13 Best Blu-ray Players & Recorders

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Blu-ray Players & Recorders in 2020


Sony BDPS6700 4K Upscaling 3D Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player (Black)

Sony BDPS6700 4K Upscaling 3D Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player (Black)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Inputs/Outputs: 1 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Coaxial, 1 Ethernet. Features built in wifi 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz with mimo
  • Smart Functionality: With built-in Wi-Fi you can wirelessly access popular streaming apps and services including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video & more.
  • 4K Upscaling: Get the most out of your 4K Ultra HD TV by upscaling the quality of your Blu-ray movies to near 4K quality. 4K Ultra HD discs are not supported. The upscaling chip also improves the quality of online content, and upconverts DVD's to near HD quality for an improved viewing experience
  • Sound: Experience HD sound with Dolby and dts-Master Audio. Enjoy multi-room streaming capabilities with the SongPal Link Apps, and connect via bluetooth to enjoy wireless listening.
  • Screen Mirroring: View your Android mobile devices' content on your TV with Miracast screen mirroring technology.
  • Front USB Port: Enjoy your videos, photos and digital music with USB connectivity.
  • DLNA Home sharing : DLNA allows you to share multimedia content across all supported devices in your home

Sony BDPS3700 Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (Black)

Sony BDPS3700 Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (Black)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Stream from 300+ apps and entertainment services, Enjoy fast, stable Wi-Fi even when streaming in HD, PlayStation Now : Stream and enjoy PlayStation 3 games instantly
  • View smartphone content on your TV with Mira cast screen mirroring technology, Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc playback & DVD upscaling, Improved boot-up and loading times with super Quick Start
  • Easy access to apps and functions with a new and customizable User Interface, Control your device & browse content from a mobile device with TV Side View, Enjoy music, photos and video via front USB slot
  • Experience HD sound with Dolby TrueHD and dots-Master Audio, Energy Star 3.0 compliant. Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is an industry-wide standard for sharing data over a home network. Network-Wi-Fi Built in(2.4 GHz/MIMO)
  • In the box: Remote Control (RMT-VB201U), Batteries (AAA x 2)

Sony BDPS3700 Streaming WiFi Blu Ray Player (Certified Refurbished)

Sony BDPS3700 Streaming WiFi Blu Ray Player (Certified Refurbished)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • Stream from 300+ apps and entertainment services, Enjoy fast, stable Wi-Fi even when streaming in HD, PlayStation Now : Stream and enjoy PlayStation 3 games instantly
  • Interface (Input and Output Terminals) : HDMI Output 1 (Rear), Coaxial Digital Audio Output 1 (Rear), USB Input 1 (Front), Ethernet Connection 1 (Rear)
  • View smartphone content on your TV with Mira cast screen mirroring technology, Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc playback & DVD upscaling, Improved boot-up and loading times with super Quick Start
  • Easy access to apps and functions with a new and customizable User Interface, Control your device & browse content from a mobile device with TV Side View, Enjoy music, photos and video via front USB slot

Samsung Blu-ray DVD Disc Player With Built-in Wi-Fi 1080p & Full HD Upconversion, Plays Blu-ray Discs, DVDs & CDs, Plus 6Ft High Speed HDMI Cable, Black Finish

Samsung Blu-ray DVD Disc Player With Built-in Wi-Fi 1080p & Full HD Upconversion, Plays Blu-ray Discs, DVDs & CDs, Plus 6Ft High Speed HDMI Cable, Black Finish
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Play Blu-ray Discs, DVDs & CDs
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for Internet Connectivity - With built-in Wi-Fi, no additional cables or wires are needed to connect to your wireless home network
  • HDMI Connection - The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a digital connection that can transmit HD video and audio over a single cable. Use it to optimize the image quality when you connect your TV to high definition sources such as HD cable TV, satellite receiver, or Blu-ray player. It also features CEC capability, so you can use a remote
  • AllShare Play Content Sharing - Samsung AllShare enables you to wirelessly access and then stream content from any compatible device, such as a PC or mobile device. Share movies, photos, and music all through a single device
  • BD Wise Technology - Get vivid replay of Blu-ray discs with other Samsung BD Wise products when using an HDMI connection. Samsung BD Wise optimizes picture quality settings when paired with a Samsung TV

LG BP255 Multi System All Zone Region Free Blu Ray DVD Player + 6FT HDMI cable & M-System Plug adapter bundle Package

LG BP255 Multi System All Zone Region Free Blu Ray DVD Player + 6FT HDMI cable & M-System Plug adapter bundle Package
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • The BP550 3D plays your Blu-ray movies and up scales your DVD movies to 1080p ensuring they look gorgeous.
  • USB 2.0 lets you view photos, watch videos and listen to music from USB storage devices
  • WI-FI and LAN - WIRED connection for easy access to your home's network - simply connect the LAN cable and you are ready
  • Stream from: Stream from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Pandora, Youtube, MLB.tv, Spotify, Rhapsody, vTuner, AP, & Viewster
  • System: NTSC/PAL DVD Region 012345678 BD Zone Blu-ray: A/B/C - World Wide Voltage 100-240V 50/60Hz Auto Switching

Samsung UBD-M8500/ZA 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player

Samsung UBD-M8500/ZA 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Play 4K Ultra HD movies at 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD, letting you watch your favorite scenes with a level of detail and clarity like never before.1
  • HDR allows for a greater range of color contrast and brightness, enhancing details. The player recognizes HDR content and automatically optimizes settings.2
  • Rating voltage is AC110-120V ~50/60Hz with a operating voltage of 22W and stand-by power consumption of 0.3W
  • Sync and stream all your favorite TV shows, games, apps, and more with built-in wireless.3

Sony BDPS1700 WIRED Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player (2016 Model)

Sony BDPS1700 WIRED Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player (2016 Model)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Stream from 300+ apps and entertainment services, PlayStation Now : Stream and enjoy PlayStation 3 games instantly, Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc playback & DVD upscaling
  • Easy access to apps and functions with a new customizable user-friendly interface, Improved boot-up and loading times with super quick start, Enjoy music, photos and video via front USB slot
  • Experience HD sound with Dolby TrueHD and dots-Master Audio, Energy Star 3.0 compliant
  • In the box: Remote Control (RMT-VB201U), Batteries (AAA x 2)

LG BP175 Region Free Blu-ray Player, Multi Region 110-240 Volts, 6FT HDMI Cable & Dynastar Plug Adapter Bundle Package

LG BP175 Region Free Blu-ray Player, Multi Region 110-240 Volts, 6FT HDMI Cable & Dynastar Plug Adapter Bundle Package
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Region Free version - no restrictions: plays Blu-ray Region a, Region B, & Region C & plays standard DVDs from any regions 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Blu-ray & DVD playback - make the most of your HDTV. Blu-ray Disc playback delivers exceptional Full HD 1080p video performance Along with stunning high-definition sound. Lag Blu-ray players Also play DVDs, so there is no need to replace your old DVD collection. Not only that, DVD up-scaling delivers exceptional image quality with 1080p up scaling via HDMI
  • Hemi output: cable included - remote included - supports full HD resolution 1080p HD quality digital sound & up converts standard DVDs to 1080p
  • 110-240 Volts player Supports PAL and NTSC/ plays Blu-ray, DVD, CDs plus has USB input to play all your content. USB playback, external HDD playback, 1080p upscaling
  • Model LG Bp175 Region Free version- play any region DVD & any region Blu-ray excellent for those who don't need streaming Wi-Fi smart; or those who have a smart TV already and just need a DVD/ Blu-ray player.7

Samsung Blu-ray DVD Disc Player With Built-in Wi-Fi 1080p & Full HD Upconversion, Plays Blu-ray Discs, DVDs & CDs, Plus CubeCable 6Ft High Speed HDMI Cable, Black Finish

Samsung Blu-ray DVD Disc Player With Built-in Wi-Fi 1080p & Full HD Upconversion, Plays Blu-ray Discs, DVDs & CDs, Plus CubeCable 6Ft High Speed HDMI Cable, Black Finish
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Full HD 1080p Playback via HDMI - This Blu-ray player supports full HD 1080p Blu-ray disc playback from its HDMI output
  • Built-In Wi-Fi - With built-in Wi-Fi, you can access all your Smart Blu-ray features and apps wirelessly. Sync and stream content to other devices as well, such as PCs, smartphones, tablets and cameras using Samsung AllShare content sharing technology
  • DVD Upscaling to Near HD Quality - With HD Upconversion, non-HD video is automatically enhanced to bring it to near-HD quality. You can watch your favorite DVD movies with greater detail and clarity
  • HDMI - Connect your TV and audio systems for high quality audio and an enhanced entertainment experience when watching your favorite movies, shows and sports
  • Front Panel USB Port - Connect your TV and audio systems for high quality audio and an enhanced entertainment experience when watching your favorite movies, shows and sports

Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Play 4K Ultra HD movies
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) support
  • Stream in 4K HDR and play almost any disc or file format
  • Hear every detail with Hi-Res Audio. Separate video and audio HDMI outputs
  • Experience Dolby Atmos and DTS: X object-based surround
  • In the box: Instruction Manual (Full manual / Web manual, English), Remote Control (RMT-VB310U), Batteries (Type AAA x 2), Customer Registration Card, Warranty Card (1 year)

MthsTec USB 3.0 External Blu-Ray Player and DVD Burner Combo Drive

MthsTec USB 3.0 External Blu-Ray Player and DVD Burner Combo Drive
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Samsung BD-J7500 3D Smart Blu-Ray Disc Player with HDMI Cable + Remote + FiberTique Cleaning Cloth

Samsung BD-J7500 3D Smart Blu-Ray Disc Player with HDMI Cable + Remote + FiberTique Cleaning Cloth
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Full HD 1080p playback via HDMI.
  • 4K UHD Resolution Upscaling allows lower-resolution content to conform to near UHD.
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio provide an advanced sound experience with enhanced bass response, clear dialog, and consistent volume levels.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet for streaming movies, TV shows, music, apps and more.
  • USB 2.0 port to connect and share stored files via USB or an external hard drive directly to the blu-ray player.

Samsung J5100RF Multi System Region Free Blu-Ray Disc DVD Player

Samsung J5100RF Multi System Region Free Blu-Ray Disc DVD Player
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Access streaming content with the Samsung BD-J5100RF Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player.
  • The front-mounted USB 2.0 port allows you to connect devices such as thumb drives for easy playback of multimedia files.
  • NTSC to PAL DVD AND BD Conversion Works on all TVs with HDMI connection
  • BD: A/B/C - DVD: 012345678 PAL/NTSC

Review: Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc Player

First impressions of the first Blu-ray player.

In the rush to have latest next-generation DVD, early adopters currently have few product choices. Toshiba and others have been rolling out HD DVD players, but Blu-ray disc has been lagging behind in getting players to market.

The first Blu-ray player being sold in the U. S. is Samsung's BD-P1000 Blu-ray disc player. What follows is a first impression of the BD-P1000 after spending a week with the player and three Blu-ray movie titles.

Samsung's BD-P1000 is a stylish player with clean lines and minimalist design, but is about one-third larger than current DVD players (it has to be bigger, since there is essentially a computer inside.) The remote is also intuitively designed, with buttons and functions clearly defined.

Here is a list of features supplied by Samsung:



Blu-ray playback at content native HD resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p

DVD up-conversion to output resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p

BD-RE,BD-R,BD-ROM,DVD ROM,DVD RAM, DVD-R-RW+R+RW, CD ROM, CD-R-RW playback compatible

MPEG2, VC-1, H.264, HD JPEG decoding

Dolby Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS®, MP3 audio decoding

HDMI Component Video, S-Video and Composite video inputs

Universal Remote Control

Getting Started

Hooking the player to your HDTV should be a cinch, but here is where I encountered the first problem. A single HDMI connection is all that should be required to send audio and video to the HDTV, but I would soon learn it wasn't going to be that easy.

Upon turning on the player for the first time, you are walked through a few settings to get your viewing preferences, such as menu language and audio configuration. All of the menus were intuitive and set-up was a breeze. I then put in the Terminator 2 (T-2) Blu-ray disc and waited about 20-30 seconds for the movie to start. I assume these loading times will improve with the next generation of players. When a menu finally appeared, the first thing I noticed was that the colors were all wrong.

After about ten minutes of fussing with settings on the player and the monitor, I tried disconnecting the HDMI cable and connecting the player via the supplied component cables. That fixed the problem. My HDTV monitor is not compatible with the HDMI output of the Blu-ray player. I still don't know the root cause of that problem, but I imagine a lot of early adopters will encounter similar problems with older HDTV monitors.

Once I got the connections sorted out, the image quality was stunning. The T-2 menu comes up immediately providing more options for audio, subtitles and chapter selection. If you don't do anything, the movie starts itself in fifteen seconds. The menus work differently in that you don't have to stop the movie to access them. Activate a menu, and it will pop up while the movie is playing, making scene selection and on-the-fly subtitle and audio settings much less intrusive.

The image quality on the T-2 Blu-ray Disc was impressive. I was able to see details in the film I had never seen before. The colors were rendered well, and the image was crisp and clear. It is very easy to see the actual film grain in the image, and the image was so clear that the special effects in the very beginning of the film were maybe a little too clear, exposing the seams between live action and the special effects. It was not so noticeable as to be distracting but you could still tell where the effects were added, because they do look a bit cleaner than the live action. I imagine this will be a problem for older films that will need to be addressed in future releases.

Another feature of this player is the ability to play your standard DVDs and boost the resolution to the maximum allowed by the player, a process called up-conversion. For this test, I used the standard T-2 DVD. The image was not as clear as the HD version, but still impressive an a high-definition resolution with a little softness around the edges. Colors were also reproduced well during up-conversion.

Audio

The 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX audio was equally clear. There was no DTS audio available on this disc. It was hard to tell the difference between standard DVD surround-sound on the system I was using, but the audio signal was virtually noiseless and had clear channel separation on my Denon Dolby 5.1 surround system.

Conclusion

On a scale of 1-10, I'd give this player a 6. I have no real basis for comparison since I have not tested other players, but given the fact that the HDMI connection didn't work, I couldn't give it a high score. It is a first generation player and as such, we can expect things to get better in future players. As it is, I'm returning the player to the retailer at which I purchased it because of the HDMI problem.


Should you run out and buy one? At $1000 a player, my advice is no. In fact, until the there is some conclusion in the format battle between HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, I wouldn't recommend anybody buy either format. If you must have one, at least wait until 2020 before buying, when a new generation of players become available.

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