What 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray player is the best for your home theater system and budget? Here’s a look at 2018 models with links to purchase on Amazon. 4k Blu-ray players not only play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, but can also stream from services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV via Smart TV apps. You just need to plug them in to an Ethernet network or connect to your home or office Wi-Fi. If you’ve got a 4k HDR TV, be sure to get an Ultra HD Blu-ray player that supports the HDR format of your TV. Please keep in mind prices may change after article publish date. Here are our picks for the Best 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Players of 2018.
LG UBK90 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray Player w/HDR10 & Dolby Vision (2018)
The upgraded LG UBK90 (Price: $296) supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, making it compatible with all Ultra HD Blu-ray discs regardless of HDR spec (although an HDR10+ firmware update TBD). High Resolution Audio is supported in Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio, and FLAC formats. It’s a 16.9″ x 8.1″ unit (2″ wider than the Sony X700) that’s just shy of wider 19″ standard rack sizes. Buy on Amazon
Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (2018)
Priced $100 less than the X800M2, Sony’s X700 is a great option for the budget-conscious. The player originally didn’t offer Dolby Vision but a firmware upgrade fixed that making this the better, and less expensive option over the older X800. It is, however, a smaller unit and not a standard rack size like the X800M2 or X1100ES. Buy on Amazon
LG UBK80 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray Player w/HDR10 (2018)
The older, LG UBK80 is priced only $156, but you should know it does not support Dolby Vision or DTS:X audio. However, HDR10 is supported as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master audio. It’s missing a couple features of the Sony X700, but it’s a 16.9″ width component (2″ wider than the Sony X700) that fits nicely into standard audio/video racks. Buy on Amazon
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