Want a good quality DVD player but don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars for one? Most DVD players available nowadays don’t cost much. The best cheap DVD player I found, LG 8X Ultra Slim player, does the job for a very good price. Here is a list of more budget DVD player suggestions:
10 Best Cheap DVD Player – 2017
I highly recommend this unit as the best cheap DVD player ever. It’s super slim as the name suggests and highly portable. Height is merely 14mm. It connects via USB 2.0, but is compatible with USB 3.0 ports as well. Maximum DVDR writing speed is a decent 8x, and for CDs, it’s a whopping 24x. It works with operating systems up to Windows 8.1 and Mac OSX 10.7.5. Look for driver updates before you buy if your OS is more recent. It has M-Disc support and comes preinstalled with Cyberlink software. It’s great for slim laptops without optical drives.
This upscaling DVD player has superb features, including 1080p, HDMI output, MP3 playback, JPEG viewing, multi disc resume, anmulti-discnd remote compatibility. The unit is Energy Star certified as well. It’s in the DVD region 1. It plays a number of DVD file ranges as well. Overall, this is a solid investment.
This DVD player is well worth the price considering it comes with progressive scan, upconverting ability and Full HD 1080p resolution. It connects via a USB port. The player has an LED readout display as well. It can connect to PAL, NTSC or Auto systems in TVs. The unit has anti shock protection so it’s great for homes.
This is a very generic type external optical drive. I didn’t have high expectations, but it still works well years later. There’s nothing fancy here; plug in and play is all you need to do. It has an 8x DVD writer and a 24x CD writer. It connects to laptops via a USB port. It’s great for computers, but is not compatible with TVs.
This is highly durable and top-quality DVD player from Panasonic. It can upconvert any DVD to 1080p Full HD with super fine detail. The Full HD quality will, of course, depend on the original quality of the video. It also has Dolby Digital sound so audio is quite superb as well. It connects to devices via a USB port, so it won’t be compatible with some TVs, unfortunately.
This full-size DVD player is perfect for home theater systems. It can upconvert video to 1080p, and has HDMI input connections. The player has a small digital display in front as well. A fully functional remote control is included with the player, so the bundle is well worth the price tag. The player is compatible with video, coaxial, Pb and Pr outputs. It’s not portable, but I highly recommend this for movie lovers with big TVs.
This is a compact, foldable DVD player that comes with a screen. It’s great to watch movies on the go without wasting smartphone battery. It’s good to give to kids on long drives to keep them quiet. The LCD screen is 17.8 cm in height and displays video in TFT color and 16:9 wide screen format. It has built-in stereo speakers. Quality is standard, but it works well with a good pair of headphones. The battery is built-in and can last up to 2 hours on a single charge. Considering its cost, I’d say this is one of the best cheap DVD players around.
This is a certified refurbished Blu-Ray player. It works like new and came in a new packaging with original accessories. It can play both Blu-Ray and DVD discs. The player can upscale DVD video to 1080p Full HD. The player has a single HDMI output, one optical input, one USB, and one Ethernet ports. So it is highly compatible with a number of devices including TVs and laptops. It has a limited Smart TV interface with access to Netflix, Amazon, Vidu and YouTube. You can get rid of this if you don’t want the smart TV function.
This is an inexpensive yet highly functional DVD player suitable for home use. It has DVD, CD, VCD and number of other playback options. You can write to dics as well. Features include progressive scan and multi language support. Video output includes coaxial. There’s nothing fancy but it comes with a remote control too, so it’s of great value.
This is one of the best Sony classic DVD players that I got certified refurbished. It’s slightly large to be truly portable, but it’s slim so it’s not too much trouble to move around. It can upscale video quality to near HD. If you buy an HDMI cable, it will play 1080p video on HDTVs. The player comes with a remote control compatible with many TV brands. Disc playback includes multiple formats. It can also read WMA and JPEG files on CDs. It works like new so this is a great bargain.
Tips for Buying the Best Budget DVD Player
When searching for a cheap DVD player, keep the below tips in mind:
You can buy a decent player for under $50. You will be able to get more features if you are willing to spend between $50 and $100.
Decide if you want a DVD player or a Blu-Ray player. Blu-Ray players offer higher resolutions, and can downscale to play DVDs. However, most DVD players cannot upconvert to play Blu-Ray discs. So, if you want to play Blu-Ray discs, make sure the player you buy can actually read them.
If you want to play VHS tapes as well, you will need to buy a DVD/VCR combo unit. These can be slightly bit more expensive than the products mentioned on the above list. If you want to play CDs, don’t worry; the above listed DVD players are perfectly capable of playing CDs.
Understand how portable you want the DVD player to be. Most budget ones are small and can be easily carried between computers or from home to car.
Before you buy a DVD player, check the specs of your TV. It will require a port for an HDMI cable to plug in a high-res DVD player. DVD players can be plugged in via USB, component, composite or S-Video inputs. Check how the player connects to the TV and double check to see if your TV is compatible with the player you intend to buy.
The more features the player has, the better the bargain will be. Some features can be considered necessary to modern DVD players, like 1080p resolution and progressive scan. You can also buy players is upconverting ability, parental lock, USB connectivity, and digital surround sound.