Although DVD has given way to Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and internet streaming, if you have an HDTV or even a 4K Ultra HDTV, and don’t want to spend the money for a Blu-ray or Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player, an upscaling DVD player can still make your DVDs look their best. Here are some great DVD players with 1080p upscaling to consider. NOTE: Since about 2013, most manufacturers are no longer making new DVD player models, but have continued the same models for two or more years, without any changes.
Sony BDPS6700 4K Upscaling 3D Streaming
Play PlayStation 3 games without a console and watch Blu-ray and HD content through the Sony BDP-S6700 4K-Upscaling Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi. This Blu-ray player features PlayStation Now, which will allow you to stream and play PlayStation 3 games with your DUALSHOCK 4 controller, without a console.
The BDP-S6700 also supports… full HD 1080p Blu-ray disc playback from its HDMI output and upscales standard DVDs to near-4K quality. Converting 2D videos to 3D and lower resolutions to near-4K is just another way that it will enhance your home theater experience.
It provides access to over 300 streaming services that can allow you to play movies, TV shows, music, and more with a valid subscription and broadband connection. For the tech-savvy, the free Sony SideView app will allow you to control the Blu-ray player from portable devices such as a smartphone or tablet, one at a time.
Samsung BD-J5900 Upgraded Wi-Fi Multi Region Zone
Enjoy wireless content sharing and streaming with the Samsung BD-J5900 Wi-Fi and 3D Blu-ray Disc Player. This Blu-ray player has an HDMI port for outputting 2D and 3D video to an external display, and it can also upscale lower-resolution content to conform to 1080p displays. Integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows you to access free and subscription-based streaming content such as YouTube and Netflix.
The BD-J5900’s HDMI output also supports… high-resolution audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for a dynamic multi-channel surround sound experience. The front-mounted USB 2.0 port allows you to connect devices such as thumb drives for easy playback of multimedia files. There’s also a digital coaxial audio connection to output audio to an external sound system.
The BD-J5900 can play 3D movies when used with 3D content, 3D glasses, and a 3D television (all sold separately). Screen mirroring technology allows you to wirelessly share content with compatible smartphones and tablets. The Opera TV apps interface allows you to access a variety of Internet based content. It lacks the bells and whistles of the flagship BD-J7500 but isn’t completely devoid of features, offering built-in Wi-Fi, internet apps and DLNA streaming.
Sony UBP-X800 UBP-X80 Streaming 4K Ultra HD
Enjoy 4K multimedia playback and near-4K upscaling of older sources on your compatible display with the Sony UBP-X800 HDR UHD Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player. It supports high-resolution audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD plus the object-based audio formats Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The UBP-X800 features two HDMI outputs and a digital coaxial output for versatile connectivity options. Like going from HD video to 4K, High-Resolution Audio tracks are higher quality than MP3s and CDs.
This Blu-ray player has Wi-Fi… and an Ethernet port built-in to allow you to stream multimedia content from your home network. The front USB port also provides for the playback of your digitally stored media. You can connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones for private listening, or Bluetooth speakers to move your audio out of the main listening area. f you have Super Audio CDs in your collection, the UBP-X800 will play them.
Combined with the clarity of 4K, HDR allows for a greater range of color contrast and brightness, enhancing details from the original film format. HDR signals contain up to 100x the brightness of a standard (SDR) signal, increasing peak brightness while retaining deep and detailed blacks. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is designed to show everything in finer detail than Full HD.
Samsung BD-J7500 3D Smart Blu-Ray Disc Player
View your Blu-ray discs in near-4K resolution on your compatible 4K TV with the Samsung BD-J7500 Smart 3D Blu-ray Player. In addition to upscaling to near-4K, it will also play back 3D Blu-ray discs and 1080p via HDMI. The HDMI output also supports high-resolution audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Bitstream, and more. The player is compatible with BD Profile 5.0.
The BD-J7500 has Wi-Fi… and an Ethernet port built in for app access. Additional wireless connectivity includes SHAPE and DLNA. Its wired connections include HDMI output, an optical audio output, 7.1 analog audio out, and a USB 2.0 port. It includes a remote control. Watch your favorite videos and films in 4K UHD with the Samsung Smart Blu-ray player on a compatible 4K TV.
4K UHD upscaling can provide up to four times the resolution of Full HD, resulting in a crisp picture. Smart Hub provides a single location for all of your favorite smart content, giving you easy and instant access to apps, photos, videos, web browsers, and more. SHAPE Multiroom Link allows you to wirelessly connect to a SHAPE-compatible speaker or set of speakers. With built-in Wi-Fi, no additional cables or wires are needed to connect to your wireless home network.
Panasonic 4K Ultra HD (DMP-UB200)
View 4K and 3D content on your compatible display with the Panasonic DMP-UB200 UHD Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player. It will play your 3D and 4K Blu-ray discs and upconvert your non-UHD media to near-4K resolution via HDMI.
With its built-in Wi-Fi and… Ethernet connectivity, the DMP-UB200 gives you access to a variety of Internet multimedia content and streaming services like Netflix, YouTube, and others (with valid subscriptions). The rear USB 3.0 port allows you to connect peripherals such as thumb drives and HDDs for easy playback of a variety of file types.
Additionally, the player can stream video content from your smart device to your display with DLNA. A USB port on the front allows for mobile device charging. The DMP-UB200 is compatible with numerous file and audio formats, such as AVCHD, MP3, FLAC, and more. It supports high-resolution audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for a dynamic surround sound experience.
Samsung BD-J6300 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
Enjoy wireless content sharing and streaming with the Samsung BD-J6300 Near-4 Upscaling Wi-Fi and 3D Blu-ray Disc Player. This Blu-ray player has an HDMI port for outputting 2D and 3D video to an external display and it can also upscale lower-resolution content to near-4K quality.
Integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity… allows you to access free and subscription-based streaming content such as YouTube and Netflix.
The BD-J6300’s HDMI output also supports high-resolution audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD for a dynamic multi-channel surround sound experience. The front-mounted USB 2.0 port allows you to connect devices such as thumb drives for easy playback of multimedia files. There’s also an optical audio connection to output audio to an external sound system.
2019 LG UP870 4K 3D Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Enjoy UHD Blu-ray discs on your compatible display with the LG UP870 UHD and 3D Blu-ray Disc Player. It is HDR10-compatible for enhanced color quality when used with other compatible equipment. In addition to playing back UHD discs, it will upscale non-UHD content to near-4K quality. The UP870 supports high-resolution audio formats such as DTS-HD Master Audio for a dynamic multi-channel surround sound experience, plus Dolby Atmos for object-based audio.
The USB port allows you to connect… external HDDs for playback of multimedia files. There’s also a digital optical audio output for feeding multi-channel sound to audio systems without HDMI. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc provides the ultimate in audio/video quality with a stunning 4K picture and state-of-the-art audio and no internet connection required. Content created for High Dynamic Range, or HDR, can display an even more breathtaking picture with bolder contrast and more vibrant colors.
This LG device is HDR compatible with HDR10. Have a library of Blu-ray discs and DVDs? The UP870 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player supports both of these popular legacy standards, so old favorites and new discoveries won’t be left behind. The USB port here allows you to quickly, easily connect a digital storage device and share all your digital media.