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Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray Player

Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray Player
alaScore 69

27 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray Player from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Harman Kardon BDP 1


Harman Kardon enters the Blu-ray market with the BDP 1, their first entry. With BonusView and BD-Live, this player has just about everything you might expect from a player these days except for

There really isn't a lot to see here except the Harman Kardon name with the BDP 1. Without the wow factor of a low price or at least a lot of features at a particular price point, there isn't much to get excited about. At least with Sony's gear you can...

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Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Fans of Harman Kardon receivers have likely been waiting for the company to offer a companion Blu-ray player. The wait is over with the arrival of the BDP 1 ($499)--a Profile 2.0 player that offers BD-Live and BonusView support, as well as internal...

The BDP 1 lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver ; The player lacks internal memory, so you must add your own USB drive to store BD-Live downloads ; This player does not...

Harman Kardon fans finally have a Blu-ray mate for their H/K receivers. The BDP 1 contains the requisite Blu-ray features, but its $499 MSRP pits it against better-endowed players that offer perks like VOD streaming, wireless network connectivity, and...


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Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray Player Review


With their signature two-tone, slick yet simple aesthetic and a penchant for quality in the audio / video spectrum, especially with a range of excellent receivers, Harman Kardon have always had a way with throwing together capable machines that also...

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Harman Kardon BDP 10 review


With an RRP of £599, it is significantly more expensive than other top-tier players, such as the Sony BDP-S760 and Panasonic DMP-BDT300 — both of which boast 3D capabilities and wireless connectivity.

If you require a glitzy status symbol that doubles as a Blu-ray player, the Harman Kardon BDP 10 is a worthy choice. Just be mindful that there are cheaper, more feature-packed models on the market.

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Looks Great when Turned Off


The first one I returned to J&R had issues with the power indicator light flashing on and off just from walking across the floor. The second one I returned to J&R had issues with sound cutting out or distorting and track skipping. While it was on my...

Bright LCD","Easy Setup","Easy To Use

Product Specifications

The BDP 1 isn't just an exceptional Blu-ray Disc player in the Harman Kardon tradition. And it doesn't just upscale your existing DVD library to the 1080p standard. The BDP 1 is also your ticket to a world of interactive content with BD-Live interactivity, an exciting feature of next-generation Blu-ray Disc media. Download games, ringtones and other special content from the Internet directly to the BDP 1 via the Blu-ray menu. Or create your own programming, with MP3, WMA and JPEG playback from the front-panel USB port. The BDP 1 is the most advanced Harman Kardon media player ever built, and the clear choice for high-definition video from any source.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Search Speed:128x / 16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 64x / 8x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Model:BDP 1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Harman/kardon