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World’s slimmest Blu-ray player put to test

How does the Samsung BD-D7500 compare?

Samsung BD-D7500

The Samsung BD-D7500 is an ultra-thin, wall-mountable Blu-ray player with touch-sensitive controls.

The Samsung BD-D7500 is the slimmest Blu-ray player around, and Which? has put it through its paces at the lab to see how it compares to its bulkier rivals.

Holding the ‘World’s thinnest Blu-ray player’ accolade is all well and good, as long as it’s also able to render decent high definition pictures and good audio quality, and the latest batch of Blu-ray player results to return from the lab has shown that this is the case.

The Samsung BD-D7500 has a number of features, including its 1GB of internal memory, its web-connectivity that brings YouTube, and iPlayer to the big screen, and its 3D technology.

All this comes at a price, however, with the Samsung BD-D7500 being at the top end of prices for the recent batch of Blu-ray player reviews, which ranged from £80 to £225.

If you’re looking for a stylish, wall-mountable Blu-ray player then the Samsung BD-D7500 could be the one, but many of the other more-affordable models in the latest batch of reviews performed favourably in our lab tests.

Read our full, lab-based Blu-ray player reviews of more than 60 models here

How we test Blu-ray players

Which? reviews are carried out under lab-based conditions so we can be sure that the results are directly comparable.

We have an expert viewing and listening panel. The viewing panel look at standard and high definition picture quality as well as HD upscaling. Our three-person listening panel listen to a number of clips including classical, pop, jazz and speech.

Which? researchers also measure access speeds – including start up times, which Blu-ray players can be notoriously bad for. Ergonomics and general ease of use – including remote control lay out – also come under close scrutiny.

Find out more about how we test Blu-ray players here

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