The Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player has impressive build quality and video performance, but the cheaper Sony offers a better deal.
The Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player offers a lot of features for little money but a lack of input responsiveness can spoil some of the fun.
The Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player delivers the best in-home video quality ever, but only owners of the latest, most expensive TVs need apply.
The Sony UBP-X700 is at the cutting edge of 4K Blu-ray technology and rewards with a solid performance at a reasonable price.
The Sony BDP-S390 is a very smart Blu-ray player that sells for a very good price, thanks primarily to eliminating such features as 3D support.
The Pioneer BDP-160 is a low cost, high performance player with excellent network media streaming support and convenient WiFi connectivity.
For those who demand audiophile specifications and have SACD and/or DVD-A collections, the highly specified Denon DVD-2910 is well placed on the desirability list. If you have an advanced display with HDMI, then the DVD-2910 should be strongly considered. However, at a premium price that exceeds many AV receivers, you really should consider whether you can take advantage of its premium features and specifications.
The Panasonic DMP-BD30 offers excellent video quality and is Blu-ray
compliant, but those who want high-resolution audio will need a cutting-edge AV receiver.
The Pioneer LX71 is a great Blu-ray player, despite a slow loading speed for interactive discs and the high price.
The Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-ray player boasts fine video and audio capabilities, but its frustrating operational quirks make this player an also-ran.
The Oppo BDP-93 is a universal disc player with 3D support, which offers excellent video quality, but there are cheaper options out there.
The combination of its small design, solid feature set, and excellent image quality make the Sony BDP-S350 a worthwhile standalone Blu-ray player — especially if you can find it for less than AU$400.
The DMR-ES30V offers stellar recording quality and dubbing capabilities, but a number of quirks detract from its overall attractiveness
The JVC FP-70AL DVD recorder home theatre system delivers in all the right places: sound quality, picture quality and features. If you’re shopping at the high end of the range this system offers a powerful six-channel AV receiver, DVD recording, TV and radio. All you need is a good display device.
The inexpensive LG BP350 is capable of fine image quality, but its sluggish load times keep it from earning our recommendation.
The Yamaha BD-S473 is a low- to mid-priced player that is great for playing discs but not so good when it comes to the smart features.
Great performance, decent build and a good feature set make the Soniq QPB302B Blu-ray player an absolute steal as one of the most affordable BD players on the market at the moment.
The Pioneer BDP-LX70 player is a very good Blu-ray player and media streaming device, but it's not as successful with DVD playback.