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Finding the right Blu-ray player can feel like an exhausting task, mostly because there are so many options out there. And it’s easy to get confused when you don’t know exactly what it is that you want. To make the search a little easier for you, we rounded up a handful of the best Blu-ray/DVD players for just about any budget. The collection of devices listed below range in price from under $100 to just over $1,000, and they’re made by brands that you’re already familiar with, including Sony, LG, and Panasonic.
There are plenty of ways to enhance your home entertainment experience so if you’re looking to make a few sound upgrades, be sure to check our selection of the best soundbars and best stereo speakers. Below, find our picks for the five best 4K and Ultra-HD Blu-ray players.
There’s a good reason why Sony’s X700 stands out as one of the top-rated Blu-ray/DVD players around. For starters, it’s not too expensive compared to the higher range of devices in its class and it works on any TV with an HDMI connection (and a digital coaxial output). The Wifi-enabled device features MIMO technology, UHD multimedia playback, and supports high resolution audio formats, such as Dolby TrueHD. It also features Dolby Vision HDR, easy wireless setup to connect from your home WiFi network, and two HDMI outputs to ensure 4K (or 1080) picture and digital surround sound.
For every expensive Blu-ray player there’s always a cheap alternative. If you’re going to spend less than $100 on a Blu-ray player, the LG BP175 will help you make the most of your budget. The compact, lightweight Blu-ray player boasts Full HD 1080 video and other useful features such as Blu-ray & DVD playback. It’s not wireless though, so you’ll need an ethernet cord to connect to the web.
The LG 4K Region Blu-ray/DVD player includes HRD (High Dynamic Range), HDR10, and 3D Dolby Vision. It’s designed to support high-quality surround sound formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio. Like most Blu-Ray/DVD hybrids it has two HDMI outputs — one that sends audio to your home theater receiver and another that goes directly to your TV. Additionally, the optical digital connection option delivers surround sound from player to receiver.
Another highly recommended option for less than $400, Orei’s X800M2 Region Free Code Blu-ray serves up 4K resolution (on your 4K compatible device, of course) and supports Dolby TrueHD, as well as other high-resolution audio formats. The Blu-ray player has built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB ports. For an even more personal experience you can connect the device to your Bluetooth headphones or speakers.
Moving up a few price points, the Panasonic DMP-UB900 will cost you over $1000, but it’s an awesome Ultra HD Blu-ray player. For those of you who haven’t been to the movies in a while, this Blu-ray player will help you reproduce cinematic-level picture from the comforts of home. It raises the bar in video and audio Blu-ray capabilities to give you an exceptional 4K experience.