JB Hi Fi - Soniq Blu-Ray Player $96

1 June 2010

DOn't know how good it is, but it's pretty cheap for a Blu-Ray player.

Model: Soniq QPB301B

Key Features

Blu-ray playback at content native HD resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p

Dolby TrueHD, DTS Master Audio Essential, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital

HDMI version 1.3

DivX certified to play DivX video up to HD 1080p, including premium content

BD-Live (internet connectivity)

6 comments

  • spodosaurus
    DVD player aspect is not region free :(
  • ntowill
    DVD is supposed to be region free - just the Blue-Ray is locked. From the Austech Forum for the QPB-300B (which would most likley apply to this QPB-301B model - unconfirmed) the player can be made region free for bluray by entering a code on the remote turn on open tray enter 97350 on remote followed by region code you need such as 1 (for region A bluray) hit ok close tray with disc in drive The process has to be redone each time you power on/off (ie. doesnt remember the setting)
  • Corkus
    :mad: The remote doesn't have an OK key. Tried the code and pressed ENTER, but this only raises the menu options. Next...!
  • Corkus
    Also, I discovered that contrary to the info on the box and in the manual, it won't play home-burnt DVD's.
  • morfeus
    Corkus;113677
    Also, I discovered that contrary to the info on the box and in the manual, it won't play home-burnt DVD's.
    I'm interested in this player as well, but not being able to play copies kills the appeal for me. Just wondering if you have made sure that you did it right. There are a lot of things you can do wrong, like burning too fast, having screen savers on that can stuff it up.
  • ninkasi
    Corkus;113677
    Also, I discovered that contrary to the info on the box and in the manual, it won't play home-burnt DVD's.
    These things can be picky about the media quality as well as media type. Try another brand disc and/or try DVD "-" rather than "+" I would note that some time ago I bought a Soniq DVD player/recorder - lots of features, great price. Would never do it again.... Of course I may have been unlucky and got a buggy one, but personal experience was incredibly noisy fan, no off button on remote, random freezing.... Before that I bought a random Chinese Nintaus brand DVD player with similar issuses. Now I'd put the money towards a name brand, and wait for a special...

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