Plain and Simple
The LG Blu-ray Disc/ DVD model BP125 is a plain and simple Blu-ray player. No gadgets no wifi just Blu-ray which is exactly what I wanted with this device. It is easy to setup and use but it does not come with an HDMI cord so keep that in mind. But overall this player is as simple and reliable as it'll get. Batman Dark Night Rises looks amazing on this by the way. Perfect simplicity.
Good and bad
I love the picture quality on this player, and have had no problems playing blurays/dvds and also no compatibility issues when hooked to my laptop.
I have had TONS of problems when using it with Netflix, but I'm not sure if that's a Netflix issue or a software/program issue. The player has frozen several times already at random moments.
Great disc-playback compatibility
Pioneer appears to be going for the serious enthusiast crowd over the mainstream one with this mid-range model, with DVD-Audio and SACD playback as standard. However, the new BDP-440 lacks built-in Wi-Fi, which reduces its value to the average consumer.
Capability of extracting digital data from a Blu-ray disc with utmost accuracy
For a Blu-ray player that costs around Rs. 20,000, Pioneer BDP-440 easily excels our expectations; its audio video performance is at par with Blu-ray players that cost almost twice its price. There are a few let downs however, one it doesn't support a common video format like WMV and two, in terms of connectivity a simple coaxial out was at least expected. But if you stir your senses from these two points, we have nothing major to argue against the player.
Perfectly matches a Marantz System
This replaced a cheaper brand of Blu-Ray that had quit working. Since I had a modern Marantz stereo receiver (SR4023), I purchased this Marantz unit to match the look of my receiver, and as an upgrade to the DAC and video processing. I was immediately impressed with both the sound and video quality of this unit. It also feels much more substantial than the cheaper blu-ray players.
Amazing build quality
We're really impressed by the 651BD. It takes all the best bits from its bigger brother, the 751BD, and presents it in a more affordable but no less appealing package. The hardcore build quality hasn't been compromised, while twin HDMI outputs, 3D playback, UPnP networking, YouTube/Picasa access and extensive digital file support all carry over from the 751BD's feature list.
Convenient form factor
Overall, it's difficult to fault the BDP-S185, given the form factor and price. Sony lists the player at £90, but it's available for less if you shop around. This makes its something of a steal, given that it features pretty much all the functionality of the brand's £100 BD-eschewing SMP-N200 media player.
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