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DVD & Blu-ray Players

LG DP542

LG DP542

From £30
  • A/V format: DVD-R/RW,DVD+R/RW,DVD-Video,CD,CD-R/RW
  • A/V connections: HDMI
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Sony DVP-SR760

Sony DVP-SR760

From £38
  • A/V format: DivX, MP3, JPEG
  • DVD region: Region 2
  • Video format: 1080p
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LG BP350

LG BP350

From £71
  • A/V format: DVD/VCD/SVCD/MP3/CD/JPEG CD-R/RW, DVD +/- R, DVD +/- RW
  • DVD region: Multi-Region
  • A/V connections: A/V
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Bush BDVD8310

Bush BDVD8310

From £49
  • A/V format: MP3, DVD
  • A/V connections: Coaxial
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Trevi DVMI 3580

Trevi DVMI 3580

From £53
  • A/V format: CD, DVD, Mpeg4, MP3, Jpg,
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC
  • A/V connections: SCART, HDMI, USB
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenco DVP 1063

Lenco DVP 1063

From £149
  • A/V format: CD, DVD, MP3, JPEG, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1
  • A/V connections: Coaxial, HDMI, USB, Headphone Jack
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Sony UBP X 800

Sony UBP X 800

From £395
  • A/V format: DVD-R ,DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM ,DVD-RW ,SACD,CD ,CD-DA ,CD-R ,CD-RW ,DVD-Audio
  • Video format: PAL
  • A/V connections: Coaxial, HDMI, USB
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Disney Princess DVD player

Disney Princess DVD player

From £68
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC
  • A/V connections: Composite Video, SCART
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Lite-On EBAU 108

Lite-On EBAU 108

From £28
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenco DVP 933

Lenco DVP 933

From £79
  • A/V format: CD - DVD, USB and card reader
  • Video format: NTSC
  • A/V connections: AV
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Sony BDP S 6700

Sony BDP S 6700

From £98
  • A/V format: AAC ,AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, LPCM MP3 MP4 ,MPEG 4, Vorbis, WMV
  • DVD region: Region 2, Region 2
  • A/V connections: Coaxial, RCA, HDMI
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Panasonic DMP-BD81EB-K

Panasonic DMP-BD81EB-K

From £53
  • A/V format: DVD/VCD/SVCD/MP3/CD/JPEG CD-R/RW, DVD +/- R, DVD +/- RW
  • Video format: NTSC
  • A/V connections: HDMI
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Sony BDP S3700

Sony BDP S3700

From £79
  • A/V format: BD-R, BD-RE, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, VCDCD, CD-R, CD-RW
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC
  • A/V connections: Coaxial Digital, RCA, HDMI, USB
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Sony BDPS 1700 B

Sony BDPS 1700 B

From £74
  • A/V format: 3G2, 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, ASF, AVCHD, AVI, FLA, FLAC, FLV, GIF, JPEG, LPCM, M2TS, M4A, MKA, MOV, MP3, MPEG-1 PS, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2 PS, MPG, MTS, PNG, VC-1, WAV, WMA, WMA9, XVID
  • DVD region: Region 1
  • Video format: NTSC
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MANTA DVD DVD 072

MANTA DVD DVD 072

From £47
  • A/V format: DivX, MPEG-4, XviD, MPEG-4 (DivX, Xvid) , MPEG-2 (ISO / IEC-13818)
  • A/V connections: HDMI, USB
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Lenco MES 405

Lenco MES 405

From £194
  • A/V format: MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG 1,2,4, DVD, DVD-R / RW, DVD + R / RW, USB, SD, MMC ,JPEG, MPEG 1,2,4
  • A/V connections: Coaxial, USB, AV, Headphone Jack
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Denver MT-980

Denver MT-980

From £89
  • A/V format: DVD, JPEG
  • DVD region: Region 2
  • A/V connections: Composite Video
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Panasonic DMP BDT 384 EG

Panasonic DMP BDT 384 EG

From £158
  • A/V format: JPEG, MP3 and WM4
  • Video format: PAL
  • A/V connections: HDMI, USB
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Panasonic DMP BDT 180 EB

Panasonic DMP BDT 180 EB

From £87
  • A/V format: BDAV, BDMV, JPEG,MPO, FLAC, WAV, AAC,WMA, MP3,ALAC,DSD,AVCHD
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC
  • A/V connections: HDMI, USB
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Nevir 2772DVD

Nevir 2772DVD

From £105
  • A/V format: DVD; DVD ± / R / RW / RDL; CD-R / RW / DA; MPEG4 / JPEG / MP3
  • A/V connections: AV, Headphone, CardReader
1 Offer from 1 shop >
LG BP250

LG BP250

From £50
  • A/V format: CD - DVD, USB and card reader
  • Video format: 1080p
  • A/V connections: HDMI
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Nevir NVR 2324

Nevir NVR 2324

From £34
  • A/V format: DVD-Video, CD, CD-R/RW, DVD + RW, DVD -RW, DVD + R, DVD-R
  • Video format: NTSC
  • A/V connections: AV
1 Offer from 1 shop >
LG 1080 P

LG 1080 P

From £33
  • A/V format: MP3, WMA, JPEG
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC
  • A/V connections: Component Video, Composite Video, SCART, HDMI
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Asus BC 12 D 2 HT

Asus BC 12 D 2 HT

From £50
  • A/V connections: HDMI, USB
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Denver MT 1080

Denver MT 1080

From £97
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Philips BDP9700

Philips BDP9700

From £201
  • A/V format: DivX, MP3, MPEG-4, JPEG
  • DVD region: Region 2
  • Video format: 1080p
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Panasonic BD 84 EB K

Panasonic BD 84 EB K

From £94
  • A/V format: Xvid, MKV, MP4, FLAC, MP3,AAC,ALAC,DSD,BDAV, BDMV, JPEG, MPO
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC, 1080p
  • A/V connections: HDMI, USB
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LG UP 970

LG UP 970

From £165
  • A/V format: DivX, AAC, MP3, FLAC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AAC, WMA, LPCM, XviD
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC
  • A/V connections: HDMI, USB
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Denver DWM100

Denver DWM100

From £67
  • A/V format: DivX, MP3, SVCD, VCD, WMA, MPEG-4, XviD, HDCD
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC
  • A/V connections: SCART, HDMI
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenco DVP 1010

Lenco DVP 1010

From £118
  • A/V format: MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, MPEG 4
  • DVD region: Region 1
  • A/V connections: USB, AV, Headphone Jack
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenco DVP 1045

Lenco DVP 1045

From £199
  • A/V format: MPEG1, MPEG4,mp3
  • A/V connections: USB
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Panasonic DMR EX97CEGK

Panasonic DMR EX97CEGK

From £234
  • A/V format: MPEG2, AAC, MKV, MP3, XviD, JPEG
  • A/V connections: HDMI
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Lenco MES 211

Lenco MES 211

From £141
  • A/V format: MP3, MPEG-4, JPEG
  • DVD region: Code Free
  • A/V connections: USB
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Panasonic DMP BDT 280 EB

Panasonic DMP BDT 280 EB

From £169
  • A/V format: BDAV,BDMV,JPEG,Xvid,MPO,FLAC,WAV,AAC,WMA,MP3,ALAC ,DSD
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC
  • A/V connections: USB
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Panasonic DMP BDT165

Panasonic DMP BDT165

From £79
  • A/V format: BD, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD + R / RW, DVD-Video, VCD, CD, CD-R/RW
  • A/V connections: HDMI
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Sony UBPX800B EC1

Sony UBPX800B EC1

From £209
  • A/V format: DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW
  • A/V connections: HDMI, USB
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Asus Impresario SBW S1

Asus Impresario SBW S1

From £213
  • A/V format: DVD-R/RW,DVD+R/RW,DVD-Video,CD,CD-R/RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD
  • Video format: SECAM
  • A/V connections: RCA
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenco DVP 9413

Lenco DVP 9413

From £115
  • A/V format: MPEG4,DVD-R,DVD-RW,CD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+RW,CD-R,MP3
  • A/V connections: Coaxial Digital, HDMI, USB, AV, Headphone Jack
1 Offer from 1 shop >
MANTA DVD-064

MANTA DVD-064

From £37
  • A/V format: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD
  • A/V connections: A/V
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Asus SBW 06D2X U

Asus SBW 06D2X U

From £89
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Innova RNG03AURA7

Innova RNG03AURA7

From £58
  • A/V format: JPEG,DIVX,MP3,MP4
1 Offer from 1 shop >
LG UBK80

LG UBK80

From £107
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Sony BDP S 1700

Sony BDP S 1700

From £83
  • A/V format: MPEG1,MPEG,MPG,MKV,M2TS,MTS,AVI,MP4,M4V,MOV,FLV,F4V,3GP,3G2,3GPP,3GP2,M2TS,MTS,WMV,AS,MP3,M4A,AAC,WMA,WAV,FLAC,FLA,AC3,DSF,DFF,AIFF,AIF,OGG,ALAC,EPA
  • Video format: 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 576i, 576p
  • A/V connections: Coaxial, RGB, HDMI, USB
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LG BP 556

LG BP 556

From £96
  • A/V format: AVCHD, DivX, MKV, MP3, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV
  • DVD region: Region 2
  • A/V connections: HDMI
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Panasonic DMP BDT167

Panasonic DMP BDT167

From £91
  • A/V format: CD, DVD + R, DVD + RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, Video CD, DVD, PAL & NTSC, CD-R CD-RW DVD + R DVD-R,,CD, CD-RW
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC
  • A/V connections: HDMI, USB
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Trevi DVD PDX 1409

Trevi DVD PDX 1409

From £82
  • A/V format: Mpeg4 - Dvd, +RW -RW, Mp3, Cd audio
  • A/V connections: Headphone Jack
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Pioneer BDP LX88

Pioneer BDP LX88

From £1,058
  • A/V format: BD, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD + R / RW, DVD-Video, VCD, CD, CD-R/RW
  • DVD region: Region 2
  • Video format: NTSC
1 Offer from 1 shop >
LG DP132

LG DP132

From £26
  • DVD region: Multi-Region
  • Video format: NTSC
  • A/V connections: Analogue
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Telesystem TS5011

Telesystem TS5011

From £63
  • A/V format: MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-1, JPEG
  • A/V connections: Headphone
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lexibook DVDP 6 FZ

Lexibook DVDP 6 FZ

From £58
  • A/V format: DVD, DVDR, DVDRW, VCD, MPEG-4,JPEG.
  • A/V connections: USB
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Panasonic DMR PWT 550 EB

Panasonic DMR PWT 550 EB

From £239
  • A/V format: JPEG, AVCHD, MP4
  • A/V connections: HDMI
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Samsung UBD M7500

Samsung UBD M7500

From £199
  • A/V format: AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA,AVCHD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV
  • A/V connections: Optical Digital, HDMI, USB
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Sony X 700

Sony X 700

From £349
  • A/V format: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD + R, DVD + RW, CD-DA (audio CD), CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW, JPEG, MP3, DIVX XVID AVI and AVCHD
  • DVD region: Multi-Region
  • Video format: PAL, NTSC, SECAM
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Sony UBPX700B EC1

Sony UBPX700B EC1

From £239
  • A/V connections: Coaxial, HDMI, USB
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Pioneer BDR XD05T

Pioneer BDR XD05T

From £93
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Lexibook Minions

Lexibook Minions

From £62
  • A/V format: DVD, DVDR, DVDRW, VCD,CD, CDR, CDRW et MP3 MPEG-4 and JPEG,
  • DVD region: Region 2
  • A/V connections: USB, AV
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Panasonic DP UB9000

Panasonic DP UB9000

From £899
  • A/V format: DVD-R/ DVD-R DL, CD-R/ -RW
  • A/V connections: Analogue, Coaxial Digital, RCA, HDMI, USB
2 Offers from 1 shop >

Buying Guide - DVD & Blu-ray Players

What is DVD?

kids watching TVDigital Versatile Disc (DVD) arrived in the late 90's and went on to become the most successful consumer electronics product in history. As a result, DVD players are almost as common as televisions in modern living rooms.


The introduction of DVD players heralded the move from analogue to digital video. Unlike our old VCRs, DVD players used discs that held digital data rather than raw video. The data stored on DVD discs is encoded in a format called MPEG2, and DVD players will decode that data and then output the resulting video and audio to your television.

One key advantage that DVD players have over old VCR decks is picture quality. Compared to what you'd get from a VHS tape, DVD players are in a completely different league, with far brighter, clearer and sharper image quality.

DVD players can also playback compact discs, so there's no need to have a CD player in your living room - DVD players can do it all. DVD discs can be dual sided and dual layered, but all DVD players can read all types of disc.

What is Blu-ray?

DVD players have been around a while and when HDTVs hit the scene, a new disc standard was needed. Initially, there was a format was between HD DVD players and Blu-ray players. Eventually, Blu-ray won, leaving HD DVD players obsolete. Now that Blu-ray is the only high definition disc available, it's worth investing in a Blu-ray player.


Just like DVD players, Blu-ray players use discs that are filled with digital data. The main difference is that while DVD players use discs that can store up to 9GB of data per side, Blu-ray players use discs that can store up to 50GB of data per side. It's this extra capacity that makes Blu-ray the ideal medium for high definition video and Blu-ray players the ideal partner for an HDTV.

Blu-ray players will pump crystal clear, 1080p movies to your TV, giving you the best possible experience. Blu-ray players will also happily play DVD discs too, so they can act as direct replacements for DVD players. Just like DVD players, Blu-ray players can also playback compact discs, so can be used for music duties as well as video.

DVD features

watching LCD TVDVD players are very affordable these days, but there are some key features that are worth looking for in DVD players. If you've got a high definition TV you need to look at DVD players with upscaling. Upscaling DVD players will take the standard definition DVD signal and increase its resolution to high definition. It won't look as good as a true high definition movie, but it will look better than a standard DVD.


If you've got an HDTV, you should be considering DVD players that sport an HDMI port. HDMI is a digital interface that ensures that there is no picture quality lost when the video signal is transferred from the player to your TV.

Many DVD players also ship with USB ports, allowing you to plug in a USB memory stick and playback still images and even video without the need to transfer your files to a DVD disc. Different DVD players support different video standards for USB streaming, so make sure you check that your preferred format is supported.

Blu-ray features

Blu-ray players are stuffed with features, and that's besides the obvious ability to playback high definition movies on your flat screen TV. But Blu-ray players aren't just about better picture quality, they also offer much improved sound quality.


When DVD players launched, they brought with them Dolby Digital and eventually DTS surround sound. Now Blu-ray players have moved the game on again by providing Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS Master Audio HD. These two high definition audio formats use lossless compression, which means that what you hear on the disc, should be identical to what the sound engineers heard in the studio.

Blu-ray players can also connect to the Internet via an Ethernet port, or even a wireless connection. The Internet connection allows the player to keep its firmware up to date, which could add new features. But more importantly, it allows you to download additional content for your Blu-ray discs, like interactive games or new movie trailers.

Some Blu-ray players also support 3D playback. If you have a 3D TV, you'll want a 3D Blu-ray player to go with it.

Accessories

DVD Blu-rayDVD & Blu-ray players both need a few accessories in order to get the best results. The best way to connect both DVD & Blu-ray players to your HDTV is an HDMI cable, which will transfer both video and audio from DVD & Blu-ray players to the TV.


To get the best possible audio experience you should connect DVD & Blu-ray players to a home cinema amplifier. A home cinema amp takes the audio stream from DVD & Blu-ray players, decodes it and then pumps the sound out to a set of surround sound speakers.

A set of surround sound speakers for DVD & Blu-ray players generally comprises five satellite speakers and a subwoofer. Three speakers are placed to the front of you, while two are placed behind you - the subwoofer can be placed anywhere. Some surround sound systems offer wireless rear speakers, which will make setup far simpler.

DVD & Blu-ray players that have USB ports will require USB memory keys to plug into them, so it's worth stocking up on a couple when you buy. Also, some Blu-ray players require a USB memory stick on which to store downloaded data from the Internet.