Best products in the Blu-ray + DVD Player category

Here's a ranking of the best products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've also added some key information about the products.

1. Sony UBP-X800M2

Experience movies and series as if you were right in the middle of the action: 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays are even finer in detail than ever before and give you the feeling of seeing real life. An HDR10 signal is up to 100 times brighter than standard signals (SDR). This increases maximum brightness, but keeps blacks rich and detailed for a whole new viewing experience. Bring scenes to life with fascinating highlights, richer blacks and vibrant colours. Dolby Vision is an HDR solution that delivers an immersive cinema experience within your four walls. Images with Standard Dynamic Range and High Dynamic Range are combined into a single video signal that is played back as SDR on SDR or HDR on HLG-HDR screens. By supporting the new BT.2020 colour space, you benefit from a much wider colour spectrum than conventional TV signals offer. With this comprehensive color space, content providers can create even richer and more realistic colors. Experience 4K HDR movies and additional shading and detail even on TVs that don't offer HDR. HDR-SDR conversion intelligently scales the extremely wide brightness range of HDR to an SDR image. At the same time, the exceptional picture quality is maintained even on conventional SDR televisions. Hear how lightning strikes, sirens howl, and the loud honking of cars around you with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the leading audio codecs of cinemas. The playback performance of the UBP-X800M2 exceeds the quality of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs many times over. You can watch, hear or stream almost anything. This includes most HD videos and high-resolution audio formats as well as the most popular streaming services. 

2. Sony BDP-S3700

The Wi-Fi optimized BDP-S3700 Blu-ray Disc player seamlessly plays online content and media in Full HD so you can easily browse and stream content. Use screen mirroring to display mobile content on your TV and learn more about your shows with the TV SideView app. You can also use the app to control the player from your mobile device.

Enhance your TV experience with our versatile and powerful Triluminos Colour range. Available exclusively from Sony and optimised for use in Triluminos TVs, this technology ensures that hard-to-reproduce shades of red, aqua blue and emerald green are displayed beautifully and landscapes or sea shots appear more vivid.

3. Sony DVP-SR760H

The ideal choice for those with a large DVD collection or movies stored on a PC or Memory Stick. This player uses intelligent upscaling technology to optimize standard definition movie content for an even better movie experience. The result is a clearer and more brilliant picture and sound quality. See classics in a completely different light or modern blockbusters in even sharper pictures and with even more passion. This system brings standard resolution DVDs closer to 1080p Full High Definition. So you can look forward to a truly captivating experience. Get lost in your movie and music collection and look forward to old classics with surround sound and on the big screen thanks to the USB connection. Connect your notebook or transfer content to a Memory Stick for quick access to your movie collection. Avoid cable clutter and focus on high-quality picture and sound quality with just one cable via HDMI connection. Due to its compact size and clear lines, this player is also suitable for the smallest rooms. 

4. Sony DVP-SR370

There can also be great things in small things. Use this DVD player to play back a variety of formats, including movies stored on your PC or Memory Stick. By connecting to your HiFi system, you can add a soundtrack to images and play music CDs in excellent quality. Thanks to its compact size, this DVD player is ideal for the kitchen or bedroom. It plays movies, music and photos in a variety of formats, including content stored on a memory stick or notebook, via USB. Get lost in your movie and music collection and look forward to old classics with surround sound and on the big screen thanks to the USB connection. Connect your notebook or transfer content to a memory stick for quick access to your movie collection. 

5. Panasonic DP-UB424

Ultra HD Blu-ray is the latest generation Blu-ray Disc standard and has a maximum 4K UHD video resolution of 3.840 x 2.160 pixels). Multi-HDR support is a matter of course for the Panasonic DP-UB424, because HDR (High Dynamic Range), HDR10 and even dynamic metadata are converted with HDR10+. A particularly realistic image reproduction with high frame rates up to 60p and an extended colour space. The 4K Ultra-HD Blu-RayPlayer Panasonic DP-UB424 is of course backwards compatible, so that you can also play the conventional formats (Blu-Ray, DVD. etc.).

The DPUB424 supports true 4K image resolution and HDR to HDR10+ (High Dynamic Range) as well as the extended colour space (BT.2020 colour scale) with a luminance of 1,000 to 10,000 nits. This produces an unprecedented image quality. To further perfect the image result, Panasonic has equipped the UB424 with a 4K high-precision Chroma HCX processor, whose brightness and color gradation processes have been fine-tuned by the Panasonic Hollywood laboratory. This means that the vast amounts of data on the 4K Ultra HD BluRay Disc can be played back on your TV with every nuance and detail, just as the makers of a movie intended.

With the Panasonic DP-UB424 you can share content such as photos, videos and music with other devices connected to your own network, so that everyone in the family can decide for themselves which content they want to watch or listen to - no matter when and where.
Optics and haptics

The noble, mirrored front panel of the Panasonic DP-UB424 looks cool and this gives the device a chic, discreet and unique appearance, which is supported by the very high-quality matrix display.

6. Panasonic DP-UB154

Panasonic's Ultra HD Blue-ray players support various HDR formats, such as HDR10, which is the standard HDR format for movies, and UHD Blue-ray Discs. They now also support HDR playback of dynamic HDR10+TM metadata, the next-generation standard. And they are compatible with Hybrid Log Gamma. The synergy effect achieved with the high-quality, original Panasonic image technologies enables even more precise image output. Ultra HD, the next generation of the Blue-ray Disc standard, is supported. Panasonic's advanced technology enables more natural surfaces with an impressive 4K resolution. Lively colours and a high contrast create a more lifelike ambience for your home cinema experience than you have ever experienced before. On your Ultra HD TV, enjoy memories of great holidays or valuable pictures of family and friends taken with a camera or camcorder. You can output 4K videos in MP4, JPEG files in 4K resolution to relive those beautiful moments. This model is designed for high-definition audio playback. In addition to the conventional formats WAV, FLAC, MP3, AAC, WMA, AIFF, DSD (11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz) and ALAC music files can also be played. Simply connect to your home audio system and you can play your music sources in studio quality. 

7. Sony BDP-S1700

Triluminos brings colors to life. Realistic colors and shades: Triluminos Colour uses a wider visible color spectrum to more faithfully reproduce hues and textures. Hard-to-reproduce vibrant reds, aqua blues, and emerald greens are beautifully displayed, making landscapes and ocean shots appear more vivid. Faces look better, too, thanks to more faithfully reproduced skin tones.

Graphical user interface for fast and intuitive operation. The graphical user interface makes finding apps and features quick and easy. Navigate your screen with easy-to-use panels. Content is divided into available apps on one side and your favorite apps on the other. Everything is neatly arranged so you can access it quickly.

8. Sony BDP-S6700

Experience advanced picture enhancement technology and wireless streaming with the BDP-S6700, expand your entertainment horizons with wireless headphones, soundbars, wireless speakers and more from Sony. Thanks to Multi-Room you have WLAN reception everywhere in your home. 

9. Panasonic DMR-BCT760AG

The Blu-ray recorder for the HD age. Make yourself independent of broadcast times. This all-rounder for cable reception saves your favourite programmes on the integrated 500 GB hard disk, plays them back and archives them - even burned onto Blu-ray Disc. Thanks to the integrated twin tuner, you can fully exploit the potential of HD television and record two programmes at the same time or use a video-on-demand service (e.g. Netflix) while a recording is in progress.Twin HD tunerWith its two tuners, the Blu-ray recorder can record two different programmes at the same time. So you won't miss a thing, even if two programmes overlap. 

10. Sony UBP-X700

Advanced surround sound, 4K detail, and vibrant High Dynamic Range images offer a visual experience never before possible, for the ultimate immersion. Experience movies with four times the resolution of conventional Blu-ray (Full HD), with new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and 4K streaming services. Support for the new BT.2020 colour spaces means access to a much wider range of colours than conventional TV signals offer. This ultra-wide colour space means content creators can deliver much more saturated and realistic colour from deep aquatic blues to natural greens and vibrant reds. The UBP-X700 features advanced upscaling of everything you watch to 4K resolution. Every object is sharpened and enhanced, in real time, so you can enjoy detailed images – perfect for the latest high resolution TVs. Watch 4K HDR films, even on non-HDR TVs, and enjoy additional shadow and highlight detail. Our HDR-SDR conversion intelligently scales HDR’s ultra-wide brightness range into an SDR image, maintaining outstanding picture quality even with conventional SDR TVs. Connect your AV technology to the UBP-X700 with ethernet, HDMI and Coaxial SPDIF. With an intuitive menu and interface, apps and features are organized simply and intelligently, so you can always find what you're looking for. Use your tablet or smartphone (Android or iOS) to control your Blu-ray Disc player, and learn more about what you’re watching, with the Video & TV SideView app. Get the best seat in the house with this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. Lose yourself in cinema, and TV shows in High Dynamic Range.