Blu-ray Player Reviews (120 Reviews)


LG UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

LG UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews the UP970, LG's first entry in the Ultra HD Blu-ray category. The UP970 is the first sub-$300 player scheduled to support Dolby Vision HDR, but it lacks other features found in similarly priced players. Continue Reading

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
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Blu-ray Player Reviews Archives

Jun 05, 2017

OPPO Digital UDP-205 Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews OPPO Digital's audiophile-oriented UDP-205, a UHD universal disc player with high-quality DAC/preamp/headphone amplifier functionality. Continue Reading
OPPO Digital UDP-205 Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Player Reviewed

May 22, 2017

Sony UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Sony UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jan 02, 2017

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

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. Continue Reading
OPPO Digital UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sep 05, 2016

Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

May 23, 2016

Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dec 23, 2015

Samsung BD-J5900 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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... Continue Reading
Samsung BD-J5900 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Oct 07, 2015

LG BP550 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
LG BP550 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jun 10, 2015

Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Jan 29, 2014

Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Edition Universal Disc Player Reviewed

"Where do we go from here?" That's the question Oppo Digital had to ask itself after putting out the highly... Continue Reading
Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Edition Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Dec 02, 2013

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

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. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Oct 14, 2013

Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD Universal Disc Player

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. Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD Universal Disc Player

Jul 24, 2013

Yamaha BD-S673 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Yamaha BD-S673 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jul 17, 2013

Panasonic DMP-BDT230 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Panasonic DMP-BDT230 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Jul 08, 2013

Oppo BDP-105 Universal Blu-ray Disc Player

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. Continue Reading
Oppo BDP-105 Universal Blu-ray Disc Player

Jun 26, 2013

Yamaha BD-S473 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Yamaha BD-S473 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

May 01, 2013

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 21, 2013

Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 20, 2013

Sharp BD-AMS20U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Sharp BD-AMS20U Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dec 03, 2012

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

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. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Nov 19, 2012

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

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

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