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Limit Blu-ray Player £80.00 inc at HMV (online and instore)

£80.00 @ HMV
Shoot me down if this is a poor machine as I can't find much info anywhere, and I'm guessing this is their "in-house" brand, but it looked OK in-store (Oxford Street branch) and seems to have all the … Read More
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7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago
Shoot me down if this is a poor machine as I can't find much info anywhere, and I'm guessing this is their "in-house" brand, but it looked OK in-store (Oxford Street branch) and seems to have all the basics, plus a few whistles and bells - as cut and pasted below?

# Specifications:
# Blu-ray playback at content native HD resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p
# BD Profile 2.0, BD Live ready
# HDMI version 1.3 output
# Component video output
# Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® True HD, DTS®-HD, BD-Java BD/DVD/MPEG4/VCD/CD/MP3/WMA/JPEG Playback
# USB 2.0
# 2.0 audio output
# Coaxial digital audio output
# Ethernet Connection

EDIT - CONFIRMED MULTI-REGION FOR BOTH DVD AND BLU-RAY
- dogvilledan
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#1
Regardless of whether it's a good machine or not, it's great seeing the prices on Blu-Ray hardware starting to come down.. Heat added..
#2
looks exactly the same as the F&H one that Ebuyer sell, which is a Momitsu 799 clone.
if so it'll be backable for multiregion dvd and blu ray and play back MKV files
#3
arent sony ones now cheaper
#4
Good deal, £74.99 as well in some other HMV stores.
#5
This may be a stupid question but if it says "2.0 audio output" doesn't that mean it only outputs in stereo? For me that would negate the point of BluRay. There are various sound formats listed above but don't they just refer to the quality of the sound processed? If the hardware cannot actually output that sound on more than 2.0 channels there's not much point.

I may be talking rubbish so would appreciate some clarity around this.
#6
chrisbbacon
This may be a stupid question but if it says "2.0 audio output" doesn't that mean it only outputs in stereo? For me that would negate the point of BluRay. There are various sound formats listed above but don't they just refer to the quality of the sound processed? If the hardware cannot actually output that sound on more than 2.0 channels there's not much point.

I may be talking rubbish so would appreciate some clarity around this.


I expect it has that as A output not not the ONLY output - HDMI caters for surround audio with video for one thing, correct me if i'm wrong...?
#7
eslick
arent sony ones now cheaper


which "ones"?
#8
The description states that it has Co-ax digital output, so the sorts out your standard 5.1 surround sound such as Dolby Digital (via a decoder)

For anything above the sound is carried through HDMI (1.3) to a decoder (providing you have one).

Rich
#9
http://www.momitsu.com/bdp_799_spec.html

If as previously suggested the Limit is based on the Momitsu (and they do look very alike) then this might help.
#10
No No, theres no Limit.

Personally I'd spend £80 - £120 and get a Sony S360.
#11
Does this do 1080p/24?
#12
hotukdealz;7380453
Personally I'd spend £80 - £120 and get a Sony S360.


I agree, you'd be mad not to pick the S360 over this.
#13
there was a blu-ray player in ASDA for £70, forgot what brand and model it was.
#14
MBeeching
I agree, you'd be mad not to pick the S360 over this.


True but if it is capable of both Blu Ray/DVD region hacks and MKV support then its worth considering....
#15
hotukdealz
No No, theres no Limit.

Personally I'd spend £80 - £120 and get a Sony S360.


So would I
#16
MBeeching
I agree, you'd be mad not to pick the S360 over this.


I could easily say the opposite, that you'd be mad not to even consider this one. A blu-ray player that offers multi-region playback of both DVD and BR would usually set you back a great deal more.
#17
dogvilledan
I could easily say the opposite, that you'd be mad not to even consider this one. A blu-ray player that offers multi-region playback of both DVD and BR would usually set you back a great deal more.


You aren't entirely sure if it is. But I would agree with you if it is multi-region for both format and play MKV. But at least with Sony it is "proven." I never even heard of this Limit. I guess that what brand value does.

And that asda blu-ray player is a philips, i think.
#18
RizzyJay
You aren't entirely sure if it is. But I would agree with you if it is multi-region for both format and play MKV. But at least with Sony it is "proven." I never even heard of this Limit. I guess that what brand value does.

And that asda blu-ray player is a philips, i think.


not entirely sure on this one no, but the Foehn & Hirsch player that eBuyer sell for the same price is confirmed as multi-region for both, and specs/model wise looks to be the exact same as this.
#19
Sony S360 player - £99.97
Not sure what delivery charges are though.

http://www.directtvs.co.uk/Sony_BDP-S360_Blu_Ray_Player_BDP-S360/version.asp?refsource=dtfroogle
#20
Delivery prices here should anyone want to know - http://www.directtvs.co.uk/content/delivery.asp
#21
Limit have made AV and DJ equipment for a few years now. They had a five star rated what hi-fi DVD player out a few years back that was audio tuned by Cyrus. I have it (must be 5 years old) and it is fantastic - works like new and CD playback is out of this world. However I can't see the bluray player listed on there product website.
#22
But it all come down to what you want the player for, some say get the sony, do the sony play multi region,xvid,mkv ex ex ?
#23
Folks might be interested in this thread for the F&H player ;-)

http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-ray-players/1115852-foehn-hirsch-blu-ray-player-11.html

There's a link there to Ebay as well for someone selling them for the same price as this one....

There's also a downloadable scan of the manual - play MP4, M4V and MKV video files from USB device formatted to FAT/FAT32 [as well as other music and picture files]
#24
thanks for the post

scooter
#25
Any idea if it outputs 7.1 audio as I can't find any specs on it?
It's got Coax out but that would only carry 5.1 so I'll stick my trusty PS3 for now
#26
Munger2k
Any idea if it outputs 7.1 audio as I can't find any specs on it?
It's got Coax out but that would only carry 5.1 so I'll stick my trusty PS3 for now


Aren't Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD all 7.1 ?? these are fed via HDMI 1.3

Cheers

Rich
#27
I'd reccommend getting the LG for £90 from argos.

This Limit one, the sony one, and the philips ones on sale various places, dont have USB slots. Therefore you arent able to plug in HDDs or flashdrives and play media through it.
#28
xanderex
I'd reccommend getting the LG for £90 from argos.

This Limit one, the sony one, and the philips ones on sale various places, dont have USB slots. Therefore you arent able to plug in HDDs or flashdrives and play media through it.


have you read the spec for this machine? :?
#29
xanderex;7382211
I'd reccommend getting the LG for £90 from argos.

This Limit one, the sony one, and the philips ones on sale various places, dont have USB slots. Therefore you arent able to plug in HDDs or flashdrives and play media through it.



The Limit player does have a USB port :?

Blu-ray playback at content native HD resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p
BD Profile 2.0, BD Live ready
HDMI version 1.3 output
Component video output
Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® True HD, DTS®-HD, BD-Java BD/DVD/MPEG4/VCD/CD/MP3/WMA/JPEG Playback
[COLOR=Red]USB 2.0 [/COLOR]
2.0 audio output
Coaxial digital audio output
Ethernet Connection
#30
xanderex
I'd reccommend getting the LG for £90 from argos.

This Limit one, the sony one, and the philips ones on sale various places, dont have USB slots. Therefore you arent able to plug in HDDs or flashdrives and play media through it.


I'm pretty sure the Sony player also has a USB slot actually :)
#31
Snorepus
I'm pretty sure the Sony player also has a USB slot actually :)


They should all have USB slots BUT that doesn't mean you can hook up a USB drive and play media from it. Most of them only have USB to allow easier firmware updates by downloading a file from the internet and putting it on a memory stick or to allow you to access BD-LIVE functionality by adding a memory stick of at least 1Gb in size to act as temporary storage.

As far as I know none of the current batch of cheap machines will let you hook up an external drive. I don't think the LG or Philips BDP2500 support Profile 2.0 but the Sony S360 does.

I just went for the £77 Philips from Asda as it's only really going to be a secondary machine. My PS3 will continue as my main deck in the home theatre rig but I wanted a player for the bedroom so as not to have half my movie collection only watchable on one set. As I've never used Profile 2.0 stuff in a year and a half of using Blu-Ray I'm quite happy with that trade off. I'd say if it's your first deck then go for the Sony if you can find it at a decent price.

Sorry, don't know anything about the Limit so can't comment on what it can / can't do. Had a quick look in HMV Watford today though and good lord is it an ugly bit of kit :whistling:
#32
xanderex
I'd reccommend getting the LG for £90 from argos.

This Limit one, the sony one, and the philips ones on sale various places, dont have USB slots. Therefore you arent able to plug in HDDs or flashdrives and play media through it.


I have just bought the Limit for my bedroom and it has 2 USB slots, 1 at the back for use with BD Live and 1 at the front for movie and music playback.

I have tested it with UK and American Blu-rays and DVDs and they all worked straight out of the box, also tested with avi mkv and mp3 files and they all played perfectly.

It also loads blu-rays alot quicker and quieter than my PS3.
#33
lol at the people saying to get the sony s360.
#34
rocdrake1969
I have just bought the Limit for my bedroom and it has 2 USB slots, 1 at the back for use with BD Live and 1 at the front for movie and music playback.

I have tested it with UK and American Blu-rays and DVDs and they all worked straight out of the box, also tested with avi mkv and mp3 files and they all played perfectly.

It also loads blu-rays alot quicker and quieter than my PS3.


when you say the US Blu-rays worked straight out of the box, did you not have to input the code on the remote control as with the Foehn & Hirsch model?

Were they definitely Region A locked discs you tried?
#35
The Sony 360 is OK if you only buy Blurays from WHSmith and petrol stations.

The F&H and the Limit (I assume it's the same as the F&H) are for people who look a bit further for their movies than the end of he road.

I have the F&H and it plays everything I've thrown at it.
#36
It seems alright. Although I'd rather spend an extra £15/20 and get a Sony S360. Ordered one from Play for £94.99 earlier this week.
#37
smithmr8
It seems alright. Although I'd rather spend an extra £15/20 and get a Sony S360. Ordered one from Play for £94.99 earlier this week.


lol I got an F&H for £80 at ebuyer, it plays multiregion dvd's. multiregion blu-rays, divx, mkv's etc - You spent £15 more for Region B dvd's and blu's :w00t:
#38
581d
lol I got an F&H for £80 at ebuyer, it plays multiregion dvd's. multiregion blu-rays, divx, mkv's etc - You spent £15 more for Region B dvd's and blu's :w00t:


All well and good, but will the F&H still be functioning in a years time.

Also dont forget image quality, The S360 gets great reviews, I'd be inclined to say that the Sony produces better images than the lesser branded players.

At the end of the day you could do a family fortunes survey and ask 100 people whether they would buy a Sony Blu Ray Player or an Unknown Brand when both are virtually the same price. What would the result be ?????????
#39
hotukdealz
All well and good, but will the F&H still be functioning in a years time.

Also dont forget image quality, The S360 gets great reviews, I'd be inclined to say that the Sony produces better images than the lesser branded players.

At the end of the day you could do a family fortunes survey and ask 100 people whether they would buy a Sony Blu Ray Player or an Unknown Brand when both are virtually the same price. What would the result be ?????????


Will the Sony still be functioning in a year's time? Who knows. 1 year standard warranty with the Sony so you could encounter problems either way.

Yes more people are going to say they would buy the Sony, because people are usually brand orientated. But for a lot of people, who value being given more for their money, they will decide to go with the F&H/Limit.

It's a £15 difference but that £15 saving gives you a hell of a lot more functionality.
#40
hotukdealz
All well and good, but will the F&H still be functioning in a years time.

Also dont forget image quality, The S360 gets great reviews, I'd be inclined to say that the Sony produces better images than the lesser branded players.

At the end of the day you could do a family fortunes survey and ask 100 people whether they would buy a Sony Blu Ray Player or an Unknown Brand when both are virtually the same price. What would the result be ?????????


will the s360 work in a year ? You cant guarantee that either, its electrical, everything can break. You think the sony gives a better pic quality over the F&H ? lol. I have seen £5000 blu-ray players tested and the ps3 is just as good, and at £4750 cheaper. thats why criterion use a ps3 for tests. I'm sorry you have bought into the blu-ray pic quality side of things being better when it costs more, when this is not the case in the slightest for blu-ray. I bet you go and buy a £100 hdmi cable and think its better than a £2 one too. At the end of the day, put a F&H side by side an s360 and the same family fortunes survey clowns wont have a clue what they are watching, which is the same for £5k and £250 blu-ray machines. Maybe I wrongly assumed you would have known this.

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