Philips targets budget Blu-ray market with £169 BDP3000

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Philips BDP3000

This latest Philips model handles Full HD, 24 frames-per-second images, and can upscale DVDs to near-HD quality.

The player is Profile 2.0, BD Live-enabled, and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 surround sound decoding is built in. But there's no onboard decoding for DTS-HD.

Connection options include single HDMI, composite, component, digital coaxial and analogue phono outputs, as well as USB and Ethernet sockets.

It has a super-slim design, measuring just 5.8 x 43.5 x 30.8cm (HxWxD), and is finished in high-gloss black.

Standby power is an eco-friendly 0.5W, and users can also use it to view DVD, DivX and JPEG files, as well as listen to MP3 music files.

The Easylink system allows multiple devices to be controlled using a single remote control.