Here you'll find a list of our favorite Blu-ray players, with a heavy emphasize on value.
The Oppo BDP-103 Darbee Edition is about as good as it gets with disc playback and supports this with unusual "Darbee" picture enhancements and strong network media support.
Typical price: $899.00
The Onkyo BD-SP809 is a premium Blu-ray player with solid build and good performance but a fairly limited new media feature set.
Typical price: $799.00
The Yamaha BD-S473 is a low- to mid-priced player that is great for playing discs but not so good when it comes to the smart features.
Typical price: $249.00
The Pioneer BDP-160 is a low cost, high performance player with excellent network media streaming support and convenient WiFi connectivity.
Typical price: $199.00
The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.
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While there were questions around device compatibility when FreeviewPlus launched in Australia, Panasonic has pushed out compatibility for the HbbTV 1.5 standard to more products in its range.
The Samsung BD-H6500 is simply the quickest Blu-ray player we've seen which means the speediest access to your movies and Netflix.
Those who want movies with the very highest quality will be keen on 4K Blu-ray's better resolution, color, and dynamic range. Yet millions seem happy with streaming video, despite its shortcomings.
Paramount Pictures' "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will be first the official Blu-ray encoded with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack when it is released later this month.
The latest update to the PS4 also improves the sound quality at 1.5x playback for both Blu-rays and DVDs.