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DVD Player Reviews

Updated: May 27, 2015 09:54
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#1
alaScore 95

Oppo BDP-105D

The Oppo BDP-105D is a spectacular antidote to the rash of lightweight cheapies that have come to define the mainstream Blu-ray player market. A fabulously engineered heavyweight disc-spinner that in this latest iteration inches even further into...

3 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#2
alaScore 94

Oppo BDP-103D

In concluding my thoughts, I think that what really impressed me overall was that it did all this great enhancement without blowing either my color settings or my contrast and brightness calibration. When you can get true contrast enhancement without...

7 expert reviews | 59 user reviews

#3
alaScore 94

Oppo BDP-103

Using the included wireless-N adapter or the Ethernet port, you can hook up to the internet and access features like VUDU HD movie streaming, CinemaNow, Pandora internet radio and a whole lot more. Unfortunately, most of these movie sites aren’t open...

21 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#4
alaScore 94

Panasonic DMP-BDT260

There's a lot to like about this compact and Wi-Fi-fuelled 3D Blu-ray deck, which has to be considered one of the best value decks around if you're only after the Blu-ray basics. However, the DMP-BDT260 is not the smartest, with the slow-to-load...

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#5
alaScore 94

Panasonic DMP-BDT360

The DMP-BDT360 is a classic mid-range option that will suit owners of 3D TVs as well as those after some specific apps and Wi-Fi. A simple to control and impressive machine, the DMP-BDT360 is the cheapest Panasonic deck to offer 2D-3D conversion –...

3 expert reviews | 125 user reviews

#6
alaScore 92

Cambridge Audio AZUR 752BD

When it comes to the world of high-end audio, there are objective measures and subjective measures, and I've never felt those two coming into such conflict as they do when evaluating the Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD universal disc player. By most...

5 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#7
alaScore 91

Oppo BDP-95

The BDP-95's audio performance earns its asking price all on its own. Toss in the fact that you get an outstanding Blu-ray machine with streaming ability and what you get is a terrifically nimble universal player with sky-high value.

23 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#8
alaScore 91

Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD

We're sure this player is going to find an audience. While it does share some technology with players less than half its MSRP, there do seem to be plenty of upgrades (mostly on the audio, chassis, and power supply side) from the competition. The price...

17 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#9
alaScore 91

Panasonic DMP-BDT460

If you're after exacting picture quality and have the coming era of 4K firmly in mind, the DMP-BDT460 makes a great value choice.

3 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#10
alaScore 91

Pioneer BDP-LX55

The way the Blu-ray player market has changed over the years is really quite remarkable. Essentially, the high-end has all but disappeared. Where once manufacturers could release hulking flagship players with price tags rivalling those of AVRs, today's...

10 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#11
alaScore 90

LG BP325

As my current media equipment has aged the need to find a good replacement has occurred. This equipment was small in size but big on performance. Easy to set up and install and the results were fantastic. I am very pleased with it,

1 expert reviews | 921 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 90

Panasonic DMP-BDT130

Pared-down smart 3D Blu-ray player remains a classy choice

3 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

#13
alaScore 90

Toshiba XD E500

If you don't want to spring for Blu-ray, there are plenty of upconverting DVD players to choose from, but the Toshiba XD-E500 is one to avoid.

37 expert reviews | 546 user reviews

#14
alaScore 89

BESTOPE® Milk Frother Stainless Steel - Best Automatic Foaming Wand With User...

This is hands down one of my favorite kitchen items! Definitely a must have for the coffee drinker! If you are tired of spending $4 for a latte (or any coffee specialty drink) and don't have a fancy espresso machine this is for you! I had looked at...

153 user reviews

#15
alaScore 89

Verbatim 4.7 GB 8x Digital Movie Recordable Disc DVD-R, 10-Disc Blister 96856

I love these DVD's.... I had seen them before and I was so glad I found them again..... The old Movie Reel look is pretty neat..... I get tired of the standard blank label.... this makes everyone smile when they see it.

16 user reviews

#16
alaScore 89

Panasonic DMR-PWT530

Really pleased with this item. I use it primarily to watch television and play DVDs. I don't have it hooked up to the internet, therefore I can't comment on those features. It's extremely easy to install and the machine practically sets itself up. I...

11 user reviews

#17
alaScore 89

Samsung All Multi Region Code Zone Free PAL/NTSC DVD Player with USB

My wife is fron Eupropa and we like to watch DVD's from Eupropa. This DVD player will play both NTSA and PAL so we can watch both.

11 user reviews

#18
alaScore 89

25th Anniversary Cross

adorable, got a set for each of my girls, they love them

23 user reviews

#19
alaScore 89

LG DP542H

Great piece of kit!

76 user reviews

#20
alaScore 89

Panasonic Multi Region DVD Player DVDS500 with USB input - PAL & NTSC Free...

returned it. I bought this dvd player to play dvd's region 1 and this was supposed to play all regions. However it woudn't play my region 1 dvd's so I looked into the booklet coming with it and there it says that this dvd player would play region 2, 3...

77 user reviews

#22
alaScore 89

Sony BDP-S1500

Just what I was looking for! Small and compact. I didn't need any extra features.

67 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

Sony BDP-S5500

The Blue Ray is great picture is clear and goes great with my new curve tv

46 user reviews

#24
alaScore 89

Samsung BD-H5500

This is an excellent, fast and easy to use device. In terms of the smart features I player and YouTube work brilliantly. However Netflix didn't work and despite contacting Samsung and Netflix (who claimed to have a problem with Samsung Blu Ray players)...

207 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

LG DP132 Slim DVD Player

The USB input only plays AVI files, and not all of them. 95% of files are unplayable. As a DVD player is ok.

20 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - DVD Players

    DVDs remain the most popular option for home entertainment, and having a good DVD player is crucial to getting the most enjoyment out of this format. Compared to other electronics, DVD players are very reasonably priced, which has ensured their lasting popularity. After the television itself, the centerpiece of most home entertainment systems is the DVD player.



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    Types of DVD Players

    Blu-ray – For anyone determined to have the very best in quality and display clarity, high-definition Blu-ray technology is the current cutting edge for DVD players. Blu-ray offers 1080p video display, the highest resolution available. The added performance comes at a premium, as both Blu-ray DVD players and the discs are more expensive than standard, but the greater resolution is well worth the price to many consumers. Blu-ray DVD players are fully compatible with standard DVDs, so there is no need for an additional player.

    Standard – Standard format DVD players remain a sizable portion of the market, and many consumers are satisfied with the display clarity of these DVD players. Some newer models, when used in concert with an HD television, provide image quality that is close to that of Blu-ray. Standard DVD players come at a sharp discount compared to Blu-ray models.

    Portable – Portable DVD players let you watch movies and television programs while on the go. Perfect for kids in the car, to relieve the boredom of air travel, or for anyone on a long vacation, portable units include the DVD player and a display screen (5”-10” is the norm).

    What to Look for in a DVD Player

    Play Options: DVD players provide you with a number of different ways to control the display, depending on the model. You can choose from several different aspect ratios, from the common 4:3 to widescreen 16:10. You can zoom in and out of the action. There are several different speed settings, allowing fast-forward and slow-motion replay. Some players are compatible with multi-angle replay, although this requires discs that have been produced with this function in mind.

    Disc Capacity: Portable and entry-level units will only have room for one disc at a time, but more robust models feature a carousel that can hold several (usually three to five) DVDs. This reduces the need to change discs when selecting among programs to watch.

    Format Compatibility: Most DVD players can play more than just DVDs. They may also play CDs, CD-ROMs, CD and DVD-R/RW, Windows Media Audio and JPEG files, and more. Look for a higher-end model if you are interested in flexibility and a more expansive range of format compatibility.

    Popular DVD Player Brands

    There are a number of names that you would expect to be listed among the outstanding manufacturers of DVD players. Panasonic, Philips, LG, and Pioneer are all very well-known and respected for producing high-quality DVD players at all different levels of price and performance. JVC and Samsung have distinguished themselves with their mid-range and high-end models, and they are well regarded by home theater connoisseurs. Sony is one of the innovators of the Blu-ray format, and supports it with several models across a number of different price ranges. Funai is known for its value-conscious pricing and solid performing models, while Coby has made a name for itself with a number of exceptional portable models.

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