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Cambridge Audio DVD 89

Cambridge Audio DVD 89
alaScore 80

34 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 34 reviews)

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Cambridge Audio DVD89 review

 

An excellent, affordable HDMI-compliant DVD player

Fantastic build ; Stylish design ; Great picture ; Amazing sonics ; Impressive features

You'll have to brave Richer Sounds to buy one

Expert review by:

Cambridge Audio DVD89

 

The DVD89 is Cambridge Audio's latest flagship DVD player and its flexibility is breathtaking. The lengthy feature list headlines with both HDMI and DVI socketry, so it can be connected to any HD Ready TV equipped with a digital video connection

Versatile and flexible, High quality

Poor onscreen menus, No MP3 playback

This should appeal to a broad market thanks to its versatility and strong performance

Expert review by:

Cambridge Audio DVD89

 

Cambridge Audio has carved out an enviable reputation as a producer of well designed and well built, high performance audio products with entry-level pricing. Their new flagship DVD player, the DVD89, introduces SACD playback and HDMI (High Definition...

Cambridge Audio has hit the target squarely with the DVD89. While it doesn't present a huge advance over the stalwart budget universal player benchmarks like the Pioneers, it does offer enough improvement to be considered an evolution of the breed....

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Good looking, full of features, worth the money

 

Money definitely spent well.

Good looking, full of features, worth the money.

When compared to the build and styling of the player, the remote control seems.... naff, cheap.

Product Specifications

HDMI/DVI Outputs Plus DivX Playback What Home Cinema Magazine "Best Buy" Don't compromise video quality by using anything less than an HDMI or DVI digital connection to your large-screen TV. You say your DVD player doesn't have HDMI or DVI outputs? You need the Cambridge Audio DVD89 with its gorgeous 720p output. The DVD89 incorporates HDMI, the revolutionary high-quality digital connection which gives optimum image quality and is set to become the industry standard. HDMI reduces interference and ensures sharp detail and vivid colors. Along with HDMI, the Cambridge Audio DVD89 supports DVI, so that HDTV comes to life with the superior picture quality, too. "Excellent All-Round Performance" The DVD89 won "Best Buy" honors in the July 2006 issue of Britain's What Home Cinema magazine, and also won the "Best in Test" award for home theater gear. "The DVD Deck's connectivity is exemplary, and its pictures eke as much detail as possible from a DVD," raves the write-up. "Motion is fluid, and the Cambridge player copes admirably with the burnt-out whites and over saturated colors of the Miami coastline during the opening credits of our test disc of Transporter 2. The August 2006 issue of New Zealand's Audio Enz magazine praises the DVD89. "Excellent all-round performance and extreme versatility, in a stylish package at a great price makes the DVD89 a winner." "Astonishing Value for Money" The great reviews of the DVD89 just keep on coming. "Just like a mass-produced Subaru WRX that can knock off an expensive European sports car in terms of real-world performance, the Cambridge Audio DVD89 is quite capable of holding its own among more exalted and expensive company," reports the May 2006 issue of England's Tone

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

General Features

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

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: Yes
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: No
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

Recording

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

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital
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