Blu-ray Players

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

Toshiba BDX5200
REVIEW

Toshiba BDX5200

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 22, 2011
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Uebo M400
REVIEW

Uebo M400

While we recommend the Uebo M400 to the DIY streaming and content guru, the M400 is certainly not for novices. It's also desperately in need of some sort of QWERTY input remote.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 17, 2011
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $190.00

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

MSRP: $100.00

WD TV Live Hub
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

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
Logitech Revue
REVIEW

Logitech Revue ( Google TV)

The Logitech Revue with Google TV is loaded with potentially game-changing functionality, but its high price, numerous caveats, and current assortment of bugs make it best-suited to early adopters--at least until promised firmware fixes become available.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 27, 2010
1 star User rating out of 3 votes