away during quiet scenes. Sounds like it's going to give up the ghost any minute. Got it for the wifi option as I have no wired access for updates, it replaces the PS3 which goes upstairs in the kids room... But is no better on our 37 inch Panasonic Plasma than the PS3. The options for outputting sound seem less clear too. The picture qulaity is good with bluray but no better for upscaling DVDs than the PS3, in fact looks worse on my DVD of No Country for Old Men, less edge detail and a bit soft.
I was looking to get the Panasonic BD85 but was put off by the old hat menus and bodged wifi dongle thing. I now realise that image quality should be a priority and all the web based stuff can take a back seat.
I will probably send mine back due to the intusive sounds of its workings and look for something better made, or just get anoter ps3.
I guess its good value for the £180 paid, but not sure the dvd image quality is good enough.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 performs significantly better than its predecessor but has pressing issues with its interface, sound and picture quality
Good but not great – and that’s not quite enough at this hugely competitive price for AV receivers
The Caterthun has strengths but we expect a more rounded product at this price
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