The two major High Definition disc formats are the HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Blu-ray was introduced in 2006 with the intention to replace the DVD standard all over the world. But HD-DVD was discontinued on February 19, 2008, and Blu-ray taking the lead for HD playback. However, DVDs are still in use.

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Let’s see which the top 5 best Blu-ray players are.

  1. LG UBK80 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray Player with HDR Compatibility (2018)

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This 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player has very audio/video quality with a stunning 4K picture and state-of-the-art audio. Blu-ray & DVD backward compatibility supports both the old favourites and new discoveries.

Moreover, the player supports high-resolution audio, delivers a Dolby Atmos experience, DTS-HD Master audio, and FLAC file formats. The player’s wide body design – the 17-inch width matches the standard for home theatre components.

Rating-4.3(out of 5), Price- $126.99

2.    Sony BDP-S6700 4K Upscaling 3D Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player

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You get Blu-ray Disc Player, Remote Control, and High-speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet, 5 PC Cleaning kit, Xtreme Ear Buds, and 1-year warranty. There is a built-in Wi-Fi so that you can wirelessly access popular streaming apps and over 300 services including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, etc.

Get the most by up scaling the quality of the Blu-ray movies to near 4K quality. The quality of online content is also improved and up converts DVDs to near HD quality with an improved viewing experience. HD sound with Dolby and DTS-Master Audio, multi-room streaming capabilities with the SongPal Link Apps. Connect via Bluetooth to enjoy wireless listening.

The inputs/outputs ports are as follows: 1 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Coaxial, and 1 Ethernet — Front USB Port. Enjoy videos, photos and digital music with USB connectivity and Screen Mirroring: can view the Android mobile devices’ content on TV with Miracast screen mirroring technology.

Rating-4.3, Price- $144.95

3.    Sanyo 4K Ultra HD Blu Ray Player

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This Blu-ray player comes with Dolby Audio, DTS 2.0Connectivity, HDMI-out, USB, and Ethernet. It plays 4K UHD BD, BD video, BD-R/red 2.0, DVD Video, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/DVD-RW, CD-DA, CD-R/RW. The Dimensions are (W x H x D):  10.3 x 2.0 x 8.2 in; Weight: 2.9 lbs. Supported file formats are JPEG, PNG, gif still pictures, WAV, FLAC, Vorbis, AIFF, monkeys.

Extra audio accessories are remote control, quick start guide etc.

Rating-4.2, Price- $111.99

4.    Samsung UBD-M9500/ZA 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player

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It plays 4K Ultra HD movies at 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD. HDR allows a greater range of color contrast and brightness. The player recognizes HDR content and optimizes settings automatically. Turns TV into the home entertainment hub giving access to your favourite apps, content, and sports with Samsung Smart Hub. Operating Power Consumption (Main): 22W, Standby Power Consumption (Main): 0.3W.

Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC). Supports Dolby Atmos and DTS: X audio formats Bitstream output. Play streaming music with your existing audio system. Connect the Blu-ray player to the audio player and you can wirelessly stream your favourite music to the speakers.

Rating-4.2, Price-$419.99

5.    LG Region Free Blu Ray Player

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This Region free version plays Blu-ray region a, region b, & region c & standard DVDs from any regions 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 without any restrictions. It delivers exceptional Full HD 1080p video performance along with the stunning hi-definition sound. LG Blu-ray players also play DVDs and DVD up-scaling delivers exceptional image quality with 1080p up scaling via HDMI.

The package includes cable and remote. Supports full HD Resolution 1080p HD quality digital sound & up converts standard DVDs to 1080p. 110-240 volts player supports Pal and NTSC / Plays Blu-rays, DVD, CDs plus has USB input to play all your content. USB Playback, External HDD Playback, 1080p up scaling.

Model LG BP165 Region free version plays any region DVD and any region Blu-ray is guaranteed. Very useful for those who don’t need streaming Wi-Fi Smart, or those who have a Smart TV already and just need a DVD / Blu-ray player.

Rating- 4.3, Price- $159.00

Blu-ray is a disc-based video format that is suitable for viewing on HDTVs and can also be used with 4K Ultra HD TVs as well and the newer Ultra HD Blu-ray format meets those needs even better. Article contributed by Hari babu from TechAriz!

Tom Parillo

Tom Parillo

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