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Sylvania NB500SL9 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player with HDMI Cable

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  • Full HD 1080p Output
  • 1.1 Profile for PNP with Sound
  • 24P/60P Output
  • 1.3 Version HDMI with 1080p
  • One (1) HDMI Cable included
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Brand NameSylvania
Item Weight9.5 pounds
Product Dimensions13.8 x 17.2 x 2.8 inches
Item model numberNB500SL9
Color NameBlack
Built In Decoders Dolby Digital // DTS decoder
  
Additional Information
ASINB0015313Q6
Best Sellers Rank #79,944 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight13 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableApril 16, 2008
  
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  • Brand Name: Sylvania
  • Model: NB500SL9
  • DVD Type: Blu-Ray disc player
  • Parental Lock: Y
  • Surround Sound Effects: DTS digital output, Dolby Digital output
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Enjoy a whole new world of Blu-ray technology. Upgrade your entertainment experience at your home. Enjoy a new phase of high definition
pictures and Bonus View Features.

Blu-ray Disc playback for sharp images in full HD 1080p
Blu-ray discs can hold high definition data, with 1080p resolutions pictures, which are full high definition images. Be prepared to experience the best quality picture in today’s technology.

Bonus View
Enjoy picture-in-picture content and audio played during the main feature if elected on the disc menu. (Bonus View is available only on select movie titles.)

HDMI Output and HDMI Cable is included
HDMI or High-Definition Multimedia Interface is an all-digital audio/video interface which can transmit uncompressed streams. HDMI also incorporates Digital Rights Management technology. It is a modern replacement for older analog standards.

Deep color output for vivid images
The real world has unlimited colors! With our NB500SL9, you will be able to enjoy deep vivid colors created in nature on your TV screen.

24 fps for cinema-like images
24 frames per second (fps) output to create cinema-quality pictures. Experience this technology for smoother natural images.

CD and DVD Compatible
The NB500SL9 Blu-ray Disc Player is CD and DVD Compatible, so you can still be able to enjoy your existing media content with advanced video and audio technology.

Product Description

Full HD 1080p Output 1.1 Profile for PNP with Sound 24P/60P Output 1.3 Version HDMI with 1080p One (1) HDMI Cable included

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Customer Reviews

Picture quality is great.
TropTop
I pressed "Top Menu" to get back to the menu and it took 1 minute and 2 seconds to return to the menu screen and, once again, the audio did not work.
TheTerrorBeyond
The upconversion of non HD DVDs gives a picture very close to a blu-ray DVD.
John C. Pickeral

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123 of 129 people found the following review helpful By D. Means on August 27, 2008
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Sylvania has produced a real winner in this Blu-Ray player! I hooked it up to a 42inch HDTV using the high speed HDMI cable that came with it (a big plus in itself). I connected the audio to my receiver using the coaxial digital output. I turned it on and waited a bit less than a minute for it to power up. I anxiously inserted my first blu-ray disk. It started playing perfectly a about 30 seconds later. The picture and sound are completely outstanding. This could not have been any easier!

I ran it through it's paces doing various tests (I'm an engineer at heart). Jumping backward and forward between titles was quick and flawless. Pausing and then resuming play was equally flawless. I stopped it and restarted it. It gives you the option to playback from the beginning or to resume where you left off. I chose resume and was very quickly watching it where it left off. Perfect!

Even though it worked perfectly right out of the box, I was curious to check out the menu system. Without even looking at the instructions I found the the setup menu to be very easy and intuitive. I didn't make any changes since the defaults were all what I would have chosen anyway.

Next, I wanted to try playing back a regular DVD. This unit upscales to 1080p. To my surprise, the picture I saw was actually very close to looking like blu-ray! Wow! This is going to make me want to play a lot of my regular DVDs again. Nevertheless, I'm sure I'll always want to watch my favorites using Blu-Ray when I have that option.

Finally, I tried playing back a DVD I recorded myself. Again, it played perfectly with no problem at all. Then, I tried a CD and found it to play perfectly.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Karen P on February 10, 2009
DO NOT!! I REPEAT..DO NOT update with the firmware for this product! We got our new player on Friday. It kept shutting off. Sunday we took it back and exchanged it. Got the new one home and yesterday (Monday 2/09/2009) it kept skipping and freezing on every disk we put in. So, I called the FUNAI Corp ( 3 times today). I was instructed to download the firmware by one of their customer service reps. ALL directions were followed to the letter. Guess what? It won't play at all now. I get a disk error on every one. So, a few minutes ago I called back and was told sorry. You should have read the terms and agreements for the Firmware update. It says we are not responsible if it damages your machine and NOW they will gladly give me a local service center to take the machine to be repaired at MY expense, because, using the firmware update has now voided my 2 day old players warranty. I was also advised by one of their supervisors to try to take it back and exchange it again and to lie about using the update. LIE? FUNAI should be ashamed of themselves! I will be sending in a consumer affairs report on this one! This isn't a dime store deal that you don't expect a lot out of.This was nearly 200 bucks tossed out the door.
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66 of 75 people found the following review helpful By TheTerrorBeyond on August 27, 2008
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02/04/09 - IMPORTANT UPDATE: Funai has released a firmware update for this player. I have high hopes that this firmware update will fix the problems with freezing on certain Blu-ray discs.

The firmware can be found at: funai-corp.com/support/Downloads.aspx

EDITED 12/03/08 - The player freezes in multiple places when playing "The X-Files: I Want to Believe." I attempted to play the movie three times and it froze three times, each time required a power-down and restart. I just finished watching the movie on the PS3 and it did not have any issues. There is apparently no way to update the firmware on this player, so I don't expect good results on some titles.

One thing that I discovered that I really do like about this player is that it will allow you to set repeat on all movies, unlike the PS3. The PS3 will not allow some movies to repeat, but I have been able to set them to repeat on the Sylvania. This is not a big deal by any means, but I do like the feature.

EDITED 10/14/08 - It looks like the price has been reduced to $199 now, so this player is more attractive. It is a four-star unit at this price point. The review was written when the price was $279 and the price reduced the star rating. This is a very reasonable price for the player and I expect that it will suit many people. Recommended.

ORIGINAL REVIEW FOLLOWS:

OVERALL 3.5 STARS

I received this unit today and tested it against my Sony Playstation 3. I timed how long it took to perform various actions on both units and the results are as follows:

The Sylvania NB500SL9:

The time from power on to display on screen was 35 seconds without a disc in the tray.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By :::DIGITAL BABE::: on August 30, 2008
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The unit was tested on a 42" Panasonic Plasma, and in conjunction with an Onkyo 605 Receiver.

The first test was load time. From power on to movie studio wallpaper the machine took 1:30 to power up and load-about 20 seconds more than my Panasonic BD30K.

The second test was with the Men in Black Blu-Ray. Picture and sound quality were excellent, and the movie played fine all the way through.

The next test was upscaling. Unfortunately at 32 minutes in a Season 9 X-File episode, the player froze. I tested the same disc in an Onkyo 805 HD DVD player, and this did not happen, so it was not a problem with the disc. The image quality on the Sylvania Test player was not as sharp as on the Onkyo 805's upscaling capabilities.

The major advantages of this player are its price point, and the HDMP cable, which comes with the player. In addition it allows decoding of all major audio codecs, including True HD.

The major disadvantages were load time, box design and player design. The box is bright orange/white and does not convey luxury or refinement quality as other brands do. The unit/remote also feel "cheaper" than compared to my other player, and is a bit "boxey" looking, so it is less attractive. Lastly the player was a bit noisey when "spinning" the discs before loading.

I've recommend this player as an extry level unit to start enjoying BD movies, but believe there are more substantial units at the same or slightly higher price points, which may be better suited for the serious HT enthusiast.
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