Philips BDP7300
Philips is joining the budget Blu-ray player bun-fight with the launch of the £249 BDP7300

We're always happy to welcome a new Blu-ray player to the fold, so come on down the Philips BDP7300. A new addition at the budget end of the market, the player is yours for £249.

It's a Profile 2.0 player, so supports BD-Live and has a 1GB internal memory, and delivers 1080p/24fps video content.

The BDP7300 has Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 decoding and an HDMI v1.3 connection. There's a USB port on the front and support for DivX, WMV, MP3, WMA and JPEG files.

Last but not least, Philips is keen to push the player's quick start-up times and eco-friendly power consumpion – with just 0.2 watts of power used in standby.

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Due out this month, the Philips BDP7300 will set you back £249. We hope to bring you a review in the September issue.