Since late 2009 3D Blu-Ray players became available. These machines re-create the experience of 3D cinema from the comfort of your own home. If you have a 3D TV then you’ll probably want to give yourself this option when buying a film playback system. One thing to be aware of though is that there are not that many films available on 3D Blu-Ray as yet, though of course this will change in the future. At present this list of 3D films you can get on Blu-Ray is so small that Wikipedia actually have an guide listing all the available films that have been released on the format. It might be worth having a browse of this list before you take to Amazon or HMV and search for some 3D Blu-Ray films.
Some 3D Blu-Ray players are a lot better than others and can provide really different levels of quality, so its really worth thinking about what product you are going to buy.
One model you can really trust is the Samsung 3D Blu-ray Disc Player BD-D7000. This model has received over 9/10 on almost any online poll you consult. It’s got a sleek design and fantastic touch sensitive controls and a great remote control, in addition to great quality playback. It is also enabled with a great internet streaming feature. Another high scoring model is the Sony 3D Blu-ray Disc Player BDP-S780 which has similar features and makes steaming from movie catalgoues like Netflix especially straightforward. These models cost upwards of £150.
At the cheaper end, a decent bet is the Sony 3D Blu-ray Disc Player BDP-S780 which may not be as shiny and sleek but has a lot of useful applications and represents excellent value for money at just over £60, less than half the price of the other high scoring models.
Less well rated is the Samsung BD-C6900 which, although small and light, doesn’t have as many great features as the Sony and Samsung models discussed just above. This might be one model to especially avoid. The Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player is another model with more mixed reviews that you might like to avoid.
Though there is some variation is what they offer as discussed here, all these brands are decent Blu-Ray players. Some of the cheaper and less well-known brands will not provide you with as much quality and longevity. As long as you stick to the brands discussed here you won’t go too far wrong, even though there are a couple of models that you might want to avoid.