Home Theater Equipment Reviews
Last updated 2/18/2013

I first posted an equipment review on my site in the spring of 2002 when I was one of the first people to receive a production version of the Outlaw Audio Model 950 pre/pro. Months of heated debate online had produced a great deal of interest in the unit. Not long after adding the Model 950, I upgraded my DVD player to a Panasonic DVD-RA60, a player that isn't very high profile (Panasonic never listed it on their web site, to my knowledge). Since then, the collection of reviews has grown steadily, so scroll on down to the end to see what's been added lately. As I add certain notable components to my system, I will likely continue to provide write-ups on those components.

Before I give you the links to the reviews I've written, I'm going to take a little bandwidth here to issue a disclaimer of sorts. I am not a professional reviewer of home theater equipment, nor do I work in that industry. I'm a mechanical engineer by education and profession, and my interest in this stuff is purely that of a hobbyist. As such, any opinions I offer in these reviews are just that: my opinions. Yours may differ. Of course, that disclaimer could easily (and probably should) be applied to many online information sources, but we'll leave that debate for another day...

Equipment Reviews:

Review Summary Table:

Receivers/SSP's/Amps DVD Players HDTV Control
Outlaw Model 950 Panasonic DVD-RA60 Zenith C32V37 Universal Remote MX-500
Outlaw Model 200 Panasonic DMR-E80 Xantech IR Distribution
Outlaw Model 990 Panasonic DVD-S35 Media Players Universal Remote MX-700
Outlaw Model 7500 Yamaha DVD-S1500 Apple iPod Nano OPPO Digital HM-31 HDMI switch
OPPO Digital OPDV971H Roku SoundBridge M500 Universal Remote MX-900
Speakers/Subs OPPO Digital DV-981HD
SVS 25-31PCi OPPO Digital DV-980H Miscellaneous
Outlaw LFM-1 Toshiba HD-A2 DIY "SandCables"
Outlaw BLS/LCR/SL Panasonic DMP-BD30 JVC GR-D33
OPPO Digital DV-983H Velodyne SMS-1
OPPO 98x Comparison Internet-Direct Two-Channel System
OPPO Digital BDP-83
OPPO Digital BDP-80
OPPO Digital BDP-93
OPPO Digital BDP-95
OPPO Digital BDP-105

Detailed Review List:

Outlaw Audio Model 950 pre/pro

Panasonic DVD-RA60 DVD-Video/DVD-Audio player

SVS 25-31PCi subwoofer

DIY "SandCables" speaker cable

Home Theater Master MX-500 universal remote

Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD recorder

Panasonic DVD-S35 DVD player
Outlaw Audio LFM-1 subwoofer

Xantech IR Remote Control Distribution

Zenith C32V37 32" HDTV

Yamaha DVD-S1500 Universal DVD player

Outlaw Audio Model 200 monoblock amp

JVC GR-D33 MiniDV camcorder

Outlaw Audio Model 990 surround sound processor
(see Model 990 Firmware Update Review for notes on firmware updates)
OPPO Digital OPDV971H upscaling DVI DVD player
Home Theater Master MX-700 universal remote
iPod Nano MP3 player
Velodyne SMS-1 subwoofer equalizer
Outlaw Audio Model 7500 multichannel amp
Roku Labs SoundBridge M500 media player
OPPO Digital DV-981HD universal upscaling DVD player
OPPO Digital DV-980H universal upscaling DVD player
OPPO Digital HM-31 HDMI switch
Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player
Panasonic DMP-BD30 Blu-ray player
Internet-Direct Two-Channel System
(Outlaw Audio Model RR2150, OPPO Digital DV-980H, Onix X-LS)
OPPO Digital DV-983H universal upscaling DVD player
OPPO Digital DVD player comparison
Outlaw Audio BLS, LCR, and SL speakers   * Updated 11/20/2009 *
URC Complete Control MX-900 universal remote
OPPO Digital BDP-83 Blu-ray player   Added 2/26/2009, Updated 12/23/2009
OPPO Digital BDP-80 Blu-ray player   * Added 1/25/2010, Updated 6/2/2010 *
OPPO Digital BDP-93 Blu-ray player   * Added 1/2/2011 *
OPPO Digital BDP-95 Blu-ray player   * Added 3/20/2011 *
OPPO Digital BDP-105 Blu-ray player   * Added 2/18/2013 *


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