Your guide to a better future
The inexpensive LG BP350 is capable of fine image quality, but its sluggish load times keep it from earning our recommendation.
The Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player offers a lot of features for little money but a lack of input responsiveness can spoil some of the fun.
Forget 4k for now. Buying a HD Blu-ray player still makes a lot of sense.
Late to the game, Sony's first 4K Blu-ray player, the UBP-X1000ES, will be a premium model with very limited distribution.
The new DMP-UB700 debuts in the UK for less than its predecessor, but it's still relatively expensive compared to the competition.
One of the four films to be streamed on Vudu in Dolby Vision's HDR format is Chris Hemsworth's "The Huntsman: Winter's War."
Panasonic has announced that the DMP-UB900 4K Blu-ray player, which features both disc playback and streaming, is coming in September 2016.
The $300 Xbox One S will be the cheapest 4k Blu-ray player when it's released in August, making it a potent weapon in the disc format's battle against 4K streaming video.
Samsung's player can handle Ultra HD Blu-rays, which spit out a whopping 4K resolution. But it's not cheap.
The Samsung UBD-K8500 is the world's first 4K Blu-ray player, delivering the best picture quality yet available for the home. But you'll need an expensive TV to appreciate its advantages -- and a whole new disc collection.