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Onkyo BD-SP809

Onkyo BD-SP809
alaScore 87

203 reviews

Mar, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Onkyo BD-SP809. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Onkyo BD-SP809 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Onkyo BD-SP809


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Onkyo BD-SP809 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the price.


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

Mar, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Onkyo BD-SP809


alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Onkyo BD-SP809 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Tom Andry (

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.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Steve May (

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

You need to have a pretty compelling proposition if you want to buck the trend of releasing ever cheaper Blu-ray players.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Onkyo BD-SP809 review


Top-quality results from top-of-the-range Blu-ray deck

First-rate Blu-ray picture ; good upscaling ; superb, muscular movie sound ; decent stereo

Lacks streaming support ; no multichannel analogue outs

For cinema enthusiasts this is a fine choice. It's narrower of focus than some, though

Feb, 2012

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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

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Karan Gour (

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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (

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

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (

Good player


great picture quality for a mid-priced player.

Easy Set-Up ; Good Connections ; Good Soundtrack Support

Feb, 2013

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I have had a THX system from 90's. Went into ABT with a thought of what I wanted. They had everything in stock. This player, the Onkyo BDSP809 is not something everyone has stock.When we went home and things have change since the early 90's. I called...

Backwards Compatible ; DVD Upconversion ; Easy Set-Up ; Excellent Image Quality ; Good Connections ; Good Soundtrack Support ; Upgradeable

Jan, 2013

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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

Oct, 2012

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