Choosing an External Blu-ray Players vs. a Blu-ray Software Player

When it comes to choosing an external blu-ray player or a blu ray player software to enjoy the latest movies, a lot depends upon your budget, and personal preferences.

If you want to enjoy a home-theater experience, you’ll certainly have to invest heavily on a good external Blu-ray player and other hardware to set-up your personal home theater. On the other hand, if you’ve a cool laptop with larger screen, and blu-ray drive (even if you don’t have one, purchasing it won’t be as costly as buying an external blu-ray player and setting up a personal home theater for sure); you can just get a professional blu ray player for Windows.

So, here are some cool recommendations in both the cases. First, we’ll start off with the choice of an external player.


Try the DMP-BDT 220 by Panasonic

DMP-BDT 220 is a nice Blu-ray player from Panasonic that can be bought for less than $100. It not only offers top class 1080p HD output but is also capable of playing 3D Blu-Ray discs that can be viewed with 3D glasses.

To top it all, it features Wi-Fi, which helps the users in playing videos from YouTube and Netflix. Though it comes standard with its remote but any smartphone can also be used for controlling the media player.

It is offered with optical audio, RCA connection, composite video, LAN connection and HDMI port. And, with all of that it certainly makes a fantastic choice for movie buffs, and video freaks who love to chill out at home, and enjoy the latest movies on their home theater with friends and family.

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4 Professional Blu-ray Software Players

If you’re not ready to spend big on an external player, you can consider the following Blu-ray software players.

Arcsoft TotalMedia Theater

This fantastic player offers cinema-like experience and certainly lives up to your expectations. This is an all-in-one media player, which even supports the latest Windows 8 OS, and even 3D content.

So, you can essentially enjoy not just Blu-ray, but even AVCHD, DVD, and 3D movies using the Total Media Theater on your Windows PC.

Acrsoft Software Player

DVD Fab Media Player

It is a Windows-based application, which can’t only play DVD discs and Blu-ray discs with BR navigation menu, but also ISO image files, DVD folders, and other media formats. This media player software costs about $50, but it doesn’t offer 3D support and has no capability to upscale standard definition video to fit a HD display. However, it’s certainly one of the cheapest options in the market for someone looking for a Blu-ray media player.

Corel Win DVD Pro

It is yet another great application that comes with systems having BDs pre-installed. It comes with 3D glasses in the box, 3D video support, and upgrading 2D to 3D videos. If you happen to be a 3D enthusiast, it is a great choice, as it allows you to enjoy movie with even those flaccid 3D glasses on!

Pot Player

This tool supports Blu-ray and other high definition videos, ripped video, discs, and other files embedded in RAR and ZIP archives. It is available in either 32 or 64-bit version and you can also customize its user interface too.

Author Bio – John McKenzie is a movie buff who frequently upgrades his system with latest video graphic cards, and hardware to enjoy high quality games, and videos. He’s hooked on to his PC and Internet round-the-clock.

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