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DVD Player Reviews

Updated: Apr 20, 2014 02:00
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#1
alaScore 100

Pioneer BDP-160

Pioneer's BDP-160 Blu-ray player is unrepentantly old school. For starters, it looks like a Blu-ray deck should, rather than something impractical cobbled together for a Shoreditch design competition. And secondly, it even handles some of the more...

7 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

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...

13 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#3
alaScore 98

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 | 1 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

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 | 579 user reviews

#5
alaScore 97

Oppo BDP-105

Our review of the Oppo BDP-105 Blu-ray Player proves only a Star Trek holodeck could better your A/V experience than this source device. Live long and prosper and long live Oppo!

6 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#6
alaScore 96

Panasonic DMP-BDT130

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

3 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#7
alaScore 94

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 | 4 user reviews

#8
alaScore 94

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 | 25 user reviews

#9
alaScore 94

Denon DBT-1713UD

The Denon DBT-1713UD has just about everything you'd want in a Universal Player. It can play just about every 5" disc format on the market (and some that have all but died out). The USB port allows direct streaming of most of the popular video, image,...

9 expert reviews | 49 user reviews

#10
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.

19 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#11
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...

8 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 91

Samsung BD-ES6000E

Bought this over a year ago and still works fine. Got the item as described and arrived pretty quickly. Much better quality than my old non 3d blu ray player.

5 expert reviews | 198 user reviews

#13
alaScore 91

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

#14
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...

6 expert reviews | 65 user reviews

#15
alaScore 90

Samsung BD-E8900

i use this dvd which is bde8900 it running fine but softwere bit conplycated it heard to conncet to other divaices and samsung don,t have any surport or any right information it not worth spend £400 on this dvd player

2 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

#16
alaScore 89

Viewquest Dvdhp

Bought two of these for the twins (aged 3) for trip down south. Work really well and easy to use.

17 user reviews

#17
alaScore 89

Yamaha DVD S1800

I haven't hooked it up to a TV, so I have no opinion of it's video capabilities. I purchased this unit as a dedicated audio player for my MF Xcan V3 headphone Amp(mod), and listen only through Senn. HD650 headphones. The sound is solid. It's apparent...

21 user reviews

#18
alaScore 89

Sony DVP-SR510H

I purchased this DVD to play movies on DVDs attached to a high definition SONY TV via HDMI cable. I was looking for basic functionality that works well at a good price, and this is exactly what I got in this unit. I am attaching a collage of three...

185 user reviews

#19
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

#20
alaScore 89

Toshiba SD-P77S

I think the Toshiba SD 77 is a excellent dvd player especially the usb port its very quick to re charge as well

26 user reviews

#21
alaScore 89

Insignia™ NS-D160A14 Insignia - DVD Player

This is a cheap easy to use DVD. We use it in the kids room and it is perfect for them. MInimal controls and does what we need. Good buy.This product has... Good connection options, Easy to use controlsAbout me... Budget Conscious, Parent with movie...

153 user reviews

#22
alaScore 89

Toshiba SD-P97SWB

I looked for a portable DVD player with good battery life and a 9" screen for absolutely ages and had all but given up before settling on this. Everything I looked at was either hugely expensive or had a battery life of about 2 hours. So far I have...

35 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

Toshiba BDX1300KB

Time was, Blu-ray players used to cost a fortune. No more: at just £52.49 the Toshiba BDX1300KB is an incredible HD movie spinner that won't break the bank, sucking down extra info and features for all your films via the internet. As you can see in our...

1 expert reviews | 77 user reviews

#24
alaScore 89

Marantz UD7006

Marantz's UD7006 sports most of the features we like to see in a higher-end Blu-ray player, including 3D capability, SACD/DVD-Audio playback, multichannel analog outputs, RS-232, DLNA streaming, and Netflix video-on-demand. However, for a player that...

14 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

LG DP650

I have had to replace my childs portable DVD Player. Looked at quite a few before deciding on the LG DP650. It arrived within the days suggested. The picture is great and sound is excellent. The USB a great feature. Battery life also good.

16 user reviews

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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