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You're probably here because you're hunting for a good DVD player within your budget of say, around $200. However, if this is so, your expectations are way too low. Today,you'd get a fantastic Blu-Ray player player for $200 that's going to play not only true high definition movies at 1080p/1080i/720p, but also your whole DVD and CD collection. What's more, the best Blu-ray/DVD players under $200 even feature an in-built Wi-fi connection to let you stream videos from your favorite online movie sites; and also play 3d!

The list below is a bunch of the top rated DVD/Blu-ray players between the $100 and $200 bracket from renowned manufacturers.

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Panasonic DMP-BDT500

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 3D Blu-ray Player


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Panasonic DMP-BDT500
Panasonic DMP-BDT320
Sony BDP-S790
Samsung BD-E5900
LG BP620
Panasonic DMP-BDT500 3D Blu-ray Player
Panasonic DMP-BDT320 3D Blu-ray Player
Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player
Samsung BD-E5900 Blu-ray Player
LG BP620 3D Blu-ray Player
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Release Date
May 2012
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DVD Type
Blu-ray Player
Blu-ray Player
Blu-ray Player
Blu-ray Player
Blu-ray Player
Playable Disk Types
DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R DL, Blu-ray 3D
DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD (Audio), CD-R, CD-RW, BD-RE, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, Blu-ray, CD+R/RW, Blu-ray 3D, BD-R
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, BD-RE, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, BD-R
DVD+R, CD-R, DVD, CD, CD-DA, Blu-ray Disc, DVD+RW, DVD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, BD-RE, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, BD-R
Playable File Formats
MPEG2, DivX, MP3, JPEG, MPO
MPEG2, MPEG4, DivX, JPEG, AVI
MPEG2, MP3, JPEG
WMV9, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XviD, AVCHD, H.264, WMV, VC-1, MKV
MPEG2, MPEG4, MP3, WMA, AVI, WMV, AAC
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan
Number of Discs
1.0
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Region Code
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, B, C
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  • It's great to see Panasonic back challenging the likes of Denon, Marantz, and Onkyo with a high-end, audiophile-focused Blu-ray player, and thanks to its superlative picture and sound quality, coupled with a killer feature list, it's better value than the brands above can offer although true audiophiles might be put off by the lack of DVD-Audio and SACD playback. Overall though, the DMP-BDT500 is an accomplished Blu-ray player, truly worthy of its flagship status.


  • The DMP-BDT500 is a niche Blu-ray player in some senses. If you don't own home cinema kit and simply want to connect to a TV set, its extensive audio adjustment options aren't necessary: save your money and buy a cheaper Panasonic. The same's true if you're not into music, or prefer to use a separate component for music replay. But if you want one deck to do the lot, it's a must-try.


  • The Panasonic DMP-BDT500 marks a fine return to high-end Blu-ray for the Japanese brand. Its flagship disc spinner boasts a wide range of features, including Viera Connect, 3D support and DLNA streaming, not to mention its sophisticated audio components, robust build quality and generous connections.


  • With its more "sensible" design and fewer features, the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 unsurprisingly doesn't scale the same heights as the BDT320. But thankfully the important stuff is all present and correct, such as built-in Wi-Fi, Viera Connect, network streaming from DLNA and non-DLNA devices, Skype and 3D Blu-ray compatibility, which means you don't have to compromise on the good stuff if the BDT320 is just out of your financial reach.


  • Stuffed with goodies on a Wi-Fi-powered Viera Connect, the Panasonic DMP-BDT320 handles a plethora of digital files and indulges - albeit in a somewhat muddy manner - in DLNA home networking.
    A super-slim Blu-ray player that needs only Wi-Fi to perform a host of tricks, the Panasonic DMP-BDT320 boasts excellent 2D and 3D Blu-ray coupled with reference-level DVD upscaling. This makes for a deck that has few flaws.

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    Smart TVs aren't selling all that much because people are contented with their displays. Those Internet-connected displays look appealing but a lot of people are not willing to spend so much on a TV that has to replace an older model. With Panasonic's newest Blu-ray players including the Panasonic DMP-BDT320, you no longer need to buy a new TV because this Blu-ray player can connect wirelessly to the Internet and there are plenty of applications that can turn your ordinary display into a smart one.


  • Quite simply, the BDP-S790 is a brilliant Blu-ray player. Its top-drawer feature list (headlined by SonyĆ¢??s generous range of internet apps and futureproofed 4K upscaling), its slim, living room friendly design and nigh-on flawless pictures make this one of the best Blu-ray players around, if not the cheapest.


  • Based on the test results, the Sony BDP-S790 is a very good performer with regards to video processing and upscaling of standard definition DVD (which can also apply to internet and network streamed video content - minus any artifacts generated as a result of slow internet speeds), as well as deinterlacing 1080i content to 1080p, that can match a native 1080p video display.


  • Sony's latest, best Blu-ray player is a little pricier than the competition, but it has a few features that make it stand out from the crowd. We think Sony's hit a winner with the BDP-S790's speed and diverse range of features.


  • Samsung's most appealing Blu-ray player is under $200, handles a swathe of features including 3D, USB playback, Web browsing, streaming video on demand and apps. The interface is generally easy to navigate and the player works quickly and quietly. Apart from the slightly slow and difficult-to-navigate Web browser, the BD-E5900 is a well designed and executed media player.


  • Samsung's most appealing Blu-ray player is under $200, handles a swathe of features including 3D, USB playback, Web browsing, streaming video on demand and apps. The interface is generally easy to navigate and the player works quickly and quietly. Apart from the slightly slow and difficult-to-navigate Web browser, the BD-E5900 is a well designed and executed media player.


  • For superb audio and video reproduction and networked features, the BD-E5900 Blu-ray Disc Player from Samsung makes a great choice. This disc player supports full HD 1080p resolution and 3D content, so you can do your best to recreate the theater in your own living room. You'll be able to experience immersive, wraparound visuals on your HDTV screen that bring you right into the action.

    Once you connect it to your home network, the fun begins.


  • If you want 3D, the LG BP620 has most of the right features, but the absence of Amazon Instant and a dedicated Netflix button hurt its value a bit.


  • The LG BP620 is a strong 3D Blu-ray deck from LG. It delivers good picture quality and has a fairly comprehensive line-up of features for the price. It could be a little bit more responsive when it comes to the Smart apps, but overall it's a good option if you're looking for an inexpensive 3D Blu-ray player with integrated Wi-Fi.


  • The LG BP620 is one of the best budget Blu-ray players we've seen this year, with tons of features and fast performance for just $150.


Top 5 dvd player under $200:

  1. Panasonic DMP-BDT500 3D Blu-ray Player
  2. Panasonic DMP-BDT320 3D Blu-ray Player
  3. Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player
  4. Samsung BD-E5900 Blu-ray Player
  5. LG BP620 3D Blu-ray Player