After the Blu-ray format won the HD battle with HD-DVD, most of us assumed that it would be followed by Blu-ray's quick rise to top the Home Entertainment market. This did not occur, however. There were still many who debated whether DVD or Blu-ray was the best possible choice for their homes. This debated seems to be coming to an end. Most experts and research marketers predict Blu-ray DVD Players and Blu-ray movies will soon outnumber and begin to outsell DVDs in the next couple of years.
One of the main reasons is the cost of Blu-ray Players. For example, the Panasonic DMP-BD75 is priced the same as a standard up-scaling DVD player. And the DMP-BD75 can play DVDs with the same quality, as well as play Blu-ray discs and it provides online streaming services like Netflix and Vudu. So clearly the Blu-ray DVD Player can offer us much more features and functions than a DVD player, and we get it without it costing that much extra. The only logical reason not to choose a Blu-ray DVD Player would be if you do not own a HDTV or don't plan on getting a HDTV in the near future. In fact, there are not many reasons why you wouldn't choice this High-Definition technology.
Blu-ray DVD Players clearly offer the best value when we are dealing with Home Entertainment. No matter what type of budget you are on, you will get great Full HD 1080p picture quality. Because even the entry-level players will perform the same as higher-end models, when playing back Blu-ray discs. Also, the Blu-ray format is the only one that can deliver the latest high-resolution formats - Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio. For the die-hard video/audiophile out there, you will only begin to see a clear and distinct difference in picture and sound quality from the top-end models, like Oppo BDP-93 and BDP-95. Of course you will have to pay more for these types of players.
Almost all players manufactured today will be able to connect to the internet. Providing access to BD-Live content and in most cases online streaming services. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter can also be easily accessed, as well as video chatting with Skype. Nothing seems to be excluded, including DLNA support (stream video and music files from your computer), built-in Wi-Fi, USB playback, internal hard drives, built-it web browsers and 3D technology. Blu-ray players are quickly becoming the all-in-one home entertainment device. Eliminating the need for separate digital media devices that only provide one function (such as Roku 2 XS or Logitech Revue), in some casing consumers are cutting there cable cord. They can get all their movies and TV programs through their Blu-ray DVD Player.
For these reasons, it is easy to see why people are abounding their DVD players and choosing Blu-ray Disc Players. With prices dropping all the time, Blu-ray DVD Players are simply the best value out there for your home entertainment. You not only get excellent playback of DVDs, Blu-rays and CDs, but it provides countless hours of other alternate entertainment.