Top 5 Best Blu-Ray Players

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Hunting for a new Blu-ray player? We’ve rounded up five of the very best Blu-ray players out there. Whether you want a simple Blu-ray player that will just play DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, or a more powerful player with 4K upscaling, 3D conversion, or built-in Wi-Fi, there’s a Blu-ray player on our list that will suit your needs. Best of all: even with their top of the line features, they won’t break the bank. These sweet Blu-ray players will make your favorite movie look fantastic. Read on to see which Blu-ray player deals made our list.


1. Panasonic DMPBDT330 4K Upscaling 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player

You can learn more about this Blu-Ray player in the video above from Panasonic. This upscaling Blu-ray player is great because of its fast load times and Energy Star certification. As a nice bonus, this Blu-Ray player has a great silver finish that looks very luxe and modern. If you want upscaling that rivals true 4K quality, this player is a smart buy.

This Blu-ray player from Panasonic can also play back CDs, DVDs, and even read JPG files. This is a great Blu-ray player to buy if you’ve just purchased a 4K TV. As of this writing, Amazon has this player for about 30 percent off list, so click the link below to check it out.

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Energy Star certification
  • Great design
  • HD compatible
  • Integrated card reader
  • 3D Compatiblity

  • Cons:
  • First issued in 2013
  • No built-in support for smartphone control
  • 4K upscaling only works if you TV supports 4K
  • Some online functions feature ads
  • Time-consuming to input search for online content

  • 2. Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (2013 Model)

    You can learn more about this Blu-ray player in the video above. Sony Blu-ray playersSony Blu-ray players are rigorously tested to ensure their Wi-Fi signal strength is strong enough to work throughout your house. This Blu-ray player also loads your media fast, so you can start enjoying your movies within seconds. No more sitting through those heinous load screens!

    The black design goes with most media centers and TV sets, but the angular edges give it a cool look that makes this more than just a regular ol’ Blu-Ray player. Oh, and did we mention this player has an Energy Star 2.0 rating?

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Supports 2D to 3D conversion
  • Has support for 100+ streaming apps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Control and browse from mobile devices
  • Has built-in parental controls and child lock

  • Cons:
  • Could use a refresh
  • Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended
  • Browser may not support all websites
  • Some features won’t work offline
  • On-screen keyboard is tiresome
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    3. Samsung BD-H5100 Blu-Ray Disc Player

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    (Samsung)

    While this Samsung Blu-ray player may lack some of the bells and whistles that are found on other players on this list, this is a solid option for someone who just wants a solid player without a lot of added features. This bare bones Blu-ray player may lack some features, but it has some key benefits like fast load speeds and built-in apps. It’s a good player that has ample basic features.

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    As of this writing, Amazon has this Blu-ray player on sale for 35 percent off the retail price. You can click the link below to visit the product page on Amazon and learn more about this great Blu-ray player.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Less expensive than other players on this list
  • Released in 2014
  • Trusted brand
  • HD upconversion
  • Some movies start playing in as little as 0.5 seconds

  • Cons:
  • Lacks the visual panache of other players on our list
  • Few “bells and whistles”
  • Does not come with a HDMI cord
  • Factory reset sometimes required to deal with errors
  • May overlap with features on a set-top box you already own

  • 4. LG Electronics BP330 Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (2013 Model)

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    (LG)

    This Blu-ray player from LG is a good option for people who want a player that has some special features, but don’t want to pay for the whole host of Blu-ray player features. While you do get Wi-Fi here, you don’t get 3D conversion. There’s a somewhat limited array of “content partners” here, but it’s not a bad list: Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, CinemaNow, Pandora, Picasa, Accuweather and HuluPlus are all supported through this player. If you want a Blu-ray player than blends quality and reasonable price, this is it.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity
  • USB 2.0 lets you view photos or media from USB devices
  • Child lock built right in
  • Upscales your old DVDs
  • Great for streaming video

  • Cons:
  • Only has 1 HDMI out
  • Older model (new for 2014 model can be viewed here)
  • Player design is kinda boring compared to other options
  • No magic remote
  • No 3D conversion

  • 5. OPPO BDP-103 Universal Disc Player (SACD / DVD-Audio / 3D Blu-ray)

    best blu-ray players

    (Oppo)

    This Blu-ray player is packed with features. Because of that, it does command a premium price. That being said, for the serious movie and TV fan who doesn’t want to skimp on features or quality, this high-end Blu-ray player is worth every penny. It’s easy to set up, and offers great picture quality.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Blu-ray, DVD, SACD, DVD-Audio, CD, VCD, HDCD, AVCHD, MP4, AVI, and MKV support
  • 4K upconversion
  • 2D-to-3D Conversion
  • Available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S
  • Noise reducing

  • Cons:
  • Somewhat older model
  • Very heavy
  • Some users have reported dropped audio that lasts for a few seconds
  • Some users have reported select DVDs won’t play
  • Some users are unhappy with quality of tech support

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