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ASDA - Phillips BD3000 Blu Ray Player £77
ASDA - Phillips BD3000 Blu Ray Player £77

ASDA - Phillips BD3000 Blu Ray Player £77

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My First Submission to HDUK.

Had this reserved in Argos at £100, had to pop into ASDA for some shopping first and noticed (sadly I always look at the electricals isle!) that this player was on the shelves and showing a price tag of £77. I noticed the tag stated it was the BD2500 (the crappy ethernet less one!) but picked up a box in the hope it was the right price but wrong model on the ticket.

Hey presto it scanned at £77 for the 3000 model!

Great player as a main one or a secondary (this one was for my daughters room!), bargain price for a decent player.

The guy at the till advised me it had only just been reduced and as far as they are aware its Nationwide.

My store is the Bootle, Liverpool

I noticed a couple of weeks back someone posted the deal for the £77 BD2500 but like I say this is the 3000 that has just been reduced and has a LAN port for updates etc, whereas the 2500 does not.


PS - Sorry cannot seem to upload the image!

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I can only upload the image as a comment! sorry!)


http://www.toons.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bd3000.jpg

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Good spot

Does this have usb port to play DivX? Anyone know?

Cheers

Nevermind, just found this...

On the connectivity front, it does offer the conventional options like the HDMI, component, composite and coaxial out for audio. But the BD3000 lacks a multi-channel analogue output. It does have a USB port, but unfortunately that's on the rear side, which usually is considered to be awkward. But looking at its small size, the BD3000 does not look like you will have to take much effort to plug In the USB drive. Also, once you have plugged in a USB drive, you can only use it to store any downloaded content using the BD Live feature (Profile 2.0). Unfortunately you cannot play any media files like MP3, WMA, DivX and JPEG. If you want to play any of these files, you will have to burn them onto on a DVD or CD first.

Asda in Bexleyheath had these in stock as well yesterday.

As this is your first contribution to HUKD, get used to alot of ppl telling you that this has been submitted before and is a duplicate post. This was up about 4/5 weeks ago (or even during xmas). not your fault as the search facility on this site is not the best. PS. as for the item, not my first choice of model/brand for a quality Blu-ray player. Ok for people who just want a machine to play Blu-ray Disc's.

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azzy129;7969157

As this is your first contribution to HUKD, get used to alot of ppl … As this is your first contribution to HUKD, get used to alot of ppl telling you that this has been submitted before and is a duplicate post. This was up about 4/5 weeks ago (or even during xmas). not your fault as the search facility on this site is not the best. PS. as for the item, not my first choice of model/brand for a quality Blu-ray player. Ok for people who just want a machine to play Blu-ray Disc's.




cheers, no worries.

I cant find this particular BD player on here at all, only the 2500 model from couple of weeks back! ASDA had hem on offer for aaaaaaaages, but they never had LAN.

ah well, cheers for the heads up!

LAN is good for updates. even though disc formats will be obsolete in the near future - HOT for the time being !

Great price, but swear this has been posted a few times before

had one scanned at my local asda (bury st eds) this morning, came up at £114, so deal is not nationwide.

azzy129;7969157

Ok for people who just want a machine to play Blu-ray Disc's.



Hmm I want a machine to write Pulitzer prize winning political essays for me.

bingowings85;7969992

LAN is good for updates. even though disc formats will be obsolete in the … LAN is good for updates. even though disc formats will be obsolete in the near future - HOT for the time being !



Why do you think disc formats will be obsolete??

good spot though looking for a nice cheap bd player myself so this could be a potential buy unless anyone can recommend something better

Got them in Asda Huyton Liverpool

bingowings85;7969992

LAN is good for updates. even though disc formats will be obsolete in the … LAN is good for updates. even though disc formats will be obsolete in the near future - HOT for the time being !



What will we be on, HD laserdisc? Unless the whole of the country's ground gets ripped up for fibre-optics, most people won't be buying their movies online for download.

montblanc;7977439

What will we be on, HD laserdisc? Unless the whole of the country's … What will we be on, HD laserdisc? Unless the whole of the country's ground gets ripped up for fibre-optics, most people won't be buying their movies online for download.



+1

Its a philips so very cold. As cold as their reliability & after sales service.

HOTPOT;7979352

Its a philips so very cold. As cold as their reliability & after sales … Its a philips so very cold. As cold as their reliability & after sales service.



That is mad. Philips are one of the leading A/V electrical manufacturers in the world.

Infant mortality (things that break early in their use) is something very common in electrical stuff because of the speed of manufacturing components and the difficulty in ensuring that they pass Quality Assurance. In defense engineering therefore, newly manufactured equipment is subjected to Environmental stress screening which is a method of putting the kit through its first year or so of life in a short time (you vibrate it heat it up cool it down and run it hard for a while (fnar fnar).

Anyway, Philips as with all other A/V manufacturers don't have to worry that if something breaks in its infant life that it will cause someone to die (like a flying control system for example), so they just send it out there after a quick test and count on the customer bringing it back when it goes pffft. Of course that excludes failures that coulf cause a fire or something like that.

Having worked in electrical sales when I was at college I know a bit about TV brands, and one thing I can say is that Philips are/were as reliable as sony, pioneer, panasonic, Toshiba. The frequent returns were the Thompsons, Akuras, Matsuis etc. Their QA was worse and no doubt their choice of components was of naffer ones. There really isn't much difference between the known brands at all though. Think about it, if you were on the board and your DVD branch is knocking out crap items that are killing your rep, who are you going to be firing? I know who.

I don't blame you for losing faith in them as a brand yourself if you've had bad expereicnes but I bet you're in the minority. Don't be too put off people, this is pretty good for a blue ray at this price.

Wow I can waffle.

i have bought one from ASDA its crap it plays about 5% of my normal dvd's and it i would say that about 80% of blue ray fail to play on the first insert and you have to eject and reload sometimes as it doesnt understand the disc firmware upgraded as well keep your money buy another model wish i had

philby27;7981133

That is mad. Philips are one of the leading A/V electrical manufacturers … That is mad. Philips are one of the leading A/V electrical manufacturers in the world. Infant mortality (things that break early in their use) is something very common in electrical stuff because of the speed of manufacturing components and the difficulty in ensuring that they pass Quality Assurance. In defense engineering therefore, newly manufactured equipment is subjected to Environmental stress screening which is a method of putting the kit through its first year or so of life in a short time (you vibrate it heat it up cool it down and run it hard for a while (fnar fnar). Anyway, Philips as with all other A/V manufacturers don't have to worry that if something breaks in its infant life that it will cause someone to die (like a flying control system for example), so they just send it out there after a quick test and count on the customer bringing it back when it goes pffft. Of course that excludes failures that coulf cause a fire or something like that.Having worked in electrical sales when I was at college I know a bit about TV brands, and one thing I can say is that Philips are/were as reliable as sony, pioneer, panasonic, Toshiba. The frequent returns were the Thompsons, Akuras, Matsuis etc. Their QA was worse and no doubt their choice of components was of naffer ones. There really isn't much difference between the known brands at all though. Think about it, if you were on the board and your DVD branch is knocking out crap items that are killing your rep, who are you going to be firing? I know who.I don't blame you for losing faith in them as a brand yourself if you've had bad expereicnes but I bet you're in the minority. Don't be too put off people, this is pretty good for a blue ray at this price.



:thumbsup:

montblanc;7977439

What will we be on, HD laserdisc? Unless the whole of the country's … What will we be on, HD laserdisc? Unless the whole of the country's ground gets ripped up for fibre-optics, most people won't be buying their movies online for download.



LOL i remenber MUSE HI-Vision Laser Disc around the mid 90's. A second (and maybe third) mortgage would have been needed for one of those babies :thumbsup. Broke out my pioneer LD player a couple of weeks ago again.........:roll::roll::roll:

philby27;7981133

That is mad. Philips are one of the leading A/V electrical manufacturers … That is mad. Philips are one of the leading A/V electrical manufacturers in the world. Infant mortality (things that break early in their use) is something very common in electrical stuff because of the speed of manufacturing components and the difficulty in ensuring that they pass Quality Assurance. In defense engineering therefore, newly manufactured equipment is subjected to Environmental stress screening which is a method of putting the kit through its first year or so of life in a short time (you vibrate it heat it up cool it down and run it hard for a while (fnar fnar). Anyway, Philips as with all other A/V manufacturers don't have to worry that if something breaks in its infant life that it will cause someone to die (like a flying control system for example), so they just send it out there after a quick test and count on the customer bringing it back when it goes pffft. Of course that excludes failures that coulf cause a fire or something like that.Having worked in electrical sales when I was at college I know a bit about TV brands, and one thing I can say is that Philips are/were as reliable as sony, pioneer, panasonic, Toshiba. The frequent returns were the Thompsons, Akuras, Matsuis etc. Their QA was worse and no doubt their choice of components was of naffer ones. There really isn't much difference between the known brands at all though. Think about it, if you were on the board and your DVD branch is knocking out crap items that are killing your rep, who are you going to be firing? I know who.I don't blame you for losing faith in them as a brand yourself if you've had bad expereicnes but I bet you're in the minority. Don't be too put off people, this is pretty good for a blue ray at this price.Wow I can waffle.



Unbelievable. Just Google & you will see philps are unreliable & have one of the poorest after sales service there is.. Look at one of the posts following they have problems. I have delt with philips products for over 30 years, not "in college" but in the real world of retail both for others & myself. I have also on too many occasions fallen foul of both their products & their after sales service. They are not up with Panasonic, Sony etc for reliability but down the bottom. I would not buy this bluray player if it was a fiver. I want peace of mind.

HOTPOT;7984558

Unbelievable. Just Google & you will see philps are unreliable & have one … Unbelievable. Just Google & you will see philps are unreliable & have one of the poorest after sales service there is.. Look at one of the posts following they have problems. I have delt with philips products for over 30 years, not "in college" but in the real world of retail both for others & myself. I have also on too many occasions fallen foul of both their products & their after sales service. They are not up with Panasonic, Sony etc for reliability but down the bottom. I would not buy this bluray player if it was a fiver. I want peace of mind.



:thumbsup::thumbsup: . I was a TV engineer for 15 years until recently ( i still fix for friends if i am forced too :roll: )and i would have to agree with your comments . They are not up to the standard of Panny or Sony in their quality, customer service or reliability . They were always very good at finding very complicated ways of doing something simple without thinking that someone had to fix it !! . Years ago when people used to ask us what make of TV to buy we always said 'Sony,Panasonic or Phillips'.............. that changed to 'Sony or Panasonic' .I would buy them over an unbranded electrical though as with most of those you are dreaming if you want it fixed after the 12 months have expired .

This has been posted a few times, It's been this price since before Christmas in my local. Decent deal but isnt' there a problem with the BD profile this has?

Original Poster

d_dixon50;7984731

This has been posted a few times, It's been this price since before … This has been posted a few times, It's been this price since before Christmas in my local. Decent deal but isnt' there a problem with the BD profile this has?



sorry to shout but

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

this is the BD3000 not the BD2500!!!!!!

It has Profile 2.0 and an ethernet port for a LAN cable for updates!!!!!

I have checked all over this site now and I cannot find THIS PLAYER (PHILIPS BD3000) on here the BD2500 is all over it!!!

Out of my 3 local Asda stores, only one has a Philips Player and it's the 2500 model.

Can anyone tell me if this can be plugged into a surround sound kit for proper 5.1 or 7.1 surround. I read somewhere it has no ability for true surround sound. I.e all sound comes out speakers rather then like a car driving behind only comes out the rear 2 etc etc. You know what I mean lol

HOTPOT;7984558

Unbelievable. Just Google & you will see philps are unreliable & have one … Unbelievable. Just Google & you will see philps are unreliable & have one of the poorest after sales service there is.. Look at one of the posts following they have problems. I have delt with philips products for over 30 years, not "in college" but in the real world of retail both for others & myself. I have also on too many occasions fallen foul of both their products & their after sales service. They are not up with Panasonic, Sony etc for reliability but down the bottom. I would not buy this bluray player if it was a fiver. I want peace of mind.



To quote Mr L David, "Man you are just a babbling brook of bullsh1t".
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