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Add an LG Blu-ray player to your home theater for $50

Save 29% on this budget player that includes Netflix, YouTube and a selection of streaming audio services.

Dave Johnson
2 min read

For a lot of people, Blu-ray's day has come and gone. It's not hard to see why -- streaming services have made the concept of inserting a plastic disc in a machine to watch Birds of Prey seem as archaic as my old 400-disc audio CD carousel (and if you're too young to remember such things, yes, they were real and I owned one). But there's value in having a Blu-ray player attached to your home theater. After all, the only way you can see supplemental material for your favorite movies is by buying the Blu-ray version. If you're looking for a really cheap way to add a Blu-Ray player, check out the LG BP175, which you can get for $50 from now through April 13.

The BP175 regularly costs $70, which means you're saving 29% on this model, which LG describes as a "Blu-ray player with streaming services." It doesn't have a wealth of streaming channels, but if you don't already have a Roku player or smart TV, the BP175 gives you the absolute essentials. The player can connect to Netflix , Vudu, Amazon Prime , Hulu and YouTube , along with Pandora and Spotify for music.

Don't look for 4K support for $50, though. The player pushes 1080p resolution to your TV, and upscales DVDs as well. It includes an Ethernet port (which you'll need to connect for streaming), one HDMI output and a remote control. 

What do you think -- is it worth having a Blu-ray player at all anymore? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments. 

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