Blu-ray Players

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 15 August 2013
3.6 stars User rating out of 39 votes
WD TV Live WDBHG70000NBK - digital multimedia receiver
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

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 DMR-BWT700
REVIEW

Panasonic DMR-BWT700

The Panasonic DMR-BWT700 is the most sophisticated Blu-ray recorder we've seen so far, combining fine 2D and 3D Blu-ray performance with versatile recording options. It's not particularly intuitive, though.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 11 May 2011

Typical price: £500.00

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