Yamaha BDX-610 - Home Cinema

6/15/2012 5:54:03 PM

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Price : $675

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Description: Yamaha BDX-610

BDX-610 home cinema kit combines video and audio into a single package, with the surround sound system 5.1 and Blu-ray player that can play 3D, transmit media DLNA and internet video.

Our first impression was so good. The glossy black plastic speakers are combined with brushed metal main unit, and they are small enough to fit most rooms easily. They are just a bit bigger than a coffee cup, so you can put them on the bookshelf or attach them on the wall if you buy some stands. Cubix super bass speaker is also quite neat, so finding a place for it is not difficult.

Besides speaker connection, the main unit has audio analogue, coaxial and digital optical inputs, HDMI and composite video outputs, FM antenna slot, Ethernet port and phono output for a super bass speaker. You can connect 1 or 2 other devices like PS3 or Xbox, but without HDMI input, you will not be ale to connect to all set-top boxes.

On the front, there are a single USB port and a 3.5mm extra jack. Single-line LCD screen shows you what the player is doing, and the buttons below it control basic playback features. However, you will need a remote for more advanced features.

When we connected the system with the reference TV, we discovered menus to try its media transmit features. File format support was disaapointing – we could only make MP4, AVCHD and XviD files work because the device did not recognize DivX and MKV videos. This was the case whether we used wired network connection from NAS supported with DLNS or USB memory bar. The menu system sometimes sounded so strange, and simple layouts often refused to comply with our commands – there was no warning to show you that you could not disable Audio Return Channel when playing video file, for example.

Description: Yamaha BDX-610

Yamaha BDX-610 - A reasonable home cinema kit

Blu-ray playback was much better, mainly thanks to fast loading time. The positional sound was so good, and we could hear the sounds around us clearly and accurately. Unfortunately, common sound quality is just at an average compared to the price of this package. Lacking detail and common intensity in audio tracks, as well as lacking bass in default settings, meant we had to change the speaker’s volume each time we played a different test file.

We were disappointed with BDX-610’s average sound quality basing on the price of $750. Clumsy interface and limited connection make it unideal for those who own plenty of AV devices. Sony BDV-E380 and Samsung HT-D5500 both have more connection options and are nearly $300 cheapler than BDX-610.


Verdict. A reasonable home cinema kit, but is dimmed by other cheaper choices from Sony snd Samsung

Blu-ray home cinema kit. 2 stereo phono inputs, 1 coaxial S/PDIF, 1 optical S/PDIF, 1 HDMI output, 1 component, 1 composite, one-year RTB warranty

Power consumption. 1W – standby mode, 29W– on model

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