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At A Glance: Yamaha DVD-S2500 DVD Player


Video: None
Audio: None
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1), S-video (1), composite video (1)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), 5.1 analog audio, stereo analog
RS-232 (1), iLink 1394 (2), IR remote control input/output

Compatible Playback Formats: SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, CD, CD-R/-RW, MP3, JPEG/Kodak PictureCD, Super VideoCD/VCD
Possible Playback Resolutions: 480p/480i
Built-in Decoding: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, MP3
Video D/A Converter: 12-bit/216-megahertz
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Bass Management for Analog Audio Outs: Yes [for universal players only]
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 4 x 17 x 12.5
Weight (pounds): 12.3
Price: $749

Ratings: Yamaha DVD-S2500 DVD Player

Build Quality: 94
Solid, built to last

Value: 89
Solid choice for the current generation of players.

Features: 92
Almost all the usual playback suspects—minus WMA and DiVX

Performance: 93
Vibrant color, crisp detail, smooth motion

Ergonomics: 94
One-wire connection a big bonus if you don't need SACD playback

Overall Rating: 92
The DVD-S2500 is a good, solid performer with most of the requisite bells and whistles. It's a top choice for videophiles looking for quality audio and video playback.

General Information
DVD-S2500 DVD player, $749
(800) 492-6242
Dealer Locator Code YAM