The best blu-ray player that Phillip's has to offer at the moment - and one of the best on the market full stop.
Design: When you take this out of the box, it makes a big impression. The design is awesome, there is no other way of describing it. Flat blacks and greys make this a player you can put anywhere and it will just fit. No matter the surroundings this looks great. A brushed aluminium shell protects the player (you don't want to be damaging it at prices like this) in case you drop it right out of the box, it isn't too heavy though so setting it up isn't a pain. The front has nothing but the power switch and a single USB port. There are touch sensitive control (capacitive controls) which show up when you turn the player on.
Image quality: The playback on this is absolutely perfect. The image reproduction is absolutely some of the best I have seen from any blu-ray player. This is probably down to the fact that you can enable artifact reduction in one of the options menus. This essentially gets rid of some of the static looking stuff on the screen when you are playing a disc. It is something I couldn't go back to watching films without and you aren't going to find it anywhere else.
This has a great design and finish, excellent technology for artifact reduction that I couldn't go on without using, goes up to 7.1 analogue audio for surround sound and great image quality. If you are thinking about getting a new blu-ray player, make this the one.