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Harman Kardon BDP 1

Harman Kardon BDP 1
alaScore 80

18 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Harman Kardon BDP 1. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Harman Kardon BDP 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Harman Kardon BDP 1 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

25% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon BDP-1 High PerformanceBlu-ray Disc Player with BD-LiveHarman Kardon BDP-1 High PerformanceBlu-ray Disc Player with BD-Live

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Andry (

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : (

Harman Kardon BDP1 Blu-ray Disc Player - Short Review


Good image detail and contrast., Access to video, music, and still images via USB port., Backlit Remote Control., Easy to navigate onscreen menus and well written user manual., HDMI cable is included in the box. This is a nice touch that all...

No 5.1/7.1 channal analog audio output option., Lackluster video noise reduction performance., Slight oversaturation of Blues and Orange/Reds., No video streaming capability - No wireless networking capability., No SACD or DVD-Audio playback.

The BDP1 is the first Blu-ray Disc Player from Harman Kardon. The BDP1 plays Blu-ray Discs at 1080p resolution via HDMI HDMI output and is also compatible with standard DVDs and audio CDs. Both 1080p upscaling for standard DVDs and onboard decoding or...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Thomas Spurlin (

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...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager, (

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.

Jul, 2010

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