Supermarket giants ASDA are launching a cheap-as-chips, entry level Blu-ray player. For £40 you can now pick up the ONN DS-BD52. Now that’s ASDA price.
It’s a pretty basic player of course; one HDMI output port is set alongside composite video, digital coaxial audio, Ethernet port and a USB 2.0 socket, which is used for firmware updates, not media playback.
Playing Blu-ray discs and DVDs, the deck can also show WMAs and JPEGs when stored on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs.
ASDA also feel that the Blu-ray format is finally “about to fulfil its potential”, with Blu-ray players set to outsell DVD decks for the first time this Christmas. In no small part thanks, you’d assume, to the cut price ONN DS-BD52.
As far as we can tell, it’s the cheapest brand-new player on the UK market. Pick it up by clicking here.
If you do pick one up, be sure to check out our guide to this year’s best Blu-ray boxsets too.
By Gerald Lynch | November 17th, 2011