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DVD Player Reviews

Updated: Sep 2, 2015 00:52
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#1
alaScore 99

Samsung BD-J7500

With 4k Blu-ray on the horizon, do you need a 2k Blu-ray player than can upscale? It's fast, it's slick, it's packed with apps and it can work your digital content with ease, but with last-year's Smart Hub on-board, and next year's impending...

2 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#2
alaScore 95

Sony BDP-S5500

Extremely easy to set up and operate. I needed simplicity and got it. Great value for the money I spent.

1 expert reviews | 232 user reviews

#3
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 | 11 user reviews

#4
alaScore 93

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 | 62 user reviews

#5
alaScore 93

Oppo BDP-103

For a hefty price, the Oppo BDP-103 offers top-notch performance along with every feature you could want in a Blu-ray player—and then some.

21 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#6
alaScore 92

Panasonic DMP-BDT260

The Panasonic DMP-BDT260 Blu-ray deck is all about value for money. Built-in Wi-Fi is handy, as is Netflix. However, a USB stick needs used if video streaming apps are to work properly, and there really needs to be more of them. The lack of 2D-3D...

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#7
alaScore 91

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

#8
alaScore 91

Panasonic DMP-BDT460

Spanning all the latest Blu-ray features but with its Viera Connect platform missing a few crucial apps, the DMP-BDT460 is a good value high-end choice. Attached to an Ultra HD TV the DMP-BDT460 spits out pristine upscaled Blu-ray images and pin-sharp...

3 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

#9
alaScore 90

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

#10
alaScore 90

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...

16 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#11
alaScore 90

Panasonic DMP-BDT310

Panasonic definitely has a winner this year in the DMP-BDT310 Networked Blu-ray 3D player. It offers fast disc loading, a nicely improved user interface, a solid selection of streaming sources and apps, and excellent audio and video performance. The...

21 expert reviews | 460 user reviews

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#12
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.

36 expert reviews | 567 user reviews

#13
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

#14
alaScore 89

Sony BDP-S4500

This Blu-ray works perfectly with a Sonos PLaybar as it will convert DTS to DD 5.1.As a player I can't fauit is, good picture, good sound, easy to use. Works brilliantly with my Sony TV as you'd expect.Assistant in York JL was brilliant. She found...

13 user reviews

#15
alaScore 89

LG BP325

GREAT MACHINE. I LOCK MY DOOR, TAKE PHONE OFF HOOK AND POUR A GLASS OF SOMETHING. THATS ME IN MY OWN UNDISTURBED ZONE WATCHING GREAT MOVIES IN BLU-RAY. CANT BEAT IT.

1 expert reviews | 1227 user reviews

#17
alaScore 89

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

Works well dose what it says on the box ,no problems .

135 user reviews

#20
alaScore 89

LG BP250

Great DVD/blueray

11 user reviews

#21
alaScore 89

LG DP542H

One of the more basic LG's but does the job ok.

147 user reviews

#22
alaScore 89

Denver DVH-7783 MK2 Compact DVD Player 1080P HDMI

Seems fine played American Dvds as soon as switched on

24 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

Samsung BD-H5500

Unit does as it says on the box. The network settings are not as good as on other Blue rays I have but it does the job I wanted to stream movies through my home network

413 user reviews

#24
alaScore 89

LG DP132 Slim DVD Player

Brilliant value, works well

24 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

2.0 Channel DVD Player

It hooked up as easily as they said it would.. When I put in a PAL DVD it played perfectly. So far it is performing exactly as advertised and I'm highly pleased with it. It is just what I wanted.

14 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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