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    Anyone recommend a decent budget blue ray player?

    As the title says I'm looking to replace my DVD player and would like a blue ray player, money is tight can anyone make a recommendation?

    Cheers.

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    Im sure I've seen a blu ray player for 97..............cant remember where though

    My parents gave me theres 200 Sony Blu Ray

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    I saw that advert as well, I think it was one of the big supermarkets and Argos? And to be fair, I would get one at that sort of price because unless you are really into your films and have the latest hi-def all singing and dancing TV you won't tell the difference. And what ever you do, don't buy a 25+ HDMI cable, it's pointless, by a 5 one from Maplins/Supermarket it will do exactly the same job.

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    I'm sure T J Hughes were advertising one at the weekend.

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    The best value and spec DVD/Blu-Ray player is the Panasonic DMP-BD60.

    Currently around 167 (max) and comes with 7 Free Blu-Ray films via redemption (for the cost of the postage).

    (Can also be made multi-region for DVD playback only.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    The best value and spec DVD/Blu-Ray player is the Panasonic DMP-BD60.

    Currently around 167 (max) and comes with 7 Free Blu-Ray films via redemption (for the cost of the postage).
    Now we are getting near the 200 mark Sainbury's had PS3's on offer last week for 199

    http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop...nav=4294962273

    but listed as out of stock

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    Woops: didnt read the post above, befor i posted.
    or go to gamestation and buy a preowned PS3 for 140 which will play blue-ray films and you can play the console also

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    156.99 Here with Delivery, Multiregion and 7 Free Blu-Ray Films.

    Could always sell the Blu-Ray films (or trade in at CEX) to reduce the cost.

    All depends how much you are into your Home Cinema etc, the PS3 is not always 'the' solution for Blu-Ray players. Dedicated Blu-Ray players offer the best solution for the Home Cinema enthusiast.

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    The PS3 is widely regarded (AFAIK) as the best blu-ray player on the market. This is mostley because it's firmware upgradable. So as the Blu-Ray specfication is updated the PS3 is automatically compatible with the new spec and features on future disks that use those specs.

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    Apparently Aldi are selling these off at 59.99, if you can find one of their stores that still has one left..

    Exclusive hands-on with budget Aldi Blu-ray player, is Tevion DVD1100 UK's best BD buy? | Home Cinema Choice


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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    The PS3 is widely regarded (AFAIK) as the best blu-ray player on the market. This is mostley because it's firmware upgradable. So as the Blu-Ray specfication is updated the PS3 is automatically compatible with the new spec and features on future disks that use those specs.
    I think you'll find almost all Blu Ray players are net upgradeable due to their having to update their encryption keys on a regular basis. The PS3 was the best player fopr quite some time due to it being one of the only Blu Ray [layers available. Newer systems now surpass the PS3 because of the better chipsets employed within them. Anyway, my vote goes for Richer Sounds:

    Blu Ray | DVD Player | Richer Sounds

    Some great big name bargins there.
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 16th November 2009 at 10:21 AM.

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    Richer Sounds do seem to have some good offers.

    What's the deal with regions and blue ray?

    Cheers.

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