The Denon AVR-X6400H is the best receiver for powering 11 channels without the need of an external amplifier or spending a small fortune. Beyond that, the AVR-X6400H includes Audyssey XT32 room correction, integrated HEOS streaming for Spotify, Tidal, Alexa control, and a plethora of HDMI inputs. For a single-box 11-channel solution, the Denon X6400H covers […]
For an AV journalist it’s pretty easy to say what player people should buy when they ask for a Blu-ray player: something from Oppo. Of course, not everyone can afford one, or needs all the features it offers, or they want better online streaming support.
Updated 8/3/2012 for new firmware revisions. Recently I reviewed the Sony BDP-S590 Blu-ray player and found that while YCbCr output was bit-perfect, with both 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 colorspaces, the RGB output had a flaw that needed to be addressed. The BDP-S790 Blu-ray player arrived here the other day and I tested and confirmed that it […]
Sony is one of the originators of the Blu-ray format and has likely sold more players than any other company thanks to their PlayStation 3 game console. Their past players had been very well-regarded when released, but when I put them through the new Secrets of Home Theater HDMI Benchmark last year their performance was […]
I’m currently working on another improvement for the Blu-ray Benchmark that I run for Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. Right now we give people an overall DeltaE value, using both 1976 and 1994 formulas, for YCbCr and RGB components as an overall average. Someone requested that I also give the error in Hue, […]