Sling TV Blue offers cord-cutters a wealth of live cable TV channels and plenty of add-on options for an affordable price.
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-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 Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player has impressive build quality and video performance, but the cheaper Sony offers a better deal.
For SlingTV subscribers who want to make it easier to watch local over-the-air channels at home and on the go, AirTV is a one-time investment that works almost invisibly.
The inexpensive LG BP350 is capable of fine image quality, but its sluggish load times keep it from earning our recommendation.
Toshiba announced four new devices called "Media Boxes," but are essentially Blu-ray players with streaming-media functionality.
If you own a high-definition compatible display, you owe it to yourself to buy a DVD player that can drive it to the peak of its performance. The DVD-2910 is expensive, but it's guaranteed future-proof thanks to its modern connection roster. If you do own a state-of-the-art system, the DVD-2910 will service it with upscaled video and high-resolution audio. If you're serious about home entertainment, this is a wise investment
The new DMP-UB700 debuts in the UK for less than its predecessor, but it's still relatively expensive compared to the competition.
The Samsung BD-P3600 is a terrific Blu-ray player and the fastest on the market, loading discs faster than the PlayStation 3. We like pretty much everything about it, apart from its slightly limited codec support for MKV and DivX-HD playback. Here, the machine is bested by LG's BD370, which plays everything and looks gorgeous too. The BD-P3600 is still a worthwhile addition to your home cinema though, especially if you have an older AV receiver that needs help understanding lossless audio codecs
If you must have an HD recorder/player today, this is an attractive yet expensive solution that likely will be supplanted by the HD DVD format in next few years.
LG is showing off four new sound bars at CES 2013, including the NB3730A with built-in Wi-Fi and streaming-video services.
Panasonic continues to support Blu-ray in a big way at CES 2013, with the two 3D models getting support for Miracast.
The LG BH100 can play back both HD DVD and Blu-ray discs with excellent image quality, but a variety of quirks and missing features limits its appeal.
When it hits stores this summer, the Sony BDP-S1 is expected to be the second unit available in the United States that can play Blu-ray discs, after Samsung's BD-P1000. As with all first-generation technologies, this one will cost you, and its capabilities are just the tip of the format's iceberg. That said, it's still worth a peek.
Samsung's BD-P4600 Blu-ray player is packed with features and its unique design makes it wall-mountable, but most buyers will be better off with the step-down BD-P3600.
The GoVideo VR3930 is perfect for archiving your noncopyrighted VHS and DV home movies to DVD, but it's no better for recording TV than your current VCR.
Samsung revealed its new flagship Blu-ray player at CES 2013, capable of upconverting content to 4K and a nifty reverse-AirPlay streaming-video feature.