Best 4K Blu-ray Players & Best Budget Blu-ray Player (1080p)

These are the machines that we are more than happy to use in our home setups and recommend to our readers.

Best 4K Blu-ray Player

Panasonic DP-UB820EB-K

Are you wanting the best 4k ultra hd blu-ray player? If you are, the best all-round 4K blu-ray player has to be the Panasonic DP-UB820EB-K. It has a crisp and vibrant picture along whilst the sound is powerful. Features include HDR10, Dolby Vision, HDMI x2, Optical digital & 7.1 multi-channel analogue.

Best Blu-ray 4K Blu-ray players
  • Overall Rating: 5/5
  • HDR10 / Supports HDR10+
  • Dolby Vision
  • HDMI x2, Optical Digital
  • 7.1 Multi-Channel Analogue

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Best Value 4K Blu-ray Player

Sony UBP-X700

Sony’s UBP-X700 4K blu-ray player just got a price drop taking it under £200. At this price point it makes it a compelling purchase. It features HDR10, Dolby Vision, Digital Music Compatible, Ethernet, HDMI & Coaxial SPDIF.

Best Blu-ray 4K Blu-ray players
  • Overall Rating: 5/5
  • HDR10
  • Dolby Vision
  • Digital Music Compatible
  • Ethernet, HDMI & Coaxial SPDIF

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Best Budget 4K Blu-ray Player

Panasonic DP-UB150EB

You don’t have to spend a fortune to be able to enjoy 4K content. The Panasonic DP-UB150EB is great value and can be had for under £150. Picture and sound quality are impressive whilst It can also upscale DVDs and Blu-rays up to 4K. You might ask what’s missing and the answer is it doesn’t support Dolby Vision.

Best Blu-ray 4K Blu-ray players
  • Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Supports HDR10+
  • Upscale DVDs & Blu-rays To 4K
  • Good Sound & Picture
  • Great Value

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Best Budget Blu ray Player (1080p)

Panasonic DMP-BD84EB-K

If you are just looking for a good standard (1080p) blu-ray player for around £60 then the Panasonic DMP-BD84EB-K tick all the boxes.

best blu-ray players
  • Overall Rating: 5/5

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Best Blu-ray Player (1080p)

Sony BDP-S3700

The Sony BDP-S3700 is currently the best standard (1080p) blu-ray player around. Furthermore this 2016 can be picked up for around or just under £80 price point. It comes with Wi-Fi compatibility along with quick access to a wide range of online services.

best blu-ray players
  • Overall Rating: 5/5

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These are our the best 4K blu-ray players and 1080p players with excellent machines available for all budgets .

Reasons To Go With Blu-ray / Physical Media

It’s fair to say that for many people a 1080p blu-ray player will provide an excellent cinema experience. Compared to DVD it really is a night and day difference. You will experience a clean, sharp, vibrant image providing the film is a recent release or a restored older title. 

Unlike streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon & Disney+ the quality of the image remains throughout the duration of the movie or TV show.

Streaming services have to compete with available bandwidth, so it you have other family members doing a zoom call or playing computer games your film night can be impacted by a visual downgrade.

Blu-ray simply does not have any real downsides in that regard.

Which Blu-ray player is best?

The Panasonic DP-UB820EB-K is the best all-round blu-ray player. It’s a 4K UHD player that ticks all of the boxes.

What TV do I need to use a 4K UHD Blu-ray player?

Any 4K television will work with a 4K UHD blu-ray player. As with most things the more you pay the better the television will be. Think OLED’s

Is it worth buying a 4K Blu-ray player?

The short answer is yes as long as you have a 4K television. 4K UHD players can play both standard blu-ray and UHD discs. The difference from blu-ray to 4K is not as noticeable as from DVD to blu-ray however.


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Blu-ray Releases Dates

One you have your 4K Ultra HD Player or 1080p Player you will want to start building up your film collection. That’s were our release dates page will prove very handy as we list all of the upcoming films and television due for release.

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