In a nutshell, many people are upgrading their conventional DVD players to 4K Blu-ray for the simple reason that when paired with a compatible television, a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player provides an outstanding home cinema experience, maybe even rivaling what you'll get in your local movie theater. Today's best 4K Blu-ray players are equipped with high dynamic range (HDR) for improved contrast between the darker and brighter parts of a scene, and wide color gamut (WCG) for an increase in color. These technologies make watching movies on a 4K Ultra HD TV an exceptional home entertainment event.
To get that optimal home video picture quality, you'll want to use Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray discs. If you're one of the many movie watchers who no longer wants to buy, own or store DVDs, but rather prefers to stream movies, shows and other content, don't worry. A wireless Blu-ray player — either a Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi built-in or a Bluetooth-compatible player — gives you the option for both. You can play your own DVDs when you wish, or you can stream movies and content from your favorite streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, thanks to the capabilities of your smart Blu-ray player. Plus, your new player doesn't make the non-Blu-ray DVDs in your collection obsolete. Blu-ray players will not only play DVDs, but they're equipped with upscaling capabilities that improve the quality of their detail and color consistency by matching the output of the DVD signal to the capability of the television.
Getting the Most from Your Blu-ray Player
The best Blu-ray players not only provide enhanced video quality, they provide enhanced audio quality as well. Various models can support Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos formats, for example, for captivating, three-dimensional sound. One way to ensure the audio measures up to the video quality is to make your 4K Blu-ray player the entertainment hub of one of the surround sound home theater systems available here. Or, if you're looking for a sound solution that takes up minimal space and flows with your decor, you might want to go with one of Bestbuy.com's large selection of sound bars. Connecting a sound bar to your system is easy using HDMI cables. Or, you can connect it wirelessly — along with your Blu-ray DVD player with Wi-Fi, television and any other entertainment components — through your home network. Finally, as you're assembling your dream system, you might conclude that a new TV stand will provide the finishing touch that brings your system together. The many types and styles available will allow you to customize your arrangement to perfectly fit your space.