Home Entertainment:

Best home video products of 2014

Updated

Though the TV is the centerpiece of any home theater, it's really just a glorified monitor. The real fun comes with picking the video sources that will plug into it. We've chosen a cross-section of some of the best home video devices to round out any home theater. But given the wide variety of home video options--Blu-ray, video game consoles, HDTV services, and streaming-media players--we're providing plenty of alternatives and caveats, too.

Best all-around home video device

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (250GB) Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle

The latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the PlayStation 3 gaming console.

4 stars Excellent

Best universal remote value

Logitech Harmony 650 Remote - universal remote control

The Logitech Harmony 650 is one of the best universal remotes you can buy for less than $100.

3.5 stars Very good