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DVD Player Reviews

Updated: Apr 13, 2024 16:24
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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...

29 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

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Toshiba HD-E1-K-TETM

While there is no clear winner in the home high-definition optical storage feud yet, Toshiba has reaffirmed its direction with the release of the HD-E1, an affordable HD-DVD player for your next home entertainment revamp.

31 expert reviews | 207 user reviews

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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

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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 | 629 user reviews

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Panasonic DMP-BD30

The Panasonic DMP-BD30 offers excellent video quality and is Blu-ray Profile 1.1 compliant, but those who want high-resolution audio will need a cutting-edge AV receiver.

46 expert reviews | 547 user reviews

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LG DP132

The LG DP132 DVD Player is a really affordable way to playback DVD discs from all over the world thanks to its region free support, or to convert audio CDs to MP3. Just don't expect top quality as there's no upscaling or HDMI support here.

2 expert reviews | 676 user reviews

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Toshiba HD-XE1

While the HD-XE1 is without a doubt the best HD-DVD player on the Australian market, it's also the most expensive. Non-enthusiasts may find the HD-XE1's asking price a little high, and ultimately may be better served by a more affordable model.

23 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

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Pioneer BDP-LX70

A very well designed Blu-ray player, the BDP-LX70's biggest drawback is its price. If you're willing to pay the extra for its media streaming capabilities, then it's well-worth the investment.

26 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

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Panasonic DMP-BD50

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20 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio AZUR 651BD

We’re really impressed by the 651BD. It takes all the best bits from its bigger brother, the 751BD, and presents it in a more affordable but no less appealing package. The hardcore build quality hasn’t been compromised, while twin HDMI outputs, 3D...

4 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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Samsung BD-P1000

Being an early-adopter is risky business -- especially when the product in question costs $1,000 and is embroiled in a so-called format war -- so the opinions...

41 expert reviews | 239 user reviews

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We know, we know, we're really late on this one -- thanks Sony -- but around here we think it's important to review every Blu-ray player. And we're sure there...

39 expert reviews | 946 user reviews

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Marantz DV 7001

While it's a bit pricey, we're confident that your standard definition DVDs will never look better

9 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

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Marantz UD9004

Apparently putting out high end, over the top priced universal Blu-ray players is contagious. Denon, Lexicon, and now Marantz. One thing is for sure, however: The Marantz player is all original... at

15 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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16 expert reviews | 674 user reviews

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Panasonic DMP-B15

Panasonic’s DMP-B15 is a slick unit. It’s nicely designed (although a bit chunky), plays beautifully and is an absolute joy to watch. While I loved it, I can’t ignore two big issues, battery life and cost. It’s clear this player is not for the mass...

18 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Marantz BD 7004

The Marantz 7004 is not cheap by any means in this competitive niche where prices are dropping and playback quality inching up all the time. With the introduction of the excellent Oppo BDP-83, competing in this segment gets even harder. But what you...

13 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Toshiba XDE600

We have seen it a fair bit cheaper, which makes it great value, but we feel obliged to point someone towards a more capable budget BD player

7 expert reviews | 157 user reviews

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Panasonic DMR-BWT700

Panasonic's Freeview HD-equipped Blu-ray/HDD recorder can't quite recreate the magic of its bigger brothers but still proves its worth as a top-drawer entertainment hub.

7 expert reviews | 178 user reviews

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Panasonic DMR-PWT520 Blu-ray player/HDD recorder

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 | 99 user reviews

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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 | 104 user reviews

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Performing nearly as well as players costing four times the price, the Oppo DV-981HD is an unbeatable bargain for videophiles and enthusiasts.

19 expert reviews | 969 user reviews

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Sony RDR-HXD890

I purchased this unit, a 500GB HDD variant, just a few days ago, although I appreciate it has long been discontinued. I bought it to co-exist with my Panasonic HX-88, which is probably of the same vintage, and which has started having problems with...

7 expert reviews | 573 user reviews

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Sony RDR-HXD870

The RDR-HXD870 is a magnificent hard-disk/DVD combi recorder that boasts a staggering array of features (including the all-important Series Recording) and killer performance. But the biggest bonus is the price – at just over £200 it’s much more...

9 expert reviews | 590 user reviews

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Denon DBP-2010

The DBP-2010 is not cheap, so can Denon justify the asking price with so many Blu-ray players out there costing less?

8 expert reviews | 1 user reviews