Sherwoods newbie BDP 6003 (300 Euro) came close to the JVC character right and cantered for breezily and amazingly accurate forward, made almost a marching band from the Big Band.
- Blue-ray player Sherwood BDP-6003
- Data sheet
All candidates work quite well for its price class. The plastic front of Sherwood seems almost boring, until you touch the drive sensor keys, he gently and indirectly illuminated.
On media diversity, all players use the usual buying media and the most popular self-made files from JPEG photos of up to compressed music in MP3 and WMA format. You may supply to them self burned DVD or CD or in an external storage medium.
In this discipline, the newcomer JVC with outstanding speed of navigation drängelte above. The quality of photos in high-definition quality was always handsome on the canvas of your listening room, and seemed to depict the scaler of the pioneer most fiercely is the Sherwood for some subjects slightly, but significantly charged in the aspect ratio. He makes up for that with clear text indication by title and artist by ID3, which his instructions didn’t yet. It may be but also to the firmware update that arrived even before the test and the colleagues from the laboratory TESTfactory played up. Also the unmistakable noise of Sherwood to a still high but tolerables level was reduced after the update. Directly in front of or next to you is reluctant but him with quiet music have.
Despite new firmware waited the Sherwood with a few errors that left other manufacturers behind it such as the Blu-ray of the science-fiction adventure “Serenity”, where the image-in the image commentary by Director Joss Whedon in the aspect ratio was wrong and he was hard to understand, because the player as intended reduced the movie sound during the monologue. Here the programmer must contact it well again. All other players gave this feature as intended.
What easily mastered any of the candidates, was the connection to the network, which almost automatically configured itself, and each player could also immediately via an integrated network test report that all went well. This is gratifying. A network connection should arrive today at the Hi-Fi and home cinema system – you need it more and more often, even for Internet radio, and latest TV show even the current weather report from the net fished.
After commissioning, the testers before the listening comparison routine must once through the function test course. After yes most of this player to replace a DVD player in the system, they can deal well with the standard-definition discs. This requires above all the video signal processing, whose main task in converting into frames (de-interlacing) and the proliferation of pixels (scaling). After here earlier, Blu-ray players tried at best mediocre on the canvas, the results of current player vote positively, and the four test candidates do all no exception.
Sherwood handles complex mixed-mode patterns best, are composed of progressive and interlaced constituents about an existing from full resolution movie with interlaced subtitles. Also Sony turns fast and stably maintained in the appropriate conversion algorithm. Scale can all four subjects fairly decent, nowhere lens sharpness is lost, but only complex, the film allows you to detect, how well or poorly, say an image appears like plastic.
Even with unskaliertem HD picture of Blu-ray on a full HD projector like the Panasonic PT AE 1000 in the stereoplay listening room show different characters the player, many processing and filtering steps take place already in the decoder. Here showed surprising that veteran Sony produces a while sharp, but somehow lifeless, flat screen – because the developers have done probably slightly too much of good against artifacts. The Sherwood showed the test sequences from “Big Buck Bunny” and “Wall-E” clearly restless, but very much plastic. Above all his DVD image, as from “over the hedge” or “The master of the rings”, was amazingly crisp.
It is the hearing test is always somewhat more elaborate than other genera of sources of, with Blu-ray players for the tester to check all popular media and decoder variants and to determine an overall. This way is interesting, sound characters of the player from one to another sound procedures and usually even from the digital to the analogue output can be transferred. A player swings nicely with PCM CD, sounds he character, to play Dolby Digital DVD or DTS HD Master Audio Blu-ray disc. The slightest difference between different players emerge bit stream passes to the amplifier, which then takes care of everything. The largest differences in sound is set between the players via the analog output. Of the test equipment, only the Sherwood delivers analog multi channel signals, so the most exciting race occurred at the stereo interconnect.
The rousing big-band recording came the JVC handy, he played almost explosive dynamic, could but on closer listening cannot disguise the fact that it lacks all the coarse momentum a little bit of sensitivity, such as the brass shine of the basin. Amazing way of XV BP 1 Beefy contrary to its competitors, full-bodied sound analog. Sherwoods newcomer came character quite close to the JVC and cantered for breezily and amazingly accurate forward, made almost a marching band from the Big Band. But for a full-blown band he sounded at all pace almost in but somewhat too insubstantial. Analog stereo he sounded much like via HDMI: smart, but something incorporeal. That was true for multi channel output, which lower dissolved at a touch.
It proved once again, that in this price class for audiophile analog output simply the budget is missing, although the quality of this class increases. Via HDMI-bit-stream-output the audio quality depends largely on the amplifier, and the differences were slight, but noticeable. Whenever the own clock was in Sonic charge, the differences intensified increasingly. And who would like to use all the features of Blu-ray, must now once all decode the player leave and pass then finished PCM signals via HDMI to the amplifier. The increasing number of amplifiers and receivers with HDMI inputs anytime soon could cause the analog outputs from the manufacturer only as a remedy to be viewed.
Technical data and test results
|Video digital HDMI (version)||1.3a|
|Max resolution of HDMI|
|Decoder Dolby True HD / DTS HD Master||/|
|Decoder DD / DTS||/|
|Remote control for TV / Adaptive||/|
|Predefined picture settings / adjustable||/|
|Memory card reader|
|Ethernet for update / interactive content||/|
|Headphone output / adjustable||/|
|BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds)||15 / 38.0 s|
|JPEG / JPEG HD||/|
|Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1||/ /|
|DVD + R / RW||/|
|CD-R / RW||/|
|BD-R / RE||/|
|optical / HDMI||/|
|Hosiden / 3-comp.||/|
|Signal to noise ratio (A weighted)|
|Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD|
|Error correction surface CD / DVD|
|Power consumption standby / operating|
|Short conclusion||Sherwoods BD first BDP 6003 impresses with its illuminated sensor buttons. An update hopefully fixes small compatibility problems with BonusView features. He shows an amazingly sharp picture and sounds brisk and precise.|
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|Picture Blu ray / DVD||16 / 9|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||outstanding 102|
|Price-performance ratio||good – very good|
|tested in issue:||10 / 09|