What does a $15,000 player have that a $78 one does not?
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Denon S-5BD BD/Receiver
Krell Evolution 555
McIntosh MVP881 BR Universal Audio/Video Player
NAD M56 Blu-ray Disc Player
 
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Krell Evolution 555

Price: $15,000

Krell enters the Blu-ray player category with a bang. The Evolution 555 features 12-bit Sigma Design VXP technology for processing video algorithms for noise reduction, de-interlacing, scaling, image enhancement and frame rate conversion. It has broad aspect ratio control including a vertical stretch feature for systems employing 2.35:1 Constant Image Height display systems. Vertical stretch eliminates the black bars at the top and bottom of the image without adding distortion, or artifacts.

Meanwhile, it’s a Profile 2.0 Ready (BD Live) Blu-ray/DVD player with 1GB of onboard memory and has an SD card slot to add expanded memory for BD Live and Bonus View movie titles, as well as playback options for photos and music files.

There’s also an onboard Ethernet port for Internet connectivity, firmware updates, BD Live interactivity and IP control. Dual, assignable, HDMI outputs are provided with the option of full audio and video output to two systems, or dedicate one HDMI for audio, the other for video.

It has full HDMI 1.3 compliance but it’s upgradable to HDMI 1.4

Krell plans to ship it by late Q2 2010.

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