Onkyo DV-BD507 Blu-ray player: pricey but polished

Chris Davies - Jul 29, 2009, 7:37am CDT
Onkyo DV-BD507 Blu-ray player: pricey but polished

As well as two new surround sound systems designed to fill your living room with sweet-sounding speakers, Onkyo have a new Blu-ray player on offer too.  The Onkyo DV-BD507 supports BD Live for interactive content, with full 1080p playback and both Deep Color and x.v. Color support.


Connectivity includes HDMI 1.3a, component and composite outputs, together with ethernet and an SD/SDHC card slot which – if 1GB or larger – enables BonusView extras to run.  It’ll also play back AVCHD footage stored on that memory card, making it ideal to accompany the many home camcorders that support the format.

Obviously there’s DVD and CD support and a remote control, and the player will upscale DVD content to 1080p.  The Onkyo DV-BD507 is available now, with a typically eye-widening MRSP of $449.


Press Release:

Onkyo Debuts Blu-ray Disc Player with BD-Live Interactive and AVCHD Compatibility

Upper Saddle River, NJ (7/28/09) — Onkyo has introduced a new, state-of-the-art, BD-Live interactive Blu-ray Disc Player, model DV-BD507. This full-featured player delivers outstanding high definition 1080p video playback and high resolution multichannel audio over a HDMI 1.3a. It has all the capabilities once could expect from a Blu-ray player, plus the high performance and build-quality consumers have come to expect from Onkyo products.

The Onkyo DV-BD507 plays Blu-ray discs with their full high definition 1080p resolution, including compatibility with the Deep Color and x.v. Color specifications of HDMI 1.3a. It is also capable of playing standard DVD’s and CD’s, with internal scaling of all video sources to 1080p. It can also process AVCHD video clips stored on a SD or SDHC card or DVD-R/RW.

The Onkyo DV-BD507 also features BD-Live (Profile 2.0) for enhanced interactivity through the internet, making additional and updated content available instantly. When used with an optional 1 GB (or greater) SD/SDHC card, the player includes BonusView features to allow for picture-in-picture capabilities while viewing the main feature.

The Onkyo DV-BD507 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $449.

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning product that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

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