Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best rated dvd players in the market today combine the capability to upscale video to 1080p along with the HDMI capability to provide a great visual experience.

DVD Players currently range from a $100 basic versions to the more advanced players around the $1000 price bracket. The best dvd players in the basic segment come with features such as Dolby Digital Decoders, a 5.1 speaker system and progressive scan capability.

For the slightly advanced DVD players look for upscaling video support to 1080p. Upscaling refers to displaying SD (Standard Definition) video at HD (High Definition) levels. However, unlike what the name suggests, upscaling does not convert SD to HD but just makes the same SD content looks much better on HD supported displays.

The best DVD players would provide this near HD content over an HDMI interface. HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) is a connection type that supports digital-to-digital transmission of HD content over compatibile devices in the uncompressed form. Lastly, you would need to make sure that your display also supports HDMI.


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Panasonic DMP-BDT330
Samsung BD-F6500
Panasonic DMP-BDT230
Sony BDP-S5100
Oppo Digital BDP-103
Panasonic DMP-BDT330 4K Upscaling 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
Samsung BD-F6500 - 3D Blu-ray disc 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
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Apr 2013
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Oct 2012
DVD Type
Blu-Ray Player
DVD 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
Blu-ray Video, DVD-Video, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, CD DA, CD-R, CD-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
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
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.8 stars