With a growing body of 4K movies available on disc and prices falling fast, building a comprehensive home cinema library has never been more straightforward. 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.
Below you'll find both 4K Blu-ray players and Full HD BD players too from all the big manufacturers including Sony, LG, Panasonic and Pioneer. Prices range from under $100 all the way up to $1,000.
What justifies the difference? As ever, it's all about quality. Brilliant budget players do exist, but the higher up you go, the more you'll get in the way of video and, particularly, audio brilliance. Make sure you're shopping for a Blu-ray player that matches the rest of your set-up. If you have a high-end AV receiver and speaker package, then a top disc player will help get the most out of your movies.
One of the big features you need to be on the look-out for is HDR support. Not all of these players support both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. Even if your set-up doesn't involve both at the moment, it may be worth thinking ahead to your next upgrade.
This is the place to come for all to get the best deals. These are the cheapest Blu-ray player prices that we've found.
Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player
$118 $78 at B&H (save $40) This cheap as chips Blu-ray player might only be a Full HD model but it's also an excellent way to boost picture quality for a very small outlay.
Sony BDP-S6700 4K Blu-ray player
$178 $98 at Crutchfield (save $80) The BDP-S6700 is a fantastic five-star machine with a tempting price tag. The 4K upscaling performance is excellent even if it can't play 4K Blu-rays natively. Built-in Wi-Fi provides access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Spotify.
LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player
$300 $247 at Walmart (save $53) 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 with smart apps for on-demand streaming.
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