Need recommendations for bluray player for my parents

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  1. Winterheart

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    As per title, need some recommendations for a bluray player for my parents. My only requirements are USB port for hard drive playback, and compatability with mp4 and mkv files. Other requirement is available at Harvey Norman so I don't have to ship it up to them as they have a HN locally.

    Ideally I'd prefer if it is reasonably simple for operation and navigation so I don't have to try and do remote tech support.

    I'm leaning towards Samsung, but haven't had a TV for nearly 4 years so am very much out of touch with the current range and options.

    Thanks in advance folks :)
     
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    If they have a reasonably modern TV, I'd choose the same brand BR player as the remotes and often compatible and it just works better. Does for my Sammy kit, anyway
     
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    or you could just use HDMI-CEC, bought my parents a Sony BR and they use HDMI CEC from their Panasonic tele's.

    Sony make a nice little cheap unit that should do everything you need OP.
     
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    Winterheart

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    I'm not sure on what their current TV is, haven't been up there for over a year now. Good point on the remotes, I'll find out what they have and see if I can dig up specs on it.
     
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    my panasonic tele is ancient and it does hdmi cec
     
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    ...not very inspiring, but i have a 100$ el cheapo from kmart. "Laser BD3000" multi region BR player?

    can play disks from anywhere as far as i know, as i ordered an obscure movie from o/s from ebay that i could not find here. hence the 'multi-region' necessity.
     
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    why buy a no name brand when you can buy brand name players for the same price??

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/players-recorders/
     
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    is it multiregion?
     
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    most ppl wouldn't give two shits about multi-region.
     
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    fair enough. but that's what i needed at the time.
     

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