Blu-ray Players

Sling Media Slingbox 350
REVIEW

Sling Media Slingbox 350

The Slingbox 350 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere.

4 stars Editors' rating on 24 November 2012
0 stars User rating out of 3 votes
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

Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD
REVIEW

Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD

The Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD is a 3D-ready Blu-ray player aimed at audiophiles. It sounds heavenly with pretty much any disc you feed it, but also delivers fabulous hi-def video and can stream almost every type of media via a LAN or USB. It's undeniably fine, but expensive.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on 19 August 2011

Typical price: £800.00

Samsung BD-D7500
REVIEW

Samsung BD-D7500

Bafflingly small, the BD-D7500 pushes high-street Blu-ray design into the highfalutin realm once monopolised by a certain overpriced Danish brand. One to audition if you want a net-connected BD player that's as pretty as a picture.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 12 July 2011
1 star User rating out of 5 votes

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Samsung BD-D8500M
REVIEW

Samsung BD-D8500M

The Samsung BD-D8500M Blu-ray player appears to offer it all -- a 500GB PVR, 3D support and Internet connectivity. But its multitasking issues and unconvincing media-streaming capability rather take the shine off this ambitious package.

3 stars Editors' rating on 27 June 2011

Typical price: £320.00

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

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

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