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Philips 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi

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Mischif


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Is this the kind that doesn't need glasses, because it doesn't seem to come with any.

In the box:

Philips BDP2985/F7N 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi & DivX+ HD
Remote Control

Spikam


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Mischif wrote:Is this the kind that doesn't need glasses, because it doesn't seem to come with any.

In the box:

Philips BDP2985/F7N 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi & DivX+ HD
Remote Control


probably needs them unless your TV has capabilities for it.

kris1039


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I need this for two things, Netflix and Blu-Ray playback for a 5 year old. Worth it?

mrdr89


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The glasses come with the TV

REdwards


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Mischif wrote:Is this the kind that doesn't need glasses, because it doesn't seem to come with any.

In the box:

Philips BDP2985/F7N 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi & DivX+ HD
Remote Control


It's the tv that determines glasses or not. The DVD player just determines if it can read the media or not.

bjh18


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Mischif wrote:Is this the kind that doesn't need glasses, because it doesn't seem to come with any.

In the box:

Philips BDP2985/F7N 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi & DivX+ HD
Remote Control



Players typically don't come with glasses. It's the TV that will or will not require glasses, not the player. In order to take advantage of the 3D playback capabilities of the player, you'll need a 3D TV.

novasean


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Mischif wrote:Is this the kind that doesn't need glasses, because it doesn't seem to come with any.

In the box:

Philips BDP2985/F7N 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi & DivX+ HD
Remote Control




This will read 3d Blu-ray Disc, but you still need a 3d HDTV to display the movie. There are more one type of 3D glasses... Which 3D hdtv that you get depends on what 3D HDTV that you get...

lichme


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Some comments/discussion from the Previous Sale, which was the same price

garylapointe


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Mischif wrote:Is this the kind that doesn't need glasses, because it doesn't seem to come with any.

In the box:

Philips BDP2985/F7N 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi & DivX+ HD
Remote Control



Your TV needs glasses , not the player. Different TVs need different kinds of glasses.

Your TV need to be 3D capable!

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Radlein


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Dang it, I know it's cheaper to just have the HDMI port, but I wish that more cheap Blu-Ray players came with some older, analog, outputs for use with older televisions and stereo systems.

After all, if you have an old TV setup and aren't interested in buying a brand new everything, but are interested in watching the occasional Blu-Ray disc, a cheap little Blu-Ray player is a much more reasonable purchase than a fancy, expensive, first-line Blu-Ray player would be.

richrauch


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LordBling wrote:Two reviews on Amazon, and a two-star average. Ouch.

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-BDP2985-F7-Blu-ray-Player/dp/B00BADVR3K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369146209&sr=8-1&keywords=BDP2985%2FF7N+3D



Thanks for that. Personally, the name was enough to scare me away since both of my last two Philips products—a DVD player and a DVD recorder (which also sported the world's most tedious user interface)—died after a year or so of light use.

For me at least, Philips = Garbage. YMMV.

clonger20


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Anyone know of any decent slot-loading BR players so it can operate on its side? I know PS3 slim is prob the best answer, but I've been hoping to find something cheaper.

vertabrae


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Radlein wrote:Dang it, I know it's cheaper to just have the HDMI port, but I wish that more cheap Blu-Ray players came with some older, analog, outputs for use with older televisions and stereo systems.

After all, if you have an old TV setup and aren't interested in buying a brand new everything, but are interested in watching the occasional Blu-Ray disc, a cheap little Blu-Ray player is a much more reasonable purchase than a fancy, expensive, first-line Blu-Ray player would be.




This.
I need a DVD player and I am not ready for hd. When my tv dies, sure. But the dratted DVD player died.

Edit:

No idea where this strange footer on my post is from. Trying to think?

Ok, it's gone. Weird.

ThunderThighs


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vertabrae wrote:This.
I need a DVD player and I am not ready for hd. When my tv dies, sure. But the dratted DVD player died first.

Heh. My bedroom TV is a 32" monster with built-in VHS & DVD. That'll give you an idea of its age. Still works fine though.



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sixfofalcon


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It's not just cheapness that makes the Blu-Ray manufacturers stick with HDMI-only outputs. They'd never get HDCP compliance if they allowed an analog non-copy-protected signal to be output from their player.

richrauch


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Radlein wrote:Dang it, I know it's cheaper to just have the HDMI port, but I wish that more cheap Blu-Ray players came with some older, analog, outputs for use with older televisions and stereo systems.

After all, if you have an old TV setup and aren't interested in buying a brand new everything, but are interested in watching the occasional Blu-Ray disc, a cheap little Blu-Ray player is a much more reasonable purchase than a fancy, expensive, first-line Blu-Ray player would be.



Guessing it boils down to, why spend $1-$2/unit on a feature that 1% of potential buyers might demand?

Dekortage


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Radlein wrote:Dang it, I know it's cheaper to just have the HDMI port, but I wish that more cheap Blu-Ray players came with some older, analog, outputs for use with older televisions and stereo systems.

After all, if you have an old TV setup and aren't interested in buying a brand new everything, but are interested in watching the occasional Blu-Ray disc, a cheap little Blu-Ray player is a much more reasonable purchase than a fancy, expensive, first-line Blu-Ray player would be.


Another reason you might want non-HDMI inputs: connecting to a projector that doesn't have an HDMI input.

But, you can buy an HDfury adapter to convert HDMI to something else (VGA, composite, etc.). Not cheap but it works pretty well if you don't feel like buying a big new screen/projector/whatever.

lifesabeach


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anyone have any reviews on this? is it worth it or should I bypass deal

ThunderThighs


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Hey all. Just a Woot-Off PSA: We launched a lot of Woot-Plus events at midnight so you could shop and take advantage of stuffing your cart.

I know it's not the same but take a look. See the link in my signature for a quick one-stop list of all the items for sale.



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lifesabeach


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lifesabeach wrote:anyone have any reviews on this? is it worth it or should I bypass deal



looking more to steam Netflix and play regular dvds and blue ray

anton350


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Also, if you pass your video through an AVR (Audio Video Receiver), the AVR needs to be 3D compatible as well

Holgatefam


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LordBling wrote:Two reviews on Amazon, and a two-star average. Ouch.

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-BDP2985-F7-Blu-ray-Player/dp/B00BADVR3K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369146209&sr=8-1&keywords=BDP2985%2FF7N+3D



That tells the story. Why does Phillips have so many of these to "refirb" and resell? They were glitchy and got returned.

Radlein


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sixfofalcon wrote:It's not just cheapness that makes the Blu-Ray manufacturers stick with HDMI-only outputs. They'd never get HDCP compliance if they allowed an analog non-copy-protected signal to be output from their player.



HDCP has no problem with analog non-copy-protected signals; it just doesn't like full HD non-copy-protected signals. Signals degraded to analog are just fine.

sullivan22


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Will it do Amazon streaming as well?

theycallmechad


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The reviews on Philip's product website its self are pretty lousy. I wouldn't touch this one personally.

funkyredrum


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The reviews are depressing. I was hoping to buy this for an out of work friend, but it sounds like it would not be worth it, even if it was free to her.

jap1


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It may not have the best reviews, but for ~$40, it's far cheaper than any of the standard dvd players I saw at Wally World last week that had an hdmi port and upsampling. Being that it plays Blu-Ray just makes it that much better. Glad I held off for a better deal.

I'm buying this for a guest room, so definitely don't care if it's top of the line. I just wanted CHEAP, and I'm sure this'll fit the bill just fine.

For those of you hating on it, remember...it's FORTY BUCKS! That makes it half of what I spent on my absolutely sucky Dynex BR player, and that makes this woot a win in my books, even if it ain't so hot.

sacjeanie


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Thank you Woot for the top notch customer service this morning with this purchase.

SunTzuJJ


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Has this shipped for anyone yet?

PemberDucky


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SunTzuJJ wrote:Has this shipped for anyone yet?



it can take up to 5 business days for your purchase to process & ship (usually it's less than that). i'd imagine there might be a slight delay as a result of yesterday's holiday and you can probably expect it to ship soon, but feel free to email Support@Woot.com and inquire about the status of your order if you're concerned.

sorry for the wait.


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futurekill


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Garbage. Two days of use and stopped working. Powers up with the Philips logo, then the screen goes blank. The digital display on the front of the unit updates properly, however. Inserting a disc updates the front display, but trying to use the remote to play doesn't get anything. Hitting the Netflix button likewise updates the display, but also gets nothing onscreen.

Need to return this boat anchor. Sad part is the industry, in general, sucks right now. Go to Amazon and look at reviews on players, they're all universally awful with a solid amount of complaints (lockups, reboots, won't play some discs, bad wifi connectivity) for any make or model. Was hoping this would work "well enough" for being a cheap refurb, but it failwhaled faster than anything I've ever seen.

Why do people list their purchases here? Consumerist Pride? e-peen tape measure? Why The Frown??

ROGETRAY


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futurekill wrote:Garbage. Two days of use and stopped working. Powers up with the Philips logo, then the screen goes blank. The digital display on the front of the unit updates properly, however. Inserting a disc updates the front display, but trying to use the remote to play doesn't get anything. Hitting the Netflix button likewise updates the display, but also gets nothing onscreen.

Need to return this boat anchor. Sad part is the industry, in general, sucks right now. Go to Amazon and look at reviews on players, they're all universally awful with a solid amount of complaints (lockups, reboots, won't play some discs, bad wifi connectivity) for any make or model. Was hoping this would work "well enough" for being a cheap refurb, but it failwhaled faster than anything I've ever seen.



You should still have the 90 Day Philips warranty under your purchase. I recommend that you contact thePhilips Support Page and they should be able to help you out.

If you're unable to find any assistance, please feel free to email into Woot Member Services at support@woot.com

cyno01


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Just got this half an hour ago, plugged it in, updated the software, everything worked fine, tried to log into netflix... it wont let me type. Pressing 2 three times quickly to get 'c' just gets me '222', and thats with the included remote and the harmony remote i programmed for it. Seems like such a stupid problem, but really frustrating.

EDIT: Nevermind, pressing ok on the text box brings up an onscreen keyboard. Derp.

PemberDucky


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cyno01 wrote:Just got this half an hour ago, plugged it in, updated the software, everything worked fine, tried to log into netflix... it wont let me type. Pressing 2 three times quickly to get 'c' just gets me '222', and thats with the included remote and the harmony remote i programmed for it. Seems like such a stupid problem, but really frustrating.



that's...odd.
i'm afraid i'm not knowledgeable enough to speak about such things, but perhaps one of our keen community members can help out!

alternatively - and perhaps the quicker method - i suggest you contact Philips for assistance.

if you need any help along the way, feel free to email Support@Woot.com.


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gardnerp


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I am not posting this to complain to Woot, just to let others know that I had a problem.

I think I got a faulty one. No sound via streaming. Oops. No software update available, or so it said.

I'll be contacting Phillips and posting the results here when I get them.