When you connect a DLNA-certified Blu-ray player to your home network, you can stream content like digital music files and photos from other DLNA-compatible devices and computers on your network.
An output that lets you connect the DVD player to any device with a coaxial digital input. Though coaxial digital connections use standard RCA-style jacks, a coaxial digital audio cable designed specifically for the wider frequency bandwidth of digital signals is recommended.
An output that lets you connect the DVD player to any device with an optical digital input. Optical digital connections require a special type of fiber optic cable, known as Toslink. Since the signal is carried optically rather than electronically, an optical cable is virtually impervious to magnetic or electrical interference.
A video signal in which the brightness (luminance) and color (chrominance) portions of the signal are processed separately. Component video signals provide greater color accuracy than S-video or composite signals.
Where S-video separates the luminance and chrominance portions of the signal, component video goes a step further and splits the chrominance portion into two components. The benefits - improved color accuracy and less color bleeding - are especially noticeable on larger-screen TVs.
A connection on the player (generally an RJ-45 jack) which is used for connecting to the Internet. Some players use this for firmware updates while others allow you to access bonus material.
A format where virtually all of the DVD disc's data storage capability is devoted to audio. The result is a higher signal-to-noise ratio, wider frequency response, and wider dynamic range than CD. The disc can also have various channel configurations, such as 6-channels or 2-channels of ultra-high-resolution audio. DVD-Audio discs will not play on standard CD or DVD players, and require a model with specific decoding capabilities.
"SACD" refers to high-resolution Super Audio CDs, a special audiophile disc format that offers warmer, smoother, more "analog" sound than standard CDs.
"CD-R/W Capable" means the model can play back rewritable audio CDs (CD-RWs).
"CD-R Capable" means the model can play back recordable audio CDs (CD-Rs).
Some players can play MP3 music files that have been recorded to a CD.