Bush BD01
We've just spotted the first sub-£100 Blu-ray player, the Bush BD01, on sale now at Argos for just £99.99 – a third of its original price

Now here's a bit of a bargain – the first sub-£100 Blu-ray player in the shape of Bush's £99.99 BD01, on sale now at Argos. It originally cost £300, then £150 and is only available at the new further reduced price until December 9th.

We've no idea if it's any good or not, and at that price we wouldn't expect miracles, but here's what we've managed to gather so far.

It supports playback of Region B Blu-ray discs, upscales to 1080p and 1080i, has HDMI connectivity and will play BD-Rom, DVD, CD, CD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW and DVD-R/-RW discs. It will also support playback of JPEG, MP3 and WMA files.

The unit comes in black only, weighs 3.4kg and measures 5.5 x 43 x 28.5cm (hxwxd). We've put a call in to Bush's PR department to get more info, and have requested a review sample for our big Blu-ray feature in the February 2009 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale from January 7th.

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