If you want to watch your favourite movies in Full HD, and with top-notch surround sound, then Blu-ray is the way to go. With budget players now available for well under £100 – and often given away free or at a discount as part of a bundle with new TVs – it's time to upgrade your old DVD player.
As well as giiving you superb picture quality at Full HD 1080p resolution, many Blu-ray discs also include Dolby Digital TrueHD or DTS HD Master Audio soundtracks as well. So not only will the film look great on your HD telly, it will also sound great if you have a proper surround sound system capable of handing the newer Dolby/DTS formats.
And if your existing TV lacks smart functionality and catch-up services such as BBC iPlayer, many Blu-ray models now have those built-in.
Best buy up to £150, Awards 2014.Changing your movie-playing source can be a simple, relatively inexpensive upgrade and, with the Sony BDP-S5200, you really can’t go wrong for the money.