The cheapest 4K Blu-ray player on the market
- Ultra HD Blu-ray support
- HDR support
- Lets you play games too
It may be a little odd adding a games console to this list, but Microsoft considers the Xbox One S to be an all-in-one home entertainment system. It can play 4K Blu-rays, and it’s a lot more affordable than the dedicated 4K Blu-ray players from Panasonic and Samsung, neither of which lets you fly spaceships.
Image quality isn’t as refined as the Panasonic DMP-UB900 and there is no support for Dolby Atmos. But this machine isn’t for home cinema purists – it’s for the casual crowd looking for next-generation home video on a budget, and it’s perfect for that.
The 2TB edition we reviewed has since been revealed to be a limited edition item, and is already sold out everywhere. But it’s not a big deal if you’re not fussed about gaming. Microsoft has already confirmed it plans to release cheaper units with less storage on September 22: a 1TB version for £300 and a 500GB version for £250.
At the time of review the Xbox One S 2TB was available for £350.