Behold the BDP9000, the first Blu-Ray DVD entry from Phillips. This is backwards compatible (it plays DVDs and CDs, duh) and has a nifty upconvert feature that brings your existing DVDs to near-HD quality on playback. Not bad, eh? You get a full range of audio options including MP3, Dolby, DolbyDTS, and more. Check these specs:
- Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080p) output through HDMI digital output
- Selectable 1080p/1080i/720p video upconversion of DVDâ€™s through HDMI
- BD-RE, BD-ROM, DVD ROM, DVD RAM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW playback compatible
- MPEG2, VC-1, H.264, HD JPEG decoding
- 12-bit/192MhZ video D/A converter; 24-bit/192KHz audio D/A converter
We have no idea who will win the Blu-Ray vs. HD format wars, but this one is priced under five bills and makes catching up with Blu-Ray pretty painless. Want to take the plunge?
Buy for $379.74