Moving back, few years ago, when people hardly knew what a blue ray was, Philips was already so much into the research of these blue ray players. Yes, Philips is one company which has a strong foundation in the blue ray players as it started its work on these players well earlier than many other companies. Experience always plays a very big role in determining the quality of a product. With such a good experience in this field, Philips has recently launched the BDP7500 blue ray player, a 7000 series player. This player has a great look, excellent features and sports an applaudable performance. To know about it in detail, just catch our review here on the product Philips BDP7500.
Design and Ports:
Design of a blu ray player is a prime point to be considered because; often it is these players that support the TVs or the home theatre. Therefore, the look of any blue ray player can not be just omitted, it is somewhere near the top in the checklist. Any product of Philips has not failed in its appearance, and so has this Philips BDP7500 blue ray player. It has the basic Philips trademark on the front side. Though it is not exquisite, it is obviously good-looking. This player has the aluminium metal chassis which looks great but definitely not out-of-box. The curved edges and the raised lip are the highlights of this product and make it unique. The looks of this product is something that is, though not eye-catchy, is certainly impressive.
The Philips BDP7500 Blu Ray Player has a good number of ports that can be expected from this kind of a player. The front side has a mirrored LED panel which displays the contents. On the right side in the front panel are few touch control buttons, like the play and pause buttons. These buttons may come quite handy when we load the discs. On the extreme right side there is the USB port which can be plugged in at any moment and movies or videos in that drive can be watched instantly. The rear side has few important ports that mark the blue ray player’s rank. This player has the component video out plugs, digital audio out –coaxial, HDMI output, LAN connection for accessing the internet contents, followed 7.1ch audio output plugs and the power plug.
The remote control of this Philips BDP7500 Blu Ray Disc Player is a simple one that is made of plastic. This plastic make might disappoint some users as plastic remotes are not really valued. This remote control offers an interesting feature, called the “subtitle shift”. With the help of the remote the users can actually shift the subtitle to any desired position. This is a very useful feature since the users can easily move the subtitles to any place they want to in the screen with just few adjustments. The subtitle shifting is particularly very utile when the display ratio is pretty high. Other than this special feature, this remote does the basic operations well and in fact it has two extra buttons other than the normal ones like the home and bonus view button. These buttons make the work a lot easier for the users.
The main highlights of thisPhilips BDP7500 Blu-Ray DVD player are BD Profile 2.0 and 7.1 ch surround system. The former might be present in many players these days, but then, the latter one is not supported by many players; it is indeed good of Philips to have blessed the users with this 7.1ch sound system. As for this being a profile 2.0 player, it obviously means that it supports the BD Live contents. Moreover, there is the 1GB internal memory available. This is splendid since this player has not only good looks but also has super cool features to top it and make it a popular product. Let us study some of the excellent features in detail.
Profile, Interface, Firmware updating:
As said earlier, the BDP7500 is a profile 2.0 player. This player supports bonus view which means the users can easily watch the commentaries of the particular scene or any information that the director intends to let the watchers know. To make use of this particular feature, there are two other important features, internet connection and storage area. This player has both, that is, ethernet connection is available and also the player is inbuilt with 1GB of storage memory. The storage facility is further extended by the fact that the users can hear songs or watch videos by plugging in the USB.
If you have any DVDs that you would like to watch it in blu ray, that is, in 1080p and HD scale, then no worries, there is this DVD upscaling in the player, which improves the quality of the video in the DVD to 1080p and thus makes the whole episode of watching them, a pleasure.
Wired Connection and Wi-Fi ready:
Connecting to the internet is very important and must for a profile 2.0 player since the BD Live contents have to be downloaded. So this player has the LAN port at the back for connecting to the internet. The Philips BDP7500 player is also “Wi-Fi ready” which means that if there is a wireless network or router at your home, then you can connect to the internet wirelessly and enjoy the services endlessly. The internet connection is useful, not only for watching the BD Live contents, but also the services offered by NetTV.
DLNA and EasyLink:
This player is DLNA enabled, which means that the users can access the contents of the electronic devices and easily transfer or share contents from one to another in just few seconds. An even more interesting feature is the EasyLink, where one single remote can be used to control many devices. Therefore it is not only easy to transfer data from PC or other device to the TV, but it is also easy to control their operation using a single remote at the comfort of your couch.
Remarkable audio and video functioning:
CinemaPerfect HD engine is an excellent feature which does the work of noise reduction and also producing quality video. With this engine, watching movies or videos will be great fun and satisfying too since the users will not face any disturbance like noise or poor video playback. The picture setting offers some choices, like, Standard, cool, vivid, action, and animation. This player supports the latest DivX HD format which provides a new and better angle of watching movies. The biggest feature of this player is the 7.1 channel surround system. This feature means that it can play any audio format, right from the easy ones to the toughest playback formats. So, all the music and video crazies are in for this player as it would best suit them.
Execution and Performance:
The BDP7500 gives a stupendous performance in terms of its speed. This player sports an excellent loading time. The loading time is very less. You will only know the flipping in of the DVD and it starts playing in just few seconds. If it plays some blue ray disc, then the users have to wait for few extra seconds to start watching the movie. Its speed is quite high compared to many other products of the same range. Moreover, the users can be excited because Philips has stated that the player would extend its performance to the 3D field also. With some upgrade in the software, 3D would be available in their player and this feature is definitely enticing.
This BDP7500 consumes 22W of Power under normal situations when we sit back and watch movies in HD TVs or home theatres. But then, for those who want to save power, and never mind about the long time it takes for loading, they can go in for the standby mode where the power consumption is only 0.25W.
The 1 year warranty covers the services for parts and labour during that period of time.
The Philips BDP7500 is a blu ray player that carries a mid-range price tag. Though it is at a reachable height, the features are too good. In short, it is a high-tech player in terms of features and a middle class player in terms of price. There is even 3D performance to be expected. For blue rays players, it is just a beginning not the end. They have a long way to travel and as for this Philips BDP7500, it is a great product. So all those who would vote for best audio and video playback and good performance in the other normal jobs, then you can definitely cast your vote for this BDP7500, it is worth it.