Best DVD Players to Watch Your Favourite Films in India

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 22, 2018
Consider our review of the best 5 DVD-players that are definitely worth your attention. Our in-depth analysis of their functionality should help you find the one that will best fit your needs. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Formats
Resolution
Connectivity
Warranty
 
PROS

Thanks to the TRILUMINOS colour rendering technology, the device produces vivid colours. The Dolby® TrueHD provides excellent audio transmission.

CONS

The player does not have an output for connecting 5.1 acoustics.

OUR VERDICT

This DVD player can easily be regarded as a top-shelf product. It's able to read information from all types of disks and convert it into a mega-quality picture on your TV screen in mere seconds.

detailed parameters
Formats

BD-R/BD-RE, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/DVD+RW, CD-R/-RW, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, XviD

Resolution

1920 x 1080p

Connectivity

HDMI output, Coaxial audio output, USB input, Ethernet connection

Warranty

1 year

PROS

A versatile DVD player with the support of Full HD video streaming and Up-Conversion option.

CONS

Being slim and lightweight, a unit is quite flimsy and hence, requires very careful attitude.

OUR VERDICT

A compact size, multi-functional and cheap DVD player that outperforms by times most models within the same price range.

detailed parameters
Formats
CD/DVD, CD-R/DVD-R, CD-RW/DVD-RW, DIVX, MPEG, MP3, JPG, JPEG
Resolution
1920 x 1080p
Connectivity
HDMI port, USB 2.0, composite video output
Warranty
1 year
PROS

The ProReader Drive smoothly reproduces information from any damaged drive. Thanks to the EasyLink technology, you can control several Sony devices with one remote.

CONS

Some popular formats can not be read via USB. 

OUR VERDICT

This modern and stylish DVD boasts a large number of new technologies and is able to revive your old media disks without a hitch.

detailed parameters
Formats

DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CD-R/-RW, USB, DivX Ultra, MPEG1, MPEG2, MP3, WMA, AVI, DivX, MPEG, MPG, PCM, JPEG, WMA

Resolution

1920 х 1080p

Connectivity

Analogue audio out, Digital coaxial out, Composite video (CVBS) output, ComponentVideo out, ProgressiveHDMI output, USB

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The built-in battery allows you to watch videos without connecting the device to the power network. The set includes a car charger and a carry case.

CONS

It has just a few external outputs.

OUR VERDICT

A good solution for car drivers and those looking for a portable DVD driver to take to go. Though its resolution isn't of the highest quality, given the size of the screen the picture will look quite clear and crisp. 

detailed parameters
Formats

CD/DVD + R/DVD + R DL/DVD + RW/DVD-R DL /DVD-R/DVD-RW, MP3, MP4, JPEG

Resolution

800 x 480p

Connectivity

USB input, Headphone out

Warranty

1 month

PROS
A great benefit is the ability to directly record files on any USB memory devices. This player can play video/audio back from multiple formats like DVD, JPEG, CD or MP3.
CONS
It does not have a big amount of outputs to connect additional devices.
OUR VERDICT
This is a great DVD player that won't drain your purse and yet please you with a great quality HD video.
detailed parameters
Formats
DVD-ROM/DVD±R/ DVD±RW, CD/CD-R/CD-RW, DTS-CD, (DVD+CD), DivX, MPEG, MP3, JPG, JPEG
Resolution
720x576p
Connectivity
Composite video output, analog audio 2ch output, USB 2.0
Warranty

-----

What Is a DVD Player?

A DVD player is a popular multimedia gadget that transmits video clips and movies on a TV screen through a cable connection. Most modern DVD/BD players are capable of playing not only old disk formats but also some newfangled multimedia files that would surely come to liking to true movie fans. Such players are universal and multifunctional, and they greatly surpass their obsolete analogues. Those users who’d also like to access the Internet through their digital player should consider an idea of buying a smart console. With this little accessory, any typical TV will turn into a proper multifunctional station in a flash. Hopefully, our review of the best 5 players should help you find the right device for your needs.

If you can’t imagine travelling without a TV on, you can use a car DVD player. Mount it in a headrest and have your favourite movies before your eyes.

What Features to Compare

Modern DVD-players support all types of media storage drives and Formats. Not only can they play standard CD and DVD-disks, they can also play back images and MP3 files. BD-players, for example, support all the same functionality, and a Blu-Ray feature. If you plan to watch movies on a bigger screen with a large diagonal and you don’t want to sacrifice the quality of the image, it’s definitely the choice for you. However, those customers who have used to watching films on a small TV with standard resolution may easily opt for a regular DVD-player.

The foremost thing to consider when choosing a DVD-player is its Resolution parameter. It directly affects the quality of an image. To decode a signal on a larger diagonal, a DVD player would need to have more CPU, this is where you can clearly see the difference between images that playback on small and big screens. The standard 1920x1080 resolution is the optimal choice for owners of large-screen TVs. For smaller TVs 720x480 should be a sufficient parameter.

We’d also like to draw your attention to Connectivity options. Different DVD/BD-players have got a different number of video- and audio slots that more or less influence the quality of both, video playback and sound. For example, if you want to have high-quality 1920x1080 resolution and a multi-channel sound, you should consider buying a DVD-player equipped with HDMI jack. It will ensure that your sound and video are transmitted in a digital format. TV with smaller resolution would work well with SCART and Component. They are both designed to transmit a signal in an analogue format. A great lot of DVD-players are also equipped with additional jacks for karaoke, one or two microphones and a USB media storage for viewing images and playing MP3s. Almost every BD-player has got a built-in Ethernet for easy access to the Internet (the required feature for downloading additional resources together with films). Another advantage of having Ethernet on a player is an option to quickly update your DVD player software online and watch new disk formats along with the old ones.

...Read more ...Read less

Sony BDP-S1500

Real Home Theatre

The BDP-S1500 Blu-ray Player is a perfect option for those who want to enjoy watching high-quality videos without going to the cinema. This device supports almost all popular video, photo and music formats. And since it is capable of playing video in Full HD resolution, you can easily create a modern home theatre in your living room.

For sure, good sound is one of the key features of any home theatre. So, if you want to get immersive surround sound, you can additionally purchase high-quality acoustics. The TRILUMINOS colour rendering provides a crisp image without blurring.

In addition, this DVD and CD player allows you to use a wired LAN connection. Thanks to that, you have a chance to watch videos from various devices connected to the same network.

Review of Sony BDP-S1500 Blu-ray Player

Additional Info

    Manufacturer


 

Panasonic DVD-S700

Formats

Panasonic HDMI DVD player is rather basic when it comes to functionality and yet, it does a brilliant job. It will play literally all disc formats that are played around the world. The Up-Conversion option ensures high precision of pixels by correcting the brightness of media content and smoothening up all little irregularities of an image. It also has the capability to playback most burnt content, including MP3 and JPEG files. Most customers who have used a different model in the past are quite impressed with its performance and are happy to have bought it for such an affordable price.

Review of Panasonic DVD-S700 DVD Player with USB

Resolution

This is a simple and cheap DVD player, however when it comes to the quality of video streaming, it firmly outperforms most of the similar players within the same price range. For whatever TV screen you’ve got at home, it will playback a high definition video in Full HD 1920x1080p. People love the fact that it's small size, easy-to-use and great in work. But the best part of it is its auto shut off function that will turn the unit off after some time when it’s been out of use.

Panasonic DVD-S700 DVD Player with USB in the use

Connectivity

Panasonic DVD-S700 comes equipped with the HDMI-port that ensures high throughput, multi-channel transmission of audio and privacy. A DVD player paired with HDMI port hardly needs any additional jacks for the use of other cables. This makes most modern DVD players stand out from the rest analog devices - the HDMI port is equally good for high-speed cables and those that you’ve already got.

Detailed review of Panasonic DVD-S700 DVD Player with USB

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


VIDEO
Panasonic DVD-S700P-K Player Unboxing
 

Philips DVP3688MK2/94

The Best Device for Quality Video Playback

People who need a player to get high picture quality on the TV should look at the Philips DVP3688MK2/94. This DVD player with USB boasts a number of the latest technologies for a high-quality image. The CinemaPlus optimises the resolution and colour contrast to ensure more detailed picture. 

You can connect the player to your TV via an HDMI. This type of cable provides better transmission and stereophonic sound. Moreover, the player has a special connector for 5.1 acoustics to create immersive surround sound. 

Owing to the ProReader Drive technology, the player can revive your old or damaged disks. It will extract all information from disks and convert those weak analogue signals into quality digital ones.

The Philips digital player supports all available audio, video and photo formats and reproduces information from most disks and external media with the USB 2.0 interface.

You will also appreciate the protective functions of the player. By setting up a child lock or parental control, you can protect the device from your curious children.

Review of Philips DVP3688MK2/94 DVD Player

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Sony DVP-FX980

Nice Travel Companion

If you are looking for a device to use on the go, then the Sony DVD player is the solution. This portable player has a built-in battery lasting for 4 hours. For greater comfort, the manufacturer has equipped it with a 9-inch screen of high resolution (800x480 pixels). This player is good for watching videos, listening to MP3 music, or viewing JPEG photos. Note that it has a headphone jack so that you do not disturb people around you. 

This device comes with a car charger, thus, you can charge the player right on-the-go, which is a huge plus for long travels. In case you forget where you stopped watching, the DiscResume function will start playing the video from the point where you last stopped.

If you want to use the player at home, you can connect it to your TV via an A/V cable and transmit video to a large screen.

Review of Sony DVP-FX980 Portable DVD Player

 

LG Electronics DP132

Formats

This ultra-thin DVD Player from LG Electronics is able to play back almost all currently existing formats of DVDs and CDs. Moreover, this player also copes even with dual discs (DVD+CD). Another benefit of this model is that it has a USB connection. Hence, you will have an opportunity to enjoy photos, videos, and audios of various file formats like DivX, MPEG, MP3, JPG, JPEG and WMA right from your USB memory device . So, this fantastic glossy DVD Player that supports virtually every file will surely please you!

Resolution

As for the maximum resolution, it is advisable to use this DVD player in pair with the TV sets with diagonals from 19 to 32 inches as the resolution of the player is 720 x 576p. Thus, it is perfect for watching movies in HD. Although this resolution is not the highest in our review, this inexpensive DVD player will definitely deliver a crystal-clear image with brilliant color saturation to your TV display.

Connectivity

This DVD player includes one composite video out and one analog audio L / R output. But, as we have already mentioned, the main advantage of LG Electronics DP132 is a USB output that makes it possible to play back various digital formats. In addition, this model has a useful USB Direct Recording function. To be specific, you will be able to extract audio tracks from any CD and transfer these tracks to your USB device. So, you are welcome to make your own MP3 collection.

 

Sources:

1. How to choose the right DVD Player/ Recorder, CCM Benchmark Group. September 2016.

2. Choosing a DVD Player, dummies.

3. Looking at Types and Features of DVD Players, eBay. March 3, 2016.

4. Elisa Roberts How to buy the best Blu-ray player, Which?

5. Mark Lindsay How To Choose A Dvd Player, Streetdirectory.

6. DVD Player Buying Guide, Overstock.

7. DVD Player Buying Guide, Abt.

8. John Lewis DVD & Blu-ray buying guide, John Lewis.

Other reviews
Publish Date: 2018-02-01 13:13:06