BDS 280


2.1-channel, 130-watt, 3D Blu-ray Disc™ System with AirPlay and Bluetooth® technology

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High-performance, 2.1-channel, 3D Blu-ray Disc™ System delivering direct access to all your portable media. The Harman Kardon® BDS 280 is a sleek, high-performance, 3D Blu-ray Disc™ System redefining Blu-ray capability. It features three HDMI® inputs with 3D;HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) for compatible TVs; Wi-Fi® networking connectivity, eliminating the need for a wired Ethernet connection; Apple AirPlay for streaming content from your iPad, iPhone, iPod, or iTunes on your Mac or PC; Bluetooth®® MultiConnect™ technology for pairing two devices at once; NFC for easy Bluetooth® pairing and DLNA® 1.5. With the BDS 280, you can also connect to Pandora® and other online services (where available). Harman Kardon’s legendary best-in-class sound technology brings Dolby TrueHD and DTS Digital Surround to life. With Dolby Volume, you can hear everything as was originally intended without disturbing the neighbors. Optimize your listening experience with its EZset/EQ™ speaker calibration system. Setting up and using the system is easy and fun with its clean and attractive high definition graphical interface or with the free-of-charge remote app for iOS and Android. In other words, the BDS 280 raises the standards of what you’ve come to expect from any Blu-ray system.

Item# BDS 280

General Specifications

Power requirement 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 90W maximum; <0.5W standby
Weight 3.56kg


Height 78.5mm
Width 238.8mm
Length 400.2mm
Weight 3.56kg

FM Tuner

Frequency Range 87.5MHz – 108.0MHz (US and EU)
Sensitivity >14dBf
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 0.3%/0.5% (Mono/Stereo)
Stereo Separation –40dB @ 1kHz
IF Rejection 80dB
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  • 1 Harman Kardon BDS 280 System
  • 1 programmable remote control
  • 1 EzSet/EQ III microphone with 22' (6.7m) cable
  • 3 AAA batteries
  • 1 FM radio antenna
  • 2 wireless network antennas
  • 1 6' (1.8m) region-specific IEC power cord
  • 1 3’ (0.9m) HDMI cable
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Your body can act as a screen, reducing the strength of the Bluetooth signal. Put the phone on a table or other surface.\r\n\r\n4.\tDo not walk around while listening. If the transmitter and the receiver are moved in relation to each other, dropouts occur more frequently.\r\n\r\n5.\tUnder normal circumstances, you can expect a range of 5 meters with no problems, if you follow the above advice. In some instances range is longer, but we cannot promise this."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YYN1AAO"},"Title":"My AVR/BDS/HK shows the word \"Protection\" in the display window, and will not work.","Id":"ka0i0000000YYN1AAO","ArticleNumber":"000004113","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"My AVR/BDS/HK shows the word \"Protection\" in the display window, and will not work.\r\nWhat can I do to find out if it is defective, or if there are other problems?","Answer__c":"There are five possible reasons for the receiver shutting down.\r\n\r\n1.\tThere is a problem internally with the receiver.\r\n2.\tThere is a problem with one or more of your speakers.\r\n3.\tThere is a problem with one or more of your speaker wires.\r\n4.\tThere is a problem with the speaker wiring done on your system.\r\n5.\tThe unit is overheating. No ventilation.\r\n\r\nFirst, check the wiring at every speaker terminal at the back of your receiver and at the back of your speakers. A single strand of speaker wire crossing from one terminal to another would be enough to cause the amp to shut down or go into PROTECT.\r\n\r\nIf you do not find any problems with any of the wiring, you should disconnect all speakers from your receiver. If the receiver continues to go into PROTECT, the problem is in the receiver. Please submit a case on the Contact Us page. They will be able to assist you.\r\n\r\nHowever, if it turns on, the problem is elsewhere. Begin reconnecting one speaker at a time. Eventually you will connect a speaker that will cause the receiver to shut down. At this point you have found your culprit.\r\n\r\nOn the other hand, it may just be overheating. You must have at least 2 - 3 inches of space between the top of the unit and any shelf or component above the unit. 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(2.4GHz ISM Band, Europe 13 Channels)."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YWPlAAO"},"Title":"How can I set up my BDS 280S or BDS 580S to the WiFi?","Id":"ka0i0000000YWPlAAO","ArticleNumber":"000005301","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"How can I set up my BDS 280S or BDS 580S to the WiFi?","Answer__c":"To choose a wireless network for your BDS system, please do the following. 1: Select Choose a network from the Setup Wi-Fi list. 2: Follow the instructions on the screen to select your wireless home network and enter your security password, if applicable."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YZDtAAO"},"Title":"Can a BDS 280/280S / BDS 580/580S upscale external sources to UHD format?","Id":"ka0i0000000YZDtAAO","ArticleNumber":"000004158","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"Can a BDS 280/580 upscale external video signals to UHD format?","Answer__c":"The BDS 280/580 or 280S/580S can upscale video signals from its internal drive to UHD format, both DVD and Blu-ray discs.\r\n\r\nThe 280/580 or 280S/580S have pass-through function on the HDMI inputs.\r\nThey will not upscale standard format or normal HD format video signals that are fed to the HDMI inputs of the 280/580 or 280S/580S.\r\nHowever, 4K or UHD video signals will pass through the BDS directly to the TV screen without processing, as will HD and SD format video.\r\n(Bear in mind that this high resolution makes it even more important to use high-quality HDMI cables, especially if they must be several meters long.)"},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YWPMAA4"},"Title":"How to go back through Apple TV menus on BDS 280(S) and 580(S).","Id":"ka0i0000000YWPMAA4","ArticleNumber":"000004097","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"I have connected an Apple TV box to my BDS HDMI 3 input, and when I press the HDMI 3 button on the BDS remote control, also marked Apple, I can operate the Apple TV.\r\nHowever, I cannot use the RETURN button to skip back to previous menus. 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A check of the software version will show 3.16.0 or higher.\r\n\r\nThere is no mention of the Spotify option on the BDS unit itself.\r\n\r\nFor customer service, a serial number check will show the precise model."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YZS7AAO"},"Title":"What are the differences between x35 models and x85S models?","Id":"ka0i0000000YZS7AAO","ArticleNumber":"000005779","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"What are the differences between x35 models and x85S models?","Answer__c":"BDS 335/635 are our low cost models, still offering the thrills of a media center with Blu Ray disc player built-in. \r\nThese systems have passive subwoofers, and the subwoofer amplifier is built in to the BDS unit.\r\n\r\nThe x85S models offer more features, such as Spotify Connect support, and the use of active subwoofers.\r\nAll depends on your needs and what your personal preferences will be."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YZEXAA4"},"Title":"I have a BDS 280 or BDS 580. Will my unit be able to be updated for Spotify Connect?","Id":"ka0i0000000YZEXAA4","ArticleNumber":"000005722","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"I have a BDS 280 or BDS 580. Will my unit be able to be updated for Spotify Connect?","Answer__c":"No, sorry it is not possible to do so, as it requires some additional hardware changes, which the old BDS systems do not have."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka01Y00000041pfQAA"},"Title":"What HDCP version is featured in the AVR and BDS models?","Id":"ka01Y00000041pfQAA","ArticleNumber":"000005484","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"What HDCP version is featured in the AVR and BDS models?","Answer__c":"All AVR models up to and including 151S, 161S and 171S feature HDCP version 1.4.\r\n(High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).\r\nThis is also true for BDS 280, 580, 280S and 580S.\r\n\r\nIt is not possible to update to version 2.2 with any software/firmware update, as this requires a hardware change.\r\n\r\nFuture models may feature version 2.2, made for UHD/4k content."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YWQ0AAO"},"Title":"My BDS has a newer software, than what you have online. 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Please press the remote control AUX button repeatedly, until the front display shows the correct input source. This should set the AUX input correctly, and you should have audio back in your speakers, to let you enjoy your Harman Kardon system."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YWIGAA4"},"Title":"Which formats are supported by the BDS?","Id":"ka0i0000000YWIGAA4","ArticleNumber":"000004616","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"Which formats are supported by the BDS?","Answer__c":"The BDS system supports a variety of audio and video formats. Listing all disc, surround and codec formats is beyond the scope of an FAQ. Please donwload the Owner's Manual from the harman.com website for a full list."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YWIQAA4"},"Title":"Sometimes, if I remove the USB stick while playing from it, the BDS freezes.","Id":"ka0i0000000YWIQAA4","ArticleNumber":"000004622","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"Sometimes, if I remove the USB stick while playing from it, the BDS freezes.","Answer__c":"Never remove a USB stick while the BDS is playing files from it. If the system freezes, switch the BDS unit OFF and then ON with the switch on the back panel to reset."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YWQ5AAO"},"Title":"How many devices does Multi-Connect support?","Id":"ka0i0000000YWQ5AAO","ArticleNumber":"000005308","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"How many devices does Multi-Connect support?","Answer__c":"Our Multi-Connect feature supports up to two devices, to be connected at the same time. But only one device can play at a time."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YWPhAAO"},"Title":"I want to reset my remote control, can I do that?","Id":"ka0i0000000YWPhAAO","ArticleNumber":"000005300","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"I want to reset my remote control, can I do that?","Answer__c":"Yes, press and simultaneously hold down the Aux and the Zoom (Blue) buttons on the BDS remote control for at least three seconds. The input selector panel buttons all flash three times."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YXERAA4"},"Title":"I want to stream 4K content from the built-in YouTube on my BDS","Id":"ka0i0000000YXERAA4","ArticleNumber":"000005410","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"I am using the built-in YouTube app in my BDS device. I want to stream 4K content from YouTube, but this resolution option is not available. How come?","Answer__c":"The built-in YouTube app is able to stream up to 1080P content. Video with higher resolution is not available."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000KfhgAAC"},"Title":"I have downloaded the remote app for my BDS, but I still cannot control the BDS with my smartphone. What is wrong?","Id":"ka0i0000000KfhgAAC","ArticleNumber":"000004659","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"I have downloaded the remote app for my BDS, but I still cannot control the BDS with my smartphone. What is wrong?","Answer__c":"Please make sure that your BDS is connected to the home network router also used by your smartphone."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YWPvAAO"},"Title":"I do not see my BDS unit in my Spotify app, how come?","Id":"ka0i0000000YWPvAAO","ArticleNumber":"000005305","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"I do not see my BDS unit in my Spotify app, how come?","Answer__c":"Spotify Connect needs to be connected to your Home network for it to work. Also it requires that you are a paid subscriber to Spotify Premium to open use of the Connect feature."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000KfgQAAS"},"Title":"Is it sufficient to put my BDS into standby, before connecting a Source or a TV?","Id":"ka0i0000000KfgQAAS","ArticleNumber":"000004637","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"Is it sufficient to put my BDS into standby, before connecting a Source or a TV?","Answer__c":"For your personal safety and to avoid possible damage to your equipment and speakers, it is always a good practice to turn off and unplug the AVR and ALL source equipment from the AC output before making any audio or video system connections."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YZEDAA4"},"Title":"Is it possible to use WPS PIN for connecting my BDS to the WiFi?","Id":"ka0i0000000YZEDAA4","ArticleNumber":"000005303","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"Is it possible to use WPS PIN for connecting my BDS to the WiFi?","Answer__c":"Our BDS system does supports WPS PIN, please do the following: 1. Select WPS PIN from the Setup Wi-Fi list. A PIN code is displayed on the screen. 2: Enter this same PIN on your wireless router’s internal web page to connect. See your router’s user manual for more details."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YWPDAA4"},"Title":"What does \"HVS\" mean?","Id":"ka0i0000000YWPDAA4","ArticleNumber":"000004112","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"What does \"HVS\" mean? I can see it as an option for surround modes.","Answer__c":"HVS is short for Harman Virtual Surround.\r\nThis signal processing system can simulate surround effect from a stereo source."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000KfiPAAS"},"Title":"The subwoofer in my BDS system switches off when I play softly. 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Choose the custom setup option if you want to manually connect the BDS system to Wi-Fi. To connect the BDS system to a specific Wi-Fi network, you need to enter the Wi-Fi network name and password in the network settings. Confirm the SSID name. Your BDS should now be connected to the WiFi."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000YXEbAAO"},"Title":"I have a 5 GHz network router, and I want my BDS to connect to that, but it cannot see the network. How can I connect it?","Id":"ka0i0000000YXEbAAO","ArticleNumber":"000005411","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"I have a 5 GHz network router, and I want my BDS to connect to that, but it cannot see the network. How can I connect it?","Answer__c":"Our BDS device do not support 5 GHz networks. You must connect it to a 2.4 GHz network (b, g or N networks)."},{"attributes":{"type":"FAQ__kav","url":"/services/data/v38.0/sobjects/FAQ__kav/ka0i0000000KfhjAAC"},"Title":"Sometimes when I watch HD or 3D material, I can see white specks or \"snow\" on the screen. What can I do to avoid this?","Id":"ka0i0000000KfhjAAC","ArticleNumber":"000004655","ArticleType":"FAQ__kav","Question__c":"Sometimes when I watch HD or 3D material, I can see white specks or \"snow\" on the screen. What can I do to avoid this?","Answer__c":"Try another HDMI cable, and make sure that it is a high-speed version. This solution usually solves the problem, which is caused by insufficient cable bandwith."}],"maxQuestionsPerPage":null,"maxPages":null}
BDS 280 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good. Nice item. Thank you so much for good promotion. I will buy other item.
Date published: 2016-02-15
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Hi I have the BDS280 and have a computer paired through BT. The issue I have is when I have a devise hardwired through the Aux and playing the BDS switches to BT automatically.. Is there a way to program without having to remove BT from the computer?

Asked by: Jim1888
Hi, Thank you for the question. That is not possible to do, you can to choose either between AUX or Bluetooth connection when streaming music.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2018-08-22

I have a BDS280 and also a Sabre SB35 soundbar. The volume control on the BDS handset does not adjust the volume on the Sabre, so I'm having to use two remote controls to operate Harman Kardon equipment instead of one. Is this normal or is there a fault?

Asked by: Mark44
Hi. This is normal. The volume control on your BDS system uses different volume remote codes compared to the SB35. But since your SB35 has a learning function, meant to permit it to be coded to respond to your TV remote control, you can instead choose to use this function to make the SB35 respond to the BDS remote instead. This will of course mean that if both devices are ON, both will respond simultaneously to a command, but it is possible to have what you ask for. We hope this helps.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-17

I purchased this BDS 280 from you recently and did not get a user manual. How do I get a manual? I tried a search for a downloadable text but got a &quot;Not Found&quot; for BDS280.&nbsp; Please help so I can learn to use the many features.

Asked by: PapaTom
If you have not yet received the owner's manual, please go to http://www.harmankardon.com/contactus and put in a request. They will gladly help you.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-02-28

My BDS 280 does not have a Bluetooth button and the Home menu does not show the Bluetooth option. How can I play music from &nbsp;a Bluetooth enabled devise - such as my computer - ? Thank you. xabier

Asked by: xabi
Xabier: That is odd, and, although I don't have a definitive answer (I did not have that problem or maybe, I just did not notice it, if I had it, I don't have that problem now, that is certain), I have two suggestions. 1) Check you BT ver ... Settings, System, Information -&gt; more ... or something like that ... it will show up at the bottom left corner of a small two column table. Mine reads &quot;BT ver: V116.0&quot; ... this whole process and the answer may be slightly different if your firmware is at a different revision. Also you likely have an EU version of the system software. 2) Get the latest firmware installed (that was my first step, my system firmware is now at V2.86, yours may be different for the EU) ... use an internet connection to do that if you can, you need to have it on a internet connected network and Set System Upgrade to &quot;Internet&quot;. (Note: I have the same BDS 280 here in the US, I did have a peculiarity in that it performed one additional upgrade that it did not find as necessary, go figure ... it did several upgrades in succession each time I checked for updates, - every time I set the System upgrade to &quot;Internet&quot;, it checked for a new upgrade and then reset that &quot;System upgrade&quot; setting, (no explaining that) - so I'd have to enable it again, and it would check again, then on one pass it eventually said I was all up to date, I clicked OK ... lo and behold, it started another update ... I have no way to explain that, either... but I stopped checking ... was afraid it would never end (indefinite postponement), or that it would eventually mess up ... I did do 4 or 5 upgrades to get to 2.86) I guess I could try it again and see if the version changes! There is also a download, then use a USB stick drive approach to upgrading, but support is very light on the US site, if there is a version out there for me to download to a computer, then I think it is older, V2.78 (best guess based on the file name) ... so I did not see an easy way to get the latest US fw that way, but the Euro support site also has the Euro version - and i think the Eu site is more active and better maintained. Then of course (if you can get your BT working) you have two options to sync ... newer devices support the NFC touch method, my iPhone 5 did not ... so you sync from the external device in the usual way. Good Luck! -gene
Answered by: MrGene
Date published: 2017-10-17
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