DVD and Blu Ray Players

DVD and Blu Ray Players

DVD players and Blu Ray players are an integral part of any home entertainment set up and understanding both the differences and the benefits from model to model is vitally important to anyone looking for the ultimate home cinema experience. When DVD players came on to the market they were a revelation. They were a vast leap forward from VHS Video players and quickly became the desired format of the masses. In recent years a similar passing of the guard has taken place with the introduction and popularisation of Blu Ray players. DVD players, although still extremely popular, are steadily beginning to be overlooked by a public that has discovered and is now demanding an even greater picture and sound quality. At Chapman’s we have seen all of these transitions take place, and realising their importance, have succeeded in staying ahead of the curve.

Here at Chapman’s Electrical you will find a variety of both Blu Ray and DVD players in good supply, sourced from the industry’s leading manufacturers. We are a trusted and reliable agent for such big name brands as; Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic to name a few. With such a selection available in store today, we appreciate that people will need help to find exactly what they are looking for and our knowledgeable staff are ready and willing to offer their expert guidance.

When choosing the right Blu Ray or DVD Player there are some key elements to consider before making a purchase:

–          What format do you intend to play?

If you are purchasing a Blu ray player, but have a large DVD collection, don’t make your older discs obsolete by purchasing a player that doesn’t also support the DVD format. Most Blu ray players will play DVDs but it won’t hurt to be sure before you buy.

–          Do you wish to view your own media?

Some DVD and Blu ray players will have USB or SD Card ports so things such as music, videos and photo galleries from your computer can be enjoyed through your television. If this is something you want, make sure the new player supports this.

–          Upscaling…What does it mean? Why would I need it? 

Upscaling is a function built into a lot of DVD and Blu ray player models which ensures that the viewer is always getting the best possible visual experience. DVD Players can have HD upscaling to give a standard DVD movie greater clarity. Standard Blu ray players that support DVD formats often have an upscaling feature too. Also, newer Blu ray players are equipped with 4K upscaling. 4K is four times the resolution of standard HD and the technology is becoming more popular. If you own a 4K television, a Blu ray player with 4K upscaling will present your standard HD Blu ray discs in 4K. A great option if you don’t wish to wait for all your favourite movies to be re-released on 4K mastered Blu rays.

–          Region Coding

DVD and Blu Ray disc are released with data restrictions known as region codes that are bound by select geographical locations. Blu ray has regions A, B and C whilst DVDs have the regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. The standard region codes for the here in the UK are Region 2 for DVD and Region B for Blu Ray. If you already have or wish to buy discs with other region codes, be sure to check that the player you are purchasing is multi-region or supports the alternate region.

All of the technical factors above can be explained to you in full when you visit our Cradley Heath showroom or call our customer service helpline. Simply tell us what you want and we will advise you on the best route to take.

What our Customers have to say:


The showroom was impressive with wide range of choice, a warm greeting was given by Lisa, who was both helpful and knowledgeable to answer our questions. Lisa is most certainly an asset to the company and would recommend Chapmans for the excellent service received so far and pleased we could purchase locally. Well done to Chapmans.

Date: 2017-02-26 17:06:37