I need to upgrade to a new 3D Blu Ray player from either Panasonic, Sony or LG and send my old Panasonic blu-ray disc player up to the boys play room, since their XBOX does not play blue-ray dvds. I spent the last two hours reviewing the current affordable blu ray player offerings from Samsung, Oppo, Sony, LG. Sharp, and Panasonic. I stayed in the under $250 retail consumer market and did not go for the high end players. Esther does not understand the high end electronics market or see the difference. She may be right for the majority of us looking for the best blu ray player for the price.
I started my blue-ray player research at the usual suspects for electronic research information sites and ecommerce sites with large consumer product reviews. I narrowed the list of best blu ray players down by the top 10 lists, 5 star product ratings, % of low user reviews, and high rated editor picks. The top Blu Ray DVD disc player is by far the OPPO BDP-93 Universal Network 3D Blu-ray Disc Player. I know this player is $500 but every site rates this high end player as the top blu ray disc player. If you have the budget and really want the top end player, your probably want to buy the OPPP BDP-93. But if you are like me the three manufacturers with the most blue ray players in my research are Sony, Panasonic and LG. Many of their players are similar with differences in wifi ethernet ready or built in wireless, 3d / 2d, internet capabilities, hard drive hd storage, hdmi outs, and audio 7.1, 5.1 or stereo. You really just need to figure out your feature mix and then start your comparisons like I did.
I was looking for the following features in my new blu ray disc player:
- wifi ready (already own network adapter)
- Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video, Picasa, Youtube capable
- Digital Audio Out and HDMI
- Major Brand
- Under $250
After more than two hours fussing over my results I am picking my top three blu ray vidio players that I will purchase as of June 2011.
- Panasonic DMP-BDT210 3D Blu-ray DVD Player
- Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Disc Player
- LG BD690 3D Wireless Network Blu-ray Disc Player
Buy the best affordable top Blu Ray Disc Player on the market from Sony, LG, Panasonic with DVD upconversion, 3D, Wifi, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix and more.