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HD Report | July 24, 2017

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Blu-ray Players

Panasonic Intros Cheaper UHD Blu-ray Players for 2017

January 6, 2017 |

Panasonic’s first two Ultra HD Blu-ray players (the DMP-UB700 and DMP-UB900) are a bit more expensive than introductory models from Samsung and Philips, but that’ll change this year when the company releases two new models at a lower price.

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3 Deals On Sony 3D Blu-ray 4k Upscaling Players

July 7, 2016 |

Whether you’re looking for your first Blu-ray Disc player, second, or never got around to buying a 3D Blu-ray player for your 3D TV, here are three deals on Sony players from Amazon that won’t break your wallet. All three … Read More

Amazon Taking Pre-Orders on Philips’ 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

July 5, 2016 |

Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray player, although no exact shipping date has been announced. The BDP7501 will be only the second 4k Blu-ray player to be sold in the US. And, the retailer is also offering … Read More

UK Techies Give Rave Reviews to Panasonic Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

May 1, 2016 |

UK technology publications including WhatHiFi?ExpertReviews and TechRadar have both given rave reviews to the Panasonic DMP-UB900, the company’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player and first to arrive in the United Kingdom.

At £599 ($875 US), the UB900 is priced much higher than Samsung’s … Read More

Panasonic’s new 4k upscaling Blu-ray player at CES 2015

January 6, 2015 |

If you want to check out Panasonic’s latest in 4k upscaling technology, the company is displaying a new Smart Network Blu-ray Disc player at CES 2015. The DMP-BDT270 (pricing to be revealed later), upscales Full HD (1080p) content by adding … Read More

Panasonic confirms pricing on new Blu-ray player lineup

April 9, 2013 |


At the same time Panasonic officially announced pricing and availability of their first lineup of streaming media players, the company also released pricing on their 2013 lineup of Blu-ray players. Two of the BD players, the DMP-BDT330 and DMP-BDT230, are brand new to the Panasonic line and support Full HD 3D. Panasonic also announced the DMP-BD89 and DMP-BD79, two 2D players also new to the lineup. Read More

Amazon offering up bevy of early Black Friday Blu-ray deals

November 19, 2012 |

If you’re a glass half-empty kinda guy like I am, you’re waiting, just waiting for the day when Amazon does something that really irks you. Well, that day isn’t coming this week. The online retail giant has begun warming the collective cockles of our high-def loving hearts by offering up price-slashing deals on a number of Blu-rays and boxed sets, days before the madness of Black Friday truly sets in. ::genuflects::  Thank you. Here are just some of the deals happening right now at Amazon. Read More

Sharp bringing new Blu-ray recorders to Japan

October 30, 2012 |

Well here’s a term you don’t hear much anymore: Blu-ray recorder.  Sharp is looking to change that, at least in Japan, with its newly announced trio of AQUOS Blu-Ray recorders. The BD-W1200 (1TB), BD-W520 (500GB) and BD-S520 (500GB) come with the … Read More

Amazon free Blu-ray player with HDTV ends soon

June 1, 2012 |

Amazon’s free Sony Blu-ray Disc player offer with the purchase of a select Sony HDTV ends Saturday, June 2. The qualifying Sony HDTVs range from the 46″ BRAVIA KDL46EX640 ($1,048) to the 55″ BRAVIA KDL55HX850 ($2,498). The two Sony Blu-ray … Read More

Get a Blu-ray player free with Sony HDTV purchase

May 30, 2012 |

Amazon is offering a free Sony Blu-ray Disc player with the purchase of select Sony HDTVs. The two Sony BD players include the BDP-S390 (List $129) and the BDP-S590 (List $149).Read More

Amazon closeout pricing on ’11 Blu-ray players

March 12, 2012 |

It must be Spring cleaning at Amazon, as the online retailer has listed closeout pricing on select 2011 model Blu-ray Disc players. Read More

Panasonic announces pricing on 2012 Blu-ray players

March 6, 2012 |

Panasonic has released pricing on their lineup of 2012 Blu-ray Disc players, including both 3D and non-3D models. Prices on the 2012 lineup range from the low-end BD77 at $89 to the high-end BDT500 at $349. Panasonic says the new players feature enhanced VIERA Connect, smartphone remote, improved super resolution processors, built-in WiFi systems, and reduced power consumption. See suggested retail pricing below along with each model’s features. Read More

After holiday Blu-ray Player deals

December 26, 2011 |

Need another Blu-ray player for the house? Amazon has got deals on selected Sony & Panasonic Blu-ray Disc players. The players include the Sony BDP-S185 for just $69.98 (List $99), and the 3D-capable Panasonic DMP-BDT310 with built-in Wi-Fi for $180 (List $250). All the selected players are capable of instantly streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix, YouTube, and other online services, and support full HD 1080p resolution. Read More

Cheap Blu-ray Disc players for Black Friday 2011

November 6, 2011 |

Here’s a list of cheap Blu-ray Disc players for the 2011 holiday season. Things to look for when buying a Blu-ray player: Netflix/Amazon Instant Video support; Internet Connectivity; 24fps (frames per second); and BD-Live (Profile 2.0). You might also consider getting a Blu-ray player with built-in Wi-Fi. (Keep in mind if the player says “Wi-Fi Ready” you’ll need to purchase an additional adapter). Otherwise, if you’ve got a permanent place to hook up an ethernet cable you can save a few bucks and skip the Wi-Fi feature. Read More

Get a Sony Blu-ray Disc player, cheap

October 23, 2011 | 1

Sony is offering a refurbished BDP-S270 Blu-ray Disc player for $59, after a discount of $40 off the regular price of $99 (MSRP $179). You can’t get a brand name Blu-ray player for any cheaper than that! The BDP-S270 streams … Read More

Sony selling refurbished Blu-ray player for $59

July 15, 2011 |

For a limited time Sony is selling a refurbished Blu-ray Disc player (model# BDPS270) for $59. The player usually sells for $99 (original MSRP $179.99), but with a discount of $40 it puts the player cheaper than some standard-def DVD … Read More

Sony offers $59 refurb Blu-ray player

April 11, 2011 |

Sony is offering the BDP-S270 Blu-ray Disc player refurbished for $59. Not bad for a 1080p player with streaming capabilities via ethernet/BRAVIA Internet Video (Wi-Fi adapter sold separately), 24p True Cinema, Quick Start/Quick Load, and of course DVD upscaling. The … Read More

Philips to ship first wireless 3D Blu-ray player

January 10, 2011 |

At CES 2011, Philips announced the first wireless HDMI 3D Blu-ray player, scheduled to ship in April, 2011. With just one cord for power, the Philips BDP7580 supports 3D playback, MediaConnect (allowing you to view your PC desktop mirrored on your TV and access websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Netflix) and NetTV giving you access to streaming HD channels and VUDU on demand. Read More

Blu-ray player buying advice

November 25, 2010 | 2

Buying a Blu-ray Disc player for the first time? Here’s some advice on which model to pick. First off, try to buy a Blu-ray player that is fairly new. If you happen to find a steal on an old BD player like the Sony BDP-S550 you’ll find that the disc load time may seem like an eternity. Stick with models from 2009 or newer and you’ll be much happier with load time and other features mentioned below. Read More

Amazon starts 48-hour HDTV and video sale

November 12, 2010 |

Getting in on some pre-Black Friday action Amazon has started their 48-hour sale on HDTVs and video equipment. The sale starts today, Nov. 12 and runs through Nov. 13 until 11:59 p.m. Deals include HDTVs and media players from top brands like Samsung, LG, Apple and Panasonic. Read More

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