The ever competing market of Blu-ray technology has more products to offer than one can contemplate. Here is a smooth list of top players keeping in mind notable parameters of financial-leverage, quality and modernity.
10. Panasonic DMP-UB200 ($249.99)
Going in at number 10 the Panasonic DMP-UB200 is obviously not the most recommended blu ray product but it comes with its own set of modest features that render it acceptable to place it on our list of top ten players. The product is equipped with native 4K disc play back but unfortunately does not unite this feature with an HDR viewing for better image results. Nevertheless it is financially handy and supple with streaming with You Tube, Netflix or Amazon..
9. Sony UBP-X800 ($399.00)
The Sony UDP-X800 is definitely a place-holder when it comes to sleek visuals. It comes with a 4k resolution, Wi-Fi connectivity and stunning attention to design details; unfortunately you need to compound these with cumbersome streaming and loading time requisites and regular tuning to keep it in functioning health.
8. Panasonic DMP-UB700 ($249)
Panasonic DMP-UB700 and DMP-UB900 are two blur-ray products from the company that have widely gone on sale around the U.S. and rightfully so. Both of these come with the merits of better resolution when compared with their price ranges, loaded with decent features of 4K disc playback, HDR and inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity. The UB900 struggles with the audio quality and although 700 posit itself as the better option, it is currently a bit of a rarity in the market.
7. Pioneer BDP-LX58 ($1,157)
Appearing at number 7 the Pioneer BDP-LX58 is a decent Blu-ray technology that serves at least for what it is paid. It goes easy on the wallet and can bring around dated DVD’s to color and liveliness. Although one can definitely think of other Blu-ray designs that are handled with more technical care, they come with their own little sets of ordeals that buyers have to face up to. With the price range that Pioneer BDP-LX58 works with, buying this product makes for a total win-win situation. Its greatest demerit is unavailability of an inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity and a second-rate remote functionality.
6. OPPO UDP-205 (sub$1,310)
Comes with the generally complete set of requirements: a native 4k disc playback, offering HDR viewing, and solid Wi-Fi connectivity; however, the one thing pushing it down on our list is the ever revered price tag. Although an intimidating Blu-ray player with solidly insurmountable range of user-friendly facets, it unfortunately charges a lot more for features that buyers generally do not place much premium on. For the most part what makes this design a handful is the generosity of the ESS technology that has loaded this player with double analogue outputs and a chipset for analogue to digital conversion making it an undeterred rival of anything the Cambridge Audio offered, but as mentioned earlier, this is something that most buyers can do without and the price can be off-putting.
5. Cambridge Audio CXUHD ($699.99)
This British Blu-ray technology is somewhat of a rarity belonging to a speakers’ company. Much better of the two Blu-ray players from Cambridge Audio, CXUHD, is equipped with a solid 4K disc and quite understandably one of the best audio qualities that has been seen coming in a while. For its drawback, Cambridge Audio CXUHD causes some confusion owing to the minimal amount of information and instructions on display unit.
4. Samsung UBD-K8500 (sub$100)
Samsung UBD-K8500 should be the one up for grabs for fast-pacers with literally zero tolerance for loading and streaming. It sure has the customary visual appeal with an antique curvy design and is dense with all sorts of user friendly features. Similar to LG UP970, this product is equipped with 4K UHD however the former has price for its advantage.
Samsung UBD-K8500 could also be somewhat of a disappointment for those of you who put a great premium on display but if fast tracking to the required content is all you want then UBD-K8500 is one of the cheapest Blu-ray technologies offering native UHD facility.
3. LG UP970 (sub$180)
Appearing third on our list is LG’s UP970. For those who can get their priorities neatly lined up, and an assessment of their finances freshly scaled this is a great choice. However, although a great Blu-ray technology with comparatively easier price range, it gives a moment of concern with its limited streaming ability.
However this pretty much culminates the dark side of the product. Has 4K capacity that is streamlined well with its Dolby Vision Functionality to play content in HDR quality. For the best part it goes easy on your wallet.
2. Samsung UBD-M9000 ($370)
This is placed below the OPPO UDP-203 and above the remaining eight on the list for the following reasons: it is not an adequate match for the product that snatches our top spot for being slightly clumsier at up scaling a non-4K content failing to give a vibrancy that can stare an original 4K disc in the eye. Samsung UDB-M9000, however, has no shortage of merits. With an impressive resolution range of 4K and perfectly sound Wi-Fi connectivity, subtle outcomes of over-emphasizing color schemes can be overlooked, especially when one is running slightly low on the budget.
1. OPPO UDP-203 (sub$600)
Although incapable of boasting the latest innovation from the Blu-ray technology, OPPO’s UDP-203 it definitely cuts some slack as far as your money is concerned and this is a big plus; for everyone remotely familiar with Blu-ray designs it is a known fact that money is never a plus-feature for these products. The OPPO’s UDP-203 covers the basics necessities that are required from a Blu-ray player (barring some high end effects of amplified sound system or a headphone amp).
OPPO’s UDP-203 is loaded with some decent high-tech features- this Blu-ray technology is equipped with an added 4000 and HDR ( High Dynamic Range) viewing, what is more, it comes in a lusciously cased design that runs slick and is satisfactorily appealing.