I’ve been hunting around for the best and cheapest deals on Blu-ray DVD players currently on sale in the UK and thought I’d share the most affordable option currently being sold by UK electronics store Currys. It’s the PHILIPS BDP3200 Blu-ray Player which Currys are currently selling for £79.99! A very cheap bargain when you consider a standalone Blu-ray player used to cost the same as a Sony Playstation 3 which includes one.
The PHILIPS BDP3200 Blu-ray Player
Design wise the PHILIPS BDP3200 Blu-ray player is a slim line design and looks as good as any slightly shiney black box that you’ll hide away in your home entertainment system ever will. I still don’t understand why DVD and Blu-ray players need to be so big though. The technology exists to make them much smaller and I guess it would be just as cheap to do so!
The The PHILIPS BDP3200 Blu-ray player comes with all the features you would expect like 1080p full HD playback and 24fps processing. Old DVDs get the now normal upscalling treatment to help give your DVD collection a new lease of life. Obviously the Philips BDP3200 Blu-ray player has HDMI connections as well as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA available for HD 7.1 surround sound.
Another cool feature of the Philips BDP3200 Blu-ray player is if you connect it to the internet you can watch YouTube videos on your HD television without the need for a PC or laptop.
Is Currys The Cheapest place To Buy?
One of the problems with the Currys stores is they’re not always the best for value (although they do offer convenience). So I’ve hunted around online to see who else is selling the BDP3200 Blu-ray DVD player from Philips to see if Currys is selling it for the cheapest price and if not where you can get the best deal for it.
Amazon.co.uk £76 including free postage
Asda.com £77.95 including £2.95 postage
Obviously you might be able to find the Philips BDP3200 Blu-ray DVD player cheaper than the two online stores I’ve listed above but I’m sticking to those that are pretty reputable. So you can get it cheaper but £3 for the convenience of walking into the shop and walking straight out with your new Blu-ray player and the ability to return it should you have any problems, Currys price is actually pretty cheap.
Philips BDP3200 Blu-ray Player Reviews
Ok time for some reviews of the Philips BDP3200 Blu-ray player and the only ones I could find were user reviews on the Asda website which gives it 5 out of 5 stars. There are only two reviews of the Philips BDP3200 Blu-ray player on there which isn’t great as we always always like the biggest sample of reviewers possible. Anyway one of the reviews says:
“A well packaged well featured player for an incredibly reasonable price. The onscreen menu system is very easy to understand and follow, I was over the moon to find the USB section allowed playback of movies from my portable 250 gig hard drive as well as my Flash Drives. The picture quality and sound from this unit is superb no complaints at all. The remote control is well laid out for ease of use, All in all this is a superb buy if you are looking for a player with the extra bonus of a USB connection this is for you.”
If you own a Philips BDP3200 Blu-ray player and want to do a little review for cheap televisions please add it to the comments section.