As part of ASDA's January sale, this Philips BDP2500 is reduced to £77 in some stores, or online* (£4.95 delivery). It's a 'Profile 1.1' player, which means it doesn't offer BD-Live functionality, i.e. connecting to the web to download or stream additional Blu-Ray content. Yet if you just want to play high def Blu-Ray discs you won't find a cheaper name-brand player.
If you do want the Profile 2.0 functionality, Richer Sounds has limited stock of the Philips BDP3000 for £89.95, but you'll have to phone ahead to track one down. Otherwise you can get it for £97 delivered or instore from Sainsbury* or John Lewis*.
High street & online department store Debenhams is currently offering the well-specced Samsung BDP-1580 for £99 plus £4 delivery.
If you'd like some movies with it, online film renter Blockbuster is currently offering a package deal with XMen Origins: Wolverine, Terminator: Salvation and Fast & Furious Blu-Ray discs for £129.99, with free delivery.
The player's scored quite highly in reviews, and if you've other recent Samsung home entertainment equipment you'll be able to control it all from one remote.
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The Blu-ray format gets its name from the blue-violet lasers that are used to read discs. For a while, Blu-ray's future was uncertain as it competed with rival format HD-DVD. The so-called format war ended in February 2008, when Toshiba pulled out.
Intriguingly, the Blu-ray format has been all but ignored in China, which favours its own 'China Blue' high def (CBHD) discs.
But enough digression; here are some frequently asked questions:
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