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DVD Player Reviews

Updated: Dec 9, 2018 21:13
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#1
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Sony BDP-S5500

If you're looking for a streaming box that not only does Blu-ray movies but also plays games, then the Sony BDP-S5500 is an absolute bargain.

12 expert reviews | 1373 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Sony BDP-S4500

The Sony BDP-S4500 adds 3D capability to the entry-level BDP-S1500. You should choose this option f you want to watch 3D disks - otherwise the BDP-S1500 is the cheaper option. Note that neither of these models supports Wi-Fi connectivity.

6 expert reviews | 331 user reviews

#3
alaScore 97

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.

24 expert reviews | 64 user reviews

#4
alaScore 96

Yamaha BD-A1040

While Yamaha’s BD-A1040 offers sterling playback performance, the Oppo BDP-103’s position as Prince remains safe. The A1040’s slimmer suite of connections and bare-bones interface keep our vote in Oppo’s camp as the best of the best for mid-tier...

5 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#5
alaScore 95

Oppo BDP-105D

It’s easy to dismiss a machine like the BDP-105D as being too expensive. If all you want is a way of playing Blu-rays and DVDs, it probably is. However, if you crave a really talented source component that plays pretty much all movie and music content...

4 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

#6
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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 | 13 user reviews

#7
alaScore 95

Panasonic DMP-BDT370

We look at the popular 3D blu-ray movies available today, from Avatar to Thor and everything in between.

4 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#8
alaScore 94

Oppo BDP-95

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24 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#9
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...

9 expert reviews | 80 user reviews

#10
alaScore 94

Panasonic DMP-BDT460

With premium features like 4K and 3D conversion support, the Panasonic DMP-BDT460 has powerful playback abilities.

7 expert reviews | 186 user reviews

#11
alaScore 94

Sony BDP-S1500

The Sony BDP-S1500 is Sony's cheapest Blu-Ray model for 2015, costing just £50. It misses out on features like 3D playback and a Wi-Fi connection, but if you don't need those features, this is an excellent buy. Asked by Sam from Australia on 2nd Mar...

4 expert reviews | 1756 user reviews

#12
alaScore 94

LG HR929

LG's HR929T offers twin HD tuners and a 1TB hard drive, along with 3D Blu-ray playback and LG's own Smart TV services.

4 expert reviews | 57 user reviews

#13
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Oppo BDP-93

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24 expert reviews | 365 user reviews

#14
alaScore 93

Panasonic DMP-BD60

Panasonic's DMP-BD60 hits the scene as the successor to the well-received DMP-BD35, packing Viera Cast features on top of BD-Live capability in a slim (& m...

47 expert reviews | 1448 user reviews

#15
alaScore 93

Sony BDP-S360

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44 expert reviews | 1245 user reviews

#16
alaScore 93

Toshiba XD E500

More High-Def Player Reviews:• Samsung UBD-K8500• Kaleidescape Cinema One• LG BP730• Panasonic DMP-BDT230• Samsung BD-F7500• more

36 expert reviews | 707 user reviews

#17
alaScore 93

Panasonic DMP-BDT270

The DMP-BDT270 is a budget Blu-ray player that brings you hi-definition pictures without breaking the bank. It's positioned just below the £100 DMP-BDT370 in Panasonic's latest range, but weirdly sells for £30 more than the BDT370 on the Currys website...

4 expert reviews | 108 user reviews

#18
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...

6 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#19
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Panasonic DMP-BD35

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33 expert reviews | 697 user reviews

#20
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Panasonic DMP-BD80

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28 expert reviews | 319 user reviews

#21
alaScore 92

Sony BDP-S350

At just over the two year mark since the first Blu-ray players hit the streets, Sony releases its third-generation player, one that some would argue isn't even...

46 expert reviews | 2166 user reviews

#22
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Cambridge Audio AZUR 650BD

This $699 universal disc player supports Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, and HDCD playback. It does not, however, support 3D or streaming media. The 650BD is a well-built machine that's designed to excel with both music and movie playback....

13 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#23
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Panasonic DMP-BD55

If you're willing to pay a lot for a Blu-ray player, you deserve one as good as the Panasonic DMP-BD55K

30 expert reviews | 236 user reviews

#24
alaScore 91

Denon DVD 2500

Whatever you do, don't call it a DVD player. The Denon DVD-2500BTCI is a Blu-ray Transport, which is Denon's fancy pants way of telling you...

28 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

#25
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Sony BDP-S480

While the Sony BDP-S480 might not win any design awards, it is nevertheless still a consummate looking blu-ray player. For a mid-priced blu-ray player, the BDP-S480 delivers top notch video quality in 3D and 2D. Disc load times are blazingly fast and...

13 expert reviews | 633 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.

    Popular DVD Player products

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