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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 DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player £399 £299 at Sevenoaks (save £100) (opens in new tab)
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.

Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB £100 £70 at John Lewis (save £30) (opens in new tab)
Vibrant colours, oodles of detail and a great sound? Sign us up! This cheap Panasonic HD Blu-ray player is a bargain at less than £70 and rock bottom for a disc spinner.

LG UBK80 4K Blu-ray player £200 £150 at Amazon save £50) (opens in new tab)
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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 £140 at Amazon (save £40) (opens in new tab)
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 playback 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 £179 at Richer Sounds (save £40) (opens in new tab)
The performance is virtually identical to the five-star, 4K Panasonic player above but this one offers both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support.

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player £248 £200 at Currys (save £48) (opens in new tab)
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 £229 at Sevenoaks (save £20) (opens in new tab)
This Award winner boasts virtually identical features to the Award-winning UBP-X800 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 £399 £269 at Sevenoaks (save £130) (opens in new tab)
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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.

Dan is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and his job is with product reviews as well as news, feature and advice articles too. He works across both the hi-fi and AV parts of the site and magazine and has a particular interest in home cinema. Dan joined What Hi-Fi? in 2019 and has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech and Wareable as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.