Bush 10 Inch Portable Blu-ray Player RRP £249 now £125 @Argos
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Bush 10 Inch Portable Blu-ray Player RRP £249 now £125 @Argos

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Found 30th Oct 2011
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Bush 10 Inch Portable Blu-ray Player.

Experience the mesmerizing quality of Blu-ray wherever you go with this Bush portable Blu-ray and DVD player. Complete with 10in TFT LCD screen, its built-in rechargeable battery lasts 3 hours, enabling you to comfortably watch a film with just a single charge. It even comes with a remote control and gadget bag.

Portable Blu-ray player

Widescreen.
10 inch (25.4cm) visible screen size.
TFT LCD screen.
Contrast ratio 200:1.
Brightness 150cd/m².
Shock resistant.
Blu-ray region B and DVD region 2.
Playback compatibility: DVD, Blu-ray and JPEG.
Built-in rechargeable battery with 3 hours battery life during playback.
Can be operated via a 12V car socket (cable included).
AV socket.
1 USB port.
Sound quality:

Built-in speaker.
2 channel audio output.
NICAM sound system.
2 headphone sockets.
Additional information:

Headphones, carry case and mains AC power adaptor included.
Remote control batteries required 2 x AAA (included).
Size H5.3, W26.7, D19.8cm.
Weight 1.3g.
Additional Information
Please note that this product is excluded from our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Current selling price valid until 02/11/2011

63 Comments

Original Poster

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What's the res? HD is a bit pointless at this size.

Wow.... this is such a pointless device...

10" blu-ray player oO

What's the point of that lol

Not completely pointless...allows you to play your blu-rays on a portable device rather than just your standard dvd's.
I have loads of blu-rays that my son can't watch on his portable dvd player.
Agree on the pointlessness of blu-ray on a 10 inch screen though!

is there any HDMI out?????

closetotheedge

is there any HDMI out?????



doesnt look like it.

Original Poster

yes there is hdmi out, i think it outputs @ 720p, also comes with regular right/left audio and video phono wire so it can be used on an old non hdmi tv

Optical media in a portable device? How very 1994.

As Home Retail Group own both Argos AND Bush the RRP is immaterial

lolbush.

its built-in rechargeable battery lasts 3 hours



It won't even manage one Lord of the Rings film! Let alone the Extended versions!

Seriously, the screen quality on this will be awful. If anyone's seen the Logik one that Currys/PC World are selling, you'll know what I'm talking about.

People saying blu ray is pointless on a 10" device, does that mean you think that a resolution of over 800x480 is pointless on a 10" netbook?

Thought not.

No idea if this is any good or not, but just putting in perspective some of the comments here.

Bush? No thanks, I'll hold out for a Matsui one

fresno bob

Bush? No thanks, I'll hold out for a Matsui one



Matsui, your having a giraffe, I'm waiting for the Goodmans model

hotukdealz

Matsui, your having a giraffe, I'm waiting for the Goodmans model



Pffft, you guys are upper class twonks, I'm holding out for the Betamax version should be out circa 1978.

I bet it looks very horrible and squashed

why not save your money and buy a honeycomb tab with a 1200x800 screen (prettty much 720p) for about £220, which is 100000x better.

Fail.

I thought pointless too but i suppose data capacity on a bluray disc is much higher plus you could connect via hdmi to use as a home player?

jaydeeuk1

People saying blu ray is pointless on a 10" device, does that mean you … People saying blu ray is pointless on a 10" device, does that mean you think that a resolution of over 800x480 is pointless on a 10" netbook? Thought not.No idea if this is any good or not, but just putting in perspective some of the comments here.



That's not what people are saying. It's a rubbish device because it relies on old-fashioned optical media and thus is clunky, unreliable, and prone to suffering from any sort of vibration, its 800*480 screen can't even handle DVDs at their native resolution, nevermind blu-ray discs, and the aspect ratio of the screen means you're going to have some very narrow movies, or you're going to miss two thirds of the action.

It really is just junk.

I can't believe there's a market for this. Anyone who has invested the not-small-amount-of-money into discs in this day and age, can't be stupid enough to want one of these, or would have the cash to purchase...erm I forget what my point was. I think Bush has their demographic perfectly.

For the times you aren't near a HD source. Laptop and/or listen to your mp3 player.

Flippin stupid product. FAIL

smellyonion

why not save your money and buy a honeycomb tab with a 1200x800 screen … why not save your money and buy a honeycomb tab with a 1200x800 screen (prettty much 720p) for about £220, which is 100000x better.


Maybe because some people have very large Blu Ray collections?

No disrespect to anyone but they are relying on mums buying this to keep the kids quiet when their dads have replaced the dvd collection with blu-rays. Lets face it most mums wont understand the benefit of solidstate interface vs optical media. I know some ladies will understand the finer points of aspect ratio and resolution before you start but i think its ok to generalise to make my point. As someone previously said Argos or their parent company have overestimated the RRP to make this seam like a steal. That said its probably fit for purpose and only diserning Audio/Videophiles will have any problems with it. Sorry can't add heat on this occation, it might be the cheapest price out there but its not worth buying in my opinion.

really dont see the point in this!

revzman

Maybe because some people have very large Blu Ray collections?



Well, I have a bluray reader in my pc, these are cheap these days like £50 and you can rip your bluray collection @ your native tablet rez then place them on a 32gb card. You could probably fit about 10 decent quality rips on it. much better.

I am not interested in this product myself, but surely each Blu-ray disc is 25GB or 50GB. Considering most tablets have either 16GB or 32GB, you wouldn't fit even one Blu-ray on most tablets!

Just seems massively pointless when most Blu ray's are tripple editions anyway. Blu ray for home, DVD for car/bedroom and portable copy for phone, tablet.

smellyonion

Well, I have a bluray reader in my pc, these are cheap these days like … Well, I have a bluray reader in my pc, these are cheap these days like £50 and you can rip your bluray collection @ your native tablet rez then place them on a 32gb card. You could probably fit about 10 decent quality rips on it. much better.


I'm sure you can appreciate that such things are very niche.

It needs an OLED screen at the very least to even bother considering it

r simsini

I am not interested in this product myself, but surely each Blu-ray disc … I am not interested in this product myself, but surely each Blu-ray disc is 25GB or 50GB. Considering most tablets have either 16GB or 32GB, you wouldn't fit even one Blu-ray on most tablets!



Obviously not, you wouldn't copy and paste a bluray disc onto a tablet. That is just silly.

For starters bluray is 1080p, which you dont need on tablet which is almost half that rez. (there youve halved the file size already). Then you have reducing the audio from 7.1 to stereo, which would also reduce file size dramatically. Then converting it into a compressed file like avi. There you go a bluray turned into about 3gb and itll still be better quality than this bush.

revzman

I'm sure you can appreciate that such things are very niche.


Of course that is why this product exists but to the tech savvy there are better solutions.

r simsini

I am not interested in this product myself, but surely each Blu-ray disc … I am not interested in this product myself, but surely each Blu-ray disc is 25GB or 50GB. Considering most tablets have either 16GB or 32GB, you wouldn't fit even one Blu-ray on most tablets!



I think the original poster is on about using some compression. you dont get the full resolution using a portable device like this as its effectively downscaled from 1920 x 1080 to 800 x 480 so you can afford to loose some of the quality which equates too less storage space required. Also a compression algorithm using an mkv or divx codec will compress the format into a smaller size. You could probably get the file size down to about 1.3gb and have no visible diffence in quality on this device. You would notice this on a 1080P TV but not a small screen such as this. Hense why its a completely pointless item.

This is clearly aimed at people who are not all that tech savvy, have a blu-ray collection but don't have the desire or means to rip them and then buy a tablet when all they wanna do is watch a movie on the move!

For anyone not in the know, Blu-Ray rips at 720p retaining 5.1/7.1 audio (DD or DTS) are anywhere between 4GB and 9GB for the most part (that seems to be the general sweet spot for size vs quality). So you could fit around 5 or 6 on a 32GB SD card (30+ if you're happy with the awful ~900MB versions). I doubt you'd be taking more than 5 or 6 Blu-Ray discs with you where you'd be taking this device, so the tablet idea is more sensible. Also carring 2 SD cards (or micro-SD) takes up exponentially less space than a single Blu-Ray.

As mentioned before, the market for this is likely clueless moms (and then disappointed children).
Edited by: "Enverex" 31st Oct 2011

smellyonion

Obviously not, you wouldn't copy and paste a bluray disc onto a tablet. … Obviously not, you wouldn't copy and paste a bluray disc onto a tablet. That is just silly. For starters bluray is 1080p, which you dont need on tablet which is almost half that rez. (there youve halved the file size already). Then you have reducing the audio from 7.1 to stereo, which would also reduce file size dramatically. Then converting it into a compressed file like avi. There you go a bluray turned into about 3gb and itll still be better quality than this bush.



Actually, it's less than a fifth - full HD is 2,073,600, whereas 800*480 is just 384,000.

smellyonion

Well, I have a bluray reader in my pc, these are cheap these days like … Well, I have a bluray reader in my pc, these are cheap these days like £50 and you can rip your bluray collection @ your native tablet rez then place them on a 32gb card. You could probably fit about 10 decent quality rips on it. much better.



Lol so add £400 for the pc, £50 for the drive, £35 for MicroSD Card on top of the cost of the tablet? Think thats a lot more than £125

dxx

Actually, it's less than a fifth - full HD is 2,073,600, whereas 800*480 … Actually, it's less than a fifth - full HD is 2,073,600, whereas 800*480 is just 384,000.



True say. but I was referring to a tablet with 1200x800 (like my one) to surpass the bush and provide a really nice movie experience.

twe

Lol so add £400 for the pc, £50 for the drive, £35 for MicroSD Card on to … Lol so add £400 for the pc, £50 for the drive, £35 for MicroSD Card on top of the cost of the tablet? Think thats a lot more than £125



Also true! But in my defence most people should have a PC and acouple of microsds lying around. But yes it will cost more, time and effort but the reward is much much greater in the end. You could for example use a netbook or laptop to put your movies on. But tablets are more portable and easily used and they tend to have higher DPI for superior quality.
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