The Foxtel iQ2 is one of the best upgrades currently available for people who've invested in a HD panel, and it will only get better.
The TRF-7170 is a fully featured 1TB twin tuner PVR that does its job — just don't expect any servings of panache.
Humax's HDR-7500T is a solid performer if you're after a PVR, but for ease of use it's still got a long way to go to unseat TiVo.
If you want the most from your Foxtel subscription then you want the iQ3. However, the jury is still out on whether the new hardware is a reason to sign up.
The Marantz DV7001 is a well-built, upscaling DVD player which will appeal to music and movie lovers alike
Fetch TV's brand new PVR-slash-IPTV box is big step up from the Gen 2 -- and all for the same price.
The Denon DVD-1930 is one of the best DVD players we've yet seen, with excellent features like HD upscaling and SACD playback -- proof that it pays to spend more on a good unit.
Once again, Panasonic's served up a feature-rich PVR/DVD-recorder and saddled it with an unfriendly remote control and befuddling menu structure. DLNA streaming and plenty of storage space make this a sensible buy, but only for those with plenty of patience.
The FetchTV is a harbinger of good things to come; it easily integrates free-to-air and IPTV channels and presents them in a fuss-free way. We wish there was more channel variety, though.
If you're looking to play your existing collection of DVDs and don't want a Blu-ray player, then the Marantz DV4003 is an excellent choice.
There's not a lot the Topfield TF7100HDPVRt can't do. Topfield's done a fine job in combining all the relevant features users and PVR buyers will be looking for.
Beyonwiz's DP-P2 is a PVR for those who don't mind a bit of tinkering and setting things up. The quest for the perfect PVR still continues.
The Marantz DV6001 is one of the best DVD players available at this price -- it boasts both CD and DVD upscaling and comes in an attractively slim package to boot.
The Harman Kardon DVD 37 is a very good upscaling DVD player, if not as successful as a music player.
Panasonic's high-end DVD recorder includes an enormous 400GB hard disk drive, which the company claims can store over 700 hours of video.
It's tough to move past the sticker shock of the cost of TiVo's home networking solution, but it is a simple solution for those wanting more portable TV out of their PVR.
Toshiba's XD-E500 provides a simple way to make humble DVDs look a bit better, but don't be fooled into thinking that it'll magically turn them into Blu-Ray discs.
The TiVo 320 Media Device has received a little storage bump, and despite competition from Sony's PlayTV it is still one of the best value-for-money PVRs on the market.