With excellent budget Blu-ray players now available for well under £100 and 4K Blu-ray players finally arriving on the market, it's time to upgrade your old DVD player...

As well as giving you superb picture quality at Full HD 1080p resolution, Blu-ray discs also include Dolby Digital TrueHD or DTS HD Master Audio soundtracks, with next-gen object-based Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats also available on certain titles. So not only will the film look great, it will also sound great if you're running a compatible home cinema system.

If you want to go one step further, you can buy a 4K Blu-ray player. They're capable of all the above but also boast the ability to play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. This format boasts double the resolution of a standard Blu-ray, not to mention High Dynamic Range (HDR), perfect if you have a compatible 4K TV.

So here's our pick of the best Blu-ray players and what we think is the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player currently out there.

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Best Blu-ray player under £100
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Tested at £75 / Best price £45 at eBay

This Sony Blu-ray player is a remarkable performer, and at this price it's a positive steal.

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Best Blu-ray player under £200
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Tested at £220 / Best price £155 at Amazon

Sony's budget decks have been showered with Awards and five-star ratings over the past few years, and the BDP-S7200 is the latest of a long line to pick up an Award, winning our Best Buy Blu-ray Player £150-£300 accolade in 2015.

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Best Blu-ray player under £500
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Tested at £400 / Best price £399 at Sevenoaks

The title Blu-ray player doesn't quite do it justice. This Sony is a great all-in-one disc spinner, and more.

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Best Ultra HD Blu-ray player
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Tested at £600 / Best price £599 at Sevenoaks

If you own a 4K TV and want to experience the future of home cinema, then you need to audition Panasonic's 4K Blu-ray player. Play an Ultra HD disc and you'll be blown away by a magnificent picture with startling clarity and gorgeous colours.

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