NAD Electronics introduces the T 587 Blu-ray Disc Player, a premium player brimming with the latest features and offering for the first time a true High Definition source for digital Home Theater systems from NAD.
The T 587 is an advanced Profile 2.0 player that features BD Live and BD Java for a new level of interactivity with home entertainment media. BD Live enables Internet-connected users to access additional content, such as movie previews, alternate movie endings, and special features for Blu-ray viewers, from the studio that produced the movie being screened. BD Java is the interactive platform supporting advanced content for Blu-ray Discs.
According to NAD the T 587 loads discs very quickly, unlike many other Blu-ray players that take more than a minute to do so.
Video Performance With Blu-ray’s native resolution of 1080p and pure digital transmission via HDMI, the T 587 delivers high 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, avoiding motion artifacts from the “3:2 Pull Down” effect common on conventional DVD players.
For enhanced image quality, the T 587 also supports Deep Color and xvYCC Extended Color Space to provide a wide color gamut and further extend the color range. Operating controls include fast forward and reverse, slow and step forward, search, repeat and random play, picture-in-picture, and a parental lock.
Audio Performance The T 587 delivers studio master quality audio in a home entertainment format. Most Blu-ray Discs offer a true high-definition audio, 7.1 Linear PCM soundtrack with 24-bit resolution. The T 587 supports this format 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 furthermore supports Audio CDs and CD-Rs with MP3 or WMA decoding, Dolby Digital Plus, and the legacy formats of Dolby Digital and DTS.
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.
The T 587’s connection package includes HDMI 1.3, Ethernet, composite, component, coaxial, left and right audio, and optical outputs on the rear panel. 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 from authorized NAD dealers in December 2008 for a suggested price of $1,499.