Now that the format war is over and you don’t have to worry about which movies are going to be distributed on which standard, it might be time to buy a Blu-ray player. If you’ve never seen Full HD or 1080p on an HDTV set you are missing out on a viewing experience. With the Sylvania NB501SL9 Blu-ray DVD Player, you will enjoy features that enhance viewing experience.

With its HDMI connection, the Sylvania NB501SL9 Blu-ray DVD Player delivers progressive color in all modes and reduces the posterization effect of the playback image, plus it produces exceptional Home-Theater Sound when connected to an optional Surround Audio system.

Includes Picture-In-Picture Capabilities

Blu-ray discs offer 1080p video resolution—HDTV video quality that far surpasses any other medium or broadcast format available today. With a resolution of up to 1920×1080 and up to 54 Mbps bandwidth (roughly double that of a normal HDTV broadcast), no other format can match the video quality of a Blu-ray disc.

 Sylvania NB501SL9 Blu Ray DVD Player Furthermore, due to the overwhelming capacity of a Blu-ray disc, no tight compression algorithms that may alter the picture quality are required, as with other formats that offer less recording space.

This Blu-ray player fully supports the 1080p standard. 1080p refers to the resolution of the picture with progressive (p), multiple full frames, producing an image that appears more like film. With this maximum picture and video resolutions, the device provides pristine picture quality.

The Sylvania NB501SL9 Blu-ray DVD Player’s support for multi-channel surround sound makes you feel like you are really there. Listen to the rich multi-channel surround sound that compatibility with Dolby TrueHD brings. Dolby TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking true high-definition entertainment. When coupled with high-definition video, Dolby TrueHD offers an unprecedented home theater experience that lets you enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture.

Sylvania NB501SL9 Blu Ray DVD Player

Also, an alternative and competing format to Dolby Digital is the 5.1-channel surround sound format with DTS Digital. This technology is likely similar to Dolby Digital. It is available in movie theaters, and as an optional soundtrack on some DVD movies for home theater viewing. Using these two surround sound technologies, you will experience theater-like audio.

The Sylvania NB501SL9 Blu-ay DVD Player boasts backwards compatibility with your current DVDs, plus they’ll look better than ever with up-conversion. The full backwards compatibility with DVDs ensures that you can continue to enjoy your current movie collection. Additionally, you can view pictures saved as JPEG. Furthermore, your current DVD will look better than before because of video up-conversion. Video up-conversion enhances picture quality of standard DVDs.

Sylvania NB501SL9 Blu Ray DVD Player

The Sylvania NB501SL9 Blu-rRay DVD Player also features Picture-In-Picture capabilities. Some Blu-ray discs have the PIP (picture-in-picture) function which enables you to display the secondary video in a smaller window within the primary video; allows you to see the shots the director saw before special effects came into play, to view the sketches that became the sets, or to view the faces of the commentators as they goof on their faulty stunts, all juxtaposed with the final film.

This player also outputs a Full 1080/24p True Cinema picture, and upscales your existing DVD collection to 1080p when using an HDMI connection. Watch your favorite DVDs and Blu-ray discs, listen to CDs or even view pictures from an SD memory card. Experience the Blu-ray difference with the Sylvania NB501SL9.

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Contributed by Joseph Espirida, Product Reviewer