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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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Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD Blu-ray Universal Player Reviewed

Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD Blu-ray Universal Player Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

While Oppo's players are the talk of the town when it comes to universal players, Andrew Robinson believes that the Cambridge Audio Azur 751 BD Blu-ray player more than gives Oppo a run for its money. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's 2011 Best Of Awards

Home Theater Review's 2011 Best Of Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

For a third time, the editorial staff of Home Theater Review have examined the year's offerings in AV gear and decided what they deem to be the best in every category. Find out who is the best of the best. Read More

 
Pioneer BDP-140 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Pioneer BDP-140 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Pioneer has introduced a new entry level 3D-capable Blu-ray player with the BDP-140. The BDP-140 also supports the company's new Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link technologies. Read More

 
Yamaha Aventage BD-A1010 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Yamaha Aventage BD-A1010 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Yamaha offers competition in the universal player market by adding the BD-A1010 3D Blu-ray player to the company's offerings. But how does the Yamaha BD-A1010 stack up against its competition? Adrienne Maxwell investigates. Read More

 
LG BD670 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

LG BD670 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the LG BD670 Blu-ray player and its features and capabilities to see how the player measures up against other modern players available at a similar price. Read More

 
Sharp BD-HP75U 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sharp BD-HP75U 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

While the Sharp BD-HP75U Blu-ray player supports features like 3D playback, Adrienne Maxwell points out that this Blu-ray player lacks typical features of Blu-ray players at its pricepoint. Read More

 
Sharp BD-HP25U 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sharp BD-HP25U 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the BD-HP25U 3D-capable Blu-ray player from Sharp, which has an impressive feature set, even if it is missing a few features, and an impressive price. Read More

 
Toshiba BDX5200 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Toshiba BDX5200 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Toshiba has offered a compelling model with the 3D-capable BDX5200 Blu-ray player, which has features lacked by many Blu-ray players that exist at the same price point. However, there are still areas in with the BDX5200 is lacking. Read More

 
Toshiba BDX2150 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Toshiba BDX2150 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Toshiba has offered a very value oriented player in the company's BDX2150 Blu-ray player. Yet, the player does support a pretty impressive amount of features given its very small price tag. Read More

 
Onkyo BD-SP309 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Onkyo BD-SP309 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Onkyo has released the company's first 3D-capable Blu-ray player with the BD-SP309 Blu-ray player. On top of that, Onkyo has made the BD-SP309 the most affordable Blu-ray player in their current line up. Read More