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CNET's 2012 Blu-ray players chartLG BP620Panasonic DMP-BDT220Samsung BD-E5700Sony BDP-S590Oppo BDP-93Average Blu-ray playerPS3 SlimInsignia NS-WBRDVD2

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CNET ratings

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Design78678Peach color indicates

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Features78889reference players

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Performance88879

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Value7887-

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Overall7.18.07.47.38.7

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Price (as of 4/10)$140$130$115$140$500$250$130

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Features

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Wi-FiBuilt-inBuilt-inBuilt-inBuilt-inDongleBuilt-inBuilt-in

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3D Blu-ray supportYesYesNoYesYesYesNo

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Netflix button on remoteNoYesYes

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2D-to-3D conversionNoYesNoYesNoNoNo

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Onboard BD-Live storageNoNoNoNo1GB120GBNo

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Smartphone controlAprilYesYesNoNoNo

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Streaming services

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Name of content portalSmart TVViera ConnectSmart HubSENn/an/an/a

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Video

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NetflixYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

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Amazon InstantNoYesNoYesNoYesNo

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Hulu PlusYesYesYesYesNoYesNo

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VuduYesYesYesYesNoYesNo

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CinemaNowYesYesYesYesNoYesYes

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FlixsterNoNoYesYesNoNo

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CrackleNoNoNoYesNoNoNo

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YouTubeYesYesYesYesNoYesNo

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MLB.TVAprilYesYesNoNoYesNo

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NHLJuneYesYesYesNoNoNo

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Music

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PandoraYesYesYesYesNoNoYes

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SpotifyNoNoNoNoNoNoNo

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MOGJuneNoYesNoNoNo

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SlackerNoNoNoYesNoNoNo

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Internet radioYesYesYesYesNoNoNo

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Photos / social / other

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PicasaYesYesYesNoYesNoNo

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FlickrNoNoNoNoNoNoNo

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SkypeNoYesNoNoNoNoNo

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TwitterNoYesYesNoNoNoNo

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FacebookNoYesYesYesNoNoNo

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WeatherYesYesYesNoNoNoNo

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DLNA compliantYesYesYesYesNoYesNo

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Connectivity

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HDMI outputSingleSingleSingleSingleDualSingleSingle

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Component video outputNoNoNoNoYesYesYes

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Composite video outputYesYesNoYesYesNo

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Optical / CoaxialOpticalOpticalCoaxialBothBothOpticalBoth

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Analog outputsStereoStereoNoStereo7.1StereoStereo

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EthernetYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

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USB ports1112221

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SD card slotNoYesNoNoNoNoNo

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RS232NoNoNoNoYesNoNo

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E-SATANoNoNoNoYesNoNo

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Load times (in secs)LG BP620Panasonic DMP-BDT220Samsung BD-E5700Sony BDP-S590Oppo BDP-93Average Blu-ray playerPS3 SlimInsignia NS-WBRDVD2

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MI:III | player on11.7711.6712.9322.3314.0313.7624.8317.53

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MI:III | player off | quick startn/a9.6015.1320.93n/a11.9n/an/a

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MI:III | player off | no quick start23.0017.6732.0355.1736.3314.7542.7751.40

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POTC | past loading19.3521.7730.1034.2325.6029.4846.9026.83

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POTC | until movie64.1569.7386.9398.8781.2085.9787.43102.03

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Spider-Man 3 | until movie46.3753.7065.5763.2054.5762.2561.7372.57

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Netflix (until menu)27.8330.1721.2723.7319.4017.7220.3017.5

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Netflix (until movie)50.1745.4354.3345.9336.6737.8330.7337.7

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Power on10.573.404.633.5023.63.8319.033.03

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Sunshine | chapter skip4.5330.2011.405.007.3316.2718.9011.27

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Walk Hard | menu load2.132.303.133.733.103.271.434.97

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Disc-loading (average seconds)32.9334.9145.5154.76#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!42.3541.2452.7354.07

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Netflix (average seconds)39.0037.8037.8034.83#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!28.0327.7825.5227.60

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Navigation (average seconds)5.7411.976.394.08#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!11.347.7913.126.42

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Disc-loading (composite score)1101289979#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!811006062

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Netflix (composite score)69697678#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!97100102101

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Navigation (composite score)8187105127#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!4010046100

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CNET speed rating951079486#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!#DIV/0!791006978

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Blu-ray performance

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HQV 2.0

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Video resolution - part 1PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Video resolution - part 2PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Video resolution - part 4PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Film resolution 2:2PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Film resolution 3:2PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Text overlays on film - horizPassPassPassPassn/aFail

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Text overlays on film - vertPassPassPassPassn/aFail

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Multi-cadence 2:2PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Multi-cadence 3:2PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Multi-cadence 2:2:2:4PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Multi-cadence 2:3:3:2PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Multi-cadence 3:2:3:2:2PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Multi-cadence 5:5PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Multi-cadence 6:4PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Multi-cadence 8:7PassPassPassPassn/aPass

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Spears and Munsil

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Dynamic range highPassPassPassPassPassPass

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Dynamic range lowPassPassPassPassPassPass

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Luma multiburstPassPassPassPassPassPass

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Chroma multiburstPassPassPassPassPassPass

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Luma zone platePassPassPassPassPassFail

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Chroma zone platePassPassPassPassPassFail

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Chroma upsampling error: 24pPassPassPassPassPassPass

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Chroma upsampling error: 30pPassPassPassPassPassFail

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Program material

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Ghost Rider | 41:50-42:02PassPassPassPassPassPass

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MI:III | 46:56-47:05PassPassPassPassPassPass

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Sunshine | 04:40-05:08PassPassPassPassPassPass

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Tony Bennett | 14:19-15:20PassPassPassPassn/aFail

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DVD performanceLG BP620Panasonic DMP-BDT220Sony BDP-S590Oppo BDP-93PS3 SlimInsignia NS-WBRDVD2

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HQV 2.0

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Video resolution - part 1PassPassPassPassPassPass

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Video resolution - part 2PassPassPassPassPassPass

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Film resolution 3:2PassPassPassPassPassPass

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Film resolution 2:2PassPassPassPassPassPass

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Text overlays on film - horizPassPassPassPassPassPass

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Multi-cadence 2:2PassPassPassPassFailPass

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Multi-cadence 3:2PassPassPassPassFailPass

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Multi-cadence 2:2:2:4PassPassPassPassFailPass

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Multi-cadence 2:3:3:2PassPassPassPassFailPass

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Multi-cadence 3:2:3:2:2PassPassPassPassFailPass

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Multi-cadence 5:5PassPassPassPassPassPass

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Multi-cadence 6:4PassPassPassPassPassPass

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Multi-cadence 8:7PassPassPassPassPassPass

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Program material

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Star Trek: InsurrectionPassPassPassPassPassPass

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SeabiscuitPassPassPassPassPassPass

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Invite Them UpPassPassPassPassPassPass

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Streaming video

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Netflix | Lost | image qualityGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGood

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Netflix | closed captioningPassPassPassPass

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Netflix | 100 episodes bugPassPassPassPass

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Firmware when testedMAIN VER: BD7.392.00 | SERVO VER: H12|M2N0350Main Version: 1.23 | ESN: PCBD11000406002501131521855994752012/03/22_001009BDP9x-38-0126n/a

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Date when tested4/4/20124/5/20124/6/20124/9/20123/25/20114/7/20113/29/2011

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NotesThe BP620 failed most of the cadence tests the first time it ran through the sequence, then passed the second time. Since it handled program material well, I marked them as a pass since I feel that better reflects its performanceLots of weird artifacts on the high-def 2:2 cadence, but it technically passes.Very, very slow to load Smart Hub, then needed an update immediately. Bad UE. Then after a very long wait, needed ANOTHER update.Have to load internet services first time, they don't just show up.

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