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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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Yamaha BD-S673 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Yamaha BD-S673 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Alex Lezcano

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Yamaha's BD-S673 Blu-ray players carries a pretty hefty price tag for a Blu-ray player. Alex Lezcano spends some time with the Blu-ray player to see if the performance and features justify the price. Read More

 
Panasonic DMP-BDT230 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic DMP-BDT230 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell has a go with the Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Blu-ray player to see if the players lives up to what is expected of a modern Blu-ray player. Read on for her findings. Read More

 
Oppo BDP-105 Universal Blu-ray Disc Player

Oppo BDP-105 Universal Blu-ray Disc Player

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Oppo Digital has become the default recommendation when looking for a high fidelity source component. Myron Ho investigates one of the company's newer offerings in the BDP-105 universal Blu-ray player to see if that is still the case. Read More

 
Yamaha BD-S473 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Yamaha BD-S473 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Alex Lezcano

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Blu-ray players are everywhere. Every manufacturer has a slew of models to compete. Alex Lezcano takes a look at the Yamaha BD-S473 to see how it stacks up against the offerings of the market. Read More

 
Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray player comes packed with features, some of which, many consumers may not need. Adrienne Maxwell reviews the Blu-ray player to see how these features stack up in the real world. Read More

 
Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Blu-ray players have become more and more ubiquitous in consumer's homes, but the best ones still cost more. But that is not always the case, as Adrienne Maxwell reveals in this review of the Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player. Read More

 
Sharp BD-AMS20U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sharp BD-AMS20U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Sharp introduced two models of Blu-ray players last year. The top tier of the two was the BD-AMS20U, reviewed and put to the test here by HomeTheaterReview.com writer Adrienne Maxwell. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Read More

 
Oppo BDP-103 Universal Network, 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Oppo BDP-103 Universal Network, 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Oppo has been the default universal player for most home theater enthusiast. Now, they are looking to the future with the BDP-103 universal player, featuring UltraHD capabilities. Andrew Robinson puts it to the test. Read More

 
Samsung BD-E6500 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Samsung BD-E6500 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Samsung BD-E6500 is a modern Blu-ray player, so it has all the features you would expect: 3D capability, built-in WiFi, streaming capabilities, etc. However, Adrienne Maxwell found that this Blu-ray player definitely has something unique to offer. Read More