Most mainstream blu-ray players have gotten really slim (up to just 1-inch in thickness) but most of them are still pretty wide measuring up to 16-inch wide or more. This larger footprint takes up precious real estate on your home theater rack, which is why many are looking for blu-ray players that are more narrow than they are thin. Here is a list of very narrow and compact blu-ray players.
This player measures 7.1 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches, making it one of the smallest players in the market. Despite its size, this 3D blu-ray player comes with lots of features such as built-in wi-fi, DLNA connectivity, access to online content (such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Vudu) and a USB port. The device also comes with Samsung Smart TV features that allow you to access to a large variety of exclusive Samsung apps, games and social network features. Click here for more details, reviews and pricing of this blu-ray player >>
This player may not be very narrow but its sleek design and slim profile allows it to make its way into this list. This device measures 16.9 x 7.1 x 1.1 inches. From the front, its right and left edges are slated inwards, creating a rather unique front profile. This is yet another very competent player from Panasonic with features such as DLNA connectivity, built-in wi-fi and access to a variety of online content services including Amazon Instant Video, Skype and YouTube. You could also use your smartphone as a remote control for this player. Click here for more details, reviews and pricing of this blu-ray player >>
This player measures just 12 x 8 x 2 inches in dimensions, which is still relatively compact by today’s standards. As you would expect from a player of this size, the Phillip BDP2900 is an entry-level model. It comes with an HDMI, USB port, COAX and Ethernet port. With internet connectivity, you will be able to stream media from services such as VUDU and Netflix. Click here for more details, reviews and pricing of this blu-ray player >>
This model measures 12.6 x 8.2 x 1.7 inches. It comes with built-in wi-fi and an impressive array of online media apps. It comes with one HDMI port, USB port, coaxial connectivity, digital audio optical port and an Ethernet port.
RCA BRC3087 Portable Blu-ray Player
If you are looking for something versatile, you can consider getting a portable blu-ray player with an HDMI output. Portable players are generally very small in size and they usually come with built-in batteries and a screen. So long as they come with an HDMI output, they can also serve as a home blu-ray player. The RCA BRC3087 for instance measures just 8.5 x 8.2 x 2.2 inches in dimensions. It is a little thicker than regular players but its 8.5-inch footprint is definitely a good size to have. Click here for more details, reviews and pricing of this blu-ray player >>
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