Any suggestions for a really good blu ray player that has excellent dvd upscaling, no extras required like wifi, i player etc, just good picture and sound. Thanks.
If you're not interested in frills or analogue performance, the Panasonic 120 is a very good call.
Fast boot up and loading speed; reference HD audio-video performance (assuming you subscribe to the theory that all BDPs perform the same over HDMI); and near-reference upscaling (see this mini review: http://forums.hdtvtest.co.uk/index.php?PHPSESSID=1ed0cc6f907fd9c9be5c717...).
The 120 can do some things you probably don't need, but there's no harm in having such functionality on-board, even if you've zero interest in "smart" features or 3D.
Otherwise, there's the Sony 185, which you might be able to track down for even less. What Hi-Fi review here:
Hardware: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated); Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD; Yamaha RX-A810; Teac PD-H600; PS3; B&W 601 & 600LCR (series 3); Q Acoustics QAV (rear)
Furniture and Accessories: BLOK Classix 3000 Oak AV Cabinet; Atacama Nexus 6 (atabite metal filled); 3D3 A1112
And the Pioneer 450 Excellent player
Nice looking to.. chunky rather than thin and tinny looking,if thats matters to you.But all great players
L-R Mordaunt Short Avant 153 in-walls. Avant 165 Centre in-wall.QED Cables. Pioneer surrounds Pioneer SC-2022 Receiver
My system http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/lounge-tart-uppt-1
But also glitchy. See this thread:
I still hear good things about the Pioneer 55.
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad 4 & iPhone 4S.
I have just bought a new Panny BDT130 for £99.95 which appears to have the same inners as the 230 just reviewed on this site( but has no wifi or miracast functions). It is a little beauty from my initial findings and has all the extras anyway.
Perhaps you can still get a price match?
Thanks Gel, add the £10 delivery and you're nearly there anyway. Plus I did take out the 5 year RS warranty for £9.99 which to me was a no brainer at that price.
Was that Milton Keynes?
I was originally going to get the 220 open boxed from MK but I read up on the 130 and saw the review on the 230 and plumped for the 130 because I didn't need wifi or Miracast.I was visiting family in Watford yesterday so I picked it up from there.
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