NAD T 587
There's a new Blu-ray player on the way from NAD, the £850 T 587, with onboard HD audio decoding and BD Live compatibility

UPDATE: NAD has just confirmed the UK price will be £850.

Details have emerged on the internet of NAD's forthcoming T 587 Blu-ray player. We don't have a UK release date yet, but the spec looks impressive.

It's Profile 2.0 enabled, decodes high-definition audio, has HDMI 1.3 connectivity and boasts quick loading of Blu-ray discs, NAD claims.

The T 587 plays Blu-ray discs in BD-ROM, BD-R and BD-RE formats, as well as handling CDs, DVDs and DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. The player supports 1080p Full HD pictures at 24fps, Deep Colour and xvYCC Extended Colour Space.

High-definition audio on Blu-ray can be decoded onboard the player, making the unit compatible with older AV amps or receivers, or sent via HDMI to a home cinema amp or receiver with HD decoding. 

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Connectivity includes Ethernet, component and composite video, coaxial and optical digital audio, plus analogue phono.

An external IR input allows easy integration with advanced control and home automation systems, and a front-panel USB port lets owners play music and picture files stored on a memory stick or portable MP3 player.

The NAD T 587 Blu-ray player will be available in most markets in December, but this has not yet been confirmed for the UK.