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CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
The Philips HTB3525B packs Blu-ray, Smart TV, and Bluetooth into an affordable sound bar, making it a great choice if you're looking for an all-in-one system.
The LG BP530 has built-in Wi-Fi and a good selection of apps, but there are just enough quirks to keep it from being a top Blu-ray player pick.
The Samsung BD-F5900 is an excellent Blu-ray player with the right mix of usability, performance, and speed.
The Blu-ray Disc Association has confirmed that a task force is evaluating proposals for adding new features such as 4K playback to the format.
Looking for a Christmas gift for the movie or TV fan in your life? Here are some box sets that are worth checking out.
The Panasonic DMP-BDT220 is the best Blu-ray value of 2012, with built-in Wi-Fi, tons of streaming-media apps, 3D compatibility, and a simple user interface.
We wouldn't recommend the Philips BDP5506 over competing Blu-ray players.
The Toshiba BDX5200 costs a little less than competing midrange Blu-ray players, but you'll miss out on worthwhile extra features and speedy performance.
The Sony BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and more streaming services than all competing Blu-ray players, but its user interface is mediocre.
Streaming media is starting to ramp up in Australia, but there isn't a single device on the market that can play everything. Here is our list of "must-have" features for media players.