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The best DVD players for audio are Blu-ray players compatible with audio surround sound systems like Dolby Digital and DTS. Our list of the best audio dvd players include models from Panasonic, Sony and other leading brands which might even offer 3D capability and Wi-fi.

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Panasonic DMP-BDT330

Panasonic DMP-BDT330 4K Upscaling 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player


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Panasonic DMP-BDT330
Panasonic DMP-BDT230
Sony BDP-S5100
Oppo Digital BDP-103
LG BP420
Panasonic DMP-BDT330 4K Upscaling 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Smart Wi-Fi 3D Blu-Ray Player
Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi
Oppo Digital BDP-103 3D Blu-ray Player
LG BP420 Blu-ray Player
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Oct 2012
Feb 2013
Surround Sound
Dolby Digital Plus/ Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential/ DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Dolby Digital Plus/ Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential/ DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio output, Dolby True HD digital output, Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output
Dolby Digital (Digital out only), DTS (Digital out only)
Dolby Digital (Digital out only), DTS (Digital out only)
DVD Type
Blu-Ray Player
Blu-Ray Player
Blu-Ray Player
Blu-ray Player
Blu-ray Player
Playable Disk Types
BD-ROM, BD-RE/ BD-RE DL, BD-R/ BD-R DL, DVD-R/ DVD-R DL/ DVD-RW, DVD+R/DVD+R DL/DVD+RW, CD, CD-R/ -RW
DVD+R, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-R DL, BD-RE DL, CD-R, DVD+R DL, DVD, CD, CD-DA, Blu-ray Disc, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW
HD DVD, DVD+R, SACD, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-R DL, BD-RE DL, CD-R, DVD, CD-DA, Blu-ray Disc, DVD+RW, DVD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW
DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD Audio, SACD, CD (Audio), CD-R, HDCD, BD-RE, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, BD-R
Blu-ray, BD-R
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan
Number of Discs
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
Region Code
A, B, C
A, B, C
0, A, B, C

  • A juicy feature list, gob-smacking design and stellar performance put the DMP-BDT330 among the Blu-ray elite, but online content and presentation is the deck's weak link.


  • We're not convinced that there are better options if you want to introduce smart stuff to your living room, but this Panasonic Blu-ray player is nevertheless a great all-digital option. It's the easiest to use of any Blu-ray deck we've tested, and though it lacks some apps in among a rather old-fashioned GUI, it's also the fastest working.
    We've got no complaints about Blu-ray playback, either in 2D or 3D, while DVDs and online video are skilfully upscaled.


  • When it comes down to it, all of that extra stuff is nice, but the main job of a Blu-ray player is to deliver high-quality video from DVDs and Blu-ray discs. There are very few players that can do as good a job on Australian discs as the Panasonic DMP-BDT330.


  • The Panasonic DMP-BDT230 is a mostly solid Blu-ray player, except it serves up obnoxious ads in its onscreen interface.


  • Viewers after the latest and greatest collection of apps should look beyond the DMP-BDT230 and head for a Samsung deck. However, if you're after the very finest picture quality not only from 2D and 3D Blu-ray, but from upscaled DVDs, too, the low-priced DMP-BDT230 is dead centre of the sweet-spot.


  • The DMP-BDT230 powers up and loads discs very quickly, and I didn't encounter any freezes or stutters during disc playback. The player passed all of the 480i/1080i processing tests on the HQV Benchmark DVD and HD HQV Benchmark Blu-ray disc (Silicon Optix). For the most part, it cleanly rendered my real-world DVD scenes from Gladiator (DreamWorks) and The Bourne Identity (Universal), producing only an instant of moir in both scenes before it locked onto the 3:2 cadence.


  • The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.


  • The Sony BDP-S5100 is a slick, versatile 3D Blu-ray player with killer web content and sumptuous HD pictures.


  • It costs a bit more than the other Sony Blu-Ray players, but not enough to break the bank. If you're buying this is conjunction with a new TV you won't even notice the price difference. Since the BDP-S5100 includes 3D playback and built-in Wi-Fi, we'd recommend that you choose this one instead of one of the cheaper models. It's always a good policy to future-proof yourself as much as possible when buying tech.


  • What's left to say about the Oppo's new BDP-103 universal Blu-ray player, except that it is currently the universal disc spinner to have and the one to beat and the fact that it doesn't cost you an arm, leg and kidney is just icing on the cake. There isn't anything this mighty player can't really do outside of a few missing formats, mainly ISO, and true UltraHD compatibility. Beyond that, the BDP-103 is all the player you need and then some. It's even an AV preamp, if you wish to get technical.


  • For a hefty price, the Oppo BDP-103 offers top-notch performance along with every feature you could want in a Blu-ray player and then some.


  • I have had the opportunity to review OPPO products going back to their first upscaling DVD player (OPDV971H) and with every Upscaling DVD and Blu-ray Disc player I have seen from them, up to this point, they have consistently provided solid build quality and the latest audio and video innovations, while retaining excellent core audio and video performance.


  • The LG BP420 has a very friendly user interface and offers up strong picture quality for both 2D and 3D movies, while also including an impressive range of Smart TV apps and good digital media support. It lacks the extra lick of speed that would have made the smart apps and streaming more satisfying to use, but overall it's a good deck for the money.

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    The BP420 is currently LG's most popular Blu-Ray player and with good reason. Despite being priced at around £100, it includes support for Smart TV and 3D playback. It lacks Wi-Fi support though, so if this feature is important, you should consider the BP520.