Released September, 2010
The Pros:Good support for legacy equipment. DVD upconversion is very good, creates a sharp near-HD image. Setup is pretty simple, works as you'd expect.
The Cons:Takes a long time to load up when you first turn it on.
The BD-SP808 is a high-end Blu-ray disc player from the Onkyo company. Featuring a sleek brushed aluminum aesthetic with striking blue power light, this model offers 1080p HD content playback and a variety of additional features for optimal performance within modern home theater configurations.
7.1 multi-channel audio outputting is available for synchronization with surround sound speaker sets, with THX certification for guaranteed satisfaction. The on-board Marvell Qdeo video chip is capable of up-converting standard and lower-resolution HD content to 1080p for high-quality viewing on larger displays, while ethernet connectivity makes digital media server streaming a possibility. The BD-SP808 also features full Video on Demand support, with native integration of Netflix, Blockbuster and CinemaNow services. Additional functions include Picture-in-Picture with adjustable audio and video settings, and a simplistic on-screen menu for further setup and playback configuration.
- Brushed Black aluminum aesthetic
- 1080p HD playback
- 7.1 multi-channel audio outputting
- Marvell Qdeo video chip with 1080p content upscaling
- Deep Color technology support
- Pure Data Bitstream compatibility
- Video on Demand compatibility Netflix, Blockbuster and CinemaNow
- On-screen display (OSD)
- Bonus View/Picture-in-Picture
- THX certified
User Reviews (1)
good support for legacy equipment
DVD upconversion is very good, creates a sharp near-HD image
setup is pretty simple, works as you'd expect
generally easy to work with, not much of a learning curve
connections all feel solid and high quality
comes with plenty of web applications, lots of content available
takes a long time to load up when you first turn it on
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