Black Hat 2014
Here you'll find a list of our favorite Blu-ray players, with a heavy emphasize on value.
The Toshiba XD-E500's XDE picture enhancements don't live up to the hype. While it's a solid upscaling DVD player, its high price makes it a hard sell.
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The Toshiba HD-XA1 is the more expensive model of the company's initial pair of HD-DVD players.
The Xbox 360 HD DVD player is an inexpensive way for 360 owners to get high-def movies, but nonowners and audiophiles should stick with standalone HD players.
The Panasonic DVD-LS83 is a solid-performing portable DVD player, though you may be able to find a similar player for a cheaper price.
Some annoying design and feature shortfalls keep the Audiovox D8000XP from distinguishing itself from competing bargain portable DVD players.
The Audiovox D8000IP does a decent job of combining DVD and video iPod playback, but other portable combo players offer a better mix of features.
For anyone owning a USB 3.0-ready laptop, the speedy and compact Toshiba Canvio Slim II makes an excellent companion for both storage expansion and data backup purposes.
The Sony BDP-S3200 will play your Blu-rays just fine but it doesn't do enough to embrace streaming media like its competitors.
Samsung revealed its new flagship Blu-ray player at CES 2013, capable of upconverting content to 4K and a nifty reverse-AirPlay streaming-video feature.
Samsung's BD-P4600 Blu-ray player is packed with features and its unique design makes it wall-mountable, but most buyers will be better off with the step-down BD-P3600.