Originally Posted by bowmah
So can I ask why the BD60 is considered a good unit at this price range?
Excellent DVD upconversion with 1080p/24 output, superior Blu-ray playback with 4:4:4 color upconversion, reasonably quick load times (though not the fastest), excellent disc compatibility (with quick firmware fixes when new Blu-ray titles come out that break things), BD-Live support (though it needs an SD card), on-board decoding of DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD to PCM, as well as full bitstreaming. The internet streaming features (YouTube, Amazon Video-on-Demand) are a nice bonus.
Basically it's a full featured player with an entry-level price. While I have played around with a couple of samples of the BD60, including doing some measurements, we did not formally review the BD60. But we did review the BD80
which has identical video performance.