Are you a movie buff who likes to collect Blu-ray discs that you order from other countries? These discs may be formatted differently—which means you might not be able to watch them using a regular Blu-ray player. What you need is a multi-region BluRay player that resolves the international differences for you and gives you an excellent viewing experience whatever the format. Whether you are about to play a DVD in PAL or NTSC format, a multi-region BluRay player can handle it. Here are a few tips when buying a multi-region BluRay player:
Some multi-region players only cover certain regions, but not all. Make sure to purchase a BluRay player that can play any disc from any country, continent or region. It should also work with an HDTV with either format.
The best multi-region player not only converts the format to be able to work—it also “upconverts” or hikes up the resolution up to 1080p for an unparalleled viewing experience. Go for a dual voltage model that works anywhere in the globe. Ideally, it should have 110 to 240 volt capacity to adapt to changing volts between countries.
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The best multi-region player has Wi-Fi which allows you to stream YouTube, Netflix, etc. in your HDTV. It also has simulated 3D to play movies that are built for 3D viewing. Some players have child lock which could be best for parents who want to control what their children watch. It should carry more than one language, especially English if it is not locally manufactured or sourced. The best ones have more than 10 languages.
It should have a quick start up, able to adapt to deep colors, have preset picture modes, noise reduction and unbeatable audio and video quality. Lastly, it should be able to support subtitles in most, if not all formats.