As strange as it may seem, there are a lot of reasons to want a DVD player today. For starters, you might have a vast library of your favourite movies and TV shows on DVD - with all their extra content like additional scenes, director commentary, interviews and more that can’t be found anywhere else. There are concerts and live shows that have been recorded and sold only on DVDs and are yet to be available on digital streaming platforms. To pick a DVD player for such content, look for models that are built well and offer useful features and specifications. To help you out, here are some picks available on Amazon selected based on those parameters.
If much of your legacy content is low res, the Panasonic S700 DVD player can upscale that to 1080p for better image quality. It achieves this by correcting pixel data and brightness levels of low res content. The player also promises great visuals for all content through a high-density conversion process. There’s also a Power Resume feature on the DVD player which resumes your content from the same place as before an unexpected power cut. To ensure excellent audio delivery, it comes with support for the Dolby Digital standard. You can also use a USB storage device as a source.
At about 10 inches wide and 8 inches deep, the Sony DVD player features a sleek, compact design with a polished finish, which adds to the aesthetics of every living room. Along with DVD playback control, the included remote also can control TVs from multiple brands. The player itself comes with a lot of useful playback features like Fast and Slow Playback with Sound, High-Speed Search, Instant Advance and Replay and more. On standby, it consumes less than 0.5W of power so you can leave it on without worrying about your power bills.
If you’re looking for a DVD player with 5.1 output, the Mitsun MIT HD2050 has got you covered. With dedicated outputs for each channel, your home theatre speakers can perform at their best with the Mitsun DVD player. The player supports HD playback and also has excellent connectivity options. For example, it supports YCbCr as well as coaxial. It also comes with HDMI, S-video and optical ports, so all your connectivity needs can be taken care of. With an operational range of 100-240V, it can operate even in unstable voltage conditions. At 15W, it won’t be a significant contributor to your electricity bills.
The Sony DVP-SR520P DVD player supports a wide range of file formats, so even the most niche and high-quality files in your collection will find playback support. The model has a video equaliser that allows you to adjust picture, brightness, colour and hue to get the perfect output from the player. Additionally, there are also custom picture modes optimised for different types of content. With a weight of just 1.8kg, the model is super light and can be kept on delicate tables safely. To make the device safe to use in a household with children and pets, it comes with a child lock and tray lock feature.