The Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD 4K player comes with interesting features, such as HDR support and direct Netflix and YouTube access.
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Pro Compact, elegant design
This player's design really makes it stand out against the competition. It's compact, elegant and discreet and has excellent surface finishes. It will surely go well with any living room decoration.
Pro HDR support for full 4K potential
The BDP7501 has High Dynamic Range support, taking full advantage of the potential of 4K. HDR image quality has high contrast levels and very striking vivid colors.
Pro HDMI support
The BDP7501 supports HDMI, even having a dedicated audio HDMi output. It also conveniently ships with a 1.5m long HDMI cable.
Pro Nifty remote with dedicated Netflix and YouTube buttons
This player's included remote is well designed and intuitive to use. It's most interesting feature is a set of two buttons that take you directly to Netflix and YouTube, for content streaming to your TV via the player.
Pro Possible to play content via USB
The BDP7501 has a USB 3.0 port, allowing users to easily plug in a USB drive with media content and stream it to a TV via the player.
Pro Interface is pleasant and user-friendly
This player's user interface has a simple and clean design, being very intuitive and easy to use, even for beginners.
Pro Internet connectivity for content streaming
The BDP7501 can be connected to the internet, for online content streaming. Users have the option of using WiFi or a LAN connection to do this. It's also worth noting that Philips provides downloadable firmware updates.
Con Bad DVD playback
This Philip's player is quite bad in deinterlacing, which means than when a DVD is playing, the image quality is much worse than when you play Blu-ray content (which doesn't need to go through this conversion process). The end result are lots of visible, ugly image artifacts.
Con Slow content loading
The BDP7501 is noticeably slower than several of its competitors, when it comes to content loading. Some Blu-ray discs take almost twice the time to load and start playing than on other players.
Con Incoherent automatic playback behavior
This player's playback behavior is somewhat incoherent, what may annoy some people. When you insert a movie disc, it starts playing automatically, while when the inserted disc is a music disc, nothing happens until you hit play.