Best Blu-ray player on a 2013 budget

By Posted 23 Oct 2013, 14:46

With the cold dark nights looming, there is nothing better than to snuggle up with a loved one, and relax and watch a movie. There are several ways in which you can watch a movie, such as streaming from a device like Apple TV or Netflix. However, they do not offer the same quality as a Blu-ray player, and so we thought we would pick out a few models for you to consider.

Best Blu-ray player on a 2013 budget

Finding the best Blu-ray player in 2013 on a budget is made more difficult because the price of electric, gas and food shopping seems to be going up all the time, which leaves less disposable income. However, the saving grace is that the price of personal technology seems to be staying the same, and in some cases have even gone down in price.

We have six Blu-ray players for you to look at from the Pioneer, Samsung and Sony range.

First up is the Sony BDP-S5100, which offers superb HD pictures; the operating system is slick and an amazing list of features. However, there is no DivX support, or 4K upscalling and lacks a second HDMI port. The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player price is currently $99.99 on the official website.

Next we have the Samsung BD-F6500 with its huge range of features, a simplistic GUI, amazing 2D and 3D pictures and all-round file compatibility. It is not all good though, as it is let down by a lightweight build quality and a sub-par browsing menu. More details can be found by visiting the Samsung website.

The Sony BDP-S4100 is up next and is a great choice if you are looking for a Blu-ray player that offers a stylish design, and an operating system as smooth as butter. The lack of Wi-Fi and limited apps could be a deal breaker though. Visit Sony

We have yet another Sony Blu-ray player, this time the Sony BDP-S1100, which is easy to use and has a decent amount of Internet content. However, it also lacks Wi-Fi and 3D support. Sony has more information on this device.

The Pioneer BDP-160 Blu-ray player has solid build quality, superb mobile support and pictures, although limited Internet content and an old fashioned GUI does let it down a little. Visit Pioneer for more information.

Finally, we have the Sony BDP-S3100 Blu-ray player, which is feature rich and offers access to the Sony Entertainment Network. It still lags behind Samsung content and lacks 3D and DivX support. For more visit Sony.

We hope these six Blu-ray players will be just what you are looking for.

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  • Brian

    I’m over trying to nit pick the “best” bluray players. I fell into Pioneer BDP-51 way back, and it was nice picture but awful loading. These days most things have bluray and it’s all HDMI digital, so the player doesn’t matter that much unless you’re going component.

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