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Philips BDP 7200

Blu Ray Player Review

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The style of the Philips BDP 7200 is quite different to that of other Blu ray players on the market. For a start it has a dark grey case with rounded corners, rather than the normal sharper edges, whilst the front is a dark, shiny black. If the design of this player appeals to you and you are not too concerned about having all the additional features that you might find on other players, then the Philips 7200 could be the player for you.

The Philips BDP-7200 comes with the majority of connections that you would expect from a Blu ray player. The most important of these is the HDMI port as this allows you to output in 1080p plus carry high-resolution multichannel audio. There is also a composite video output along with a component video output allowing for output in 1080i and DVDs in 480p.

Perhaps what lets the Philips BDP 7200 down the most is its less then perfect audio capabilities. Unfortunately there is no onboard decoding present to enhance the latest soundtrack technology, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. If this is a priority of yours then you will most likely find that other players in the same kind of price range have the capability of doing this. However it is not all bad news, the Philips BDP 7200 is capable of sending high-resolution sound to a compatible receiver in bit-stream format. You will require a new receiver that has Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master decoding to be able to use this though, so remember that if you do not have this you will only be able to use Dolby Digital and DTS.

Sadly the BDP 7200 does not come with an Ethernet port, which means you can not get firmware upgrades and it is limited to Blu ray Profile 1.1. Whilst this might not be a big problem, you will find that many of its leading competitors have included this on their similarly priced players.

Philips BDP 7200 Specifications

Dimensions (Approx): 435x70x348mm

Weight (Approx.): 4.2 kg

Playable disc formats: CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / BD / BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM

Upscaling

DivX Playback

MP3 Playback

JPEG

Video Features

Progressive scan

Video D/A Converter 150MHz/12-bit

1 component video output, 1 composite video output, 1 HDMI output, 1 Analog audio output and 1 Coaxial digital audio output.

Audio Features

Audio D/A Converter 192 kHz/24-bit

Dolby Digital, DTS surround support

Pros

Aesthetically pleasing (truely beautiful)

Outputs Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio in bit-stream format

High quality video in 1080p/24

Cons

Unable to decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio onboard

No Profile 2.0 support

No Ethernet ports for firmware and upgrades.

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