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  1.  Fantastic bit of kit at the price albeit with flimsy build



    This is a stunning player, was a steal at 119 and now at 99 it has to be a total no brainer for anyone thinking of taking the leap into Bluray. I have it connected to a Samsung HD tv and it gives great results. Not even tried Bluray discs yet but upsampled DVDs look good so far. What is really impressive though are all the features you get - I have it connected to the internet via my home network, means you can play Iplayer, Youtube etc content direct to the TV screen (all upsampled to HD), also means I can play any music & video media on my remote networked Linkstation NAS drive (via upnp/DLNA running on the drive, so no need for my PC to be running as a server either), you can also play media files locally via two USB ports (works perfectly with a external HDD or a USB stick ). It will even directly play HD video recorded onto SD card with a Sanyo Xacti camcorder... It supports the Samsung Anynet system too, meaning the Samsung TV remote will control the Bluray player backwards via the HDMI cable.

    The icing on the cake though is the free Sony app which allows remote control via an Android phone handset, allowing full text input for search terms in youtube etc.


    Only 1 really - the chassis is quite flimsy and actually too low in profile, meaning tiny (flimsy) front panel buttons that are virtually invisible without direct light on the front panel. Clearly intended to be used with the remote control rather than the front panel, but still annoying because you can't even see the button to eject/load a disc (a minimum requirement for any disc-based device in my opinion). A real shame because adding an extra 10pounds to the price and improving the build quality would have made it a total masterpiece of modern consumer electronics. Nevertheless a fantastic buy especially at the current price.