Released December, 2008
The Pros:Setup is simple, just plug-and-play. Enables advanced configuration, which is well implemented for quick adjustments. Upconversion of DVD content is very good, looks nearly HD.
The Cons:Does not have an ethernet or USB port. Updating the firmware is a complicated process. Remote is a little cluttered and busy, takes awhile to learn how to use it.
The Sylvania NB501SL9 is an entry level Blu-ray Disc player released in late 2008. This player is Profile 1.1 compatible, meaning Bonus View content is supported. BD-Live functionality is unsupported. The Sylvania NB501SL9 features full 1080p video output at 24 frames per second to provide an original cinematic experience.
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Connections on the back include one HDMI, component and digital audio out. There is also composite and stereo sound output for use with legacy equipment. Both Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio are supported. Users with existing DVD collections can use this player to upconvert their movies with progressive scan. Potential buyers will find a fluorescent display on the front of the machine, allowing for playback information to be quickly read without using the included remote.
- Full HD Resolution 1080p video output
- 1080p DVD upconversion (progressive scan)
- 24fps (frame per second) for cinema-like picture quality
- HDMI, component, composite
- Digital surround sound audio output (coaxial)
- Dolby True HD, DTS Master Audio
- Virtual surround sound
- Blu-Ray Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
- SD card slot
- Photo slideshow function
- Dimensions & weight: 17.2 x 2.8 x 13.9 inches, 9.1 lbs
User Reviews (2)
setup is simple, just plug-and-play
enables advanced configuration, which is well implemented for quick adjustments
upconversion of DVD content is very good, looks nearly HD
capable of working through heavily scratched discs
load times are extremely quick, about 10 to 15 seconds
does not have an ethernet or USB port
updating the firmware is a complicated process
remote is a little cluttered and busy, takes awhile to learn how to use it
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