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Best Blu-ray players 2016
In best Blu-ray players 2016 we review some of the best new Blu-ray players in different price categories. The idea being to help you find a good Blu-ray player that fits your pocket.
All the players here do a good job of playing Blu-ray discs. The differences between the budget and premium players lie in their features, how well they play older DVDs and how quickly they are able to perform their functions.
OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player with SACD
This machine lets you use the same player for all your Blu-ray discs, DVD’s, CD’s, and more. There is no longer any need to have a separate player for any of these. You can also burn photos, music, and videos.
The picture quality is outstandingly clear and sharp thanks to a processing chip by Anchor Bay that has won awards for it’s performance. You are going to love the sound quality that the BD-83 produces. The sound is much better than that of a normal CD. You also have plenty of connection options available. Both the front and rear of the machine offer a USB port along with all the connections you need for your home theater experience.
This machine features a brushed aluminum front on a compact black design. You will save space and avoid all the cables and wires because it will take the place of all the other equipment you now have.
Sony BDP-S570 Blu-ray Disc Player
Small in size, and superior in playback quality, this machine will stream flawlessly, load quickly, and deliver great picture and audio. The S570 has all the trimmings you can ask for in a Blu-ray player. The remote control has an open/close button, and the disc loading feature is really quick. The remote also has a ‘Pop-Up/Menu’ button that automatically pushes past the trailers at the beginning of your movie. That’s a lot better than fast forwarding each time you play a movie.
You can turn off the lights on the front of the machine, and enjoy watching movies in the dark. This player has 3D capabilities, and firmware is expected sometime this summer. Quick set up right out of the box. Free apps are available to turn your iPhone into a remote. All in all, a great machine for the price.
LG BD590 250GB HD Network Blu-Ray Disc Player
The BD 590 is a high tech designed machine with it’s sleek looks and attractive front panel. It is a little smaller than it’s predecessor, and this makes it able to blend in easily with your existing entertainment system.
Both the power and the eject button are on the top of the machine. When the disc is ejected, the front panel conveniently folds down.
A built -in250GB hard drive makes it possible for you to consolidate digital media files into one single device. Ripping your CD music onto the hard drive is achieved by using this player’s MusicID feature, which is powered by Gracenote. Access to BD Live is is provided to allow you to take full advantage of the Blu-ray formats. Picture-in-picture is included in the Bonus View feature, along with special access to Blu-ray disc features.
Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray
This Sony Blu-ray player has the capability of streaming movies instantly from a list of over 25 providers. This also includes videos and music. It also has a full Hd1080p output , and DVD up scaling through HDMI technology. This can make even your old standard DVD’s look and sound excellent. Through BD-live technology you are going to be able to download and stream trailers, movie based games, and more.
A Quick Start Mode will have your machine ready to go in less than 6 seconds from the time you start it up.
It features an Ethernet port by which you can connect to the broadband network in the home. Picture -in- picture features enable you to view commentaries while the movie is playing.
There is software that is built -in that you can use to easily connect the player to your wireless network The built-in Ethernet port allows you to use a wired connection, while the wireless router is an optional purchase.
There are other convenient features that come with the N460 player. Parental controls are one, and a video bit rate indicator is another.
Sony BDP-S360 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player
This Blu-ray player from Sony can decode all the advanced audio codecs. It delivers full HD 1080/60p along with 24p True Cinema output. There are over 2 million pixels produced per frame, and the picture is sharp and clear. The quick start-up enables you to operate this machine in less than 6 seconds from the time you power it on.
Navigation is simple and easy due to an icon based menu system, and the beauty of it all is that you only need one remote to operate all compatible devices. Picture in picture is an added bonus feature. The styling is sleek and sharp, and the machine is a small 16.9 x 8.1 x 2.2 inches that doesn’t need a lot of room.
Well, there you have it. A quick review of a few of the best Blu-ray players of 2016. Research the brands and the qualities and features that each one offers, and then make the choice of the machine that seems to fit what you are looking for.