Philips BDP2100-94 Blu Ray Player
Play all your movies from Blu-ray discs and DVDs

Overview of Philips BDP2100-94 Blu Ray Player

Highlights
Supported Media BD-Live, BD-ROM, CD DA/CD-R/CD-RW, DVD-VIDEO/DVD±R/DVD±RW, VCD 1.1
Supported Video Formats AVCHD, DivX, DivX HD, MKV, Motion JPEG (.mov, .avi), MPEG-1 Video/PS (.mpg .mpeg, .m2ts, .mts), MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS ( .mpg.mpeg, .m2ts, .mts), MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts) , MPEG-4/AVC (.mov, 3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gpp2) , Xvid
Wi-Fi Ready Yes
Power Consumption - Running 11 W
Weight 1.25 kg
Available on Conzumr Since May 2017
Introduction

Blu Ray Players are in vogue since the time they were launched in the Indian market. They are specially designed to takeover the DVD format and are capable of storing high-definition and ultra high-definition video resolution (2160p). These gadgets bring to you a revolutionary experience of HD movies at home. They are extremely handy, portable and lightweight gadgets, known to master Video Streaming by compressing the content over the Internet and presenting it to the viewer. Blu Ray players also offer more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs. They can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc, which makes them contain extra capacity to deliver impeccable visuals. Bedecked with Dolby sounds, the Blu Ray players are enough to leave you awestruck and are worth buying options for every multimedia buffoon.

Conzumr has summarized its tests and evaluations of the product in this article, so that you catch up with each important feature and make apt decisions while buying a Blu-ray player. Hope it clears all doubts in your mind about the gadget and you are satisfied with your decision.

Overall Rating
8/10
Product Features

When buying a Blu Ray Player there are The Top 10 points you should seek in each one. The Philips BDP2100 94 has made a budget-friendly way to get into Blu Rays packed-with-good features. So let's verify each of the 10 points it has to offer:

  1. Video Streaming: If you are a movie fan, this feature will be of your interest. This aspect is about watching movies online by simply downloading your favorite ones. You can surf the Internet, download or rent movies and watch them in HD quality at home. This feature also enables you to save space on your disk as you may just need to rent a movie and watch it without downloading. Philips BDP2100-94 has this wonderful option for all film bugs.

  2. Sound: The Blu Ray players come packed with multichannel surround sound. This means that the device has sound quality like a movie theatre and ramparts high grade standards. The Philips  BDP2100-94 has Dolby Sound which has the highest levels in the Sound cosmos.

  3. 3D Deliver: All the gaming buffs will ponder about this feature because the Philips player has been crafted to take you to the 3D world. You won't play the game, you will be the game. The Blu Ray player is capable of confiding great 3D outputs.

  4. DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance): The world today, demands flexibility. You cannot stop anywhere when you continuously need to cope up with all conditions. To overcome every difficulty, the DLNA support allows you to access photos, music and movies that are stored on other devices like your PCs, smartphones, or tablets. Hence you won't have to stop to transfer your data, which can be easily shared through DLNA.

  5. BD-Live: BD Live is another superb feature to make use of the Internet. This empowers you to connect you to the extra features available online. Things like outtakes, video games, and trailers can be viewed online through the player. Sometimes you may be asked to make use of the storage devices to access this feature, but taking advantage of these extra features is more important than attaching any available storage device.  

  6. Picture Adjustability: The display which we obtain on the screen may sometime be a bit defective. The alignment of the image may not be perfect in terms of the aspect ratio, the zoom or other such factors. However, Philips BDP2100-94 has AUTO ADJUSTMENT character. This facet  automatically adjusts the screen aspect ratio of 4:3 to 16:9 depending on the content being viewed. This also is able to adjust the zoom features, black-level adjustment and  view a scene from different angles. This is also helpful for DVDs where adjusting the quality is important. Brightness and sharpness controls are also available.

  7. WiFi Capabilities: The device permits you to connect to an available Wifi network to surf the internet.

  8. USB and Memory Card Connections: One can insert a memory card for storing the data and make use of the BD Live feature smoothly. USB connection slot is also available to play digital files such as photos, music, or videos that are stored on USB or memory cards. Some Blu-ray systems also have a slideshow feature to browse through photos.

  9. Disc Formats: The Blu Ray Players have come to the market to replace DVDs. But at the same time, it is very important that it is able to play the old DVDs which were till now in use. So to satisfy this term, the Philips Blu Ray player is able of playing audio, video, and MP3 CDs. They may also be able to read CDs with pictures on them.

  10. Multiple Disc Capacity: This means that the player is able to automatically stop playing a disk when it gets fully read and also keep multiple number of CDs in player for future use. The Philips BDP2100-94 is capable of keeping up to two CDs inside it at a given time.

Advantages

People and experts have spoken satisfactory words about the product. The price of the product is very commendable and fits almost everyone's budget. The use of Wifi, USB, Memory Cards, Internet and other such features make it very flexible. You don't have to restrict your viewing up to the limited stock of movies or videos you have because the player supports a maximum of 30,000 files or folders via USB connection. Each folder can hold a maximum of 3,000 files. The maximum number of levels of directory tree is 16. You can easily download them over the internet whenever you want. Also, the Auto HDMI works very well giving a very good picture quality.

Philips SimplyShare is an app that enables you to share music, movies & photos from tablet, smartphone & PCs to the Blu-ray player. This can be done in one single step- just download the Philips SimplyShare app on your smartphone and turn it into a remote. Consumers are made happy with the comfort levels which the device is offering.

Another feature, DivX Plus HD gives you the state-of-the-art DivX Plus HD attributes in the player, which lets you enjoy HD videos & movies over the Internet.

Disadvantages

The remote keys are too small. Pressing any button has to be carefully done. Next, there is No Display on the player which makes it little difficult while operating as you sometimes are confused about what's going on inside the device. Another major drawback is that the device has an ethernet port but no wifi receiver. But, it is wifi compatible. To make it get on your local wifi network, you need to purchase the Philips WUB1110 dongle which is unavailable now.  This is very disappointing because there is no other solution to solve this problem but the dongle.  The player does not work for any ordinary TV. It only works on an LED or LCD television.

Summary

Nevertheless, the Blu Ray Player is quite a cost effective device. Home theatres in this range do not have all specs, but Philips gives a promising overview. It offers great portability and can easily be used on ethernet, if at all you do not get the Wifi benefit. Uncompromised video quality will leave you spellbound. While playing games, the 3D motions are very well formatted to make the user comfortable while playing. It works flawlessly even when CDs, DVDs, storage devices or USB are connected. All mentioned features work well in practical use but in case you face a problem, the Customer Service is no doubt there to assist.

Overall Rating
8/10