Cheap Blu-ray Players For Your Hi-Def Needs (Even 3-D!)

Cheap Blu-ray Players For Your Hi-Def Needs (Even 3-D!)

Joel Pirela
Mar 8, 2011

Blu-ray players are one of those things that you need to experience for yourself in order to appreciate the beauty of the system. When you pair these players with your HDTV panel, the effect can be amazing. Colors are sharper, text is crispier, blacks are blacker. It's an experience that will make you re-think of your current HT set up.

LG BD530 1080p Network Blu-ray Disc Player
This player provides you with full HD 1080p, great picture quality and sound, along with direct access to internet services like YouTube, Picasa and Accuweather. We love the feature of Audio Performance that supports surround sound up to 7.1 channels with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Advanced Digital Out technologies. No need to go out and replace your old DVD collection. Even they look better on Blu-ray. Standard DVD Up-Scaling delivers great image quality from standard DVDs with 1080p Up-Scaling via HDMI output. Too bad it doesn't have the 3D feature but it's a great starter price. $71.99

Sony BDP-S570 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
You can now watch 3D movies in Full HD 1080p or DVDs in near HD quality with this Sony. Wirelessly stream photos, videos and music or instantly access a wide variety of entertainment apps including: Netflix, , Pandora, Slacker, Picasa, YouTube and more. You can also turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a remote control by downloading a free app. $199

Panasonic DMP-BDT100 Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
The BDT100 outputs amazing Full HD 3D imagery to compatible HD displays. We like that it uses a technology for 3D that in which, a separate 1920 x 1080 full-HD image is sent to each eye. This addresses the image quality problems and blurring that were common to earlier 3D systems, and creates sharp, crisp 3D images. We don't like the fact that the glasses are not included. $149

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