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Which blu ray player to buy

Tonypc1

Standard Member
Im new to this site and would appreciate some help. Having just purchased a panasonic 42inch plasma im looking for a good blu ray player. Ive got about £130 to spend and reading through various threads lg models seem to be coming up trumps. I'll be adding a home cimema system in the near future, so with this in mind could anybody recommend what player i should buy. Thanks in advance.:smashin:
 

Dazzor

Well-known Member
Welcome to Avforums:smashin:

I'm sure some members will along shortly who are more knowledgeable than I on this subject, however..

I went from a PS3 (FAT) to a Sony S370. IMO it's a brilliant little box that is small and quite functional, check out the owners thread here.

I really like it but then I only really watch the odd-bluray on it and perhaps stream a bit of BBC iPlayer occasionally.

If you have a lot of legacy DVD content then I'd say this might not be the absolute best as I am just a little underwhelmed by the S370 with DVD's....But then it's a cheap-ish player that can be got for about £100 these days.

I paid more because I got it from Multiregion Magic with Mulitregion for DVD so I could play a handful of region-1 DVD's I own:suicide:
 

buffyangel108

Standard Member
Im new to this site and would appreciate some help. Having just purchased a panasonic 42inch plasma im looking for a good blu ray player. Ive got about £130 to spend and reading through various threads lg models seem to be coming up trumps. I'll be adding a home cimema system in the near future, so with this in mind could anybody recommend what player i should buy. Thanks in advance.:smashin:

Are you interested in any 'extras' (mkv playback, iPlayer support etc)?

I have a Sony s370 and can't praise it enough. Picture and sound quality are flawless; it plays DivX and MKV; it streams iPlayer, Youtube and LoveFilm, and it retails for around 120.00 at the moment.
 

Tonypc1

Standard Member
Maybe i should clarify my situation here haha, i dont understand what divx etc is. Its probably a good idea that i find out before i make my purchase :blush: but thanks for your help guys its appreciated :)
 

Dazzor

Well-known Member
Maybe i should clarify my situation here haha, i dont understand what divx etc is. Its probably a good idea that i find out before i make my purchase :blush: but thanks for your help guys its appreciated :)

It's just another format in simple terms, something to do with MPEG-4 IIRC.

If you wish to glean more info, Wiki's your friend ;)

My advice would be to get as much compatibility and functionality as you can for your money....The Sony S370 does appear to tick many boxes in your price-range.


After all, you're still getting the basic functions you want and at the same time adding a little future-proofing into the bargain...makes sense I think.

All the best
Darren
 

duffer

Active Member
What about getting a Panasonic blu ray player, something like the BD65, so you can use just the one Panasonic remote for everything via the Viera link option.
 

Scott_Mac

Distinguished Member
In order to have the convenience of the same remote to control both items, the Panasonic players are worth a look - especially good value at the moment is:

Panasonic DMP-BD45EB-K Blu-Ray Disc Player - Blu-ray Player: Amazon.co.uk

Or spend a little more and get six free films....

Panasonic DMP-BD65EB-K Blu-Ray Disc Player - Blu-ray Player: Amazon.co.uk

However, universally accepted as the best of the 'budget' players for picture quality is the Sony S370 - Sony BDPS370 - Blu-ray Player: Amazon.co.uk

However, in your position, i'd personally opt for the Panasonic ones for convenience and they're really rather good anyway!
 

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