Philips BDP7501 Home review
I just purchased the Philips BDP7501 from BestBuy (Canada). In Canada, the Samsung unit sells for $599 and the Philips sells for $549. The Philips was selling from $499 and with the $100 gift certificate I had, I thought I could not go wrong with a $399 final purchase price (tax not included) Since I have 30 days to try this unit out, here is my first 3 day take.
The unit has a good solid build to it, not a cheap plastic body type you find on the Samsung 4k model.
The remote even though it is not back lit also has a solid feel to it. Nicely laid out.
I have one HDMI (audio only) to my Denon AVR X2200W and the the other HDMI to my Panasonic TC-65CX850 and I have to say I am extremely impressed. My previous blu-ray player was the Panasonic DMP-BDT280. Th upscalling from the Philips provides a more sharper / detail unit than my old panasonic. The pictures just seems to have more depth.
As for 4k, I have three 4k movies, Deadpool, The Martian and The Revenant. Although I have not seen 4k movies on other television sets, I am very impressed with the picture quality.
I recent read a short review on a Canadian site WiFi HiFi and they talk about the build and picture quality. It seems to be a very impressive player.
It will be interesting to see a review between the Philips and Samsung 4k model. Like everyone else, I cannot find a preview anywhere. Rare these days isn't it guys?
So with the Panasonic DMP-UB900 4k player going on sell July 21st and selling for a Canadian price of $999, I might pick it up and run the two units side by side. But for a $600 difference, it would have to be a ALLOT better picture than what I am getting from the Philips.