There are some good reasons to watch movies on the humble Blu-ray player – evenAge. A hardware player provides the best image and Available, thanks to the increased storage capacity of Blu-ray Discs. There are two types of discs available: And . Getting a 4K player allows you to play both types of games and access formats such as , , And HDR10. Streaming issues like bandwidth cap, dropout or buffering are nonexistent. But if you want to by any means, most Blu-ray players can also stream (Some even in 4K), while they will all play your DVDs and , Too.
Current gaming consoles such asAnd this Can play both Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray apart . And if you don’t have a 4K TV, and only a regular Blu-ray library, you can save money by purchasing a 1080p-only player like the Sony BDP-3700.
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The Sony UBP-X700 is on the cutting edge of 4K Blu-ray technology, thanks to its Dolby Vision compatibility. Throw in a bunch of streaming services and Sony rewards you with a solid performance at a reasonable price. Read our Sony UBP-X700 review.
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If you want to spend the bare minimum on a Blu-ray player, then the Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player should be your choice. It offers a lot of features for a little money, but as it is only 1080p you will miss the advanced features like 4K and Dolby Vision. Read our Sony BDP-S3700 review.
You will have a hard time getting your hands on the Xbox Series X until after the holiday due to unquenchable demand, but keep checking back on the rest update. It is the only current Xbox model that accepts optical discs. It can play DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray in addition to Xbox game discs. It can also be used with the standard IR remote, unlike the PS5. (The cheaper Xbox Series S does not have a disc slot.) Read our Xbox Series X review.
The high-end PS5 ($ 499 model) includes an optical drive that accepts DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray in addition to PS4 and PS5 game discs. The cheaper PS5 Digital Edition does not have a disc slot. Both models are being sold at various retailers, but keep checking back for restock updates. Read our PS5 review.