Blu ray player recommend pls

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Blu ray player recommend pls

Postby Jez » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:40 am

Would like to buy one just wondering what sort of features should I be looking for in one? Any models that particularly catch the eye as worth having. budget not a huge problem but wouldn't like to go stupid with it.

I'm assuming these things play regular ol DVDs also?

Saw this one what do ya think?


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-DMP-B ... B0084A5ZS0

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Re: Blu ray player recommend pls

Postby Eny » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:15 am

What telly have you got? I got an LG BD670 last year to go with my LG telly, and the 2 work together brilliantly. There is a newer cheaper version worth looking at.
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Re: Blu ray player recommend pls

Postby Nethlyn » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:13 pm

The news, the el cheapo Asda model -whatever it is, it was an LG back in November - is now £40-50, so you have a wide range of pricing.

If you definitely want 3D, Panasonic's DMP-BDT220 is the more conventional hi-fi separate shape and is getting lots of discount in various sales, at Richer Sounds it's £110 in store only;

http://www.richersounds.com/product/blu ... pbdt220-r2

http://www.trustedreviews.com/panasonic ... yer_review

I just can't be sure that you're not paying extra for the design on the one you linked to but as one of the Amazon reviewers says, it's compact and almost as small as an Apple TV, if that matters to you then go for it.

Otherwise Sony have sorted it out and built Wi-Fi back into their entry-level model, currently on sale at Amazon for 40 quid less than the Panasonic and with less of a raised angle so it doesn't look like a PS3 with the guts taken out like last year's;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-BDPS390-SM ... _cr_s_cp_5 - but that great price is probably because it's not 3D, so how much do you care about that feature?

Yes they all play regular DVDs and generally even the worst Blu Ray player will do an above average job of upscaling them, a good test DVD for this would be Iron Man, any of the LOTRs and any Pixar flick - but the Incredibles has a ton of red and Up has the balloons.

There's loads of them out there though, so if you're set on buying it from Amazon there's all those review comments as well.
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Re: Blu ray player recommend pls

Postby Mantis » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:17 pm

Or get a PS3, since they're excellent Blu Ray players and you get the bonus of having access to some great games. I split my PS3 usage fairly evenly between games and Blu Ray and it hasn't let me down yet.

Unless you're a console hater of course.

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Re: Blu ray player recommend pls

Postby Jez » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:46 pm

Thanks guys that Sony you posted Neth looks like it'll do the trick nicely i think. Im not bothered about the 3D thing really at all.

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Re: Blu ray player recommend pls

Postby Eny » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:33 pm

You are aware that there is no front display on that player yeah? Makes it difficult to know where you are in a film or when opening/closing/turning off.
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Re: Blu ray player recommend pls

Postby Edam » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:58 am

I just got a standard Sony player a few years back and it's done everything I've expected. Unless you're specifically looking for certain features (I dunno, a certain number of inputs/outputs or something) then going for a Sony player within your price range, to me, seems to be the smart thing to do.


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