Yamaha has had an interesting range of Blu-ray players over the years. It is one of those companies (and it is by no means the only one) that has used Blu-ray tech from other companies at its players’ cores, tweaking them to best work in a Yamaha system. The first Yamaha player I looked at was clearly based on Panasonic, for example, with similar menus and functions. The next two, a couple of years later, were based on the Sharp platform. But what about the Yamaha BD-S671? The menu system had hints from here and there, but there was nothing readily identifiable.

In the end it was the usability features — the top-of-class usability features we should add — which provided the hint, and made this the best Yamaha Blu-ray player yet.

Thank you for searching out Sound+Image Magazine’s equipment review of the Yamaha BD-S671 Blu-ray player originally published in Sound+Image July / August 2012.

This equipment review is available as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages - it looks nicer than us throwing a load of words up the screen here.

You can download it here: Yamaha BD-S671 Blu-ray player Review.pdf