10 Best Blu-ray Players Reviews 2017

The music lovers always want something of quality when it comes to music. When you think of buying the best Blu – ray player, there are some things to consider. One of the prime factors to consider is whether to buy a standard BD player or to buy one that is capable of playing Ultra HD 4K discs. Even though the Ultra HD Blu-ray players have gained popularity in the market, there are also some native non-UHD Blu-ray players which still performs better and you can consider for purchase. This decision can be a cost-saving one that would make you acquire a quality product for less.

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Besides the cost-saving argument, there are other perfect reasons why one can opt for the standard Blu-ray discs at the expense of the Ultra HD Blu-ray ones. However, considering all factors, the following are the best Blu-ray players that can give you the value for your money.

10. Samsung BD-H8900

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Pros

  • Twin tuners
  • Concise user interface
  • Glow-in-the-dark remote
  • Two USB slots

Cons

  • Key apps are hidden
  • Slow user interface
  • Over complicated remote control system

Review

The BD-H8900 is a Blu-ray player that is capable of spinning 2D and 3D Blu-ray discs. Besides, it can also upscale the discs to Ultra HD 4K quality. It also has great networking features and digital playback that enable accessing and playing of a file from USB. Apart from the BBC iPlayer, this player can receive signals from all other terrestrial channels in the UK. However, the BD-H8900, just like Virgin’s Tivo box, lacks the processing power that is needed for a great product. Going by its design, this playback features an excellent media-friendly design that includes a low-point navigation and operation. Furthermore, its video handling is excellent so is the video quality.

9. Samsung BD-H6500

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Pros

  • Excellent picture quality
  • Slick operating system
  • Bountiful smart TV selection

Cons

  • Outdated remote control
  • 4K files not played
  • Poor app organization

Review

Samsung BD-H6500 is the latest of the Samsung’s finest. It has a great choice of apps and also a digital playback for the files. Furthermore, it has a dual core processor that enhances good value for both 2D and 3D Blu-ray. Its 4K upscaling is also great to consider even though it is not the best and trails behind Sony BDP-S6200. If the price is anything to go about, then this player is the affordable type owing to its low price. The dual core processing, screen mirroring, multimedia file streaming, wireless networking, 3D playback, and Wi-Fi Direct are some of the cutting-edge benefits associated with Samsung BD-H6500. Furthermore, its compact design with the touch sensitivity and curved corner makes it appear stylish. By simply switching on the Samsung BD-F6500 confronts your eyes with a popping home screen.

8. Samsung BD-F6500

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Pros

  • Excellent picture quality
  • Slick operating system
  • Bountiful smart TV selection

Cons

  • Build quality
  • Can’t tell which VoD service

Review

Samsung BD-F6500 was the Samsung’s flagship player in 2014 and still is among the top rated generally. It is one of the few decks with excellent user interface enhanced by the total delight. Besides, it has a brighter GUI that makes setting up and the multimedia playback absolutely doddle. It is also primed with the best selection of apps that can be found in the best Blu-ray players. The deck has setting menus, web browser and the icons for easy navigation and accessing of the apps. Contrary to other decks that do not offer easy navigation from menu to menu and inputting information, Samsung BD-F6500 is. What more? The online keyboard would detect and display what you intend to write whenever you start typing in the web search box.

If picture quality is what drives your taste, then you need to go for this player. Its picture output includes HDMI Deep Color, aspect ratio, DVD 24fps, and 3D settings. For audio, the output is mainly unencoded bitstream, PCM, DTS, and the Dolby Digital.

7. Sony BDP-S6200

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Pros

  • Quality 2D & 3D Blu-ray images
  • Amazon Instant & Netflix
  • Digital file support
  • Super Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Lacks apps
  • Miracast is limiting
  • Unimpressive 4k upscaling

Review

This device connects easily to the Super WiFi or wired LAN on the rear, HDMI, and coaxial digital out and a USB slot. Sony is known to have a wider-reaching side view for TV which displays the TVs schedules. The device has Sony’sGracenote system installed that enhances access to the synopsis, cast, and the crew information for movies and TV programs. Whether you use 2D or 3D Blu-ray discs, Sony BDP-S6200 gives you the best output. Furthermore, even the low-quality video files would appear vivid and clean. This is the best Blu-ray player if you need to upscale to the Ultra HD 4k. It gives the best quality for both 2D and 3D Blu-ray discs playback. Besides, it has an excellent digital file support.

6. Sony UHP-H1

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Pros

  • Impressive upscaled Blu-ray HD image quality
  • Audiophile-grade music playback from discs and files
  • Sumptuous build quality

Cons

  • Doesn’t support 4K UHD Blu-ray format
  • An HEVC decoder for 4K streaming

Review

Over the years, UHP-H1 is the most ambitious player from Sony. Why is the player popular? Its advanced image processing capability and compatibility with Hi-Res Audio are among the top reasons. Apart from the features, Sony is not specifically selling the UHP-H1 solely as a Blu-ray player but also as a premium video and audio player, especially in Japan. Most of its playback presets are accessible from the 5 menu options:  Theatre Room, Bright Room, Direct, Custom Modes, and Auto. The options permit the user to attain the best image quality by adjusting the following: Super Resolution, Texture Remaster, Contrast Remaster, Smoothing, color, brightness, contrast, and noise reduction.

Even though it does not feature a 4K UHD type, UHP-H1 can withstand a performance challenge from rival 4K Players. It is a fact that the player can perform even better than some of the 4K UHD types. Therefore, this is a player worth considering for purchase by anyone who has no much attraction to the 4K enabled players.

5. Sony BDP-S6700

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Pros    

  • Excellent Blu-ray images
  • Dual core processor
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Great user interface

Cons

  • 4K upscaling is overkill
  • Cumbersome Bluetooth

Review

Compared to the UHP-H1, the BDP-S6700 features a pretty basic build quality that encompasses sleek black and shiny appearance. The appearance is simply great, and the build is sturdy hence, you should never worry about it dropping. If you ever thought of sparkling images, then you need to consider purchasing this player. Even though it is not the category of the 4k’s, the quality that BDP-S6700 gives is almost matching the one for the 4ks. Most of the past users have attested the fact that this machine emits rich and bold colors from the Blu-ray with impressively high detail. Therefore, for BDP-S6700, apart from the quality of the images, it also gives the best quality from lesser sources of videos. It is, therefore, a machine worth purchasing.

4. Panasonic DMP-BDT460

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Pros

  • Two USB slots
  • 2D-3D conversion
  • Excellent 4k upscaling
  • Simple GUI

Cons

  • Lacks must-have apps
  • Poor remote

Review

Panasonic DMP-BDT460 is a powerful player that is upscaled to show on an Ultra HD TV. Besides, it also has other great features such as 2D to 3D conversion. The device can split the screen into five and has the setup at the center and are flanked by shortcuts to music, videos, photos, and networks. The system gives the best regarding clarity, natural color, excellent contrast, and cleanness. Its physical design is bigger and better alongside the decent user interface. Therefore, this is one of the best Blu-ray players that brings wholly convincing images with the best and smooth clarity.

3. Panasonic DMP-BDT360

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Pros

  • Two USB slots
  • 2D-3D conversion
  • Excellent 4k upscaling
  • Simple GUI

Cons

  • Lacks must-have apps
  • Poor remote

Review

DMP-BDT360’s respectable is among the best selections that are fitted with Viera Connect. By default, it plays Netflix, MySpace, Youtube, BBC iPlayer, Twitter, Auper Radio, among others. The apps are presented in a grid of 3 pages and are easily accessible and controlled via the remote controller. For owners of 3D TVs, the DMP-BDT360 is one of the best and the classic mid-range option to think of. Apart from the poor remote system, other features for this player are good and worth it. Indeed, it is an impressive and a simple-to-control machine for your home entertainment.

2. Cambridge Audio CXU

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Pros

  • Two USB slots
  • 2D-3D conversion
  • Excellent 4k upscaling
  • Simple GUI

Cons

  • Lacks must-have apps
  • Poor remote

Review

Compared to other players in this list, Cambridge Audio CXU is rather the most expensive of the best 10 Blu-ray players. Besides, it is the one with the smallest sets of features and also lack Netflix. However, the machine has a feature that is unique to itself. It can convert standard Blu-ray discs and DVDs to 4k to give an impressive and quality images. Furthermore, it also upscale audio from any range to 24 bit/192kHz. In regards to this, The Cambridge Audio XCU thus is a player specifically designed for a hi-end audiophile or home theater perfectionists.

1. Panasonic DMP-BDT160

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Pros

  • 3D playback
  • Netflix & BBC iPlayer app

Cons

  • No 4OD or Demand
  • Eight apps only

Review

The top Blu-ray deck in this list is the cheapest in the Panasonic’s price list 2017. However, this machine has all the features worth mentioning that puts it at the first rank. It has a simple but speedy interface and also allows for customization. It has direct links to music, photos, and videos. Accessing and using other media files such as USB stick or discs is a simple process with this player.  Furthermore, the use of the deck has proven to employ simplicity that involves simple navigation and direct instruction. For instance, the deck would direct you to hit the internet button on the remote so as to launch the apps. Therefore, purchase of this deck or any of the ones discussed above cannot lead to any regret.

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