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Best home video products of 2014


Though the TV is the centerpiece of any home theater, it's really just a glorified monitor. The real fun comes with picking the video sources that will plug into it. We've chosen a cross-section of some of the best home video devices to round out any home theater. But given the wide variety of home video options--Blu-ray, video game consoles, HDTV services, and streaming-media players--we're providing plenty of alternatives and caveats, too.

Best all-around home video device

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (250GB) Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle

The latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the PlayStation 3 gaming console.

4 stars Excellent

Best streaming-media box for Apple fans

Apple TV (2012)

Beautifully designed and incredibly easy to use, Apple TV is a top-notch product for those who are happy to rely on iTunes and Netflix for their TV and movie content. However, it still lacks support for UK services such as BBC iPlayer, which is frustrating.

Price: £199.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best universal remote value

Logitech Harmony 650 Remote - universal remote control

The Logitech Harmony 650 is one of the best universal remotes you can buy for less than $100.

3.5 stars Very good
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