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Hi,

How come Blu-ray Players are no longer being made the newest I can find is from 2019. What’s being produced instead of Blu-ray Players?

Thanks
 

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Streaming is replacing physical media.
 

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Hi,

How come Blu-ray Players are no longer being made the newest I can find is from 2019. What’s being produced instead of Blu-ray Players?

Thanks
Netflix, Disney+, Crave. Prime Video, etc. Those are the latest trends in home entertainment.
 

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Hi,

How come Blu-ray Players are no longer being made the newest I can find is from 2019. What’s being produced instead of Blu-ray Players?

Thanks

And the ones you can find are absolute garbage, lucky if you get a year out of one. I've got a old Sony player that's got 2,000+ hours on it and it still works perfectly fine.
 

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Hi,

How come Blu-ray Players are no longer being made the newest I can find is from 2019. What’s being produced instead of Blu-ray Players?

Thanks
While I have never seen any internal Blu-Ray drives, they are around if you look under External Optical Drives. The newest I found is this year. The latest models are either faster burners (x16 write speeds), support Ultra-HD Blu-Ray or support USB3.
 

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If they stop making blu ray players, what’s the point of them releasing blu ray movies if you can’t get a new blu ray player other than old ones from 2019 or before.
 

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While I have never seen any internal Blu-Ray drives, they are around if you look under External Optical Drives. The newest I found is this year. The latest models are either faster burners (x16 write speeds), support Ultra-HD Blu-Ray or support USB3.
I don’t mean for pcs, sorry I’m talking about stand-alone with tvs.
 

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If they stop making blu ray players, what’s the point of them releasing blu ray movies if you can’t get a new blu ray player other than old ones from 2019 or before.
New released movies are playable on old bluray players. It is just a player. There's no difference.
 

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Could anyone recommend one on Amazon that, when I play a blu ray it remembers where it is when I stop it.
 

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Could anyone recommend one on Amazon that, when I play a blu ray it remembers where it is when I stop it.
I've owned several different players over the last few years. My current one is a Panasonic DP-UB820. (It's a 4k player.)

It allows resuming with some disks, but not all.

I'm unfamiliar with the details, but apparently it depends on some coding on the disk.

In the US, retail stores appear to be cutting back on floor space for movie disks. Manufacturers are not creating new models of standalone players. I think that digital movie disks may be going the way of Laser Disks. (Remember them?) Disks are better than streaming, but probably not enough better for most people.
 

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I've always went with the Sony Players. I can't answer your question about the resume feature. My three players are so old and very rarely used that I can't remember if they did or not.
 

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When looking at the Blu-ray players on Amazon, you can go the questions and do a search for resume.
 

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Could anyone recommend one on Amazon that, when I play a blu ray it remembers where it is when I stop it.
My feelings if going to buy a BluRay player at this time might well get one plays 4K at least here is some recommendations.
Not sure how much willing to spend, didn't put England site. First one i have, it has resume feel most do from Sony.
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Ubp-X800M2-Blu-Ray-Disc-Player/dp/B07PFRDT16
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Theater...ZFYVS9T/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=B08ZFYVS9T&psc=1

Second one is last years model 2021
 

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The main downside to the Sony UBP-X800M2 is that if you want to play Dolby Vision video (I've only seen that on UHD disks), it has to be selected manually. Every other player that I know of that supports Dolby Vision selects it automatically.

Not a big deal. Some find that annoying.

I had one of the older UBP-X800 players that didn't support DV at all. It was made of stamped steel rather than plastic, and felt a lot more solid than any other player I've owned (except for an Oppo 203).
 

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My feelings if going to buy a BluRay player at this time might well get one plays 4K at least here is some recommendations.
Not sure how much willing to spend, didn't put England site. First one i have, it has resume feel most do from Sony.
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Ubp-X800M2-Blu-Ray-Disc-Player/dp/B07PFRDT16
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Theater...ZFYVS9T/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=B08ZFYVS9T&psc=1

Second one is last years model 2021

The first one looks good, getting it on the Amazon UK site, thanks. it's on offer as well : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MCY9P4Z/
 

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Or this one: Panasonic DP-UB450 It appears to be not for sale in the US. The main thing it appears to lack over the more expensive DP-UB820 is the display. The DP-UB420 sold in the US doesn't do Dolby Vision.
 

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The main downside to the Sony UBP-X800M2 is that if you want to play Dolby Vision video (I've only seen that on UHD disks), it has to be selected manually. Every other player that I know of that supports Dolby Vision selects it automatically.

Not a big deal. Some find that annoying.

I had one of the older UBP-X800 players that didn't support DV at all. It was made of stamped steel rather than plastic, and felt a lot more solid than any other player I've owned (except for an Oppo 203).
True, but don't see enough Dolby Vision these days more HDR 10 with Discs, most may not use this as there main streaming device, i don't
Netflix tends to use DV the most. I use USB the feature because have a lot of Video files.

One thing i found out with video files it does not support Dolby Digital Plus on video files through USB.
This is a 2019 model compared to other player i listed to OP, but still gets updates periodically.
 
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    325Mbps/ 20Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 64-bit, Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Plus 2023
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-Ray/DVD Burner 209DBK, Logitech Z906 5.1 Speakers and Epson XP7100 All-in-One Printer
I bought this Sony UHD Blu-ray player earlier this year. It was released in December 2021, I believe.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 24H2 RP channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG X570S Edge Max WiFi
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 64GB (2x32GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4-28800) C18
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 Super OC 12GB DDR6 / ZOTAC RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    Proprietary on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic XG2530 25"/Benq XL2411P 24"/ ASUS VA24DQSB) 23.8"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 240Hz/144Hz/60Hz (based on monitor setup above)
    Hard Drives
    SK hynix Gold P31 1TB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD
    ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
    PSU
    Corsair RM1000e
    Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full Tower Chassis with Window
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H60i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    ~950Mb/s download / ~700Mb/s upload
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    MSI B550 Gaming GEN3 Gaming Motherboard
    Memory
    32MB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    I forget, but it's old. I can't see the need to upgrade it.
    Sound Card
    Propietary
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER LED 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung SSD 3.5"
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    ~750Mb/s download / ~750Mb/s upload
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malware Bytes
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