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Basic DVD/Blu-ray player?
January 1, 2013 10:33 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a basic DVD + Blu-Ray player with HDMI. Doesn't need any kind of network streaming (TV and other devices handle that already). Ideally under $100. Am okay with buying used off craigslist or something if the model is known to be pretty reliable. Suggestions?
posted by curious nu to Technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I bought this Sony at random on Amazon earlier this year and it has been fine.
posted by something something at 10:41 AM on January 1, 2013


I just bought that same Sony. Works great.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:56 AM on January 1, 2013


There's a comparably priced player (a Vizio) from Wal-Mart as well.
posted by jquinby at 11:47 AM on January 1, 2013


New bluray players from samsung/sony/panasonic seem under $100 judging by bestbuy & amazon, i wouldn't bother off craigslist.

You might consider one that can handle netflix / your streaming service of choice, but most devices do.
posted by TheAdamist at 3:37 PM on January 1, 2013


I have a Panasonic that annoys the hell out of me whenever I use it. It's a few years old which might be the reason for its minor issues which include unresponsive buttons, lengthy load times, etc. These were common issues of BD players over the first few years of production.

If I were in the market for one now, I'd probably look at Sony or Samsung. Both have several options under $100.

One recommendation, even if you don't want to use it for streaming services, be sure to have it connected to the internet. Reason being that there are occasional necessary firmware updates.
posted by nickthetourist at 11:30 AM on January 2, 2013


Went with the Sony, since I'd already looked at that. We'll see how it holds up!
posted by curious nu at 8:55 AM on January 6, 2013


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