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Great Blue-ray Sony BDP-S370
Member Name: GhazGhaz
Advantages: Slim, Chic, easy to use
Disadvantages: Doesn't have wireless capabilities
This was my Christmas gift this year, and can I just say what a great present.
Dimensions: H5.5 x W43 x D21.5cm
I'm not a very techy person, once I unpacked the player it was very easy to set up, just plug in all the leads provided which is only 2, put in the battries provided in the remote and you are ready to go.
The product looks very chic, slim and black with a blue light in the middle of the player. It has a minimalist look which matches all current TV sets. Once plugged in it will asked you to update the system, you just click yes and it will automatically set everything up for you. However you will have to answer 10 question to set up your DVD player!
Once connected to the internet via an ethernet cable (which is not provided), I could select to watch on-line movies and catch up on missed programs using iplayer, 4OD, 5 on demand and many more options. The internet streaming is flawless and very quick. However you might need to update via internet several times, as when I first updated my service BBC iplayer wasn't available to me, but I tried after a week and it was downloaded for me.
The picture is extremely clear, bright and very sharp. I'm so glad i've upgraded to a Blu ray player, but then again you can't accept anything less for a Blu-ray player. But don't chuck your old DVDs away, this will play normal DVDs, and if you have a HD TV then will increase the picture quality.
It does come with some extras, if you have an iphone or an ipod touch, you can use it as a remote control. You will have to download a BD remote app, and this will give you the opportunity to use your phone as a remote control, you can even look for movie information.
You can purchase the above item in many home ware stores such as John Lewis for £119, however if you shop around you can find cheaper players, e.g. pls check out Richer Sounds, as you may be able to pick one up for only £80.
The only disadvantage this player has it's that it doesn't have wireless connectivity.
Summary: Overall a great buy, everyone should have one