Yamaha add A1010 Blu-ray Player to Aventage Range
Hot on the heels of their Aventage line of A/V Receivers, Yamaha has added the Aventage BD-A1010, a 3D-capable Blu-ray player to the range. Of course, Yamaha are pushing it as a perfect companion to the 3D receiver range, but judging by the specification and surprisingly reasonable price (for a Yamaha player), a lot of other people are going to be picking the A1010 up too.
The A1010 is a universal player, so accepts 3D Blu-ray, DVD, SACD and DVD-A discs, plus it has a wide-range of digital codecs to its name, including AVCHD, DivX Plus, WMV, WMA, MP3 and AAC file types. Both DTS-HD and Dolby True-HD are supported, and the HDMI sends 1080p/24Hz images to your screen, and x.v Color and Deep Color enhancements are onboard for a great-looking image. There's a front and a rear mounted USB socket, plus an RS232C port too.
Although you'll need to plug in an Ethernet cable, the A1010 has an extensive library of online content ready to stream from providers including Netflix, Blockbuster-on-Demand and the living room-friendly YouTube Leanback service.
The Yamaha Aventage BD-A1010 should be on sale soon with a retail price of $499.