NAD T 557
Released October, 2009
The Pros:Picture quality is excellent, very sharp with no problem handling fast-moving subjects. Audio is crisp and bright through the whole range. DVD upscaling looks very good, makes them much sharper.
The Cons:Can take a long time to eject a disc if the unit is in standby. Generates a lot of heat while in operation, need to make sure its in a well ventilated area.
The NAD T 557 is a high-end Blu-ray Disc player, released in late 2009. This player is a step up from the manufacturer’s NAD T 587, as the T 557 offers improved audio decoding with proprietary technology from NAD.
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However, this model remains in the middle of NAD’s product line-up, as the T 577 player offers additional functionality such as built-in Wi-Fi with video streaming and DivX HD support. The T 557 supports Blu-ray Profile 2.0, meaning users can watch online BD-Live video content over the built-in Ethernet port. Deep Color over HDMI and xvYCC extended color space are also supported, allowing for the best possible video reproduction. Additional features include a 24 fps mode for movies, and a USB port for media playback. The NAD T 557 is available in black or silver.
- Deep Color over HDMI support
- xvCC extended color space
- 24fps mode
- Profile 2.0 support
- 1080p DVD upscaling
- Onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS MA 7.1 decoding
- PCM over HDMI audio output
- IR input
- USB 2.0 port
- Colors: black or silver
User Reviews (1)
picture quality is excellent, very sharp with no problem handling fast-moving subjects
audio is crisp and bright through the whole range
DVD upscaling looks very good, makes them much sharper
good support for Deep Color, creates an incredibly wide color gamut for higher-end HDTVs
24fps mode makes fast-paced Blu-ray movies look very sharp, eliminates blur completely
can take a long time to eject a disc if the unit is in standby
generates a lot of heat while in operation, need to make sure its in a well ventilated area
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