Amazon, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and More
On Amazon.com, the cheapest Blu-ray player found was the Magnavox NB500MB1F for $109.95. It doesn’t sell directly from Amazon, but the retailer still offers free shipping. This no-frills player does not have very good ratings (3/5 stars with six reviews), but Magnavox is a decent brand name. On Walmart.com, you can get a slightly different model - Magnavox NB500MG1F - for $98.00. Just remember that with Wal-Mart you will have to pay sales tax. It currently has no ratings on Walmart.com.
The cheapest Blu-ray player on Crutchfield.com is the Panasonic DMP-BD60K, which sells for $129.99 and has a high overall rating. It also has the ability to stream video from Amazon, YouTube, and other sites, which is an added bonus. It does not, however, support Netflix streaming. The BD60 model, which seems to be the same, sells for $124.99 on Amazon.com.
At Best Buy the cheapest Blu-ray player is the Insignia NS-BRDVD3, which sells for $119.99. You can also get this player free if you purchase one of two qualifying Insignia brand HDTV models. As of this writing, this Blu-ray player has a decent 3.9/5 star overall rating after 79 reviews. One big bonus to this player is that it has Netflix streaming video support, whereas many others do not.
Circuit City is now an online-only retailer and has a half dozen cheaply priced Blu-ray players from brand names like Magnavox, Sharp, and Samsung, but most of them seem to be refurbished instead of brand new. For a factory refurb, the discount just is not big enough to include, especially since Circuit City already went out of business once.
Sam’s Club, which is a wholesale retailer, has a Philips BDP7200 Blu-ray player for just $99.81. It doesn’t offer any online access, but for a basic home Blu-ray disc player it is a good deal for the money. For $10 more, Sam’s Club also has the JVC XVBP10 with all the same features. Both are available in stores or for purchase online to pick up at your local store.