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Onkyo BD-SP809

Onkyo BD-SP809
alaScore 91

114 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Onkyo BD-SP809 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 114 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Onkyo BD-SP809


alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Onkyo BD-SP809 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray Disc Player - BlackOnkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray Disc Player - Silver

Consumer review by: review summary for Onkyo BD-SP809


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Onkyo BD-SP809 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-Ray Disc Player - Black

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Onkyo BD-SP809 Review


Reviews at AV MAX are incomplete without an Onkyo addition. They've been sending us their receivers and speakers for as long as we can remember, all the while designing budget-friendly Blu-ray players. Since we are in the times of 3D-everything, they...

Besides the common connectivity options, the one (or rather two) interesting options are the two HDMI outputs. More and more players seem to be coming with this because this is a time where people are switching over to Blu-rays but haven’t quite...


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Onkyo Audio BD-SP809 THX Blu-ray Player Preview


The Onkyo BD-SP809 sports THX certification, 3D support, dual HDMI outputs, DLNA 1.5, Netflix 3.0, Blockbuster, Film Fresh, and VUDU streaming, Marvell Qdeo upscaling, and 297 MHz/12-Bit DACs.

There a few things to consider before choosing the Onkyo BD-809 Blu-ray Player. If you are interested in all the latest streaming, top notch video upconversion and DACs, and dual HDMI outputs, this THX certified Blu-ray player might be for you. But if...

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Onkyo BD-SP809 review


Top selling AV receiver brand Onkyo puts the case for feature-light Blu-ray players

Low noise ; High quality HD ; Commendable DVD upscaling ; 3D-ready

Poor streaming options ; Ugly user interface ; No IPTV portal ; No Super Audio CD/ DVD-Audio compatibility

Despite a good visual performance, the Onkyo BD-SP809 isn't a convincing mid-range audiophile option.

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Onkyo BD-SP809 review


Onkyo has carved itself a formidable niche in the lower-to-midrange AV receiver market by following a Tesco-like philosophy: piling features high and keeping prices low. But that's not the route it's taken with disc players. Here the company has played...

AV performance; twin HDMI outputs; build quality and design

No SACD or DVD-A playback; mismatched remote control; limited media streaming

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Onkyo BD-SP809


Onkyo's flagship Blu-ray deck delivers knockout performance but lacks a couple of key features

Excellent build quality ; Crisp, polished pictures ; Some nifty features ; THX & DLNA certified

Plasticky remote ; Some streaming issues ; No Wi-Fi or hi-res audio support ; Slow loading of Java-heavy discs

Completing the line-up are RS-232, IR in/out and Ethernet ports. The Ethernet port represents your only way of accessing the deck’s network features, which feels a tad restrictive compared with the many Wi-Fi equipped models on the market.

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Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray Player


The Onkyo BD-SP809 is a premium Blu-ray player with solid build and good performance but a fairly limited new media feature set.

Excellent build quality ; Very good automatic scan conversion ; Dual HDMI output allows 3D use with older AV receiver ; Region Free DVD

Limited audio streaming formats ; Fairly expensive

This player is the kind that goes best with a high quality system consisting largely of other Onkyo products. You're paying premium price, not so much for a large feature set, as for quality construction and very good quality video output

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Great companion to the Onkyo TX-NR3010


Love the way it looks.

Excellent Image Quality

A Little Pricey

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BluRay is stupendous


I owned an HD Plasma tv for over 2 years and thought I had seen a great pic. WOW was I wrong. BluRay is fabulous. I ordered this for Christmas, was notified it was backordered. I appreciate being kept informed about the order status often. It was worth...

DVD Upconversion","Easy Set-Up","Excellent Image Quality","Good Connections","Good Soundtrack Support","Upgradeable

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Strong performer


Sleek Design.

Backwards Compatible","Easy Set-Up","Excellent Image Quality","Good Connections","Good Soundtrack Support

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I would not recommend this unit to anyone who is looking for a top of the line blu-ray player that is wireless. From reading the manual on the unit the 93 unit unit is far better then this is. I have read other people's reviews and they said that this...

there are no pros for this unit. I could not find any pros that I thought were mentioning

This unit is not wireless like blu-ray states it is. Lack of streaming capabilities on unit and streaming services. Unit is too expensive


Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD