DVD players are a commonplace item in homes in the digital age. Although many people watch their DVDs via their game consoles or stream videos to their laptops or smart TVs, DVD players remain a steadfast part of the home entertainment setup. When choosing this lineup, we decided to stick to standard DVD players and exclude portable models, DVD player software and game consoles. We included Blu-ray players that also play DVDs, but not those that record from your TV.
Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Sony may have given UHD Blu-ray short shrift with the PS4 Pro, but it now offers two dedicated 4K Blu-ray players: the custom-install centric UBP-X1000ES and this mainstream torch bearer, the UBP-X800. Sony is one of the biggest names in home theater.
The UBP-X800 isn’t just a UHD disc spinner, it’s a heavily specified media machine. In addition to playing Blu-ray, DVD and CD, it’s also compatible with Super Audio CDs and DVD-A discs, and plays nice with a barrel of High-Res Audio codecs. But even if you’ve got the best home theater on the market, you’ll still need to use the latest and greatest video format if you want to make the most of it.
It’s arguably the best specified Blu-ray player in its class, which is especially impressive considering its rather modest price tag, although we would have liked to see Dolby Vision support for the complete package.
Samsung UBD-M9500/ZA 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player
Samsung’s flagship UHD Blu-ray player offers the absolute best in picture quality and more ways to enjoy your content. With high dynamic range (HDR) content, scenes burst with vivid color, stunning contrast and deep detail. And with an expanded color spectrum, you’ll experience your favorites in a whole new way. With smart connectivity, content streaming to mobile devices, and Bluetooth wireless streaming, the UBD-M9500 is a true entertainment hub.
The Ultra HD Blu-ray Player offers twice the color range of existing conventional Blu-ray players and 64 times higher color expression, surpassing the digital cinema standard. Enjoy realistic picture quality like never before. Player to any of the mobile devices on your Wi-Fi network, so you can watch a blu-ray on your mobile while watching content from another source on your TV.
Access your favorite apps, content, and sports with Samsung SmartHub®.1 Simple UI gives you quick access to key menu features without having to go back to the home screen while playing a disc2. Get a private cinematic experience without disturbing your family. Just put on your Bluetooth headphones and immerse yourself into your entertainment. Experience professional studio quality sound at home.
2018 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.
Sony BDP-S3700 Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player
lay PlayStation 3 games without a console and watch Blu-ray and HD content through the Sony BDP-S3700 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-S3700 also supports full HD 1080p Blu-ray disc playback from its HDMI output and upscales standard DVDs to near-1080p quality.
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. If you’re looking to have your Android device shown on the big screen, on-board Miracast support will allow you to do so.
Additionally, the BDP-S3700 is compatible with many file and audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for a dynamic surround sound experience. The USB port supports peripherals such as thumb drives for easy playback of a variety of file types. Access over 300 streaming services and enjoy endless entertainment including movies, TV shows, music, and more from your favorite apps.
2017 LG 4K Ultra HD 3D Blu-ray Player
Enjoy your favorite movies with this LG Blu-ray player. It works with 4K televisions and monitors and includes Ultra HD Premium technology for crisp, sharp images, and it supports Dolby Atmos for producing room-filling surround sound. 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.
Play 4K Ultra HD movies at 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD, letting you watch your favorite scenes with a level of detail and clarity like never before. For high-definition movie playback with resolution up to 5 times greater than DVD. Watch films in stunning high-definition just like you do on the big screen. Delivers greatly enhanced video performance of standard DVDs by upconverting their video resolution to HDTV-compliant up to 4K via the HDMI interface.
So you can experience full 3D content when you pair this Blu-ray player with a 3D HDTV. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a Blu-ray experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound. 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.
Yamaha BD-S681 Blu-ray Disc Player
Yamaha enthusiasts and audiophiles rejoice! Yamaha introduced its new high performance Blu-ray players this month with their BD-S681 and AVENTAGE BD-A1060. Both models are built with the goal of reproducing sound, music and video with the quality for which Yamaha is known.
The Yamaha BD-S681 and AVENTAGE BD-A1060 seamlessly and effortlessly deliver the highest quality playback of multiple audio and video formats and provide 4K video upscaling with the precision and reliability our customers expect.
If your smartphone or tablet is Miracast compatible, you can mirror your smartphone to your DVD player to easily show your videos and photos from your device on your TV. To improve CD music playback, a CD Mode has been added on both models.
OPPO UDP-205 Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Disc Player
OPPO UDP-205 is equipped with two ESS Technology ES9038PRO 32-bit HyperStream DACs for both stereo and 7.1 channel analog audio. As the flagship of the ESS SABRE PRO series, the ES9038PRO sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with its best in class 140 dB of dynamic range. If you’re looking for a svelte, low-profile player, look elsewhere. The UDP-205 is a hefty, double-height piece of A/V equipment (it’s 16.8 inches wide, 12.2-inches deep, and 4.8-inches high).
Factoring the unit’s hefty 22-pound weight into the buying equation, you have a bargain in terms of price per pound. The UDP-205 features a high-stability, high-precision HDMI clock and a special HDMI audio jitter reduction circuit. This unique design significantly reduces jitter and eliminates timing errors, allowing you to enjoy your music with increased accuracy when you use the audio-only HDMI output port for connecting the audio signal.
An asynchronous USB DAC input supports sample rates up to 768 kHz PCM and DSD 512. For additional convenience and flexibility, the UDP-205 can convert digital signals from cable and satellite boxes, televisions, video game consoles and other digital transports with coaxial and optical digital outputs to analog.
Samsung UBD-M8500/ZA 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player
Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content. HDR technology expands the contrast and color range of the existing pixels on your TV to reveal a better, brighter, more colorful image. The picture quality is noticeably more natural. Enjoy the incredibly life-like images with true 4K UHD playback. Plus, with the UHD Upscaling feature, all your lower definition content will automatically refine to near UHD quality.
Enjoy realistic picture quality like never before. The Ultra HD Blu-ray Player offers twice the color range of existing conventional Blu-ray players and 64 times higher color expression, surpassing the digital cinema standard. For high-definition movie playback with resolution up to 5 times greater than DVD. Watch films in stunning high-definition just like you do on the big screen. Delivers greatly enhanced video performance of standard DVDs by upconverting their video resolution to HDTV-compliant 1080p via the HDMI interface.
Enables easy content streaming. For wired connection to streaming content and firmware updates (Ethernet cable not included). Include BD-ROM discs; backward compatible with DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, Audio CD and CD-R/RW formats for a variety of media choices. For next-generation Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD high-resolution surround, plus lossless Dolby TrueHD (2-channel). High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a Blu-ray experience with a 4K or full 1080p picture and digital surround sound. HDMI cable is not included.