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Blu-ray players are the king of the hill these days when it comes to home theater components that spin silver discs. Today's Blu-ray players come with Wi-Fi connectivity, frequent firmware updates, streaming capabilities, BD-Live, 3D playback, HDMI 1.4 connections, RS-232 control and so much more. To keep up on the latest news about the top performing Blu-ray players from the likes of Oppo, Sony, Samsung, Vizio, Yamaha, Denon, NAD, Cambridge Audio, Onkyo and so many other brands - be sure to bookmark this HomeTheaterReview.com page.

OPPO Digital's Audiophile-Oriented UDP-205 UHD Player Is Now Available

OPPO Digital's Audiophile-Oriented UDP-205 UHD Player Is Now Available

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

As expected, OPPO Digital has followed up the release of its UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player with a step-up, audiophile-oriented version. The new $1,299 UDP-205 has the same universal disc playback and video functionality as the lower-priced model, but it... Read More

 
Microsoft Adds Blu-ray Bitstream Pass-through to Xbox One

Microsoft Adds Blu-ray Bitstream Pass-through to Xbox One

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

It's no April Fool's Day joke, folks. Microsoft has finally decided to add Blu-ray bitstream pass-through to its Xbox One and One S gaming consoles, which allows users to pass higher-resolution soundtracks--including Dolby Atmos--through to their AV processors for decoding.... Read More

 
Philips Introduces Dolby Vision Products

Philips Introduces Dolby Vision Products

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Philips introduced a variety of new TVs and Blu-ray players at CES 2017. Three series of 4K TVs--the 6000, 7000, and 8000 Series--will support Dolby Vision HDR technology, and some will also feature Chromecast for media streaming. Screen sizes will... Read More

 
LG Unveils Its First UHD Blu-ray Player, the UP970

LG Unveils Its First UHD Blu-ray Player, the UP970

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LG unveiled its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player at last week's Consumer Electronics Show. The new UP970 is compatible with the HDR10 High Dynamic Range format out of the box and will be firmware-upgradeble to add Dolby Vision in the... Read More

 
Samsung Announces New Speaker, Soundbar, and UHD Blu-ray Player

Samsung Announces New Speaker, Soundbar, and UHD Blu-ray Player

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

In advance of next week's Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung has unveiled three new products: the H7 wireless speaker (shown here), MS750 soundbar, and M9500 UHD Blu-ray player. Specific details, including pricing and availability, will likely come at or after CES.... Read More

 
OPPO Digital's UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray Player Is Now Shipping

OPPO Digital's UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray Player Is Now Shipping

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OPPO Digital has announced that its UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player is now shipping and carries an MSRP of $549. The UDP-203 is a universal disc player that also supports the Blu-ray 3D, SACD, and DVD-Audio disc formats, as well... Read More

 
How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

When it comes to the launch of the Ultra HD Blu-ray format, Jerry Del Colliano is not impressed with how the studios and manufacturers have handled things. Read More

 
How to Gauge UHD Blu-ray's Success So Far

How to Gauge UHD Blu-ray's Success So Far

By Jeff Berman

 

Is it too soon to gauge the success of Ultra HD Blu-ray? Jeff Berman discusses how the early players and discs are selling, as well as the challenges that still remain. Read More

 
Oppo Gives Official Description of UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Oppo Gives Official Description of UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

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Oppo Digital did not plan to show off its new Ultra HD Blu-ray player at CEDIA Expo 2016. Company representatives brought a couple prototypes to the show merely to test them with UHD projectors. But then people caught sight of... Read More

 

Sony Announces Its First Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

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Sony has announced its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, due for release through custom installation channels next spring. The new UBP-X1000ES is actually a universal disc player that, in addition to UHD Blu-ray playback, supports SACD, DVD-Audio, CD, and Blu-ray... Read More