It may seem odd even strange that so many still buy disc players when streaming services are the new trend and offer just so much entertainment, instant and on demand. Yet the truth is that hard-copy media still provides the highest-quality when it comes to an enjoyable entertainment experience.
Apart from that it also makes it possible to enjoy that old copy you’ve saved for years of your favourite movie or CD or movie that has not yet been licensed to stream.
If you’re planning to buy a new player, we recommend getting the best since Ultra HD Blu-ray players provide phenomenal picture quality and will future-proof your setup. Whether it is an upgrade you are planning with the amazing Ultra HD Unite in mind or replacing a broken Bly-ray player, here are the best sellers of this year.
The UDP-X800 Sony was voted the Top Blu-ray overall, and it is no wonder it is also listed as one of the best sellers in 2018. When it comes to the best budget Blu-ray player, the LG-UP870 is at the top of the list. In the Most Fun player category, it is the Microsoft Xbox One S that grabs the spotlight and the top 4K Blu-ray player for anyone who wants to upscale this year is the Sony BDP-S6500 and the most recommended replacement Blu-ray player of 2018 is the Sony BDP-S3500.
The Sony UBP-X800 offers world class-leading performance and is loaded with amazing features as well as highly recommended to achieve the best home theatre setup. At the moment the Sony UBP-X800 is at the top of every Blu-ray list in existence, and there is a good reason for it, it currently is available at around $248, and it offers everything most individuals want in a Blu-ray player. It offers both DTS:X and Dolby Atmos, as well as HDR10 to offer brilliant performance out of every disc. The reason why Sony players currently dominate the entire market is that the company offers top products at the right prices. If you pay a bit more like in the case of the UDP-X800, there is a good reason, and the fact of the matter is that you get your money worth every time.
The only downside is that the UDP-X800, unfortunately, don’t offer Dolby Vision HDR and it important to keep that in mind if your system is already set-up with a Dolby Vision-supported television set.
The best budget Ultra HD player is the LG UP870. At the price of $145 the LG UP870 enables anyone to enjoy a blockbuster film in 4K HDR and this Blu-ray player do not offer Dolby Vision HDR, which comes as no surprise when you go for budget sensitive electronics, that still offers quality and value for money. There are also no streaming apps for it, although 4 K Ultra HD TVs offer excellent onboard streaming which is the best and you won’t even miss the app.