There are many different types of DVD players available today. You can have a standard DVD player, a blu-ray DVD player, a DVD player installed in your vehicle, you can buy portable DVD players to take with you when you travel, and you can even buy multi-region DVD players so that you can watch DVDs produced in different countries that are created in different formats.
One of the best ways to find the best DVD player for your money is to look at DVD player reviews. These compare different players feature by feature so that you can get the best one for the price.
Judging DVD Player Reviews
DVD player reviews that you find in electronics and video equipment magazines as well as consumer magazines are probably going to be the most accurate. A common tactic online these days is for a site that wants to sell products to review them and give the most expensive ones the best reviews in hopes of making the highest profit. A website that has no stake in whether or not you buy a product is also bound to give a more unbiased review.
When you find a good source of unbiased reviews, then it's easy to compare various players to each other as well as other models from that manufacturer. You can choose players that offer things like the ability to play blu-ray DVDS, streaming Netflix movies from the Internet, streaming YouTube videos from the Internet, DVD burning and sometimes even DVR, or digital video recording, capabilities. If money is your biggest concern, then purchase the one with the basic features you use the most. Purchasing the most expensive one in the hopes of getting the best quality isn't always the best idea because the player could be obsolete in only a few years.
Region Free DVD Players
Region free DVD players are more expensive than other players. Most people won't need this type of player because they simply won't ever have the need to play a DVD from another country. But for people who enjoy foreign films, especially those that can't be purchased in their own country's format because the film wasn't released there, region free DVD players allow them to enjoy more entertainment options.
Different countries use different formats. A disc produced in Europe or the UK won't play on a US player, for instance, and vice versa. But with a region free DVD player, a DVD created anywhere in the world should play without a problem.