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 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 Denon AVR-S740H receiver offers excellent sound, a generous feature set and a great price, making it one of our favorite affordable models.
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 Samsung BD-P1600 has a great mix of features and performance for a standalone Blu-ray player, with only its annoying design holding it back.
We've awarded the Popcorn Hour C-200 the same score as the older Popcorn Hour A-110. Although the C-200 offers much more functionality, there are currently some issues that need to be fixed before it can reach its full potential. We're pretty sure, though, that the C-200 will be a superb piece of kit in a few months. Even considering the few problems it currently has, it's still the best media streamer on the market by a country mile.
Excellent recording quality and an HDMI output make the Panasonic DMR-ES45V a top contender in the DVD/VHS recorder market.
The Philips DVDR3575H is pretty much your only choice if you want a DVD recorder with a hard drive these days, but it's not as good as it could be.
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.
The addition of HDMI output, network streaming, and improved file compatibility makes the Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ media player a better value than its predecessor.
As a streaming-based DVR the Simple.TV offers a lot of functionality including a novel sharing feature, but if you just want to watch on your TV, instead of a tablet or phone, there are better alternatives.
An excellent touch-screen remote and equally usable iPhone remote app breathe new life into Sonos' excellent multiroom digital-audio system.
The SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime is a three-tuner CableCard device that lets you stream and record content from Xboxes, iPads, and now PS3s.
Well-heeled technophiles will love this convergence device, but for everyone else, it's overkill.
In a perfect world where we could judge the Pioneer BDP-LX70 purely on its performance standards, we'd be raving about it. But the HD disc situation right now is anything but perfect and once you put it in its proper market context, the LX70 becomes frustratingly difficult to recommend
The Pioneer LX71 is a great Blu-ray player, despite a slow loading speed for interactive discs and the high price.