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Philips BDP7502, BDP5502 UHD Blu-ray Players at CES 2017

The Philips BDP7502 and BDP5502 UHD Blu-ray players offer support for HDR10, and the BDP7502 will add Dolby Vision via firmware update later this year.

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DV player for $300 MSRP. Nice. Prices are coming down and I suspect we will see sub $200 DV capable UHD players for holiday season (street price).
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Will the 7501 get updated to support DV?
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Will the 7501 get updated to support DV?
NO- it does not have the necessary hardware to support DV....
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I'm looking forward to read the reviews for this new batch of DV capable UHD players. Whichever can down convert 4K best will end up in my system.
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I'm looking forward to read the reviews for this new batch of DV capable UHD players. Whichever can down convert 4K best will end up in my system.
"down convert" - care to explain?

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"down convert" - care to explain?
I intend to get a UHD player to get access to the Atmos content currently not on BD.


I am however not going to get a 4K TV in the near future so I need the player that best can deliver UHD to a 1080p TV.
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I have a new in the box BDP7501. I have not used it since I have an Xbox one S as well.
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I have a new in the box BDP7501. I have not used it since I have an Xbox one S as well.
I predict this thing will go down in value extremely fast, I would sell it while you still can get something for it.
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I predict this thing will go down in value extremely fast, I would sell it while you still can get something for it.
Yea, I was thinking that.

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Isn't the BDP7501 lacking Amazon and Vudu applications? I can't think of any reason to buy a Philips player over the LG in this price range.
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Do we know the MSRPs of these Philips players? (Obviously, I don't know) Has it been announced?
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Do we know the MSRPs of these Philips players? (Obviously, I don't know) Has it been announced?
Click the link in the first post.
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Ok, $250 and $300 respectively.

It is a bit odd for a manufacturer to offer players with MSRPs so close together. I'm guessing the 5502 was already designed and the 7502 is a direct result of their recognition of the upward trend of Dolby Vision at CES.

I wouldn't be surprised if the MSRP of the 5502 drops prior to release.
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Philips UHD Blu-ray Player BDP5502/F7

The only information that I can find on this is the Canadian Best Buy _ nothing at the US site.
Not even Philips has any info on it, just finished chatting with them.

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j...WfobsBhJAKPHbg

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Has anyone heard anything else about this player (bdp7502)? Just went to Philips site and nothing [crickets]...didn't even show up in their search results. How can you show something at CES and not even preview it on your website?! Seems the 7501 hasn't dropped much in price either.
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Bleh, that new 7502 is so ugly compared to the 7501. I just picked up the 7501 and, although it may not have DV, it is possible for a software upgrade since DV is now apparently software upgradeable. Whether or not Philips decides to do this is up in the air. At any rate, by the time I will need DV (I just don't see an affordable 4K DLP projector with DV for quite some time) I will probably just get the Oppo.
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Just spoke with a tech at Philips regarding a possible firmware update to the 7501 to add an HDR Brightness adjustment like the Panasonic UB900 firmware update that was just released this month. I really hope the 7520 model allows for this with the Dolby Vision too because that seems like a winner.

The rep told me that they do not have any information on what exactly will be done with the next update, but he did mention that there is a new update in the works currently.

Sounds interesting! Keep that Automatic Update option enabled folks! I feel confident they will add the HDR brightness meter to compete with other brands and because they know that HDR is going to be the new standard, I'm sure they'll want to compete heavily with their competitors products.

I currently run an Epson 5040ub Projector with the 7501 which comes off a little dim with UHD HDR discs, and I'd sure be glad not to have to go out and buy a Panny UB900 for $600 just for that HDR brightness option.

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The BDP7502 is still M.I.A. But as I was looking for it, I saw that the cheaper BDP5502 is up on Philips' site and available to buy from Walmart now at a very reasonable price. Probably the cheapest new UHD blu-ray player not on some sort of super sale or closeout.

http://www.usa.philips.com/c-p/BDP55...blu-ray-player
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Just got the BDP5502 at WalMart for $178. Not sure if worth keeping or to snag a Xbox One S for about 200. Gotta figure the 5502 is no better at entry level pricing. Anyone else get one or mess with one yet?


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I saw 3 BDP5502 s at my local Walmart. They were in spiderlocks daisy chained to eachother and the last one chained to the shelf.. I've never seen that before. I wonder if they are just rebadged 7501's as I don't really see a reason for this 5502 to exist.

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Yesterday I got a BDP5502. I'm in Mexico, and according to the 2017 Philips A/V catalog, this is the only Philips UHD player that will be released here this year. It doesn't mention the BDP7502.

The BDP5502 is a barebones UHD player. No streaming apps, no fancy menus and an extremely spartan interface. The info menu doesn't even show the A/V details of the disc that's being played. It supports CDs, DVDs (Region 4 in Mexico), Blu-rays (Region A) and UHD Blu-rays.

I watched Logan in UHD, and the difference with the Blu-ray was very noticeable. The level of detail, and more colorful video (with HDR) looked great. The player also supports 3D Blu-rays.

It's worthwhile to mention that here in Mexico the only available UHD players are the Samsung UBD-K8500 and the Philips BDP7501 and BDP5502.
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It's worthwhile to mention that here in Mexico the only available UHD players are the Samsung UBD-K8500 and the Philips BDP7501 and BDP5502.
Oppo should sell you a player direct with your region's coding. No?
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Oppo should sell you a player direct with your region's coding. No?
Yes, but with the added cost of shipping and taxes, the price for an Oppo 205 in Mexico rises to around $740 USD.

In comparison, the MSRP of the Philips BDP5502 is $370, and I paid $250 during a Father's day sale.
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I was just pointing out that the Samsung and Philips are not the only players available in Mexico. Also there is the Xbox Box One S. No?
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I was just pointing out that the Samsung and Philips are not the only players available in Mexico. Also there is the Xbox Box One S. No?
Well, you can buy a player from all around the world and send it to Mexico.

But I was referring to players sold through official distributors and with full support and warranty.

And yes, the Xbox One S is available, but that's a gaming console and I don't like it. I have a Xbox One (not the S version) and the interface is unusable.
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Well, you can buy a player from all around the world and send it to Mexico.

But I was referring to players sold through official distributors and with full support and warranty.
I thought it was worthwhile to clarify what players were available. All available with full support and warranty.

Samsung
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Microsoft XB1S

What you like and dislike notwithstanding… that's a decent lineup.
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I'm trying to understand the difference between the 7501 and the 5502. Both have the form factor I need, except the front panel buttons on the new 5502 are better for me. As I understand it, the 7501 has netflix and 5502 does not. Is the 7501 as "bare bones" as the 5502? Any differences in chips, etc? The 7501 is still available on close outs and I'm trying to figure out which to buy. It's a no-brainer if the electronics in the 5502 are the same.

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I'm trying to understand the difference between the 7501 and the 5502. Both have the form factor I need, except the front panel buttons on the new 5502 are better for me. As I understand it, the 7501 has netflix and 5502 does not. Is the 7501 as "bare bones" as the 5502? Any differences in chips, etc? The 7501 is still available on close outs and I'm trying to figure out which to buy. It's a no-brainer if the electronics in the 5502 are the same.
I don't know about the electronics, but the 5502 is quite simple. Many reviews said that the 7501 had a poor DVD image, and I have not tested DVDs with the 5502.

The form factor is nice, and the player is quite light. It can play photos and music files, from USB and from a server. The player is very silent and doesn't get hot while working.

I tested several Blu-rays (2D & 3 D) and didn't notice any problems. Today I will test Pacific Rim.
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