Review Types Archives: Blu-ray Players

Blu-ray Player Reviews

Kaleidescape Alto Review

Kaleidescape Cinema One delivered the Kaleidescape system to people at a new price point, but caused confusion. You were able to import and playback your DVDs on the Cinema One, but Blu-ray discs were a bit different. You could import them, but to play them back required the disc to be in the player or a $4,000 disc vault option. You can updates some movies to digital copies for $2 to remove this restriction, but then you had to download the whole disc again. While these restrictions were due to the Blu-ray licensing group, consumers don’t care about that. They just were a bit confused.

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LG BP530 Blu-ray Player Review

Blu-ray and DVD rentals are still more popular than streaming, but not for long. The quality gap between the two continues to shrink and the convenience of streaming is hard to beat. For many people now they might pick up a film at RedBox or an alternative if it’s convenient, but otherwise rely on streaming for their content. Netflix and others are helping to accelerate this with original online content like House of Cards and Arrested Development. For most people, they want their Blu-ray player to handle streaming and online content well. The LG BP530 Blu-ray player is designed to do that, but does it do it well?
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