What to do with your old Blu-ray or DVD player


With the rise of streaming services and the dematerialization of content, some of us no longer use our DVD/Blu-ray players. Instead of letting them gather dust, why not give them a second life? But what can you do with your old Blu-ray player? Some DIY enthusiasts certainly don’t lack ideas…

Blu-ray players
The Sony UBP-X800M2 UHD Blu-ray player plays UHD Blu-ray discs as well as 1080p HD Blu-rays, DVDs, audio CDs and SA-CDs.

Make a macro lens for your smartphone!

Are you are a photo fan, but your smartphone is not powerful enough for macrophotography? The YouTube channel TECH & TRICKS found an ingenious solution: use the lens of the optical block of a Blu-ray or DVD player to make a removable macro lens! Is the result any good? You be the judge…

Build a walking robot!

On the YouTube channel Blackfish, you will learn step by step how to make a real robot that can actually walk! No need for rare or expensive materials as it is mostly made of cardboard. The robot is animated by the drive motor of a Blu-ray/DVD player, powered by a cell phone battery. Perfect for an impromptu Christmas gift or to occupy the long winter evenings…

Make a laser microphone or an electron microscope!

The project presented by the YouTube channel Doctor Volt pushes the limits of imagination even further with the creation of a laser microphone and an electron microscope. This time, it is the laser reading block that is recycled.

Intended for advanced tinkerers with some electronics and computer skills, this Blu-ray/DVD player upcycle project pushes the boundaries of DIY!

Resell it on AV-Market.com 😉

Not a do-it-yourselfer and think your Blu-ray/DVD player can still do some good? If it is perfectly functional, why not sell it on AV-Market.com? This platform of classified ads is specialized in second-hand hi-fi and home theater equipment.

In a few clicks, you can publish your ad for free, as the website only takes its commission when your item is sold. In addition, AV-Market.com acts as a trusted third party: the site provides a secure transaction by holding the payment until the end of the transaction.

From now on, you have no excuse to let your unused audio-video devices gather dust!

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