£40 Blu-ray player from ASDA is UK's cheapest

asda-blu-ray.jpgSupermarket 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





Gerald Lynch£40 Blu-ray player from ASDA is UK's cheapest
  • http://www.moviesmusicandtelevision.com Marty

    Finally a review of this Blu Ray player that tells me what I wanted to know, the USB port is only for firmware upgrades. I was looking at it today but left it until I confirmed weather or not the USB port could handle DivX playback, obviously not.

    I don’t see the point of buying a DVD or Blu Ray player that does not have this facility now.

  • http://www.moviesmusicandtelevision.com Marty

    Finally a review of this Blu Ray player that tells me what I wanted to know, the USB port is only for firmware upgrades. I was looking at it today but left it until I confirmed weather or not the USB port could handle DivX playback, obviously not.

    I don’t see the point of buying a DVD or Blu Ray player that does not have this facility now.

  • http://www.moviesmusicandtelevision.com Marty

    Finally a review of this Blu Ray player that tells me what I wanted to know, the USB port is only for firmware upgrades. I was looking at it today but left it until I confirmed weather or not the USB port could handle DivX playback, obviously not.

    I don’t see the point of buying a DVD or Blu Ray player that does not have this facility now.

  • Damian

    What a load of bollocks, click on the link it says £50. 

  • Damian

    What a load of bollocks, click on the link it says £50. 

  • Drew

    Cannot update firmware so will not play newer blu ray titles.

  • Drew

    Cannot update firmware so will not play newer blu ray titles.