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DVD Player Reviews

Updated: Dec 18, 2014 12:32
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#1
alaScore 100

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

#2
alaScore 98

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 | 29 user reviews

#3
alaScore 97

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 | 86 user reviews

#4
alaScore 96

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

#5
alaScore 95

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

#6
alaScore 95

Panasonic DMP-BDT460

3D Blu-ray and Netflix with 4K photos and 4K upscaling

2 expert reviews

#7
alaScore 94

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 | 9 user reviews

#8
alaScore 93

LG BP325

tell you after xmas kids xmas present so they can watch 3d films

1 expert reviews | 768 user reviews

#9
alaScore 93

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 | 26 user reviews

#10
alaScore 93

Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K

Outstanding recording quality and tons of features, like flexible recording speed and chasing playback, make the Panasonic DMR-EA18K an excellent all-purpose DVD recorder.

2 expert reviews | 105 user reviews

#11
alaScore 92

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

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#12
alaScore 92

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 | 34 user reviews

#13
alaScore 92

Panasonic DMP-BDT130

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

3 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

#14
alaScore 92

Toshiba BDX1500

Bargain bucket Blu-ray

2 expert reviews

#15
alaScore 91

Denon DBT-3313UD

Heavy as premium audio gear, excelent picture, noiseless read and work. It has very good detail as cd audio player, cannot say if big difference with DENON HD Link or without. Other streaming features like youtube and netflix. I like Denon can play...

7 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#16
alaScore 91

LG Super Blu BH200

The LG BH200 is an improvement on its groundbreaking predecessor, but an HD DVD/Blu-ray combo player just isn't an attractive product anymore.

9 expert reviews | 71 user reviews

#17
alaScore 90

Asus BDS-700

Este reproductor Blu-Ray con funciones de Red está muy cerca de ser el reproductor ideal y decimos cerca porque le falta algo y es el acceso a contenido compartido en cualquier equipo de nuestra LAN, una característica que incluyen otros modelos de la...

8 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

#18
alaScore 90

Panasonic DMR-PWT520

As a combo Blu-ray player and TV recorder, the DMR-PWT520 does a good job -- it's quick, quiet and simple. The player's VIERA Connect Web features are OK, but you'll find better Internet video streaming from competitors.

4 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

#19
alaScore 90

LG BX580

Extremely good value, high performance player. I'm glad I chose it.

31 expert reviews | 88 user reviews

#20
alaScore 90

Toshiba BDX3200KE

Toshiba's feature-light 3D deck fails to excite

11 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

#21
alaScore 90

Toshiba BDX1250KE

Toshiba's BDX1250 is designed to appeal to those making their first timid steps from standard-def DVD to hi-def Blu-ray. No shame in that, except it has to compete with plenty of other decks (including Sony's BDP-S185 and Panasonic's DMP-BD75) that are...

7 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

#22
alaScore 89

BDF7500 3D Blu-Ray Player with SmartHub and 4k UHD Upscaling

Very pleased with product. No problems with it and easy to use

50 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

Sylvania 2.1 Speaker System - Sylvania SHTIB1044

I bought this speaker combo from big lots for $26. Best $26 bucks I've ever spent. The speakers are not very loud but very clear and the sub-woofer puts out a lot of bass and does not distort too much. One compliant I have is that when you have your...

15 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

9" Portable DVD Player

I like it it should work out just perfect for our trip to Sturgis Will fit in my saddlebags really easy. And if we want to watch anything when we're on the trip to Sturgis We can watch a movie or TV series on our road trip since we're driving in a...

15 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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