Newest Review: ... want to spend a huge amount and you can find this for £50 online, which I think is a great price. Quality ~~~~~~~~ Considering it ... more
Upgrading to the dark side
Member Name: bhayanid
Advantages: Does what it says on the tin
Disadvantages: None, but nothing outstanding as well
The problem I find with buying these type of things, is that technology is moving so fast, that I always find it a little tricky when buying players that I expect to last a long while. So I did buy this player with anticipation last year, and hopefully there will be no new type of technology coming out in the near future which is of a higher quality than BluRay.
This isn't the most pricey BluRay player and there is a lot of competition out there right now which is driving the prices down. I didn't want to spend a huge amount and you can find this for £50 online, which I think is a great price.
Considering it is not particular expensive, I have to say that the quality is very good, but the issue I have here is how much is down to the player, and how much is down to the expensive TV that I have. The sharpness with Bluray is particularly impressive, especially when comparing to DVD. I find it to be a lot crisper and particularly with high budget special effect movies you can see the clarity and the high refresh rate. Generally with these players the bigger your screen, the bigger the difference you will notice. If you watched a bluray and a DVD on a 15inch TV I really don't think you will see much difference.
It is a pretty simplistic looking player, if you have a black TV, then this will match up well. Also is quite compact and slim but this is expected with most players, not just BluRay but even older DVD players.
There is a USB Port, and most people these days have USB sticks which means that you can use the player as a port straight to your TV. This means that you can play back video files, audio and music amongst other things. Also it can apparently upgrade the quality of DVD's, however I haven't particularly been able to notice the difference between playing the DVD on this player and a normal DVD player.
For the price you can't really go wrong here, it gets the job as would be expected. I would give this four stars, just cause although there isn't anything wrong, I reserve my five stars for items that are really outstanding which is not a bracket that this bluray player I can categorize in.
Summary: A great cheap Bluray player