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Philips BDP7200

Philips BDP7200
alaScore 77

305 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the size and reliability.

value for money, usability, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Philips BDP7200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 305 reviews)

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Philips BDP7200/37 Blu-ray Disc Player


BonusView Blu-ray player has great image and sound quality.

Excellent picture and sound

Slow ; Uncommunicative menus

Those complaints aside, the BDP7200 distinguishes itself by delivering terrific image and audio quality at a comparatively low price. Support for BonusView, too, makes this model a great choice

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Philips BDP7200


Editors' note June 9, 2008 : The rating of this player has been changed since its initial publication to reflect changes in the marketplace.

Unique design; can output Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio in bit-stream format; excellent video quality in 1080p/24 mode; Profile 1.1 compliant

No onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; subpar image quality on Blu-ray Discs in standard 1080p mode; lacks Profile 2.0 support; no Ethernet jack for firmware upgrades.

The BDP7200 has a unique design and is Profile 1.1 compliant, but subpar Blu-ray image quality and the lack of onboard audio decoding options limit its appeal.

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Philips BDP7200


Enjoy the thrill of full high definition pictures delivered by the BDP7200. Indulge in every detail, silky smooth action and vivid colors with Deep Colour. Current DVD favorites can also be enjoyed, with upconversion to 1080p via HDMI. This new BD...

Not yet reviewed by editors.


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Philips BDP7200 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


The $399 Philips BDP7200 is a Profile 1.1 player, which means it contains the secondary audio and video decoders needed for picture-in-picture playback. However, it does not support BD-Live Web functionality. The back panel sports the following video...

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Review: Philips BDP7200 Blu-ray Disc Player


In a subtle but refreshing departure from the look of your average disc player, Philips' BDP7200 boasts smooth curves, a glossy finish and a large, legible front panel display. Couple that with its consistent, glitch-free disc playback and Profile 1.1...

Speaking of the PS3, it is once again hard to look at a $399 player without drawing comparisons to the venerated game console. Unlike the PS3, the BDP7200 does not have an Ethernet port and it's not compatible with Profile 2.0 features such as BD-Live....

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Philips BDP7200 Blu-ray Player


Introduction Philips' first Blu-ray player, the BDP9000, quietly crept into the market in late 2006. Upon its initial release, the player cost $1,000, did not support 1080p/24 output, and lacked any means of passing high-resolution audio formats. The...

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Philips Blu-ray Disc Player


The Philips Blu-ray Disc player BDP5506/F7 has all the features and functionality we expect in a 3D Blu-ray player. The only limitation on the video quality produced by this device comes in the monitor you choose to connect it to. The connectivity...

Philips MediaConnect technology allows you to connect this player to your Mac or PC

It has no analog component connections

As long as you have a 3D TV and glasses, you won't regret this purchase.

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Philips BDP 7200


The Philips BDP 7200 is a Blu-ray player, available in the United Kingdom since October 2008 and currently selling from around 250 GBP online.

Excellent 24p movie picture ; The player comes supplied with an HDMI cable ; Bitstream output of HD audio ; 7.1 HD-audio decoder and analog 5.1 audio output

Weaknesses in DVD playback ; No picture controls ; No BD-Live ; Long loading time for Blu-rays

On this Philips, playback of Blu-ray movies is impressive - quite in contrast to the weak DVD playback, especially with discs that lack a progressive flag. We were, on the other hand, happy to see analog and digital audio outputs, which make the device...

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Good value for most wanted features


All-in-all this device provides good value and quality for Blu-Ray, including BluRayLive content and other video source material.

This Blu-Ray deck provides the most wanted features, including internet connectivity, for a reasonable price. I was seeking access to online movies (netflix, vudu) and compatibility with existing equipment connections. This unit provides HDMI (digital) ou

Vudu (video on demand) is not (yet) available in Canada but Netflix is, providing you have a fast Internet service. The digital output is either HDMI or co-axial; there is no optical output. So, if you need to connect to both your TV and to a separate aud

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"BluRay plus large 1080P HDTV equals great cinema."


The first question I'm always asked is, do you really need a 42" HDTV and BluRay player with Soundbar (and XBOX 360 too) in the Master Bedroom. My answer always, 'no ... but it sure is a lot of fun!' Seriously, I enjoy multi-media and decided that I...

Purchased 3 as early Christmas presents for myself and parents. Initial set-up was very easy. I already had an upscale DVD but full 1080P video with digital sound is fantastic. First test was a Disney flix and I was shocked at the color enhancement.

ROM upgrade was fine for me but would likely be a little techie for the average consumer who simply wanted to upgrade from DVD to BluRay. Fortunately for my parents and in-laws, they have me. Iimage and sound quality are superb.

Product Specifications

Enjoy the thrill of full high definition pictures delivered by the BDP7200. Indulge in every detail, silky smooth action and vivid colors with deep color. Current DVD favorites can also be enjoyed, with upconversion to 1080p via HDMI.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM/MP3 / PCM / WMA
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty