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.
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.
If you've got the desire and the bank balance to put together a really serious home-cinema kit, complete with a tip-top sound system and truly massive TV or projector, Pioneer's BDP-LX91 Blu-ray player is eminently qualified to become your system's heart and lungs
The Samsung BD-D8500M Blu-ray player appears to offer it all -- a 500GB PVR, 3D support and Internet connectivity. But its multitasking issues and unconvincing media-streaming capability rather take the shine off this ambitious package.
Although the idea of a portable Blu-ray player with an 8.9-inch screen sounds daft, the quality of the Panasonic DMP-B15's screen, together with the fact that it also works really well with a telly, has won us over
The Panasonic DMP-BD60 is a capable and likeable Blu-ray player. We love the simple styling, even if it is unexciting, and we think this is likely to be a really popular machine. DivX support and an SD card reader add to the features, but this player is first and foremost about getting Blu-ray movies onto your TV with minimum fuss and maximum quality. Overall, it's a great performer and, though on the costly side, it's worth the money
The Sony BDP-S390 is a very smart Blu-ray player that sells for a very good price, thanks primarily to eliminating such features as 3D support.
The Marantz DV6001 is one of the best DVD players available at this price -- it boasts both CD and DVD upscaling and comes in an attractively slim package to boot.
The Samsung BD-E8500A offers smooth TV and disc video performance with perhaps the best set of 'Smart' features available
The Onkyo BD-SP809 is a premium Blu-ray player with solid build and good performance but a fairly limited new media feature set.
The Pioneer BDP-160 is a low cost, high performance player with excellent network media streaming support and convenient WiFi connectivity.
The Oppo BDP-103 Darbee Edition is about as good as it gets with disc playback and supports this with unusual "Darbee" picture enhancements and strong network media support.
The Yamaha BD-S473 is a low- to mid-priced player that is great for playing discs but not so good when it comes to the smart features.