Searching for a top-notch Blu-ray DVD player? Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira check out the Yamaha BD-S1065 that features not only 1080p DVD playback but also outputs 7.1 channel audio through analog or HDMI. Find out if the audio quality lives up to its $370 price tag.
What You Need To Know
This player is pretty big compared to others.
It measures about 1' across and over 1.5' deep, which means it might not fit in easily with your other home theater components.
Outputs feature a 7.1 analog audio output so it can act as a receiver, component video out, coaxial out, s-video out, digital optical out and HDMI out.
Overall, this player is definitely for home theater nerds.
Yamaha didn't include any extra features like streaming online content.
There's BDLive but no internal memory, so you have to use your own thumb drive.
The player also supports the latest Dolby and DTS audio decoding, but that's not a new feature we haven't seen before.
You can only update the firmware with a thumb drive and not over the Internet.
The lack of features is very disappointing.
The video quality almost makes up for the lost features.
The colors are accurate, the blacks are deep and the content looks spectacular.
The difference between this and the PS3's Blu-ray player is negligible, making it one of the best quality players we've seen.
The audio is also a high point, mainly because of the 7.1 channel output.