The final part of this guide is dedicate to explaining where you might make your purchase of a Blu-Ray or 3D Blu-Ray player from. In short, you can either buy on the high street or you can go through the internet and get your product online and delivered to your home.
If you want to go from the high street then perhaps the best option for you is Currys or PC World. Currys offer a huge range of options, with over 20 models to choose from. These models re chosen from across the price range, meaning that you can spend anywhere from £50 to £190, which represents the whole price range of Blu-Ray players on the market. All the brands discussed here including Sony, LG, Panasonic and Samsung are available from Curry’s. These four brands really are the main ones to choose from and Currys in fact only offer models manufactured by these big four Blu-Ray producers. They also offer home delivery and online ordering if you cant get to the store or if the store near you does not have your chosen product in stock.
Another type of high street store that you might want to consider and compare prices from are computer games shops such as GAME. These stores often sell Blu-Ray players as well as games consoles that can play Blu-Ray discs and you may find competitive prices and deals at these places.
If you want to save some money you will find that there are several second hand options available when buying a Blu-Ray player. High street shops such as Computer Exchange (CEX) are a great place to check. Buying second hand will mean that your player is older and therefore more prone to faults, but CEX sometimes offer shorter warrantees as well and you may save a lot of money by doing it this way. Further, they test all their second hand products to ensure that they are fully working, at least at the time of purchase.
All these options are also available to you online. It may well be that there are more deals and cheaper prices available if buying through the internet so it’s certainly worth checking out this option as well. The only major disadvantage of an online purchase is that you will have to wait for delivery and if you have any faults you will have to send off your product for repair and replacement rather than just taking into to your place of purchase. Once again though, this may be a sacrifice you are willing to make in order to save money. There are of course many online second hand options available too, but make sure that you buy from a reputable source and check the guarantee and return policy before parting with your money.
You might also want to consider going directly to Sony or from an online retailer if you want to look at one of the portable Blu-Ray players, as these are less common on the high street.