New Blu-ray Player
November 3, 2008
Introducing NAD's new State-Of-The-Art Blu-ray Disc Player with BD LIVE
NAD has always waited out technology to see which of the thousands of technology buzz words will actually transform into higher performance for our valued customers. After a critical proving period of Blu-ray technology NAD is proud to announce the T 587 Blu-ray Disc Player featuring Fast-Loading, New BD Java, HDMI 1.3, Stunning 1080p Image Quality, and Advanced HD Audio Decoding.
Of course, the T 587 does far more than play and interact with Blu-ray Discs. Its video and audio performance are both outstanding, and its versatility is suggested by its ability to play Blu-ray discs in BD-ROM, BD-R and BD-RE formats, conventional DVDs in NTSC and PAL, and several other popular disc formats, including DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-R/RW, and Audio CDs. The T 587 also loads discs very quickly, unlike many other Blu-ray players that take more than a minute to do so. Anyone who has ever pressed Play only to stare at a dark screen as the seconds ticked away will appreciate this feature.
The T 587, like other Blu-ray players, employs a violet laser whose light wavelength is shorter than the red lasers DVD and CD players use. This lets the laser read a smaller spot that's more densely packed with the pits that generate the digital ones and zeros representing the picture and sound the player decodes. A Blu-ray Disc can have over five times the data capacity of a DVD, and can only be transmitted from the player to a TV display by the encrypted HDMI interface. High Definition playback requires the entire signal path be capable of a digital bandwidth of 150 Megahertz, which means employing the latest TVs and A/V Receivers, Category 2 HDMI cables, and a system that supports 1080p resolution.
With Blu-ray's native resolution of 1080p and pure digital transmission via HDMI, the T 587 delivers stunning picture quality, especially on screen sizes 50 inches and larger. Even standard definition DVDs benefit from NAD's upscaling engine. The T 587 supports 1080p at 24 frames per second for the most fluid motion available from film-based material, avoiding motion artefacts from the "3:2 Pull Down" effect common on conventional DVD players.
For enhanced image quality, the T 587 also supports Deep Colour and xvYCC Extended Colour Space to provide an exceptionally wide colour gamut and further extend the colour range. Operating controls include fast forward and reverse, slow and step forward, search, repeat and random play, picture-in-picture, and a parental lock.
The T 587 delivers studio master quality audio in a home entertainment format. Most Blu-ray Discs offer Dolby TrueHD, a high-definition, 7.1 linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) soundtrack with 24-bit resolution. This is a format the T 587 supports via HDMI. The T 587 also supports the new HD formats from Dolby and DTS that offer 'lossless' compression. They can be decoded in the T 587 and sent as LPCM via HDMI, or forwarded compressed to another component that supports decoding.
The T 587 also supports Audio CDs and CD-Rs with MP3 or WMA decoding, Dolby Digital Plus, and the legacy formats of Dolby Digital and DTS, which it transmits as bitstreams via HDMI, coax or optical connections. Dolby Digital Plus is a new backward-compatible Dolby format that significantly increases the bit rate for improved fidelity, and support up to 10.2 channels. Specially developed silicon rubber feet isolate vibrations from the player and the environment for the best possible performance.
The T 587's ability to decode the newest lossless audio codecs from Dolby and DTS also serves as a cost-effective upgrade to the thousands of consumers who already own NAD T 175, T 785 and T 775 AV Receivers by providing a complete HD audio and video solution. When combined with the current generation of 1080p displays, the T 587 makes a state-of-the-art Home Theatre more accessible and practical than ever before.
The T 587's connection package is fully equipped for today's video and audio needs. It includes HDMI 1.3, Ethernet, composite, component, coaxial, left and right audio, and optical outputs on the rear panel. An external IR Input allows easy integration with advanced control and automation systems, and a front-panel USB port lets owners play music and picture files stored on a memory stick or portable MP3 Player.
The T 587 Blu-ray Disc player will be available in most markets in December 2008. So be sure to get your pre-orders in now to make sure you are the first to receive this amazing new NAD performer.
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