“ Brand: Philips „
Every one knows that in this season of growing costs for expensive blue-ray players with incredible features, this philips BDP3000/05 has created a huge hype with its low cost. I guess it has attained and satisfied certain expectations. I stayed in my friend's house for a week and they happened to buy this blu-ray player. I examined it so that I can share my experience with you'll and help out in your decisions.
Lets talk about the good points first. Firstly, even with its low cost, it has not compromised upon its structure. It looks so rich that people who have little idea about these players can be fooled that it costs a lot . Trust me! It has got beautifully curved edges and sturdy build quality to match. Too good for so less. Next, it has got many ports on the rear to connect to audio, video, an ethernet port for internet and a USB port for connecting to external memory which you can see in other costly players too. Thirdly, what I observed was that it responds fast. It doesn't get stuck up any where given the high end players and once a disk is inserted, it starts playing in about 30s which is very good in fact. The remote control features are also very good which gives you a very good ease in handling it and it can be used easily without much difficulty. I am also quite impressed with the picture quality( well obviously its a blu-ray) but i was expecting something at a lower standard for its price but it has totally taken me by surprise. The same goes to the audio quality. You don't have to compromise upon noise. Its totally noise free with very sharp images.
Coming to the disadvantages, there is just one but I feel its ok for a player of such low price. I didn't know that but my friend's brother told me that this player requires a memory stick of atleast 1GB in size to use a special feature called BD-live functionality. I have no idea what it is so i am not even bothered about this drawback. And also, a 1GB memory stick is very easily available outside and is also very cheap so people who are interested to use this function can easily get a 1GB memory card. So its not a big problem.
On the whole, with so many advantages and a hardly recognizable drawback, I would say that this player is amazing. I really wasn't ready to believe that it costed so less. Too good picture and sound quality, a very user friendly interface ( I am not a tech freak but i was rather very comfortable in using this player and its remote. So you can guess how easy it is to use it). And also don't forget the look and style. For me it matters a lot, so i would say anyone who is not so interested in extreme minute details and want something really good within your budget, then go for this player. It is too good to be true! :) You wouldn't regret it.