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The Philips BDP7600 Blu-ray player accompanies the firm's 7 series range of televisions, and comes with an attractive mix of Net TV services, built-in WiFi and 3D support. But Philips seems most keen to stress its multimedia capabilities, emphasising the fact it's compatible with the DivX Plus HD standard, which should offer support for a whole range of file types as well as the opportunity to plug in a USB key and browse the Net TV platform. It all sounds rather promising ... Philips has opted for a rather traditional design: long and thin, with painted steel, it's very different to the sleek looks of the Samsung BD-7500. At least the front panel stands out by using the same touch-sensitive interface as Philips' latest collection of TVs. The minimalist looks hide a rather wide range of inputs and outputs though. Music fans will be glad to hear that there are two optical audio outputs, via coaxial or optical cables, as well as both 5.1 and stereo analogue ports. HDMI and composite video outputs are included, as is an Ethernet port. And while Philips was sensible enough to include an SD card reader, it put it at the back rather than at the front.
Philips has created a thing of beauty with its 7 Series 3D Blu-ray deck. Finished in a greyish-silver and sporting a sculpted lip with illuminated soft-touch buttons, it's a real step up from the humdrum. The company has long advocated online connectivity for its gear, famously launching its own Connected Planet product line back when most of us were still getting online with steam powered modems. The brand was way ahead of its time. Philips' Connected Planet strategy faltered and now it's being forced to play catch-up. However, rather than create a walled-garden of IPTV like its rivals, the Dutch giant is endeavouring to establish a common standard of sorts, called Net TV. This loose confederation of entertainment services will also be offered by Loewe and Sharp on selected product lines. Be 'appy The smorgasbord that is Net TV is accessed via a simple grid system. Buttons lead through to an App Gallery where you'll find the BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Picasa, Twitter, TuneIn Radio and CineTrailers. Apart from the free VOD, paid streaming channels are also available, including Cartoon Network, Box Offi ce 365 and Hit Entertainment. You can add more content to the launch page from the frugally stocked apps store.