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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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Panasonic DMP-BDT210 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic DMP-BDT210 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The mid-level entry into Panasonic's 2011 line of Blu-ray players in the DMP-BDT210 Blu-ray player, which sports many features, including a new feature that Panasonic is introducing to the company's Blu-ray players. Read More

 
Samsung BD-D7500 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Samsung BD-D7500 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Samsung BD-7500 Blu-ray player has been designed to provide user with all the latest features, which includes 3D, even going so far as to offer 2D to 3D conversion, as well as many other features. Read More

 
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic DMP-BDT110 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the Panasonic DMP-BDT110 Blu-ray player, which is a 3D-capable Blu-ray player designed to be Panasonic's entry model for the company's 2011 line of products. Read More

 
Samsung BD-D5300 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Samsung BD-D5300 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Part of the give and take with electronics and economy is the sacrificing of features for a lower price. In the case of the Samsung BD-D5300 Blu-ray player, this give and take may be a bit of a struggle. Read More

 
OPPO Digital BDP-95 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

OPPO Digital BDP-95 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

OPPO Digital continues to prove why they deserve the accolades heaped upon them. That said, the OPPO Digital BDP-95 universal disc player is not without its problems, which reviewer Brian Kahn discovered during his evaluation. Read More

 
OPPO Digital BDP-93 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

OPPO Digital BDP-93 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

OPPO has long been a staple of the home theater enthusiast, specifically the BDP-83. Now, OPPO releases the BDP-93 Blu-ray player. How does it improve upon the BDP-83? Adrienne Maxwell finds out. Read More

 
Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Sony's BDP-S380 Blu-ray player comes packed with loads and loads of apps, as well as its own control app for iPhones, iPods, and other devices. Reviewer Adrienne Maxwell takes a closer look in this review Read More

 
Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Sony continues to release Blu-ray players that are packed with features, and the BDP-S580 Blu-ray player is no exception. HTR Reviewer Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the BDP-S580 to see how it measures up against its contemporaries. Read More

 
Marantz UD7006 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Marantz UD7006 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the UD7006 from Marantz, a Blu-ray player that will not only handle 3D movies but also any SACD disc you pop in. But what else does the UD7006 offer? Quite a lot, actually. Read More

 
Yamaha BD-A1000 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Yamaha BD-A1000 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Yamaha BD-A1000 Blu-ray player happens to be Yamaha's first entry into the 3D Blu-ray market. It comes packed with features like apps and, notably, universal player capabilities. Adrienne Maxwell takes a closer look Read More