Believe it or not, I have never owned a BR player. My wife and I pretty much went straight from old-school DVD's to doing 90% of our viewing through streaming devices. We also don't own any consoles that can play BRs. However, we have ended up with a few BRs (mainly ones that were given to my wife as gifts) and there are some we'd like to acquire for the few favorite films that aren't on any streaming services where the image quality of our old DVD's has become irksome.
So I'd like to acquire a basic, cheap, no-fills, gets-the-job-done BR player. Problem is that now seems to be impossible.
Even the most low-end BR players I can find for sale new on Amazon or Best Buy have online and streaming features we will never, ever use (we have Chromecast/Roku/etc for that and the almost universal consensus I've heard is that BR player streaming features are godawful) and cost like $60. Not that $60 is a budget-breaking expenditure for us, but it annoys me to think I'm paying for features I don't want. Is it truly the case that literally nobody makes a basic, just-plays-the-damn-discs BR player for like $25-30 in 2017?