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    • Ollie Orpin
    • By Ollie Orpin 12th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
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    Difference Between DVD Player and Blue Ray Player
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
    Difference Between DVD Player and Blue Ray Player 12th Apr 18 at 8:24 PM
    We are on a Virgin TV full package and have HD Channels. I also have a lot of old DVD's which I sometimes lake to watch. My old DVD player about 15 years old is very basic and may soon need replacing. Can I buy a cheap DVD player that will give me a better picture.What would the advantage be of purchasing A Blue Ray player which I believe would be a lot more expensive. what extra does A blue ray Player do over a DVD Player. Any suggestions what model would be suitable for my simple needs. I don't want or need to spend a lot of money.is there any advantage of buying what I believe is called an upscalling model of a DVD player.
    Last edited by Ollie Orpin; 12-04-2018 at 8:28 PM.
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    • Alexd52
    • By Alexd52 12th Apr 18, 9:08 PM
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    Depends what you mean by much more expensive, you can get decent blu ray players for under 100. Best thing to do is go on-line and research what features you want, read reviews and go from there.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 12th Apr 18, 9:41 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:41 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:41 PM
    What TV are you planning to watch them on or are you planning changing your TV too, and do you envisage buying blu-ray discs?
    • Tiexen
    • By Tiexen 12th Apr 18, 9:44 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:44 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:44 PM
    We are on a Virgin TV full package and have HD Channels. I also have a lot of old DVD's which I sometimes lake to watch. My old DVD player about 15 years old is very basic and may soon need replacing. Can I buy a cheap DVD player that will give me a better picture.What would the advantage be of purchasing A Blue Ray player which I believe would be a lot more expensive. what extra does A blue ray Player do over a DVD Player. Any suggestions what model would be suitable for my simple needs. I don't want or need to spend a lot of money.is there any advantage of buying what I believe is called an upscalling model of a DVD player.
    Originally posted by Ollie Orpin
    It won't make your old DVD's look better but if you buy a new film on Blue ray it will look a lot better then the DVD version
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 12th Apr 18, 11:52 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 11:52 PM
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    I suppose the big question is, do you watch many DVDs and are you planning on watching many in the future?

    My own blu-ray player hasn't been switched on in months since Amazon stopped their DVD/blu-ray home rental service and tbh I can't envisage a time when I'll need to use it again.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 13th Apr 18, 7:17 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 7:17 AM
    Sell them all why they!!!8217;re still worth something.
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    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 13th Apr 18, 8:50 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:50 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:50 AM
    I suppose the big question is, do you watch many DVDs and are you planning on watching many in the future?

    My own blu-ray player hasn't been switched on in months since Amazon stopped their DVD/blu-ray home rental service and tbh I can't envisage a time when I'll need to use it again.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    Same here. I have a collection of old DVDs from the US and when I play them, I feel like I am watching a movie through vaseline-smeared goggles!

    I was sad when LoveFilm reached its demise (thanks, Amazon!) and haven't yet decided whether to go with Cinema Paradiso or some other outlet (Netflix and Amazon Prime aren't great for new movies).

    In answer to the OP's question therefore, I'd be careful not to spend a wad of money on an expensive lovely new BlueRay player unless you are sure you will either rent or buy BlueRay discs. DVD/BlueRay, while not going the way of VHS, is not the future of video entertainment. However, a decent BlueRay player can be bought for less than 100. For example, this one.
    (Nearly) dunroving
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 13th Apr 18, 9:12 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 9:12 AM
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    I wouldn't buy a blue ray player to play DVDs. A modern DVD player may be better than your older one and should offer hdmi connection which could improve the quality.

    A neighbour bought a Sony player last year which remembers where you watched to on 6 different discs. Very useful for box sets.

    https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/dvd-players/dvp-sr760h

    Possibly cheaper elsewhere.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 13th Apr 18, 9:49 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 9:49 AM
    I wouldn't buy a blue ray player to play DVDs. A modern DVD player may be better than your older one and should offer hdmi connection which could improve the quality.

    A neighbour bought a Sony player last year which remembers where you watched to on 6 different discs. Very useful for box sets.

    https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/dvd-players/dvp-sr760h

    Possibly cheaper elsewhere.
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    Why not, a good blu-ray player will play DVDs, and upscale them too, just as good as an equivalent DVD player plus with the advantage of playing blu-ray discs should he want to in the future.

    And for the umpteenth time it's Blu-Ray, not Blue Ray!
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 13th Apr 18, 10:20 AM
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    Why not, a good blu-ray player will play DVDs, and upscale them too, just as good as an equivalent DVD player plus with the advantage of playing blu-ray discs should he want to in the future.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    A blu ray player playing dvds wont be any better than a upscaling dvd player. Its a pointless expense unless the op buys blu ray discs.
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 13th Apr 18, 10:27 AM
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    Are you going to buy blu-way disc in future?
    If not, there is no harm to get a 20 DVD player.
    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 13th Apr 18, 11:16 AM
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    Are you going to buy blu-way disc in future?
    If not, there is no harm to get a 20 DVD player.
    Originally posted by Cisco001
    I think you did that on purpose to p*** off Neil:

    <<snip>>
    And for the umpteenth time it's Blu-Ray, not Blue Ray!
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    (Nearly) dunroving
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 13th Apr 18, 11:48 AM
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    A blu ray player playing dvds wont be any better than a upscaling dvd player. Its a pointless expense unless the op buys blu ray discs.
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    Nonsense. There's absolutely no reason that a half decent blu-ray player can upscale as well as a similarly priced DVD player.
    • andrewmp
    • By andrewmp 13th Apr 18, 11:51 AM
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    35 for a Blu Ray player

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-DMP-BDT167EB-SMART-3D-Blu-ray-DVD-Player-Built-USB-Playback-/323204131035?hash=item4b4077a8db
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 13th Apr 18, 12:18 PM
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    And quite a reasonable one at that.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 13th Apr 18, 1:01 PM
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    Anybody considering a new DVD player, or a cheap Blu-Ray player, should seriously think about a PS3 - all of which contain a BD drive (Blu-Ray, DVD), can play PS3 and PS1 games, iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV, the list goes on and on. Get the original for well under 100 these days. Add the PS3 remote control to make it more living room friendly.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 13th Apr 18, 1:23 PM
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    Nonsense. There's absolutely no reason that a half decent blu-ray player can upscale as well as a similarly priced DVD player.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    ^ Typed correctly?

    Similarly priced? What about equal dvd performance at a lower price?
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 13th Apr 18, 3:09 PM
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    ^ Typed correctly?

    Similarly priced? What about equal dvd performance at a lower price?
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    See post #14
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 13th Apr 18, 3:52 PM
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    See post #14
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    Seen it thanks. Try comparing new against new
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    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 13th Apr 18, 5:10 PM
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    Can someone please recommend the best Blew-Jay player under 100?

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