Blu-ray Player News (60 Posts)


Xbox One X to Arrive in November

Xbox One X to Arrive in November

Microsoft has announced that its newest gaming console, the Xbox One X, will be available in November for $499. Like the Xbox One S, the Xbox One X includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray player, but the new model is reportedly... Continue Reading

Blu-ray Player News

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.

Blu-ray players are constantly in a state of release and revision. To get the latest information, read the news in this section.

Blu-ray Player News Archives

Apr 22, 2017

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

As expected, OPPO Digital has followed up the release of its UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player with a step-up, audiophile-oriented... Continue Reading
OPPO Digital's Audiophile-Oriented UDP-205 UHD Player Is Now Available

Apr 01, 2017

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

It's no April Fool's Day joke, folks. Microsoft has finally decided to add Blu-ray bitstream pass-through to its Xbox One... Continue Reading
Microsoft Adds Blu-ray Bitstream Pass-through to Xbox One

Jan 15, 2017

Philips Introduces Dolby Vision Products

Philips introduced a variety of new TVs and Blu-ray players at CES 2017. Three series of 4K TVs--the 6000, 7000,... Continue Reading
Philips Introduces Dolby Vision Products

Jan 11, 2017

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

LG unveiled its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player at last week's Consumer Electronics Show. The new UP970 is compatible with... Continue Reading
LG Unveils Its First UHD Blu-ray Player, the UP970

Dec 30, 2016

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

In advance of next week's Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung has unveiled three new products: the H7 wireless speaker (shown here),... Continue Reading
Samsung Announces New Speaker, Soundbar, and UHD Blu-ray Player

Dec 13, 2016

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

OPPO Digital has announced that its UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player is now shipping and carries an MSRP of $549.... Continue Reading
OPPO Digital's UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray Player Is Now Shipping

Oct 24, 2016

How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

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. Continue Reading
How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

Oct 03, 2016

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

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

Sep 26, 2016

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

Oppo Digital did not plan to show off its new Ultra HD Blu-ray player at CEDIA Expo 2016. Company representatives... Continue Reading
Oppo Gives Official Description of UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Sep 15, 2016

Sony Announces Its First Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Sony has announced its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, due for release through custom installation channels next spring. The new... Continue Reading

Jul 25, 2016

Yamaha Introduces Two New Blu-ray Players

Yamaha has introduced two new Blu-ray players: the BD-S680 ($329.95) and the Aventage BD-A1060 ($549.95). Both products are Full HD,... Continue Reading
Yamaha Introduces Two New Blu-ray Players

May 18, 2016

Philips to Release BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Next Month

Philips has announced that its BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray player, first introduced at CES 2016, will ship in June and... Continue Reading
Philips to Release BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Next Month

May 06, 2016

Sony Debuts New Speakers, Receivers, Blu-ray Players, and More

Sony has introduced a full slate of new audio products, including a soundbar, two new wireless speakers, two new AV... Continue Reading
Sony Debuts New Speakers, Receivers, Blu-ray Players, and More

Aug 05, 2014

New Blu-ray Player From Pioneer

Pioneer has a new Blu-ray player on the market, the Elite BDP-80FD. It supports Wi-Fi, Miracast, SACD playback and iControlAV5... Continue Reading
New Blu-ray Player From Pioneer

Jul 10, 2014

New External BD Drive With 7.1 Audio

If you're like me you use a PC as the brains of your home theater system. And two things you... Continue Reading
New External BD Drive With 7.1 Audio

May 07, 2014

New 4K Laptop From Toshiba

Toshiba has a new 4K resolution laptop ready for purchase April 22nd. It brings the stunning clarity of 4K from... Continue Reading
New 4K Laptop From Toshiba

Jan 19, 2014

Sharp Releases the Universal Player and Wireless Bridge

The new Sharp Universal player can take just about any type of disc you throw at it: SACD and CDs,... Continue Reading
Sharp Releases the Universal Player and Wireless Bridge

Nov 04, 2013

Is Your AV Gear Set Up to Deliver the Best Performance?

Getting the best performance from your system doesn't just mean buying the best products. It also means knowing how to set up those products. Adrienne Maxwell offers a few helpful tips. Continue Reading
Is Your AV Gear Set Up to Deliver the Best Performance?

Feb 28, 2013

Theta Ships Compli Blu 3D Universal Player

Theta Digital has recently begun shipping the company's newest disc transport, the Compli Blu 3D. The new player has an extensive list of playable formats, making sure that pretty much any disc you put in is going to play. Continue Reading
Theta Ships Compli Blu 3D Universal Player

Sep 07, 2012

Oppo Quietly Shows Two New Players: the BDP-103 and BDP-105

Oppo Digital has brought two new prototypes with them to the CEDIA Expo 2012. These prototypes are the new universal players for the company: the BDP-103 and BDP-105. And they are sure to please. Continue Reading
Oppo Quietly Shows Two New Players: the BDP-103 and BDP-105

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