2 August 2013 by Shifali Rao
Blu-Ray players are high definition video players, an upgrade to the earlier DVD players which weren't capable of playing over 480p, and are available for around $100. Most Home Theatre systems today come with blu-Ray players and AVRs included in one of 2.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 or 9.1 channel speakers.
If you are thinking of selecting your HT set based on the kind of Blu-Ray player it offers, here is what the best Blu-Ray players have to offer-
- Wi-fi and internet apps, so you can stream as many movies as your like directly from the player as and when you please.
- 3D is something almost all Blu-Ray players support these days, however, you might need to buy those glasses if they are not included in the box.
- Check the number of input and output ports you might require. Check how many HDMI output ports you require and whether you need an HDMI input (this is only available in BR players and some DVD players). Typically one HDMI output port suffices if you have an AVR which is HDMI compatible. If not, you would need a dual HDMI port.
Going beyond the player's attributes, you might want to consider how many speakers your living room requires. Depending on what size your room is we have a small guide you could read through, for small, large and medium sized rooms.
Some of the best Blu-ray home theatres are the ones manufactured by Panasonic, Sony and Marantz.