Many people may choose to watch all of their content through a digital method these days, meaning they download and/or stream all of the TV and movies that they want to watch, but for those that still like hard media formats, a Blu-Ray player is still a perfect way to go as you'll get much higher resolution than you will with a standard DVD player. There was a time when Blu-Ray players used to cost quite a bit, and while they can still cost a few hundred from time to time you can end up finding them on sale, like this 4K Ultra-HD Blu-Ray player from Sony which is normally set at a retail price of $300, but right now you can pick it up on Amazon for just $150 so it's half off, which is a steal.
Blu-Ray movies and TV shows are already great quality but this particular player ups the ante by supporting 4K resolution content so you can enjoy the sharpest quality images and video available on a home consumer TV as long as you have the TV that comes with a 4K screen. This player comes with HDR support as well which means you'll be able to watch content that comes with more vivid and lush color contrasts.
If it wasn't enough that this player supports 4K Blu-Ray discs, it also comes equipped with streaming service apps which also support 4K content, such as Netflix, so you'll be able to stream 4K content as well when you want to watch something that doesn't come on a disc, like the new season of Stranger Things perhaps. It also supports Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos so the audio is going to be better than it would on some other players, and if you're the type that likes to watch late into the night but you hate disturbing others who may be in the home, you can easily connect up a pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones and watch in comfort as the player also supports Bluetooth wireless. Not to mention it's also fairly compact so it won't take up a bunch of space on your entertainment center.