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Articles & Videos: Blu-ray & DVD Players

Blu-ray players play discs with high-definition picture and sound. Most also let you stream movies and music. How do you know which player's right for you?

When 4K TVs first hit the market there was almost no 4K content to watch on them. At the end of 2015 there are nearly a dozen sources of 4K content. This article will cover the currently available options, as well as upcoming ones like Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Blu-ray and DVD player FAQ
by Loren Barstow

What's the difference between DVD and Blu-ray Disc? How would I connect a DVD player to my TV to get the best possible picture? My TV doesn't accept progressive-scan signals, so paying extra for a progressive-scan DVD player is a waste of money, right? Plus more...

HDMI cables buying guide
by Steve Kindig

HDMI connections got a big update in 2014 as 4K Ultra HD TVs appeared with HDMI 2.0 inputs capable of supporting 4K's higher data demands. With support for multichannel and high-res audio, HDMI is the most important connection for home entertainment. Learn about other HDMI features, and get tips on choosing cables.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
by Jeff Miller

Ultra HD Blu-ray players are coming to a living room near you. We can't wait to see how brilliant and detailed movies will look playing from 4K discs.

Samsung's UBD-K8500 is its first 4K Blu-ray player, which allows you to watch Ultra HD Blu-ray discs at their full resolution on your 4K TV. It also uses sophisticated upsampling technology to make your standard HD content look better than ever.