Best Blu-ray player deals 2023: Panasonic, LG, Sony and more

There's never been a better time to start curating a comprehensive home cinema blu-ray library. With an ever-increasing body of 4K films available on disc, prices falling fast and growing numbers of customers abandoning streaming subscriptions, whether you're looking to get started or hunting for an upgrade, this is the opportune moment to invest in 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 £80 at Amazon (save £20)
Vibrant colours, oodles of detail and a great sound? Sign us up! This cheap Panasonic HD Blu-ray player is a bargain.

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

Panasonic DP-UB150EB-K 4K BD Player £180 £149 at Amazon (save £31)
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 DMRPWT550EB Smart 3-D 4K Blu-ray Player and Freeview Recorder £

Panasonic DMRPWT550EB Smart 3-D 4K Blu-ray Player and Freeview Recorder £329 £259 at Richer Sounds (save £70)
This Blu-ray player offers a versatile feature set including 4K upscaling and 2D to 3D conversion, adding extra dimensionality if your TV or projector allows.  

Panasonic DP-UB450EB 4K BD player £199

Panasonic DP-UB450EB 4K BD player £199 £179 at Amazon (save £20)
The performance is virtually identical to the five-star, 4K Panasonic player above but this one offers both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support.

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player £269

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player £269 £229 at Sevenoaks (save £40)
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 £349

Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray player £349 £299 at (save £50)
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 Sung

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.