Updated on 2 August 2013 by

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.


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Sony BDV-N7100W
LG BH9430PW
LG BH9431PW
Sony BDV-N8100W
Philips HTS3564
Sony BDV-N7100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System
LG BH9430PW 3D Blu-Ray Theater System
LG BH9431PW 3D Blu-Ray Theater System
Sony BDV-N8100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System
Philips HTS3564/F7 Philips 3D Blu-Ray 5.1 Home Theatre System
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Playable Disk Types
DVD, CD, Blu-ray
Blu-ray, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD±R, DVD±RW
Blu-ray, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD±R, DVD±RW
DVD, CD, Blu-ray
AVCHD, BD, BD R / BD RE, CD, CDDA, CD-R/CD-RW, DVD, DVD +R/+RW, DVD -R/-RW, SVCD, VCD
Main Speakers Power Output
1000.0 Watts
1460.0 Watts
1460.0 Watts
1000.0 Watts
Number Of Speakers
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
9 Speakers and Subwoofer
9 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
Playable File Formats
MP3, JPEG, WMA, MPEG-2, WMV, MPEG-4, XviD, AAC, MPEG1, WAV
MP3, WMA, MPEG-2, WMV, MPEG-4, MPEG-1, AAC, AVCHD
MPEG2, MPEG4 AVC (H.264), SMPTE VC1 (VC-9), MKV, AVCHD, MP4V, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEG-1, MP4, MOV, VOB, MPEG 1/2 L2, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC
MP3, JPEG, WMA, MPEG-2, WMV, MPEG-4, XviD, MPEG-1, GIF, PNG
aac, mka, mp3, wma, GIF, JPEG, JPG, asf, avi, divx, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mpg
Included Components
Front speakers, Wireless rear speakers, Center channel speaker, Passive subwoofer
Remote Control, FM Antenna, DLNA Bundle Disc, Wireless Rear Speaker Receiver, Batteries
Remote Control, FM Antenna, DLNA Bundle Disc, Wireless Rear Speaker Receiver, Batteries
2 x AAA Batteries, FM antenna, Power cord, Remote Control, Safety & Legal Leaflet, Trademarks Sheet, User Manual, World Wide Warranty leaflet
Use
Music, Movies
Music
Music, Movies
Music
Music
Wireless Speakers
With Wireless Speakers
With Wireless Speakers
With Wireless Speakers
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
Average Rating
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 4.6 stars
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 3.8 stars
 4.0 stars