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Best Blu-ray player deals 2022: Panasonic, LG, Sony and more

With an expanding body of 4K films available on disc and prices falling fast, curating a comprehensive home cinema library has never been easier. Whether you're looking to get started or hunting for an upgrade,  there's never been a better time to pick up a new Blu-ray player. The very best picture and audio experience for movies still come from a disc and these nifty machines deliver class-leading surround sound and top-quality 4K HDR images.

If you've got yourself a shiny new 4K TV, then it deserves an equally capable Blu-ray player for the ultimate quality.

On a tight budget? Even a good 1080p Blu-ray player will offer a significant HD jump over DVD players but 4K is the way to go if possible. Keep your eyes open for a player that delivers both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision or at least whichever of the current dynamic HDR standards that your TV supports.

Here's a handpicked selection of today's best Blu-ray player deals, including discounts on some of our favourite models. There are some serious bargains below...

Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB £100

Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB £100 £79 at Amazon (save £21) Vibrant colours, oodles of detail and a great sound? Sign us up! This cheap Panasonic Blu-ray player is a bargain at less than £70 and the best Blu-ray player under £100 if that's as far as your budget stretches.

LG UBK80 4K Blu-ray player £200

LG UBK80 4K Blu-ray player £200 £129 at Hughes (save £71) Not one we've tested but a deal hard to ignore with a 4K Blu-ray player down nearly to half-price. There's HDR10 support (no Dolby Vision), 4K upscaling, HDMIs and a USB input round the front. Sounds decent.

Panasonic DP-UB150EB-K 4K BD Player £180

Panasonic DP-UB150EB-K 4K BD Player £180 £144 at Amazon (save £40) A budget 4K disc spinner with HDR10+ format support is hard to find - but clearly not impossible! This Pana player is one of the most affordable ways to play back your 4K Blu-rays with the comfort of knowing that you're doing so in very decent quality.

Panasonic DP-UB450EB 4K BD Player £219

Panasonic DP-UB450EB 4K BD Player £219 £199 at Currys (save £30) Terrific deal on this HDR10+ and Dolby Vision-supporting BD player. It's virtually identical to the Panasonic above in terms of performance but the addition of the HDR coverage and twin HDMI ports make it the one to buy at this price.

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player £248

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player £248 £179 at Currys
This player does it all when it comes to discs, playing 4K Blu-rays and supporting many flavours of HDR, including Dolby Vision. Twin HDMI outputs allow you to split picture and sound. It also comes equipped with smart apps built-in for catch-up and on-demand streaming.

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player £249

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player £249 £199 at Sevenoaks (save £50) This Award-winner boasts virtually identical features to the Award-winning UBP-X800 below but supports Dolby Vision HDR. It’ll take quite some rival to knock this superb 4K player off its five-star perch.

Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray player  £400

Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray player £400 £279 at Sevenoaks (save £121) This Sony 4K Blu-ray player supports stunning Atmos and DTS:X sound, plus HDR images with BT.2020 colour. High resolution music is also supported, plus you can stream wireless music to your Bluetooth headphones for private listening. Winner.

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player £399

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player £399 £299 at Sevenoaks (save £100) Panasonic's top of the range 2018 player has got everything you need. HDR-wise you're covered with Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG. It's also a great choice for those with some serious surround sound as it supports 7.1-channel audio.

Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.