How to choose a DVD player? Compare and find the best
History of the DVD player
In 1996 when the DVD player burst onto the scene they were the top end of video and audio media and set the user back well over a thousand US Dollars for the first few years. By the late 1990s and 2000s the models had dropped drastically in price and were available for well under £50 in the US and the UK. Today, the cheapest DVD Players cost under £20. This doesn’t make the buying process any easier though, as there are more options and types of player available for you to choose from that you need to work through before coming to your decision.
DVD player vs game console
The first thing to think about before you buy a DVD player is whether you need one. This sounds like an obvious point, but there are many things you might not be aware of which mean you don’t need to purchase one. If you have a relatively new TV then it may come with a DVD player already built in. The technology for DVD players now is so good that the player unit is small and is often found at the back of the TV taking up almost no space at all. Another thing to be aware of is that if you have a video games console such as a PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 or Xbox One then you don’t need to buy a separate DVD player as these machines all come with the capacity to play both DVD and Blu-Ray discs.
DVD player and your TV
If you don’t have any of these consoles or a DVD feature on your TV then you will need to buy a standalone DVD player for any film or series watching you want to do. The DVD is so essential now that no household is complete without it. This guide is designed to help you decide which DVD player is right for you. It will assess some of the major brands you should consider, as well as the pros and cons of each. It will discuss the prices of the major brands to help you find the best model for you within your price range.
DVD vs Blu-Ray
Following this, the guide will turn to a discussion of these DVD players versus the Blu-Ray player. Though Blu-Ray players are newer and more advanced in technological terms, there are still many advantages of a DVD player so it is definitely worth weighing up the benefits of both before you make your final decision.
Where to buy a DVD player?
Finally, the guide will take a look at where you should consider buying your DVD Player from. There are many options for you here, from the high street to the online retail market. This part of the guide will advise you as to how you can get the best deals and prices on the model you have chosen.