Buying the right Blu-ray player is not as simply as you think. Every Blu-ray DVD player has a different set of features and price. Deciding on what features you want will help you choose the right Blu-ray player.
The holiday season is just around the corner. Which|That] means sales
can be found on most types on electronics. So finding big savings on
Blu-ray Players will not be a problem. Many market forecasters are
predicting players to be as low as $65.00 this year; if not lower this
coming Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And with many
Blu-ray Players falling below or around the $100.00 price range.
Consumers will have plenty of choices when buying a Blu-ray Player. With
this many options you would think selecting on would be easy.
Unfortunately, every player will have its own unique set of blu-ray
features and functions. Making the choice a little more difficult.
the features can be broken down into three options: a player with 3D
capability, a connection to the internet and online streaming media
services. Of course there are players out there that have an abundant of
blu-ray features. This may seem ideal at the time, but you do not want
to pay extra for a player with features you don't even use. So usually
choosing the right Blu-ray player comes down to whether you want 3D, Web
Access, online streaming or a combination of these features.
Connection to the Internet
who are not familiar with Blu-ray Players might not understand why a
internet connection would be important. After all, they are buying a
player to watch HD movies. Why would you need to be connected to the
internet? And you would be right, a player does not need to be connected
to the internet to function. But if you are connected, you can get
access to some very nice features. If nothing else, it allows your to
easily update a player's firmware. Firmware is software that is
downloaded to add new features or fix problems on the player.
you choose to connect to the internet you will require a high-speed DSL
or cable internet connection and a router would also be very useful.
All players manufactured today will have an Ethernet port where you can
connect a network cable. Some players will have an option to connect
wirelessly. These players will be more expensive, but definitely more
convenient. Choosing how you want to connect to the internet will go a
long way in deciding what player to buy. Especially if you want to take
advantage of all the extra entertainment options that is provided when
you connect to the Internet. Such as BD-Live features (online content
that can be accessed on certain Blu-ray discs) and online streaming
Online Streaming Media Services
apps and services like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon VOD and Vudu
allow you to stream movies, TV Shows and music directly to your TV.
Players even provide their own web browsers to surf the internet, as
well as DLNA capability - you can stream media files from your computer
to your TV screen. There can also be access to social media sites such
Twitter, Skype and Facebook. Some of these services are free but most
will require a paid subscription (Netflix, Vudu, etc.). And each
manufacturers has a different set of of streaming options. So knowing
what online streaming media services each player has is vital. For
example, if you use Amazon Instant video, you would want to make sure
the player you choose provides you access to Amazon. Always find out
what streaming options are available before you purchase any Blu-ray
3D is a
popular trend all the major manufacturers are trying to implement into
our home entertainment. Most mid-level and high-end players manufactured
in 2011 are capable of playing back 3D Blu-ray discs, but not all of
them. So if this feature is important to you, make sure you purchase a
3D Blu-ray Player. Remember, all 3D Blu-ray Disc Players can playback
regular 2D Blu-rays and you do need 3D glasses and a 3D HDTV in order to
watch 3D movies. Because the 3D feature in Blu-ray Players are becoming
more common, you will not see a drastic rise in price for 3D players.
However, 3D capability is rarely found in entry-level or cheaper Blu-ray
These are just a few tips to consider when looking for
a Blu-ray DVD Player. As noted above, all players will provide you with
excellent Full HD 1080p video playback on Blu-ray discs. So you do not
need to worry on that front. Your main focus should be what extra
features or functions you want your player to have. The three main ones
will be how the player connects to the internet, what online apps are
available and if you want the player to be 3D capable. These are the
three main factors because they are the ones you will use the most and
have the most effect on how much the Blu-ray DVD Player will cost.