Philips BDP5005/F7 Review
Philips's BDP5005/F7 isn't available at many retailers, but we did find a nice deal on this player at Walmart. Philips BDP5005/F7 reviews posted at Walmart like the price and performance of the BDP5005/F7, although one reviewer notes that this player doesn't have Netflix streaming and another writes that it takes a while for Blu-ray movies to load up.
The BDP5005/F7 is a profile 2.0 player with an Ethernet port, so you can download firmware updates directly if you connect the player to your home network. The player is compatible with CD and DVD recordable formats, as well as Blu-ray movies. However, its audio support is more limited than other players we've seen: it only supports Dolby Digital and DTS -- there's no support for Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD. The player also uses a coaxial digital audio output rather than the more common optical audio output.
We found few Philips BDP5005/F7 reviews, but the reviews we did find were positive. The Philips BDP5005/F7 lacks some features that are often available on Blu-rays that cost only a few dollars more, such as support for Dolby TrueHD, but the very low price of the Philips BDP5005/F7 is certainly attractive.