Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray Player

Philips continue to impress with their latest range of home audio visual products, and the budget priced, but great value and good looking BDP3000 Blu-ray player is no exception.

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Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray Player

by on November 5th, 2009 | Comment | Share

To quote Austin Powers, Philips really seem to have re-found their mojo in recent months with a raft of great performing, and as we came to expect with Philips, good looking products. Their budget Blu-ray player the BDP3000 is no exception.

First of all, don’t expect any major miracles from the Philips BDP3000 – it is after all a very keenly priced Blu-ray player. What it does offer though is absolutely cracking value for money, and simply stunning looks. The clean lines, and minimalist interface look like they belong on a much more expensive player and the overall build quality adds to this giving the BDP3000 an air of quality that not even the Sony BDP-S360 or Samsung BD-P1600 can achieve at this price point. Philips also prove that a clean slick look can be achieved without a full folding front panel, and with the right design, a simple slide out tray can look good too.

The rear of the player has all the usual connections, with component video and of course HDMI, and an ethernet port so you can download BD-Live content. To make the most of your movie collection, the Philips BDP3000 will also upscale your existing DVDs to 1080p giving you nead high definition quality for all your films. The player also comes complete with DivX ultra so you can enjoy enhanced playback of DivX files. The player will decode Dolby TrueHD and standard Dolby Digital and DTS, but will only output a bitstream DTS-HD Master Audio track to a suitable home cinema amplifier.

What to consider before you buy the Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray Player

The lack of DTS-HD Master Audio may be an issue for some people, and the lack of wireless, whilst not unsurprising at this pirce, is something you may want to pay more for.

Why you should buy the Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray Player

Good performance, stunning looks, and a great, great price all go together to make this a very desirable Blu-ray player, and easily one of the best value. Rating: 4.5/5

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The full specification can be found on the Philips website. If you were looking for the Phillips BDP3000 – you put too many ‘L’s in Philips!

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5 Comments to “Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray Player”

Jack Cuthill on November 15, 2009 said:

I got this one for £97 at asda

Home Cinema Buyer on November 24, 2009 said:

That deal has now finished, but Amazon and a few other retailers have been seem to be selling for under £100. Check the best prices above for the latest deals.

mirko on November 25, 2009 said:

Hey there, I bought one of these too and I am wondering which not-so-expensive home cinema speakers to connect with it! Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!

Home Cinema Buyer on January 4, 2010 said:

The Sony HT-SS360 is a good option – it has a decent variety of inputs, including 3 HDMI and goes well with a standalone Blu-ray player.

Andrew Cummins on December 16, 2010 said:

Yes, a superb Blu ray player. Have owned this one about 6 months now, no problem, beautiful HD picture and sound. Probably worth more money than it’s price tag from various sellers suggest.

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