Yamaha BD-S473 specs

By Danny Phillips

Reviewed:

Key Features

  • 3D Blu-ray playback
  • YouTube Leanback access
  • HDMI v1.4 output
  • Apple/Android Smartphone app
  • USB media playback
  • Manufacturer: Yamaha UK
  • Review Price: £140.00
specs
Quick Glance
BD Player Profile 2.0
On-Board Decoders
Dolby TrueHD Yes
DTS Master Audio Yes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
Bitstream Audio Out Ys
A/V Ports
HDMI Yes
Component No
Composite No
S-Video No
Digital Audio Out No
Charging/Computer Connection No
Ethernet Yes
WiFi No
Analogue Audio Out No
SD Memory Card Slot No
USB Playback
MP3 Yes
JPEG Yes
DivX / DivX HD Yes
MKV Yes
Physical Specifications
Height 50
Width 435
Depth 202
Weight 2000
Features
3D Ready Yes
BD Player Profile 2.0
1080/24p Playback Yes

mozster

October 9, 2012, 5:25 pm

'demanding displays need a source that can deliver the cleanest, sharpest video signals'

if it's connected via hdmi, surely it's just delivering a bitstream read off the disc? In which case, a cheap jobbie would be just as good?

Jmac

October 10, 2012, 11:25 am

I raise this point every single time TR talks about the sharpness and quality of one blu-ray player vs another, yet they (and many other reviewers) still peddle this snake oil every time. Unless you are doing some processing on the image (which I would argue should RARELY be needed on a decently mastered source and should NEVER happen anywhere other than the monitor), an expensive blu-ray deck and a cheap one read the same compressed bitstream from the disc, apply the same known decoding algorithm, and output an identical uncompressed digital signal to the TV. Unless you're using analogue connections, therefore (and why the heck would you?!), logically the only benefits of an expensive deck over a cheap one are in build quality, features, aesthetics, perhaps noise level, and brand snobbery.

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