Blu-ray players allow you to experience your favorite movies and TV shows with vivid, lifelike colors, stunning contrast and enhanced details from the original format while in the comfort of your own home.
These players have come a long way and are now more affordable and smaller. Some even have the ability to recognize HDR content and automatically optimize your TV settings to ensure your best viewing experience every single time.
In addition to quality viewing, you can turn your TV into its own ultimate home entertainment hub. Some of these players allow you to access and/or customize your favorite apps (YouTube, Netflix), content, sports and stream movies and music at the touch of a menu button.
See below for some of our choices for the best players available and you too can experience your favorite media in a whole new way.
1. Sony DVPSR210P DVD Player
Sony’s DVD Player comes in a new mid-size design, is ultra slim and supports multi-format DVD and CD media playback. The multi-brand remote will control your TV, CD, MP3 and JPEG playback and has all the instant replay and playback functionality you have come to rely on with a DVD remote.
PROS: This is a best-selling, inexpensive, reliable DVD player that supports multiple file formats.
CONS: This product does not have Ethernet or HDMI ports.
2. Samsung UBD-M8500/ZA UHD Blu-Ray Player
The Samsung UHD Blu-ray Player allows you to experience your favorite movies and shows with vivid color, stunning contrast and deep detail. 4K UHD resolution capability delivers four times the detail of HD with lifelike images and twice the color range of other Blu-ray players which surpass the digital camera standard. You can also enjoy studio-quality sound at home with this player as it preserves the quality and richness of the original sound.
PROS: With this machine, you can turn your TV into the ultimate home entertainment hub: access your favorite apps, content and sports with Samsung SmartHub.
CONS:The quality of the HDR may vary depending on the content source, TV model and size.
3. Samsung BD-J5100 Blu-ray Disc Player
Samsung’s Blu-ray Disc Player allows you to enjoy high resolution with full HD 1080p playback via HDMI. In addition to vivid video, you can also enjoy stunning audio quality with its Dolby TrueHD and Master Audio that provide an advanced sound experience with enhanced bass, clear dialog and consistent volume levels. Built-in apps such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube round out this loaded Blu-ray player, enabling you to stream movies, TV, music and more.
PROS: This player comes with a USB 2.0 port that allows you to connect and share your stored files via USB or external hard drive directly to the Blu-ray player.
CONS: There is no built in Wi-Fi on this player.