Blu-ray Players

Panasonic DMP-BDT220
REVIEW

Panasonic DMP-BDT220

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 13, 2012
2.5 stars User rating out of 34 votes
Elgato HD HomeRun
REVIEW

Elgato HD HomeRun

The Elgato HDHomeRun is a decent way to get over-the-air TV on your Mac, but its high bandwidth requirements mean you're better off opting for wired rather than Wi-Fi streaming.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 23, 2012

MSRP: $179.95

D-Link Boxee Box
REVIEW

D-Link Boxee Box

The Boxee Box by D-Link has some innovative design choices and a promising user interface, but mainstream content is mostly missing in action until future firmware updates are available.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 18, 2010
2.9 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Sony NSZ-GT1
REVIEW

Sony NSZ-GT1 ( Google TV)

The Sony NSZ-GT1 combines Google TV and Blu-ray in a single box, but Sony's frustrating controller, the high price, and Google TV's content issues make it a tough sell.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2010
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
WD TV Live HD
REVIEW

WD TV Live HD ( fall 2009)

If you don't already own an Xbox 360, PS3, or Blu-ray player and you're serious about networked streaming, the WD TV Live is one of your best choices for getting content to your TV.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2010
WD TV Live Plus
REVIEW

WD TV Live Plus ( summer 2010)

If you don't already own an Xbox 360, PS3, or Blu-ray player and you're serious about networked streaming, the WD TV Live is one of your best choices for getting content to your TV.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2010
Panasonic DMP-BD85K
REVIEW

Panasonic DMP-BD85K

Panasonic's DMP-BD85K has great image quality and its 7.1 analog outputs are a nice plus, but it's slow and less featured than competing models.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 20, 2010
Olive 4
REVIEW

Olive 4 ( 500GB, black)

The Olive 4 is a fantastic-sounding digital audio server, but its high price and limited feature list limit its appeal to die-hard audiophiles.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 18, 2010

MSRP: $1,499.00

LG BD590
REVIEW

LG BD590

The LG BD590 deftly handles Blu-ray playback, CD ripping, and streaming media services like Netflix from a single box, but you'll have to pay for that simplicity.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 17, 2010
Roku SD Player
REVIEW

Roku SD Player

New content channels and faster Wi-Fi make the Roku HD XR Player a good choice for anyone who wants a quick and easy way to add Netflix--and a variety of other Internet media channels--to any TV.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 9, 2009