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- The BD-SP309 supports 3D playback, when mated with other 3D-capable components. Netflix and VUDU video-on-demand services are included, as is UPnP media streaming. The player has internal Dolby TrueHD decoding and can pass high-resolution audio via bitstream. It supports BD-Live and BonusView/PIP. The BD-SP309 is the lowest priced Blu-ray player in Onkyo's line.
- This model does not include dual HDMI outputs to send separate signals to your 3DTV and A/V receiver. It also lacks analog A/V outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns older equipment. The BD-SP309 does not support a wireless network connection. Web services are currently limited, compared with mainstream manufacturers like Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung. The BD-SP309 doesn't offer 2D-to-3D conversion or any advanced adjustment options for the 3D image. The player lacks DTS-HD MA decoding, internal memory for BD-Live storage, and RS-232.
The BD-SP309 is the value-oriented player
in Onkyo's Blu-ray line, and its list of features reflects that. The big
omission in this price range is integrated WiFi or at least the option
to add a USB WiFi adapter. Onkyo's Web platform isn't as extensive as
those of the mainstream manufacturers, but it does include two of the
biggest VOD services, in Netflix and VUDU. Given its lack of dual HDMI
outs, analog outs, and DTS-HD decoding, the BD-SP309 is clearly designed
to be paired with a new 3D-capable A/V receiver (I'm guessing Onkyo
would prefer you choose one of its newest offerings). If you're happy
with the non-3D Onkyo receiver you already own but still want to pair it
with an Onkyo-branded 3D player, the step-up BD-SP809 is the better
choice.Additional Resources• Read more Blu-ray player reviews from the Home Theater Review staff.• Look for 3D HDTVs in our 3D HDTV Review section.• Explore more HDTVs in our LED HDTV and Plasma HDTV review sections.