Blu-ray Players

LG BP530
REVIEW

LG BP530

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 9, 2013
0 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Apple TV (2012)
REVIEW

Apple TV ( 2012)

While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 14, 2013
3.6 stars User rating out of 39 votes
Philips BDP5506/F7
REVIEW

Philips BDP5506/F7

We wouldn't recommend the Philips BDP5506 over competing Blu-ray players.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on September 8, 2011

MSRP: $149.99

Samsung BD-D6500
REVIEW

Samsung BD-D6500

The Samsung BD-D6700 is an excellent all-around Blu-ray player with dual HDMI outputs, but for most buyers its upgrades won't justify its high price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 12, 2011
1 star User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $229.99

Samsung BD-D6700
REVIEW

Samsung BD-D6700

The Samsung BD-D6700 is an excellent all-around Blu-ray player with dual HDMI outputs, but for most buyers its upgrades won't justify its high price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 12, 2011
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $299.99

Monsoon Vulkano Flow
REVIEW

Monsoon Vulkano Flow

While the experience isn't as polished as the Slingbox, the Vulkano Flow offers an impressive amount of streaming and recording features at an unbeatable price point.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 31, 2011
2.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
WD TV Live Hub (1TB)
REVIEW

WD TV Live Hub ( 1TB)

While it lacks integrated Wi-Fi and is more expensive than the Roku or Apple TV , the WD TV Live Hub's combination of snazzy interface and built-in 1TB hard drive will appeal to advanced users who have a lot of existing files they want to view on an HDTV or stream to other PCs on a network.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 13, 2010
2.6 stars User rating out of 5 votes

MSRP: $199.99

Sony SMP-N100
REVIEW

Sony SMP-N100

Sony's SMP-N100 streaming-video box isn't the easiest to use, but it offers an unparalleled feature set at its price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 3, 2010
2.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $129.99

Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS
REVIEW

Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS

Though the DSS has its moments of excellence, most are less than stellar. Factoring in the clutter associated with setting up such a device, we think gamers who are passionate about surround sound are better off buying something that natively supports that feature.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 22, 2010

MSRP: $89.99

Sony BDP-S570
REVIEW

Sony BDP-S570

The Sony BDP-S570 has all the features of other midrange Blu-ray players, plus future 3D support and best-in-class operational speed, but its streaming-video performance over Wi-Fi is spotty.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 24, 2010
2.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes

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