Blu-ray Players:

Best Blu-ray players of 2014

Updated

Blu-ray players might seem like yesterday's tech for gadget hounds, but they're still a bedrock of any modern home theater. Not only will a modern Blu-ray player handle all your disc-based media (Blu-ray, DVDs, CDs), they're also very capable streaming-media players, with support for apps like Netflix, Spotify and Pandora. Here you'll find a list of our favorite 2014 Blu-ray players, with a heavy emphasis on value. Don't get bogged down worrying too much about image quality, as all players are pretty much the same. Instead, pick a player that's easy-to-use and has features and streaming services you want. And if you're even a casual gamer, the PS3 Slim remains the best overall home theater value on the market.

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (250GB) Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle

The latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the PlayStation 3 gaming console.

4 stars Excellent

Samsung BD-H6500

The Samsung BD-H6500 is simply the quickest Blu-ray player we've seen, delivering lightning-fast access to your movies on disc and streaming services like Netflix.

Price: £99.99 - £126.74 Check prices

4 stars Excellent Fastest Blu-ray player we've ever seen

Sony BDP-S5100

The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.

3.5 stars Very good
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