Based on Pioneer’s long-standing expertise as an innovator in optical disc technology, the latest Blu-ray Disc player features outstanding playability for almost any format or disc, even for scratched or...
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An essential (and obvious) component of your home theatre system is a DVD or Blu-ray player, and if you’re going for the best system that you can build, you’ll want a disc player that can hold its own with the rest of your awesome hi fi pieces. Investing in a great player will make a huge difference in your theatre experience, so you’ll want to make sure you choose one that will make your movies really shine on your own “big screen.”
Most high-end players, rather than just playing DVDs or Blu-ray, are “Universal Disc Players”, which are capable of handling many formats of both audio and video discs. Universal players have the ability to play a huge variety of discs, from the standard DVD, CD, and Blu-ray (including 3D) to less common types like SACD, DVD-A, HDCD and AVCHD. We love these, because not only do they sound and look fantastic, but having everything in one package cuts down on cost and space that you’ll need for your system.
You’ll want to make sure that your player has all the connections you need for your speakers, TV or projector, receiver, and any other components that you have (or may be eyeing). Look for connections like HDMI, Network, Optical audio, USB, and more to make sure you have everything you need. Some features to look for include Wi-Fi capability, integrated online video services, and the ability to stream various media sources. But what you’re really after at this level is amazing sound and breathtaking picture quality, and our players deliver just that.
We carry the best in universal players, including the 2015 What Hi-Fi? Award-winning Cambridge Audio CXU. Their review raves about the sleek design, gorgeously clear and vibrant picture, and arresting, immersive sound (and even sings praises to the remote). It’s a player “that does it all [and] impresses on every level.” What Hi-Fi also gave five stars to the Marantz UD7007, which gives a “gloriously rich and vivid” picture and “powerful and bold” sound.
You can’t go wrong with any of our players – they’ll take your movies to the next level with amazing picture and sound you didn’t even know was in that DVD or Blu-ray! And if you’re having a hard time deciding which one is right for you, let us know and we’ll help you you’re your match based on your setup, budget, and needs. We’re always here to help!