The Philips BDP3000 is a below standard Blu-ray player that is not up to the job
18 November 2012
Excerpt: My wife bought me the Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray player for me a few Christmas's ago from Sainsburys using a combination of her vast collection of Nectar points and cash. It was originally selling for around £120 and Sue had bought it at a point when it had dropped by about 1/3 of its original selling price as newer models were appearing in store. It is quite wide (about 20 inches) and comes in black.
The Blu-ray player that doesn't like DVDs or Blu-rays - BDP3000
18 November 2012
Excerpt: "...from my experience with the Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray player this seems to be the case. My wife bought me the Blu-ray player a few Christmas's ago from Sainsburys using a combination of her vast collection of Nectar points and cash. It was originally selling for around £120 and Sue had bought it at a point when it had dropped by about 1/3 of its original selling price as newer models were appearing in store. Blu-ray machines are still relatively new ...
Pros: Tempermentally will play DVDs and Blu - rays
Summary: I never write product reviews, but for this piece of trash, I felt like I had to. I warn you all now, DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!! It worked for the first couple of months without any hitches. Now it struggles to read a single Blu-Ray disc. Everytime it reads "Unknown Disc" STAY AWAY!!!
Summary: I first reviewed this product when I had the first one delivered - before it went wrong! A replacement unit was sent and low and behold, this unit failed in the same way. Utter rubbish Blu-Ray player. The machine is totally incapable of reading a disk and starts, stutters then stops. The first unit just collapsed in a heap electronically and would not even vomit up my disk - still not been returned!
Summary: Brought it early 2011, now it has stopped working altogether, all disks come up with error message unknown disk. This would seem to be quite a common problem for this make from what I have read on the Internet. Would not recommend buying it even without this happening. It was very slow and took ages just to eject a disk.
Summary: Had it a while now ,played BR's ok at first then started breaking down half way through films , now wont finish a film ,useless junk , dont buy , was dog slow boot up anyway and unresponsive/delayed eject button, what a piece of junk.
Summary: Just so know one else is mislead by the Amazon website. While there is clearly mention of DLNA in the "Product Description - Manufacturer's Description" section I checked with Philips and they say this player does not have a DLNA client. I'd feed this back to Amazon to correct but there isnt an obvious route.
Summary: I bought both model's only to find after about 6 weeks they both started playing up, and struggle with some Blu rays, the units get very hot. I've bought a lot of philips units in the past and there Blu ray is a totally let down, So next I tried a Panasonic there unit also runs quite hot but play back is more reliable.