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Top five best 4K-upscaling Blu-ray DVD players for 2019

By Callum Tennent

We've rounded up the five best 4K-upscaling Blu-ray players to help you pick one that will transform your regular Blu-rays into dazzling Ultra high-definition masterpieces.

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If you have a 4K TV but haven't upgraded your film library to Ultra high-definition yet then you're not making the most of it. A 4K-upscaling Blu-ray player is a cost-effective way to revamp your movie collection and show off your high-end TV.

4K TV, also known as Ultra HD or UHD, is the next generation of television picture quality. A 4K upscaling Blu-ray player can display your regular Blu-rays with even better detail and colour. They will play DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and can also upscale the Blu-ray picture to up to four times its normal resolution - but this is only possible when used with a 4K-capable TV or projector. You'll pay extra for this feature, though, so do consider if you really need it. Below, you'll find the best 4K-upscaling Blu-ray players from our tests.

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Top three best 4K-upscaling Blu-ray DVD players

76%
£700.00
Reviewed

There's no denying that this is a lot of money to pay for a 4K Blu-ray DVD player, but it could actually be worth it to anyone looking for the ultimate home cinema setup - this player is one for the purists, but it certainly delivers. Read the full review to find out which model we're talking about.

74%
£419.00
Reviewed

An unconventional choice, this 4K Blu-ray player also serves as an app-rich streaming device, a home media centre and more. It's pricey, but the quality of its footage plus all those extra features really make it worthwhile.

73%
£179.00
Reviewed

Featuring Dolby ATMOS audio to give you that cinema experience in the comfort of your own home, this smart-enabled player also has built-in Wi-Fi and can play a range of audio or video files - it could be your home entertainment hub for years to come.

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4K-upscaling vs true 4K 

Whilst 1080p is a perfectly fine resolution for most, especially if you have a TV smaller than 50", it's a real waste of real estate if you're watching movies in less than 4K on a 4K-ready TV. Upscaling DVD players are a great cost-effective way of making the most of it - not only do you not need to splash out on a true 4K player but you also don't need to refresh your entire library of Blu-ray discs.

That said, a movie upscaled to 4K will never look exactly as good as one recorded and printed at 4K. Blu-ray DVD players that get a five-star rating in our lab test will certainly give a real 4K player a run for its money, but purists may be able to spot the difference. If you're a true cinephile and don't mind spending a bit extra then you should probably take a look at all of our 4K Blu-ray DVD players reviews.

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