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Good blu ray player, extras not needed
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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.

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RE: Good blu ray player, extras not needed

If you're not interested in frills or analogue performance, the Panasonic 120 is a very good call.

http://www.richersounds.com/product/blu-ray/panasonic/dmpbdt120/pana-dmpbdt120

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=1ed0cc6f907fd9c9be5c7170e55c0f6f&topic=7206.0).

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:

http://www.whathifi.com/review/sony-bdp-s185

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RE: Good blu ray player, extras not needed

And the Pioneer 450 Excellent player

http://www.whathifi.com/review/pioneer-bdp-450

Nice looking to.. chunky rather than thin and tinny looking,if thats matters to you.But all great players Dirol

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pioneer7 wrote:

And the Pioneer 450 Excellent player

http://www.whathifi.com/review/pioneer-bdp-450

Nice looking to.. chunky rather than thin and tinny looking,if thats matters to you.But all great players Dirol

But also glitchy. See this thread:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-ray-dvd-players/1669484-pioneer-bdp-450-a.html

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Indeed....

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RE: Good blu ray player, extras not needed

I still hear good things about the Pioneer 55.

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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RE: Good blu ray player, extras not needed

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.

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Ravey Gravey Davy wrote:

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.

 

Cheaper here:

 

http://www.totaldigital.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=114_44&products_id=4784

 

Perhaps you can still get a price match?  :?

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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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.

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Ravey Gravey Davy wrote:

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?

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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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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