NAD T587 is Full-Feature Blu-Ray Player with BD-Live

Though the NAD T587 Blu-Ray player was first introduced at CEDIA 2008, today's announcement confirms its final specification- NAD first entry in the world of Blue with a full feature Profile 2.0 and high-end Blu-Ray player. Priced at $1,500, the desk is hitting almost all the essential features for Blu-ray most pristine audio and video playback.

The T587 covers BD Profile 1.1, 2.0 and can decode and bitstream all advanced HD codecs, including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA and DTS-HD HR in 7.1 channels, via its HDMI output. For video, NAD delivers resolution of up to 1080p 24/60 over HDMI with the supports of Deep Color and xvYCC Extended Color Space. DVD movies playback can be upconverted to 1080p but the announcement makes no mention of video upscaler chipset.

The NAD T 587 Blu-Ray player is expected to be available from authorized NAD dealers in December 2008.

  • Plays BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
  • Plays DVD, DVD+R/ RW, DVD-R/RW
  • Plays Audio CD, CD-R/RW
  • Decodes MP3, WMA, DiVX, JPEG, PNG
  • Network BD Live (Profile 2.0) via Ethernet
  • BD Java (Profile 1.0)
  • Picture-in-picture (Profile 1.1)

  • Resolution up to 1080p 24/60 over HDMI
  • Upscales DVD to 1080p over HDMI
  • HDMI Output with support for Deep Colour and xvYCC Extended Colour Space

  • Component Video Output up to 1080i
  • Composite Video Output 480i/576i
  • Linear PCM (uncompressed) via HDMI
  • Dolby TrueHD (decoded to LPCM or encoded bitstream)
  • DTS HD/MA (5.1 decoded to LPCM or encoded bitstream)
  • Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI, Optical or Coax
  • DTS via HDMI, Optical or Coax
  • Analogue 2 channel downmix
  • MHP support (Multimedia Home Platform) for interactive video
  • Simultaneous playback of HD and SD video
  • USB 2.0 supports memory stick playback of audio and pictures