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The Best Blu-ray Players

Pcworld.ca writes: "A Blu-ray Disc player remains the single best way of getting a crisp 1080p image onto a large-screen, high-definition display.

Before you shop for a Blu-ray player, you need a crash course in new Blu-ray terminology. The Blu-ray Disc format has gone through some awkward growing pains, which has resulted in the messy situation we have now of different players supporting (or not supporting) different Blu-ray features. Two new features you'll want to look for are BonusView and BD-Live.

Of the models we tested, three--the Panasonic, the Philips, and the Sony PlayStation 3--offered BonusView. Only one, the PlayStation 3, could handle BD-Live as well. Under the Blu-ray Disc spec, all players should be equipped to handle movie titles packed with fancy, complex menus (authored in BD-Java). One player, the Samsung, failed our BD-Java playback test: It refused to load Disney's Cars, so we could not watch the movie (let alone see the Java-intensive extra features)."

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Nineball21123540d ago

just seems like one of the safest bets if you want to make sure that your blu-ray player stays up to date with the latest specs.

This is such a big selling point and I'm not sure why Sony doesn't advertise this more.

I guess they get a cut from the sales of all blu-ray players eventually though.

himdeel3540d ago

...is the safest bet if you're willing or able to hook it up to the internet to make sure it's updated properly.