LG DP132H All Multi Region HDMI USB Plus DVD Player

Last updated date: August 11, 2020

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8.5

LG DP132H All Multi Region HDMI USB Plus DVD Player

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In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the LG LG All Multi Region HDMI USB Plus DVD Player placed 8th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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From The Manufacturer

New compact design (25 CM), this Region Free DVD player is guaranteed to play DVDs from any region (0-9) on any TV

Overall Product Rankings

Panasonic S700EP-K Multi Region HDMI USB DVD Player
1. Panasonic S700EP-K Multi Region HDMI USB DVD Player
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 5
Sony Blu-Ray Player
2. Sony Blu-Ray Player
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
Impecca DVHP9117 Compact HDMI USB DVD Player
3. Impecca DVHP9117 Compact HDMI USB DVD Player
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 6
Oppo Digital Blu-ray Disc Player
4. Oppo Digital Blu-ray Disc Player
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
Panasonic Dolby Sound 1080p USB DVD Player
5. Panasonic Dolby Sound 1080p USB DVD Player
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
Jinhoo HD 1080p Upscaling HDMI & USB DVD Player
6. Jinhoo HD 1080p Upscaling HDMI & USB DVD Player
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 0
DBPOWER Kids DVD Player
7. DBPOWER Kids DVD Player
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 2
LG DP132H All Multi Region HDMI USB Plus DVD Player
8. LG DP132H All Multi Region HDMI USB Plus DVD Player
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 0
LG Blu Ray Player
10. LG Blu Ray Player
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
Samsung Blu-Ray Player
11. Samsung Blu-Ray Player
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 3
Sony DVPSR210P Single DVD Player, No HDMI Port
12. Sony DVPSR210P Single DVD Player, No HDMI Port
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 3
Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc & Streaming Player
13. Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc & Streaming Player
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 3
Craig CVD401A Compact HDMI DVD Player
14. Craig CVD401A Compact HDMI DVD Player
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 0
Impecca DVHP9109 Compact Digital USB DVD Player
15. Impecca DVHP9109 Compact Digital USB DVD Player
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 0
Craig CVD512a Multilingual Compact DVD Player
16. Craig CVD512a Multilingual Compact DVD Player
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 0
Pioneer DV-3052 HDMI 1080p Upscaling USB DVD Player
17. Pioneer DV-3052 HDMI 1080p Upscaling USB DVD Player
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 1
JVC XV-Y360 1080p HDMI Up-Scaling USB DVD Player
18. JVC XV-Y360 1080p HDMI Up-Scaling USB DVD Player
Overall Score: 6.2
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On DVD Players

Although many consumers have given up DVD players in favor of solely streaming, true movie buffs still like to collect DVDs. There’s something about having all your movies displayed on a shelf. But even among the many cord cutters, DVD players have their benefits. Since some have streaming capabilities, they’re a handy way to access apps like Netflix and Hulu while also being around in case you ever want to rent a Redbox.

“While streaming movies and television have taken over our TVs, there is still a need for DVD players,” says our technology expert Molly Thornberg, the brains behind the parenting and technology site, Digital Mom Blog. Chances are you still have DVDs in your TV cabinet, or maybe your wedding video is on DVD.”

Today’s DVD players not only build in streaming capabilities, but they also let you play CDs. But not all players include this functionality, so it’s important to determine exactly what you plan to do before you start shopping. Some DVD players support multiple formats as well. So if you think you’ll be watching DVD-Rs or discs from other countries, you’ll need to look for a player with this type of compatibility.

For everyone, though, video and audio quality is typically a top priority. If you’ve tried to use an older DVD player with newer TVs, you may have noticed that it failed to offer the latest high-definition technology. Make sure it supports HD video streaming and, for best results, rent and buy Blu-ray versions of the movies you want to see. If you have surround sound, look for a DVD player that supports Dolby Digital Sound to ensure you get the full experience.

For some modern consumers, streaming is a prime feature when shopping for a DVD player. You may already have a device that helps you with that and, if so, it won’t be a consideration. However, if it is important, you’ll notice that not all DVD players include streaming as a feature. Of those that do, some make it easier than others. Look for features like a Netflix button on the remote and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which make it easy to perform a task that will likely become part of your daily life.

Thornberg also notes that some DVD players can support upconverting, which means they can convert standard definition video to a higher resolution, aka taking that SD video and making it compatible with your HDTV.  She also notes that some DVD players are equipped with card readers, which is a handy feature for looking at family photos or home movies.

DWYM Fun Fact

Younger consumers may be surprised to learn that Netflix was founded as a DVD rental service. The goal was to make it easy for customers to rent movies over the internet, which was a relatively new concept at the time. Two software engineers founded the company in 1997, and in 1999, the company’s subscription model was introduced. For a monthly rate, you could get unlimited rentals each month, but you had to watch one, put it in the mail and have it scanned by the post office before another would ship to you. DVDs would arrive in a red envelope that could easily be resealed for returning the movie to the distribution center. In 2007, Netflix shifted its attention to online streaming, keeping the company relevant as DVDs gradually began to fade in popularity.

The DVD Player Buying Guide

  • If you have an Ultra-HD TV, you’ll need to look for a DVD player that can handle it. The Panasonic Multi Region DVD player offers full HD video streaming support, as well as an up-conversion option to present DVDs in 1080p. The Sony Blu-ray Player supports HDR10 and 4K UHD, as well as upscaling HD content to 4K. However, if you’re looking for the best 4K picture for Blu-ray DVDs, you can’t go wrong with the OPPO Digital Blu-ray Disc Player, which uses advanced image processing to bring top-notch video to your home screen.
  • Sound is another consideration, especially if you want the true home theater experience. The OPPO Digital Blu-ray Disc Player provides high-resolution audio, while the Panasonic Multi Region DVD player includes Dolby Digital Sound.
  • If you’ll be using your new DVD player to connect to streaming apps like Netflix, consider the Sony Blu-ray Player, which connects easily and at an extremely fast rate. It also allows users to rearrange the apps on their screen, and there’s a Netflix button available directly on the remote. The OPPO Digital Blu-ray Disc Player doesn’t provide support for streaming, so skip that model if that’s a priority for you.
  • One big benefit of the Panasonic Multi Region DVD player is its support for a wide range of DVD types. You can play both standard and rewriteable DVDs and CDs, regardless of the country where they originated.
  • DVD players range widely in price, with the Impecca DVD Player available for less than $50. The Panasonic Multi Region DVD player retails for between $50 and $100, while the Sony Blu-ray Player sells in the $200 range. Although it offers top-of-the-line quality, the OPPO Digital Blu-ray Disc Player comes at a premium price, typically on sale for more than $1,000.