Excellent file compatibility with AllShare
If your budget doesn't stretch to the BD-F7500 - or you simply don't need 4K upscaling, two HDMIs and analogue audio outputs - then the BD-F6500 is a fine alternative. Apart from the above features and a more basic design it's essentially the same player at a lower price. That means you get the same generous internet content, slick DLNA streaming, screen mirroring, 3D playback and wide format compatibility, not to mention the superb new operating system that makes navigation a breeze.
Excellent picture quality, Slick operating system, Bountiful smart TV selection
We often see Blu-ray players and question why the manufacturer has included or excluded certain features, bearing in mind the price and positioning in the market. Not so, here.
Jettisoning analogue outputs seems reasonable enough on what is a straightforward all-digital deck. By favouring and refining the smart TV side of things, Samsung seems to have its finger on the pulse and has delivered an excellent all round Blu-ray deck for today's rapidly evolving home entertainment market.
Playback quality is excellent
At first glance the £40 price difference between the BD-F6500 and the BD-F5500 feels like a lot to pay for built-in Wi-Fi and 7.1 surround sound (which hardly anyone will use). But this is a player fully equipped for the new age of content streaming. While the Catch-up TV, Netflix and LoveFilm apps will be rolling out to all Samsung's 2013 range of Blu-Ray players, only the F6500 (and the over-expensive F7500) will offer the flexibility of accessing content via built-in Wi-Fi.
Solid picture performance, Extensive smart functionality
For the money, the Samsung BD-F6500 is a likeable and competent machine. The feature count is high and picture quality is of a good standard â?? itâ??s a shame that the sound quality lets the side down.
A excellent Network and disk player
If you're looking for a solid disk and network player, the BDP-S5100 is well worth a look. Is it worth upgrading from last years BDP-S590? ... well, only if you are a heavy youtube user would I consider it. The BDP-S590 was already a excellent Bluray player, and Sony has only done a few incremental improvements here.
Very capable Blu-Ray player with 3D playback
It costs a bit more than the other Sony Blu-Ray players, but not enough to break the bank. If you're buying this is conjunction with a new TV you won't even notice the price difference. Since the BDP-S5100 includes 3D playback and built-in Wi-Fi, we'd recommend that you choose this one instead of one of the cheaper models. It's always a good policy to future-proof yourself as much as possible when buying tech.
Clean, sharp images, Impressive detail in dark scenes
If the BDP-S5100 is any indication of what's to come, 2013 could be a bumper year for Sony's Blu-ray players. This has all the hallmarks of a class-leading machine.
Quality of the image was phenomenal
What's left to say about the Oppo's new BDP-103 universal Blu-ray player, except that it is currently the universal disc spinner to have and the one to beat and the fact that it doesn't cost you an arm, leg and kidney is just icing on the cake. There isn't anything this mighty player can't really do outside of a few missing formats, mainly ISO, and true UltraHD compatibility. Beyond that, the BDP-103 is all the player you need and then some.
Solid build quality
I have had the opportunity to review OPPO products going back to their first upscaling DVD player (OPDV971H) and with every Upscaling DVD and Blu-ray Disc player I have seen from them, up to this point, they have consistently provided solid build quality and the latest audio and video innovations, while retaining excellent core audio and video performance.
Unrivalled image quality
The BDP-103 is as good a Blu-ray player as weâ??ve ever seen. Itâ??s extremely well-built and uses the highest quality components. It produces the best picture, supports the most formats, and has the most features of any consumer-level Blu-ray player on the market. Its international-focused video services are largely useless to Australia, though.
Best in high quality home entertainmen
The $499 BDP-103 is Oppo's latest (third generation) Blu-ray player that provides a solid design and offers the best in high quality home entertainment including Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, HDCD, CD, high definition movie and music streaming, and local network-based content. This player has leveraged from the highly successful BDP-93 Blu-ray player and features new 4Kx2K up-scaling and built-in upconversion for other digital video sources through the HDMI inputs.
Outstanding Value At This Price Level
The Sony BDP-S1100 is the best non-3D Blu-ray/DVD player that I have seen, anywhere near its price range. It takes 15 seconds to load Blu-ray disks, which took around 2 minutes to load in one of my earlier Panasonic players. A couple of Blu-ray disks (The King's Speech and Casino) would only load in this Panasonic player if I unplugged the Internet connection. Eventually, a firmware update came along which allowed loading of these titles, but they still loaded very slowly.
Stylish design, and is highly recommended
The price of the Sony BDP-S1100 has fallen since launch to a rock bottom £50, and at that price it probably offers more for your money than any other player on the market. The designer looks of the device are an added bonus, and it stands out as a top choice among entry-level models.
Responsive, user-friendly interface similar in style to PlayStation 3 menus
The Sony BDP-S1100 is an excellent Blu-ray player with a very compact design. We liked its responsive, user-friendly menus, which are similar in style to the PlayStation 3 interface. Anyone looking for 3D support, however, will need to look to a higher-end model.
Finally! Video streaming speeds that match my tablet and laptop
I wasn't sure if this "super wifi" claim was a gimmick or not, but since I was in the market for a new player precisely because of bad wifi connectivity, I thought I'd give it a try. I have to say, I'm very impressed with both the wifi and many other features about the player. I'm getting 12-20 Mbps while watching videos and my tablet/phone - for a change - are also reporting similar speeds. (My wired PC gets around 30 if you are wondering how fast my modem connectivity is.)
Good feature list for the money
Weighing up its features, performance and price, we can only conclude that the BDP-S3100 represents superb value for money. It boasts a generous array of features, including built-in Wi-Fi, web content and DLNA streaming, all for a little over £100 - plus it's attractively styled, surprisingly well built and delivers dazzling 2D pictures.
Premium, stylish design and includes built-in Wi-Fi
The BDP-S3100 is a nice-looking Blu-Ray player, but beyond its distinctive design, there's no compelling reason to choose this over rivals from other manufacturers. The Triluminos compatibility could be relevant if you plan to buy a Sony TV in the future that supports Triluminos, but at present these are far too expensive for the average consumer to consider.
It's a step up from the entry-level BDP-S1100, adding Wi-Fi, DLNA and support for Sony's TV Side View smartphone app.
Mind-boggling number of web-based features
Sony's BDP-S590 seems a little on the small side, but wow wee -- they certainly packed a lot into this little player. It offers a mind-boggling amount of entertainment. Of course, it's still a Blu-ray player first and foremost, and it does that very well, in 2D and 3D. With an MSRP of $149.99 (and a street price even less), this player offers a lot of bang for the buck. Consider it money well spent.
Great Blu-ray playback
Though the Sony BDP-S590's DVD upscaling isn't quite as impressive as the technology powering the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 (*Est. $115) or the Best Reviewed LG BP620 (*Est. $120) -- and it loads disc much slower, to boot -- experts say Sony's Blu-ray player won't leave you wanting. Hundreds of users agree.
If you can get past the quirky shape and some initial setup hassle, the Sony BDP-S590 is a terrific Blu-ray player and a solid value especially coming from Sony, which usually charges a premium for its products. Sure, we wish we could see better external build quality, but something tells us this player packs innards built well enough to stand the test of time.
Full high-definition video and multichannel sound
There was a time when packing in this much technology in one product would seem insane a svelte little box playing high-definition discs, accessing the Internet wirelessly, streaming video and music and even adding 3D to the mix. Pull that 1st, 2nd or even 3rd gen player out of the bedroom and replace it with the Sony BDP-S590 Blu-ray player. Whether you've a 3D TV or not, you'll find plenty of uses for what this Sony can do.
Very disappointed. temperamental machine. shuts off on its own and sometimes you can't turn it off. skips on the remote. sound on Netflix must be adjusted as it won't have any sound if set to Dolby. ( default) sketchy wireless connection. cheap feeling remote with no light response on machine at click. would not recommend. would be happier to do a Mexican hat dance on this machine rather than use it.
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.
Excellent picture quality
If your Blu-ray player budget has a Â£100 ceiling then the Toshiba BDX5300 is definitely worth sticking on the shortlist. There arenâ?? t many decks at this price that offer built-in Wi-Fi let alone access to BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Picasa and Acetrax, making it terrific value for money.
There are compromises to be made though â?? the basic operating system feels like itâ?? s from another era, build quality isnâ??
Smart TV services
Although the Toshiba BDX5300 puts in a fine effort in terms of core features, the presence of the BBC iPlayer/Netflix, Wi-Fi and 3D Blu-ray support, there are more polished, easier to use and smarter 3D decks around. But those on a tight budget should look no further for a 3D quick fix.
With Wi-Fi-powered smart TV services and universal disc playback that includes 3D Blu-ray discs, Toshiba has produced perhaps the lowest priced such Blu-ray player.
We travel to many dog shows annually and this player fits the bill nicely to wile away the time at shows. I was leery of how loud the volume would be, most are too low but this one actually has to be lowered a bit as I really don't like to wear earphones. Quality is super and the list of user-controlable functions is a nice addition.
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