February 2024

Blu-ray Players: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of blu-ray players rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 7 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 66 blu-ray player endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

32 blu-ray players were endorsed in total, only 13 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 7 Feb 2024, Panasonic UB820 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed blu-ray player with 7 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 7 recommended it as the '#1 blu-ray player' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking blu-ray players start at $59.23 (Sony BDP-S1700) and go up to $1199.99 (Oppo UDP-203). Median blu-ray player costs $285 (Sony X700).
$59.23
$1199.99

At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Blu-ray Player
Digital Trends
CNET
TopTenReviews
IndieWire
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Wirecutter
Crutchfield
The Techlounge
Fix the Photo
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- $420
Panasonic UB820
The Panasonic UB820 is a highly recommended Blu-ray player with exceptional picture quality, good audio capabilities, a variety of connectivity options, and additional features like streaming services and voice control.
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- $190
Sony UBP-X700
The Sony UBP-X700 is a highly rated and versatile 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player that offers excellent upscaling, HDR support, multi-format disc playback, and a range of connectivity options and streaming services.
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- $328
Sony UBP-X800M2
The Sony UBP-X800M2 is a high-quality Blu-ray player that delivers exceptional picture and audio quality, with excellent HDR support, multi-channel audio output, and versatile connectivity options.
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- $980
Panasonic DP-UB9000
The Panasonic DP-UB9000 is a high-end 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player that offers exceptional picture and audio quality, a wide range of connectivity options, and support for a variety of disc formats and streaming services.
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XBox Series X
The Xbox Series X is a top-notch gaming console with excellent picture and audio quality, smooth gameplay, and a comprehensive range of connectivity options, making it a great choice for gamers and entertainment enthusiasts.
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Sony BDP-S6700
The Sony BDP-S6700 is a versatile and reliable Blu-ray player that offers impressive upscaling capabilities, strong connectivity options, and support for popular streaming services.
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- $630
PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5 is a next-generation gaming console that offers impressive picture and audio quality, fast and reliable connectivity options, a customizable and intuitive user interface, and a range of additional features that enhance the overall user experience.
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- $295
LG UBKM9
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- $85
Sony BDP-S3700
The Sony BDP-S3700 is a versatile and high-quality Blu-ray player that offers impressive picture and audio quality, HDR support, and a range of connectivity options, making it ideal for enhancing the home entertainment experience.
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Panasonic DP-UB420
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- $89
LG BP175
The LG BP175 Blu-ray player is a good option for those who want a basic player that can upgrade non-4K content to higher definition and dynamic range, with good audio output and a user-friendly interface, and the ability to play media files from a USB flash drive.
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- $399
Xbox One S
The Xbox One S is a versatile gaming console with strong upscaling capabilities, HDR support, high-resolution audio, a wide range of connectivity options, and the ability to play various disc formats and streaming services, making it a great investment for a high-quality gaming and media experience.
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LG BP350
The LG BP350 is a budget-friendly Blu-ray player with good upscaling performance, built-in Wi-Fi, and support for various disc formats and online streaming services.
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#9 $84.99 Sony BDP-S3700
#17 $88.95 LG BP350
#11 $89 LG BP175
#2 $189.94 Sony UBP-X700
#10 $245.99 Panasonic DP-UB420
#8 $295 LG UBKM9
#3 $327.99 Sony UBP-X800M2
#16 $399 Xbox One S
#1 $420.41 Panasonic UB820
#7 $629.99 PlayStation 5
#4 $979.95 Panasonic DP-UB9000

We ranked Panasonic UB820 #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 7 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Panasonic UB820 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best Blu-ray player for HDR

Beautiful HDR picture
Fantastic 4K upscaling
Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant
Separate HDMI and analog audio outputs

Expensive
No SACD support

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TopTenReviews

The best premium Blu-ray player.

4K compatible
HDR10 and Dolby Vision
Voice control enabled

Expensive

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IndieWire

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The Master Switch

Incredible audio and picture

Highly technical
Streaming options don’t have 4K or HDR

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Wirecutter

If you own a Dolby Vision–capable 4K HDR TV

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Crutchfield

Best high-end 4K Blu-ray player

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The Techlounge

A Great Value For The Money

Super-clear image and audio
Excellent compatibility and support
Great value for the price

Streaming services lack 4K and HDR
Average build quality
Not that user-friendly

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We ranked Sony UBP-X700 #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Sony UBP-X700 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best Blu-ray player overall

Affordable
Effective upscaling for older media
HDR10 and Dolby Vision support

Not as good as some of our other Sony picks

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CNET

Best Dolby Vision 4K Blu-ray player

The Sony UBP-X700 is a compact powerhouse that offers similar performance and better features than the X800 for a $50 discount. The player includes a host of streaming options, and Dolby Vision support is forthcoming.The time it takes for the player to load Netflix is insanely fast.

Only supports streaming 4K HDR from YouTube. Both cheaper competitors and Sony's own X800 offer better DVD performance.

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What Hi-Fi

A brilliant 4K Blu-ray player that rivals the Panasonic in top spot.

Crisp, natural-looking picture
Excellent detail and colors
Dolby Vision support

Sound could be grander
No HDR10+ support

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The Master Switch

Perfect for 4K Dolby Vision

HDR support
Great picture

Sound quality feels middling

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Fix the Photo

Easy to use remote

HDR 10 and Dolby Vision support
Perfect sound rendering
Compact form-factor
Small size

Can’t be used for streaming
A limited number of features

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend blu-ray players.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of blu-ray players, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked Sony UBP-X800M2 #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Sony UBP-X800M2 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best Blu-ray player for music

Very strong format support
Great specs for music and audio
Simultaneous Bluetooth transmission

A bit more expensive than some picks

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IndieWire

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The Master Switch

Best of the Rest

Added support for Dolby Vision

Increased price doesn’t really match the feature set

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The Techlounge

Amazing Video And Audio In One

Amazing picture quality
Support for 4K Netflix and Amazon
Great sound quality

There is no analog stereo output

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Fix the Photo

Virtually Silent

Dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support
High video quality
Good sound quality
Supports rare formats

No Dolby Vision support
No analog audio output

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We ranked Panasonic DP-UB9000 #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Panasonic DP-UB9000 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
What Hi-Fi

The best premium 4K Blu-ray player for home cinema enthusiasts.

Crisp, insightful picture
Dynamic expressive sound
Good selection of features

No SACD or DVD-Audio support
Menu options can be confusing

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The Master Switch

Unbelievable picture quality

Can be tough to find in the US - you'll need to order from overseas

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Fix the Photo

Our Choice

Four types of HDR support
Powerful display optimizer
New-generation processor
High-quality components

None

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We ranked XBox Series X #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The most fun Blu-ray player

Very gaming-friendly
4K and HDR support
Plenty of on-board storage

May be more than some are willing to pay

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CNET

Best Xbox for Blu-ray movies

Least expensive new Xbox since the Xbox 360
Easy app-based setup
Wide-ranging ecosystem, from cloud gaming to Game Pass
Media can stream at 4K

Game resolution tops out at 1440p
Loses the optical audio output
Limited next-gen game library at launch
User interface remains cluttered

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TopTenReviews

The best Xbox with Blu-ray player.

4K Blu-ray player
Affordable
Comes with free games console

Traditional remote is extra

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The Master Switch

Best Blu-ray Player for Gamers

Dolby Vision compatibility puts this console over the top

Launch-day issues and missing features

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We ranked Sony BDP-S6700 #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TopTenReviews

The best HD Blu-ray player.

Bluetooth compatibility
More than 300 apps

No native 4K
No display

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The Master Switch

Best Budget Blu-ray Player Under $100

Strong feature set
Solid picture quality

Poor design
App implementation

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The Techlounge

A Cheap,But Super-Efficient Blu-Ray Player Packed With Features

Great access to streaming services
Cheap
Strong image quality

It lacks the HDR support
Poor design
No UHD disks support

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Fix the Photo

Control by smartphone

Powerful Wi-Fi chip
Quick streaming
High-res audio format support
Wireless sound transfer

Doesn’t support Bluetooth

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We ranked PlayStation 5 #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best PlayStation for Blu-ray movies

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TopTenReviews

The best PlayStation with Blu-ray player.

Powerhouse games console
Controller battery life and features are top-notch
A strong selection of titles
Nearly silent

Divisive appearance
Rubbish UI

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The Master Switch

Solid picture quality

Lack of Dolby Vision features make this a poor choice

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Fix the Photo

Stylish

Impressive RAM
High-speed drive
Powerful CPU
A lot of accessories

Expensive
Weighs too much

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We ranked LG UBKM9 #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
IndieWire

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The Techlounge

Solid Blu-Ray For The Money

Feature-rich
Dolby Vision
HDR10 compatible
Streaming ready
Good value for money
Solid Ultra HD 4K image quality

None really at this price

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Fix the Photo

4K Content Streaming

Supports many audio formats
Backward compatibility
Low price
Multi-HDR support

Doesn’t support DTS: X
Dated design

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We ranked Sony BDP-S3700 #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best 1080p Blu-ray player

The Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player demonstrates good features and performance for the money. The number of streaming apps is solid, and disc loading times are fairly respectable.

Entering text in apps is laggy and frustrating. The implementation of the PlayStation Now gaming app is relatively poor.

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The Master Switch

Best Blu-ray Player for Streaming

An intuitive
Accessible way to get digital streaming

You definitely miss out on some options

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Fix the Photo

Compact design

Direct access to servers
Quick performance
Simple to navigate interface
High-quality sound

No video indexing
No RCA outputs

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We ranked Panasonic DP-UB420 #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Panasonic DP-UB420 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Master Switch

A Great Player for Listening to Music

High-res audio support
Excellent audio quality

Build quality issues

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Wirecutter

The best 4K player for all of your video discs

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We ranked LG BP175 #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best Blu-ray player on a budget

Excellent price
Supports Blu-ray, DVD, and CD playback
Has built-in streaming apps

No Wi-Fi (Ethernet only)
No 4K Blu-ray support
No HDR support

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TopTenReviews

The best cheap Blu-ray player.

Cheap
Full HD
Streaming apps

No 4K or HDR

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The Techlounge

It Just Works!

Good image quality
Well implemented 1080p upscaling
Easy to use
Versatile player
Amazing value for money

None

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We ranked Xbox One S #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TopTenReviews

The best cheap games console with Blu-ray player.

Diverse Multimedia Options
4K Blu-ray Player
Xbox Game Pass

Lacking in power
Weakest exclusive lineup

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Fix the Photo

Direct access to 4K Netflix

HDR streaming
An IR blaster
Small chip
No frame rate drops

Subpar GPU performance
Console interface

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We ranked LG BP350 #13 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best blu-ray players” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TopTenReviews

The best Blu-ray player with multi-room connectivity

Compatible with LG MUSICflow
Access to LG Remote App
Smart, black design

No 4K

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The Master Switch

Full streaming functionality in a Blu-ray player, good image quality

Slow load times can be frustrating

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