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 LG UP870 4K Blu-ray player strips down its feature set to the bare minimum and concentrates on what's important: superlative performance
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.
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 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 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 Samsung BD-H6500 is simply the quickest Blu-ray player we've seen, delivering lightning-fast access to your movies on disc and streaming services like Netflix.
For TiVo Premiere owners with iOS devices, the TiVo Stream is a cool addition to your AV setup and mobile life.
Panasonic has announced that the DMP-UB900 4K Blu-ray player, which features both disc playback and streaming, is coming in September 2016.
This Panasonic delivers an outstanding combination of features and value among entry-level DVD players.
The DMR-ES30V offers stellar recording quality and dubbing capabilities, but a number of quirks detract from its overall attractiveness
An excellent touch-screen remote and equally usable iPhone remote app breathe new life into Sonos' excellent multiroom digital-audio system.
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
We wouldn't recommend the Philips BDP5506 over competing Blu-ray players.
The Toshiba BDX5200 costs a little less than competing midrange Blu-ray players, but you'll miss out on worthwhile extra features and speedy performance.
Unless you're a zealous early adopter who's already invested in a high-definition TV, we'd recommend waiting until the format war pans out a little more, or at least until more Blu-ray Disc content is made available.
The BDP-S300 is a decent choice if you're limiting yourself to a relatively cheap, standard-design Blu-ray player, but everyone else should consider the competition.