Arcam FMJ BDP100 Blu-ray Player

February 25, 2011

Thomas J. Norton has posted a review of the Arcam FMJ BDP100 Blu-ray player ($1500) at Home Theater. His conclusions:

There’s no question that the Arcam FMJ BDP100 Blu-ray player isn’t loaded for bear when it comes to features. But some buyers choose such a player over the kitchen-sink variety for the same reason an audiophile will pay five figures for a bare-bones CD player, or a CD transport and separate D/A converter: performance.

The Arcam has a few issues that keep it just shy of earning a Top Pick, including its black and white clipping and the subtle edge enhancement it appears to add to some source material in some circumstances. But its subjective video performance is nonetheless impressive, and its audio performance is beyond criticism. For many, those qualities will be more than enough.

You can read the full review here.