The BD590 Blu-ray player from LG bristles with thoughtfully designed, user friendly features, and offers high quality Blu-ray playback and a 250 gigabyte HDD for use as a media library. It lacks 3D support and multi-channel analog outputs but gives up precious little ground otherwise and is worth a look.
The Rotel RSP-1570/RMB-1575 Surround Sound Processor/Five Channel Amplifier are a match made in heaven that offer flexible setup, superb performance with movie soundtracks, and enriching music playback that rivals more expensive preamps. The RSP-1570 lacks automatic setup/room correction, Dolby Volume and network connectivity which are features found in similar products at its price point. However the good outweighs the bad and enthusiasts who are searching for high quality sound, user friendly setup, and sturdy construction wrapped in an understated but elegant package that exudes class should head to the nearest Rotel dealer for an audition.