1. DVD-compatible Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi.
All you need to connect a Blu-ray player to a T.V is a single HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable. The essence of Blu-ray discs is that the picture quality is immensely superior to that of the weaker DVDs.
However, a DVD-compatible player means that when you play DVDs through this HDMI connection, the picture quality is superior to the result you get through the DVD-player-T.V Scart connection of old. Not all films and T.V shows are available on Blu-ray yet, so with this type of Blu-ray player you will have the best of both worlds.
With Wi-Fi, you can also watch YouTube and Netflix.
2. Freeview-ready big screen HD T.V
55” from £450
Your television screen already has access to the internet through the Blu-ray player, so there’s no real need to fork out more money for a Smart T.V. Although the cheapest one at this moment in time is only around £170, the screen will be no bigger than a mere 39 inches.
Buy a bigger screened T.V with Freeview built in. It is always good to have a Freeview ready T.V as this means there will be fewer wires tangled around your home cinema and it is always best to have a T.V. signal in reserve in case a problem with your Satellite or Cable T.V connection occurs.