Blu-ray Players

Apple TV
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 15 August 2013
3.6 stars User rating out of 39 votes

Typical price: £99.00

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WD TV Live WDBHG70000NBK
REVIEW

WD TV Live WDBHG70000NBK

The WD TV Live (2011) offers a solid combination of must-have streaming services and excellent USB and network file support, making it one of the best devices of its kind available for under $100.

4 stars Editors' rating on 6 October 2011
3.4 stars User rating out of 18 votes

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Sony BDP-SX1
REVIEW

Sony BDP-SX1

If you want to take your Blu-rays on the road, Sony's BDP-SX1 portable player is a reasonable, if expensive, option. Its good USB media support is a bonus, but Blu-rays don't look significantly better than DVDs on a 10-inch screen.

3 stars Editors' rating on 20 September 2011

Typical price: £300.00

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Sony BDP-S480
REVIEW

Sony BDP-S480

The Sony BDP-S480 is a steal at its current price. As well as premium 3D Blu-ray playback capability, it offers tonnes of other great features, including access to the Bravia Internet Video Web portal.

4 stars Editors' rating on 1 June 2011
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes

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Panasonic DMP-BDT310
REVIEW

Panasonic DMP-BDT310

The Panasonic DMP-BDT310 is a great Blu-ray player with enough features to keep even the most enthusiastic users entertained for a long time. It's not the cheapest machine on the market, though.

4 stars Editors' rating on 14 March 2011

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Panasonic DMP-BD75
REVIEW

Panasonic DMP-BD75

The Panasonic DMP-BD75 is a perfectly capable Blu-ray player, but it costs too much and doesn't offer the online video-streaming capabilities of cheaper Sony and Samsung machines.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 7 March 2011
2.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Typical price: £140.00

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Philips BDP8000
REVIEW

Philips BDP8000

The Philips BDP8000 is a great 3D Blu-ray player that offers excellent picture quality. The only downsides are its high price and relative lack of online video services.

4 stars Editors' rating on 24 January 2011

Typical price: £200.00

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Toshiba BDX3100
REVIEW

Toshiba BDX3100

It'll play your 3D Blu-rays, albeit with a weird line down the right-hand side, but the BDX3100 is under-specified and over-priced compared to everything else on the market. We can tell Toshiba's heart isn't in Blu-ray players, and it shows in this off-the-shelf hardware.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on 17 November 2010

Typical price: £180.00

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Sling Slingbox PRO-HD
REVIEW

Sling Slingbox PRO-HD

As with the original Slingbox Pro, most of this will be overkill for the majority of users who just want to stream their live TV or DVR to their PC or smart phone. But for home-cinema enthusiasts and hard-core gadget heads, the Slingbox Pro-HD may well be worth it.

4 stars Editors' rating on 27 October 2010
2.2 stars User rating out of 4 votes

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Toshiba BDX2100
REVIEW

Toshiba BDX2100

The Toshiba BDX2100 is a decent Blu-ray player, but not one that has us jumping with excitement. As great as it is to see a player for £80, we think Sony's £100 machines offer significantly more, for not much extra cash.

4 stars Editors' rating on 19 October 2010
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Typical price: £80.00

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