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Philips-bdp5200.33193527
7.3 out of 10

Philips BDP5200

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Overall 8
8.0

Reasonable Budget Price 3D Blu-ray Player

Stratnorth1, Amazon
18 May 2013
  • Summary: Good budget priced blu-ray player with basic set up easy and relatively quick. You just have to be patient when getting sound levels set to your satisfaction
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Overall 8
8.0

Blue Ray Lives up to its image

Kevan, Amazon
12 March 2012
  • Summary: This is my first Blue Ray experience so I wasnt sure what to expect. I have read reviews of many players all with varying impressions. This player is very good value, with built in Wireless so no usb dongles required. It connected to my wireless without problems (apart from me forgetting my security key!) took a few minutes to update the firmware and it was up and running with no further setup.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent blu ray

Alan Markey, Amazon
1 March 2012
  • Summary: Excellent picture and sound, which is the main thing surely?! Only issue is the web tv interface which could be a little easier to use. In terms of value for money, superb.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mostly excellent

Jon, Amazon
22 February 2012
  • Summary: Overall I'm happy with this player. For the money, it had by far the most features I've been able to find. The one I got was marked as "Used - Very Good" and re-packaged by Amazon Warehouse Deals but it seemed to be a new player, and cost a lot less than the £150 list price. As usual Amazon delivery was quick and efficient even with the Supersaver option. On to the player.. Pros Great picture and sound quality. WiFi adapter built in.
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Overall 8
8.0

Philips BDP5200 DVD Player

Graham, Amazon
13 February 2012
  • Summary: I have only used this machine a few times but so far it has been well up to expectation. Set up is simple, just follow the instructions. I use a HDMI 2 slot, my PVR being hooked into No 1 slot. The machine recognises this and automatically set the TV to operate from that slot, previously I had to change the TV over manually.
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Overall 8
8.0

A few teething problems, but generally very good.

Mr. P. Barkley, Amazon
8 February 2012
  • Summary: I was not initially impressed by this player, due to connectivity issues. With many other reviews detailing similar problems I considered returning it, but thankfully, a bit of perseverance paid off. Out of the box, the unit arrived with firmware v1.16. Discs played fine, but it was impossible to achieve either a wired or wireless internet connection in order to upgrade the firmware.
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Overall 8
8.0

BDP5200

mcnamara70, Amazon
14 January 2012
  • Summary: Initially couldnt get bbc i player to work, had to upgrade software following instructions in manual ..broadly downloading from [...], search for sofware and drivers, download software onto a USB device, to the root folder, make sure folder named UPG_ALL, connect UBS onto player, Press menu, select setup, select advanced, software update, usb, start update.
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Overall 8
8.0

Poor wireless wifi

J. Middlemiss, Amazon
11 January 2012
  • Summary: My daughter loves this, lovely picture, easy to use and great for using iplayer etc. However I have had to buy a wifi booster to enable it to pick up our wifi (my son's room is next to my daughter's and his Xbox picks up the wifi no problem).
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Overall 8
8.0

iPlayer grumble

Unhealthy Radio 4 habit, Amazon
19 December 2011
  • Summary: Stop watching iPlayer on your PC. That was the selling point for me. No need to bother with cables to connect to your router - just plug in and go. It's pretty much delivered, but there's one niggle which I would LOVE to see fixed. Thanks to the reviews on this site, I quickly upgraded the firmware using a USB stick, and tried iPlayer over a wireless connection.
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Overall 8
8.0

As recommended by Which?

Neale Hind "Neale", Amazon
1 November 2011
  • Summary: This BR player is well reviewed in the November 2011 Which? magazine. Without that review I might never have considered the product. It arrived today so I'm still playing around with it. First impressions are high and it does seem to do everything I expected (although I can't comment on 3D (don't have a 3D TV)). I thought it worthwhile to confirm a few points about the player: Wireless: is built-in.
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