The best of Blu-ray from CES

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas last week, with many new Blu-ray products on display. For Blu-ray fans CES has a special place as the first discs and players were announced there back in 2003. A decade later, and there have been more exciting developments, with new top-end players launched by the electronics industry’s biggest names. We thought we would give you a round-up of the best Blu-ray players from CES, all of which you’ll hear more about later this year.



Panasonic kicked off the show by launching a series of new 2D and 3D Blu-ray players that will be available later on this year.

The 3D Models will include the DMP-BDT330 (capable of 4K upscaling) and the DMP-BDT23. Both 3D models are set to feature built in Wi-Fi, web browsing capability and display monitoring – allowing users to place content from Android mobile phones and tablets onto their big screen.

The 2D Players announced are the DMP-BD89 and DMP-BD79. Both players will feature IP VOD, a feature that offers streaming from online video sites. The DMP-BD-89 also comes with built-in Wi-Fi.

Head over to Digital Trends for more information.



Sony meanwhile announced a set of premium 3D Blu-ray models.  The models will all come with enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity, meaning access to online content from the Sony Entertainment Network is fast and easy.

Sony also promises “supreme picture quality”, and a bold new design which you can see in the image on the right.

Head over to Tech Radar for more info.



Samsung has unveiled a new premium Blu-ray player, the BD-F7500 model, which was awarded the 2013 CES innovation award at the show. The BD-F7500 is capable of scaling both SD and HD content into to Ultra High Definition (UHD)-supported televisions, which were a big talking point at this year’s show. The player also offers a dual-core processor and Samsung’s Smart TV technologies including Smart Hub and AllShare.

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Toshiba used its pre-CES party to launch their Blu-ray player range for 2013, which will be released under their new Media Box branding. The range is much more compact than the average Blu-ray player, and will support Toshiba’s new “Cloud TV” Smart TV platform. The models will all feature a slot-loading optical drive and slim dimensions. The player will also come with built in Wi-Fi, and can support apps for various video websites and streaming services, from YouTube to NetFlix.

Head over to Expert Reviews for more info.

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