On a HD TV, you won't notice a difference in quality between Blu-ray and streaming – unless your Internet is acting up. — Monique Wüstenhagen/dpa With streaming reaching cinema-quality sound and vision, is there any point to the humble Blu-ray player anymore? Maybe. "Even if 4K UHD image content and 3D soundtracks are becoming more and more popular in streaming, UHD Blu-ray discs still offer the best quality," says Konstantin Grassl from Video magazine. In contrast to streaming, with discs you don't have to worry about reduced quality, buffering or sudden interruptions due to a poor Internet connection. If you have a large movie collection on Blu-ray discs, you certainly won't want to do without a player. However, repairing an existing player if it breaks down might not be worth the money. Home cinema expert Achim Sterling says with new devices costing between around US$100 (RM405) and US$150 (RM608), a repair that requires new parts could cost more than a new player. "Only faults that can be fixed with a reset or by installing new firmware make financial sense," he says. It's different when it comes to Blu-ray recorders. “These are significantly more expensive than a new device, so repairs can be worthwhile,” Sterling says. If you decide to buy a new device, you should look out for an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. These can be got for around US$150, but can also cost up to US$1,000 (RM4,052). "If you don't want to spend that much money, but are still interested in the best picture and sound formats, you should take a look before buying whether the player actually supports all the important formats," Grassl advises. This is because the manufacturers of the cheapest Blu-ray players sometimes don't pay the license costs for image enhancers such as Dolby Vision. Blu-rays and DVDs have been hit hard by streaming. "With one or more streaming subscriptions, thousands of films and series are available to me within seconds – sometimes even in very good UHD image and 3D sound quality," Grassl says. Standard Blu-ray only offers HD (1080p) quality, while a Netflix Ultra-HD subscription offers significantly more detail with 4K streaming. You'll need the right TV, too. Environmentalists are meanwhile also concerned about the climate impact of more power being needed to stream higher-quality footage. At the same time, a movie or TV show may suddenly disappear from a streaming service. That of course can't happen with a disc. Discs can also be played on many game consoles. "Next-generation devices such as the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X can also be used as UHD Blu-ray players," Grassl says. – dpa
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