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 Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player has impressive build quality and video performance, but the cheaper Sony offers a better deal.
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.
For those wanting to get more from a single cable TV connection, the Moxi Mate is worth considering as an add-on to a Moxi DVR, but you'll need a fat wallet and more than a little patience.
The DMR-EH50 offers exceptional playback and recording options, although some small quirks do detract from the overall package.
The Denon AVR-S740H receiver offers excellent sound, a generous feature set and a great price, making it one of our favorite affordable models.
Well-heeled technophiles will love this convergence device, but for everyone else, it's overkill.
The Boxee Box is a premium-priced proposition best suited for those who want an easy out-of-the-box Boxee experience.
While the experience isn't as polished as the Slingbox, the Vulkano Flow offers an impressive amount of streaming and recording features at an unbeatable price point.
Good reception, respectable video quality, and a basic EPG make the RCA DTA800 an excellent DTV converter box, despite some slightly tricky setup snags.
The Dish Network ViP622 and 722 are among the most fully featured and versatile high-def DVRs you can buy today.
The Samsung DVD-AR650 is a solid DVD recorder with a nice collection of features for digital video archivists.
The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.
Finally, a Blu-ray player from Sony for everyone to get excited about. This player is relatively quick to load discs, picture performance is superb, and its wonderful menu system and speed at dealing with interactive features make it well worth its bargain price. It's just a shame it took Sony so long to get this player on the market
The Sony BDP-S550 offers excellent image quality and a solid feature set, but only consider it if you need the multichannel analog outputs.