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Blu-ray Player Reviews

Blu-ray is an optical disc format that offers a significant upgrade over DVD in terms of picture quality, and the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format further improves the video experience, with higher resolution, better color, and support for High Dynamic Range. Blu-ray and Ultra HD discs also deliver a better audio experience, supporting high-resolution audio via DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD soundtracks, as well as the new Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D audio soundtracks. Buying a Blu-ray player can be complicated, but we are going to simplify things for you so that you can find the right player for your system at the right price. Here are some resources that you might find helpful if you are doing research on what player to buy next:

16 Terms That You Should Know Before You Buy A Blu-ray Player
Five Tips to Successfully Set Up Your Blu-ray Player
Blu-ray Player Education and Information
Blu-ray Disc Association Completes Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification and Releases New Logo
The Color's the Thing That Will Make 4K So Amazing
What You Need to Know About HDMI 2.0
What Quantum Dots Mean to Your Next UHD TV
High Hopes for High Dynamic Range Video
Dolby Vision vs. HDR10: What You Need to Know
Want to read the latest Blu-ray disc reviews? Check out HomeTheaterEquipment.com’s Blu-ray software forum here

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Sony UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell reviews Sony's UBP-X800, a universal Ultra HD Blu-ray player that supports SACD/DVD-Audio playback, offers Bluetooth audio output, and features streaming services like Netflix, VUDU, and Amazon Video. Read More

 
OPPO Digital UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

OPPO Digital UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell explores the brand new UDP-203 player from Oppo Digital, which combines Ultra HD Blu-ray playback, hi-res audio support, and HDMI switching into one well-built box. Read More

 
Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell reviews the BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray player from Philips. How does it compare to its limited competition in the Ultra HD Blu-ray market? Read on to find out. Read More

 
Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Samsung's UBD-K8500 is the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player to hit the market. Adrienne Maxwell puts the player through its paces to see how it performs. Read More

 
Samsung BD-J5900 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Samsung BD-J5900 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Samsung's 2015 Blu-ray lineup includes four models: the BD-J5100, BD-J5700, BD-J5900, and BD-J7500. All four players include access to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, VUDU, YouTube, and Pandora, as well as the Opera TV service that includes a lot... Read More

 
LG BP550 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

LG BP550 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell checks out LG's BP550, a 3D-capable Blu-ray player with built-in Wi-Fi, Music Flow support, and smart apps like Netflix, VUDU, and more. Read More

 
Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Following up on his review of the Arcam AVR750 AV receiver, Dennis Burger now explores the company's UDP411 universal disc player, which (like the receiver) has an audiophile emphasis and a unique sound. Read More

 
Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Edition Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Edition Universal Disc Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

"Where do we go from here?" That's the question Oppo Digital had to ask itself after putting out the highly regarded BDP-103 and BDP-105 universal disc players in 2012. The design team felt that it done all it could do... Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

It's that time of year again. The HomeTheaterReview.com staff has discussed all the products reviewed over the year and decided which ones rated the best. Check out our list of the best of 2013. Read More

 
Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD Universal Disc Player

Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD Universal Disc Player

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Cambridge Audio's Azur 752 BD universal disc player put Dennis Burger in a quandary. During the course of his review, Burger found the objective and subjective measures of the Azur 752 BD coming into conflict. Read More