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.
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 Oppo BDP-83 is an outstanding universal disc player with excellent performance on Blu-rays and DVDs and lightning-fast operational speed, but most home theater fans will balk at the high price.
The Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player has impressive build quality and video performance, but the cheaper Sony offers a better deal.
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 Sony BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and more streaming services than all competing Blu-ray players, but its user interface is mediocre.
The Samsung BD-J5900 offers excellent image quality, speedy disc access and great bang for the buck.
The Oppo UDP-203 is an excellent high-end 4K Blu-ray disc player, but image quality improvements over cheaper players are tough to spot.
The LG UP870 4K Blu-ray player strips down its feature set to the bare minimum and concentrates on what's important: superlative performance
Samsung's DVD-HD860 is an upscaling DVD player that will breathe a new lease of life into DVD films for owners of high-definition flat screens. And the competitive price makes it an absolute steal
The Samsung DVD-AR650 is a solid DVD recorder with a nice collection of features for digital video archivists.
For DVD junkies seeking to reduce clutter, this relatively inexpensive changer makes navigating hundreds of discs a bit easier.
While the Sony DVP-CX995V has some annoying quirks and takes forever to load with disc information, this 400-disc megachanger does a great job removing clutter.
The BDP-S480 isn't a high-priced Blu-ray player, but it's a decent-quality one.
The Sony BDP-S590 is a great-looking Blu-ray player with built-in Wi-Fi, 3D compatibility, and tons of streaming-media apps, but it's slow to load discs and has some user interface quirks.
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.