Blu-ray players are playback devices that are used to read data stored in Blu-ray discs. Pixmania provides you with a wide range of Blu-ray players from a variety of brands to suit your pockets and needs.
Blu-ray discs are special optical storage media that have enormous storage space that varies from 25 GB to 150 GB. Now this type of storage media cannot be read in regular devices and special Blu-ray players serve this purpose. Blu-ray players offer easy compatibility with all kinds of HDTVs, and they provide high-definition 2D and 3D viewing. It is the only source that can produce Full HD 1080p/24fps video output. Apart from Blu-ray discs, these players can playback directly from hard discs and pen drives via the USB slots provided in them.
Types available on the market
There are three types of Blu-Ray players available in the market. Entry-level players are for those who are new Blu-ray and want basic HD playback. They are available in brands like Panasonic and Sony. They do not offer fancy features; however, they provide with Ethernet for internet connectivity or a provision of USB dongle attachment and of course, Full HD playback. Mid-level players are slightly costlier because of the features they provide. They have built-in Wi-Fi adapter and allow streaming of multimedia directly from your PC on the TV. Most of them are 3D enabled too. High-end Blu-ray players are designed for videophiles and audiophiles. They are the most expensive Blu-ray players and include additional features like internal hard disk, SADC and DVD-Audio playback. They have dedicated video and audio features that bring you the best possible picture and sound from all the sources. Top brands like Sony, Samsung and LG manufacture the top-quality Blu-ray players.
Features to consider when purchasing a player
There are many features to consider while buying a Blu-ray player. Your player must have Wi-Fi adapter built into it; this provides easy Internet connectivity and works great for streaming videos. If you have a 3D TV or plan on buying one, the Blu-ray player must be 3D compatible to provide high-quality 3D pictures. Some Blu-ray players even provide 2D to 3D conversion so that you can enjoy simulated 3D viewing. Other important features to look for in Blu-ray players are various input/output ports, HDMI input/output ports, internet apps, and video streaming.