A blu ray player is just the element you need to transform your home entertainment system to match the quality and standards up until recently only available at commercial cinema theaters. But before you place an order online for a prospective blu ray player, here are five features you should ensure that the system you are buying comes with:
1. Ability to Play Multiple Format Discs and Solid State Storage
A quality blu ray player should be capable of playing audio and video content recorded on all types of optical discs including movies on standard DVDs and video CDs as well as audio CDs including those with MP3 music files. Even more important is that a blue ray player should have the ability to read from solid state storage formats such as MicroSD cards and USB stick drives. The most versatile blu ray DVD players also support DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology. This means they are capable of accessing media formats including photos, music and video stored on a range of devices found in the home including computers, smartphones and tablets. DLNA devices can be interconnected seamlessly in a home network where data can be shared across different platforms with ease.
2. Surround Sound
Unlike traditional DVD players, blu ray players have the capacity to process multi-channel surround sound. Some are so advanced that they support Digital Theater Systems surround sound, the most advanced cinematic sound processing system available for your home. However, to enjoy this technology you need to buy multiple external speakers which have to be interconnected and placed at strategic points in the room.
3. Wi-Fi Connectivity and Online Streaming
The latest generation of blu ray players are shipped to the buyer internet ready. As such, you can connect the device directly to your home Wi-Fi network. Some blu ray players even come with a dedicated Ethernet port so you can connect to your wired internet supply if you like. These players can then be used to connect and stream video as well as audio content directly from the web.
4. Multiple Disc Capacity
The latest blue ray systems are designed for ultimate convenience. As such, they support multiple discs, a neat feature which saves you the trouble of having to keep changing the discs manually. It is customary to get blu ray players fitted with multiple disc carousels capable of holding up to five optical discs at a time. It is also now common to get some blue ray players which come fitted with internal hard drives so you can record audio and video and play that directly from the player at your convenience.
5. Advanced Picture Adjustability
Modern blu ray DVD players in australia are designed for use with high definition, wide-screen displays. However, if you are playing video recorded in traditional 4:3 format, you can adjust the picture to fit the screen without distorting the images. Other adjustment options include changing the black-level feature, viewing a scene from different angles (if this is available with your current media). You may also adjust other display elements such as brightness and contrast though it is more effective when you adjust these on the TV set itself.