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Mark Todd
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 - posted May 03, 2009 06:18 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Please.

Any thoughts or reviews read. I put elsewhere that oddly the older samsung 1400, I hear, beats the 1500 or even more recent 1600, so I wonder what is best at the around £150 or less mark now to get you going with top drawer std dvd pics as well.
Best Mark.

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Steven J Kirk
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 - posted May 03, 2009 11:41 PM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The Pan BD30 was £350 when I bought it, now they are around £199.

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Andrew Wilson
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 - posted May 04, 2009 01:01 AM      Profile for Andrew Wilson   Author's Homepage   Email Andrew Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mark,take stevens advice.Go for a panny.Do you have a richer sounds store were you live?.Andy.
PS That would be the place to go.

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Mark Williams
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 - posted May 04, 2009 05:44 PM      Profile for Mark Williams   Email Mark Williams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mark,

I recommend the Samsung 1500,really great machine and very easy to set up and use with my TV and LCD Projector.

I would personally avoid the 1400 as it only has version one software which could prevent it playing back the latest BD,s

Cheers MW

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Christopher P Quinn
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 - posted May 04, 2009 07:24 PM      Profile for Christopher P Quinn   Email Christopher P Quinn   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-BDPS350-Blu-ray-Player-1080p/dp/B001DN1SP4

Mark,

In my humble opinion this is the best value for money. Mine has given me trouble free operation for 6 months, it is BD live and can update it’s self automatically, always giving you the latest software fresh from the net.

The other thing I like about it is it’s simplicity of use including the remote control. It’s good looking, the web is full of high praise not a bad review have I found and most of all it’s a Sony.

And within your budget £149 a good price.

Just my offering.

I would also recommend the Panny if it is a prefered make, I have gone of them a bit myself, so can't be objective about them. But they do also have great reviews. The samsung i no nothing about. but the TVs are not bad. [Wink]

On thinking about it, the Panny maybe better than the Sony if yo don't mind the extra money. But the Sony will give you trouble free and quality viewing as well, so your call i'm afraid. [Big Grin]
Best luck in the hunt. [Smile]

Chris.

Edit. This is your best bet for a panny http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-DMP-BD35EB-K-Profile-Blu-ray-Player/dp/B001HN6H42/ref=sr_ob_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1241483936&sr=1-1

Latest version Panasonic DMP-BD35EB-K Profile 2 £169.00

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Mark Williams
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 - posted May 05, 2009 10:51 AM      Profile for Mark Williams   Email Mark Williams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
And the Sony can me made region free to play back your region 1 dvds too!!

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Mark Todd
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 - posted May 05, 2009 08:06 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the good advice chaps.

Also Mark is that the std UK machine you can do multi, is that via the handset ???

Best Mark.

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Mark Williams
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 - posted May 06, 2009 02:59 AM      Profile for Mark Williams   Email Mark Williams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi-Mark

Yes I believe thats a possibility,check out sites such as AV FORUMS,DVD REVIEWER for the rundown.

Cheers MW

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Ricky Daniels
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 - posted May 07, 2009 04:53 AM      Profile for Ricky Daniels   Email Ricky Daniels   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Although not cheap I'd recommend Panasonic without a doubt...

I've the BD55 and the pictures and deck calibration are stunning, mine is chipped for all region DVD and all regions (3 of 'em) Blu-ray.

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Mark Todd
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Looks ike you can get the sony 350 multi on ebay UK, for £149, + £10 post proper UK gauranteet etc but there`s another seller from the states offering them to ship here at £66.00 post and the player is £500 odd !!!!
EH !!!!

Best Mark.

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Christopher P Quinn
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 - posted May 07, 2009 06:59 PM      Profile for Christopher P Quinn   Email Christopher P Quinn   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ricky, Are you saying that your BD55 is blu-ray region free or just DVD region free.

Chris.

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