The Philips HTB3525B packs Blu-ray, Smart TV, and Bluetooth into an affordable sound bar, making it a great choice if you're looking for an all-in-one system.
The Panasonic DMP-BDT230 is a mostly solid Blu-ray player, except it serves up obnoxious ads in its onscreen interface.
The PS4 won't play DVDs and Blu-rays out of the box. You'll need to install a 300MB software update first.
The latest update to the PS4 also improves the sound quality at 1.5x playback for both Blu-rays and DVDs.
The Sony BDP-S3200 will play your Blu-rays just fine but it doesn't do enough to embrace streaming media like its competitors.
Buying physical copies of movies seems to make little sense these days, even if they provide digital versions with the purchase, given the frustration involved.
This latest batch of releases is loaded with gems.
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The LG BP530 has built-in Wi-Fi and a good selection of apps, but there are just enough quirks to keep it from being a top Blu-ray player pick.