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Tosh BDX 1200 blu-ray player kaput - cheapo replacement recommends?

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Monday, 13th April 2015, 10:01

The tray has been a problem for a while, taking at least a few goes to get the thing to open. Yesterday it simply wouldn't open. So obviously I took the machine apart to fix it. Surely a simple mechanical fix? With my deft touch and great engineering skills I've definitely made sure it'll never work again.

Any road up, what's a good current budget player I can get in a hurry? Is it worth getting a 3d player just to future proof (no 3d telly as yet)?

Cheers.

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enemyonpc (Elite) posted this on Monday, 13th April 2015, 11:50

If I was buying a budget player today I'd probably go with this £55 Sony job from Argos. It does everything I'd need of it including Network and USB reading plus Argos are usually pretty good if you ever need to return anything.

http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/1663697.htm

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Monday, 13th April 2015, 11:54

3D ones are cheap, you can get reconditioned ones under £80. Whether it's worth it depends I suspect on how far in the future you think you'll get a 3D TV.

Mind you, Richer Sounds are selling them for £50 with smart stuff (iplayer etc) so maybe just get one!

I had a cheap Sony that I was quite impressed with for the price.

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enemyonpc (Elite) posted this on Monday, 13th April 2015, 12:02

Its Argos again but this LG is £60 and does everything, 3D, USB, Smart.

http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/9103159.htm

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ste_p0270 (Elite Donator) posted this on Monday, 13th April 2015, 12:08

we have one of the LG 3D BR players under our LG 3D telly,
it's got network and USB support, plays MKV's and a few other
file types too.

don't use it that much tbh, but it's a good little player. 

i think i paid about £100 for it a couple of years ago from Currys.

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alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Monday, 13th April 2015, 12:45

Cheers guys.

Going to plump for the £50 LG BP440 in Richer Sounds. From the comments it seems they were selling them at £40 odd only recently! Why didn't I break my player a bit sooner?!

Can't see the difference between the LG BP440 and the BP325 but the Richer one is cheaper.

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enemyonpc (Elite) posted this on Monday, 13th April 2015, 13:10

The BP440 can send the audio to a mobile device for 'private audio' and it can receive audio via Bluetooth. You don't usually get those features sub £100.

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Chris Gould (Elite) posted this on Monday, 13th April 2015, 21:17

You can pick up 3D Panasonic players from Tesco for less than £60. If it were me I'd be going for one of those or possibly a Sony over anything else in the mid-range, but at the lower end end of the market I doubt there's too much in it.







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alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 14th April 2015, 12:51

I did go for the LG. All setup and working fine, the tray goes in-and-out which is also a bonus. They did try to flog me a smart tv one for a tenner more but I really don't need any more ways to watch iPlayer (and this one has enough smart functions anyway).

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