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Top 10 Blu Ray Players 2016

For audiophiles and videophiles alike who prefer the raw and uninterrupted exceptional of disc-based media, we've got determined the exceptional new Blu-ray games for every form of customer. Modern Blu-ray players are anticipated to have 4K support, either via upscaling or through assisting native 4K Blu-ray discs, in addition to awesome streaming features.

Sony BDPS6700 4K Upscaling 3D Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player (2016 Model)Samsung BD-J7500 3D 4K Upscaling Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi (2015 Model)LG Electronics BP550 Blu-Ray Player with Wi-Fi (2015 Model)Yamaha BD-A1040BL AVENTAGE Universal Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)Samsung BD-H6500 4K Upscaling Wi-Fi and 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Accessory Bundle Including a Remote, HDMI Cable, and Microfiber Cleaning Cloth with FiberTique TechnologyLG BPM-35 Region Free Blu-ray Player, Multi region Smart Wifi 110-240 volts, 6FT HDMI cable & Dynastar Plug adapter bundle PackageYamaha AVENTAGE BD-A1060BL Blu-ray Disc PlayerPanasonic DMP-BDT360 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray PlayerPhilips BDP7501 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player with Wi-FiSamsung BD-J6300 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player (2015 Model)

Nostalgia, Evolution, And True Clarity

Entertainment technology has come a long way in a very short period of time. At one point, it seemed as though the days of the Video Home System (VHS) format would never end. VHS tapes still offer nostalgia for those familiar with the eighties and nineties, even before the Digital Video Disc (DVD) player became common. As an example, I can still remember that faithfully-anticipated day when one of my favorite animated films, The Lion King, was finally released to home video. Rushing to my local Sam Goody, I remember purchasing 2 VHS copies sealed in that familiar shrink wrap and I couldn't wait to get home and pop the tape into my video cassette recorder (VCR). A VHS tape was the most familiar and popular form of home video media through at least the mid-nineties.

The evolution from VHS to DVD was like a revolution to many with the main differences between the two formats being the change in physical media storage and the fact that DVDs didn't stretch or wear out over time like tapes do. DVD players became extremely common by the early twenty-first century and hit their peak of popularity by 2003.

Though the evolution from VHS to DVD format was a big step, there was still something missing. While video could be archived on an optical disc without degrading in quality, high-definition media also began to permeate into the consumer market. Television stations began broadcasting content in crystal clear 1080p resolution, the IMAX theater released highly-anticipated films on huge screens and in high-definition quality, so it seemed only natural that consumers would want the opportunity to own and watch their favorite films and television shows in full high-definition splendor without any loss in video quality. It was inevitable that the next logical step following the DVD player was a disc format capable of storing high-definition audio and video content for consumption at home on a Blu-ray player.

On April 10, 2003, Sony Corporation released their first home consumer Blu-ray player, the BDZ-S77. This device was only released in Japan with the underlying problem being that there was no established standard for prerecorded Blu-ray video, nor were there any Blu-ray discs released for playback on the device.

The first consumer-accessible Blu-ray player was the Samsung BDP-1000, which began shipping in mid-June 2006 amidst the battle with the rival HD DVD format developed by Toshiba. Today, Blu-ray players are available from many of the major home electronics manufacturers and have come down in price considerably so that a large majority of consumers can enjoy the format.

The Benefits Of A Blu-ray Player


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Blu-ray technology was developed by a group of electronics manufacturers. Its name comes from the use of a blue-violet laser diode with a wavelength that is shorter than the red laser diode used to read standard DVD media. The blue-violet laser inside a Blu-ray player allows the Blu-ray disc to contain a much larger amount of data than a DVD can store and with a much higher picture resolution, which is why watching one (especially a modern film) is like watching the actors through a crystal clear window.

The violet laser's shorter wavelength can focus on a small area of a Blu-ray disc. In so doing, this laser reads a disc's information in pits that are significantly smaller in scale and more closely packed together than those on a DVD, which ultimately increases the volume of information that can be stored on the Blu-ray disc. A standard DVD holds up to 4.7 gigabytes of data, whereas a Blu-ray disc can hold up to 25 gigabytes. Dual-layered Blu-ray discs hold up to 50 gigabytes of data.

A Blu-ray player is a backwards-compatible device that can read both Blu-ray and DVD optical media. Many Blu-ray players today not only take advantage of the high-resolution video stored on a Blu-ray disc, but they also offer a wide range of internet connectivity to video on demand streaming services so you can view high-definition media without actually having to play a disc. That being said, people still find comfort in owning physical media, so the disc format is not likely to disappear anytime soon.

Don't Be Blue, Get Blu


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Thanks to Blu-ray's popularity, you don't have to work too hard to find an excellent-quality Blu-ray player at a competitive price. That said, there are a few things you'll want to be aware of when making your decision.

Firstly, consider the kind of connectivity you'll need. If you can find a player with several High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) inputs and outputs, for example, it will be easy for you to connect multiple devices (i.e. televisions and smartphones). Many Blu-ray players can also be controlled by a mobile device using your home Wi-Fi network, which makes it easy to keep your player out of sight.

Streaming and wireless capabilities are important features for many. There are a variety of subscription video streaming services available to which a Blu-ray player can connect. This capability is particularly useful if you don't have a lot of storage space for your Blu-ray discs and would rather stream most of your high-definition content instead. One must be sure to check which services are available to the player before purchasing.

If you have a television capable of displaying three-dimensional content (3D), then definitely go for a Blu-ray player that supports the playback of 3D disc media.


#10.Samsung BD-J6300 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player (2015 Model)


I used this for the first time today after receiving it yesterday afternoon. Simple to set up; still getting used to pushing the right commands. (Too many options available on the opening screen, most of which I don't even recognize as anything I'd be interested in.) This player will be used primarily for my 45-minute daily aerobics workout, so I wasn't looking for anything with too many bells and whistles; I love the timer on the player it's large enough to read from six feet away.


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#9.Philips BDP7501 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player with Wi-Fi


The Philips BDP7501 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player will play back content at four times the resolution of current Blu-ray players for a stunningly detailed image. And with HDR support, content played on the HDR TV, such as any Philips 2016 4K Ultra HD set, will deliver images with startling brightness, contrast, and color.


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#8.Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player


Panasonic has done it again. This is the third Panasonic Blu-Ray player that I have owned. I have also owned their 2011 and 2012 flagship models and both of those players were great. This one continues their streak of putting on a great picture, great sound, and fast blu ray player. I originally bought the new Sony 5200 blu ray player and the first unit would not play disks and had problems with Hulu Plus playback. So I sent it back to Amazon and got the second unit. This one played Blu-Rays but was slow and just wasn't up to snuff. Also, Hulu Plus, one of the few streaming services I use, would randomly cut off and restart at the last commercial. So I sent it back and I got the new Panasonic. It is amazing on being an actual Blu Ray player. Also, it's future proof in the fact that it can do 4K upscaling.


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#7.Yamaha AVENTAGE BD-A1060BL Blu-ray Disc Player


Yamaha, the most trusted Brand in home audio electronics, introduces the advantage BD-A1060 Blu-ray disc player. Born from a legacy of performance-obsessed craftsmanship, this Blu-ray disc player combines the latest advances in engineering design and performance with innovative Features including 4K ultra HD video upscaling, CD mode and pure direct.


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#6.LG BPM-35 Region Free Blu-ray Player, Multi region Smart Wifi 110-240 volts, 6FT HDMI cable & Dynastar Plug adapter bundle Package


- Region Free Version: Play Blu-rays from any region A, B, or C & play standard DVDs from any region 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- 110-240 volts player supports Pal and NTSC
- HDMI output, Wireless Internet WiFi built in & USB INPUT for play music, pictures & Videos from USB
- Stream from Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video®, Hulu Plus®, Vudu®, Pandora®, Youtube®, MLB.tv®, Spotify®, Rhapsody®, vTuner®, AP®, & Viewster
- MODEL LG BP35 Region Free Version


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#5.Samsung BD-H6500 4K Upscaling Wi-Fi and 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Accessory Bundle Including a Remote, HDMI Cable, and Microfiber Cleaning Cloth with FiberTique Technology


The Samsung Smart Blu-ray™ H6500 is the next generation of player designed for the arrival of UHD resolution. You can now enjoy apps built for TV and stream your favorite content while upscaling everything you watch. Samsung’s Smart Hub feature grants access to a library of free and subscription-based Internet streaming content. This Blu-ray player incorporates Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity for high-speed Internet access.


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#4.Yamaha BD-A1040BL AVENTAGE Universal Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)


Best in Class Audio PerformanceYamaha engineers best in class audio/video performance from the new BD–1040A Universal Wi–Fi Blu–ray Disc™. Featuring support for Miracast™, DNLA, 3D Blu–ray playback, and advanced connectivity with Wi–Fi and Bluetooth®. Control the BD–1040A with your Android™ or Apple® smartphone/tablet with the Yamaha AV Controller App.


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#3.LG Electronics BP550 Blu-Ray Player with Wi-Fi (2015 Model)


The unit is great for the most part. Plays BluRay and DVD and BluRay looks sharper as expected. Apps are great especially YouTube and Amazon Prime which I use a lot. One super thing about YouTube is that you can connect Tablet, PC or smartphone and this makes it easier to type in searches for music or videos. One bad thing so far is it does freeze sometimes and I have to unplug the power from the back of the unit and replug to unfreeze it. The power on light stays on, it blinks when I send commands but nothing happens. I would rate it a five star if this problem didn't exist. I looked for answers on LG's site but so far haven't found anything.


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#2.Samsung BD-J7500 3D 4K Upscaling Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi (2015 Model)


Works like a charm with Wi-Fi access to Netflix. Setup was no problem and it automatically connected to my Wi-Fi with just a password to input. Able to get the software update right away. The 3D is awesome on my 4K UHD TV. I have not found 4K media to try out just yet. Fairly small unit and very lightweight.


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#1.Sony BDPS6700 4K Upscaling 3D Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player (2016 Model)


Stream from 300+ entertainment services, play PlayStation Now games and upscale your content to near-4K quality. Even connect wirelessly to Bluetooth headphones, wireless speakers, game controllers and more. Play music from CDs and other formats via USB in multiple rooms, enjoy stronger, faster Wi-Fi and mirror your smartphone screen on TV. You’ve never watched, listened or connected quite like this.


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