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FAQ About Blu-ray Players and DVD Players

Best Buy carries a large selection of Blu-ray and DVD players for every type of movie lover. Whether you're looking for a 3D Blu-ray player, a model with 4K upscaling for your Ultra HDTV, or a standard DVD player to play your collection of classic films, you'll find it all at Best Buy. Let's answer some common questions about these players and see what's right for you.

What should you look for in a Blu-ray player?

Blu-ray players offer the ultimate immersive movie experience. Some Blu-ray players are equipped with Wi-Fi, so you can wirelessly stream movies from online services like Netflix and YouTube. Plus, 3D Blu-ray players enable you to enjoy movies just like you would at the theatre with visuals that will jump right off your 3D TV's screen. If you have a 4K Ultra HD TV, look for a 4K upscaling feature within the player to experience visuals with four times the resolution of Full HD.

Do you need a DVD player or DVD recorder?

A DVD player and DVD recorder are usually separate products. DVD Recorders contain hard drives that you can record TV shows and movies onto, and then burn the content onto a blank Blu-ray disc. Be aware, however, that many programs and movies on TV are copyright protected, meaning you could be restricted from making copies even for personal use.

Are there Blu-ray players that can play DVDs?

Yes, most Blu-ray players can play both commercial Blu-ray discs and standard DVDs. However, the opposite is not true. Standard DVD players cannot read Blu-ray discs. Blu-ray players can also read commercial music CDs and discs burned with MP3s. Look for a Blu-ray player with a USB input, so you can playback video and music files stored from your computer.