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If you go out to the movies these days with your friends or family, you can barely watch one without breaking the bank. At home, you can binge as many as you want -- on your big TV, in your comfy clothes. Turning your living room into the place to be -- whether you're on your own or with company -- for a movie- and TV-watching marathon is a smart and fun idea that saves you money and stress. Here's what you need to make that happen.

If you've splashed out on a high-end 4K HDR-ready TV, and you're still watching your discs through some crummy $50 Blu-ray player, you're not getting the full picture. Cheap players use cheap video processing chips, stealing detail and dynamic range. Oppo has the solution to the issue you didn't even know you had with the UDP-203, a 4K HDR Blu-ray disc player that has been built with a striking attention to detail and aim for the utmost in picture quality.

If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing -- it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.

Panasonic's DMP-UB900 was the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player to be launched in Australia, but when it's released onto store shelves later this month it'll be more expensive than its Samsung competitor, thanks to some higher-quality audio components and apparently superior video output. Internationally, Panasonic now has two new 4K Blu-ray players launching that -- if they come to Australia -- should be pretty damn tempting, and provide stronger competition at for anyone looking to get into the new format without breaking the bank.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is here. With the first discs launching within a couple of weeks in mid-May, Panasonic has just announced the first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player that you'll be able to watch those super-high-bitrate discs on: the DMP-UB900. It's not out until, September, though.