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Philips BDP 3000 - Conclusion

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CONCLUSION

If picture quality is all, then the Philips BDP3000 is a great player at the price, but its inability to play 5.1 PCM as surround-sound, only as stereo, is unacceptable. Sadly this rules it out for audiophiles, and many others too. What a shame, because in some other ways this is a breathtakingly good machine considering its modest price point.

 

verdict 3

Pleasant to use, and with great picture quality, but the lack of PCM surround-sound rules it out audio-wise.

 

Philips BDP3000 £169

Philips

+44(0)800 3316016

www.philips.co.uk

 

FOR

- great picture quality

- fast loading

- easy to use

 

AGAINST

-  no PCM surround-sound

-  erratic with 24/192

-  no Draw Open button


 

MEASURED PERFORMANCE

The analogue audio outputs offer a good result for those that may want to use them. Frequency response has a small lift to 20kHz (+0.2dB) with CD and from DVD a 24/96 stereo track gives output extended up to 45kHz (-1dB).

 

A small amount of noise diminishes EIAJ Dynamic Range to 109dB from the 112dB from a quality CD player, but with 24bit code distortion at -60dB measured 0.07% - very low.

 

The BDP3000 does not decode DSD from SACD. Play an SACD disc and it reads the CD layer only, measurement showed.

 

Jitter on the coaxial digital output was a low 10pS or so right across the audio band above 100Hz, so BDP3000 works well as a transport, lacking the terrible jitter performance of so many cheap players, and comparing with the excellent performance of Samsung players.

 

The BDP3000 is well engineered under the skin. It gives good audio results from all outputs. Obviously, results from HDMI are determined by the receiver, not the player. NK

Frequency response (-1dB)

CD 5Hz-21kHz

DVD 24/96 5Hz-45kHz

Distortion (%)

0dB 0.003

-6dB 0.002

-60dB 0.28

-80dB 3

Separation (1kHz) 102dB

Noise (IEC A) -115dB

Dynamic range 109dB

Output 2.1V

 


DISTORTION - 16bit

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JITTER

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