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 Denon AVR-S740H receiver offers excellent sound, a generous feature set and a great price, making it one of our favorite affordable models.
The Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player has impressive build quality and video performance, but the cheaper Sony offers a better deal.
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 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 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 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 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-P1600 has a great mix of features and performance for a standalone Blu-ray player, with only its annoying design holding it back.
This Panasonic delivers an outstanding combination of features and value among entry-level DVD players.
If you own a high-definition compatible display, you owe it to yourself to buy a DVD player that can drive it to the peak of its performance. The DVD-2910 is expensive, but it's guaranteed future-proof thanks to its modern connection roster. If you do own a state-of-the-art system, the DVD-2910 will service it with upscaled video and high-resolution audio. If you're serious about home entertainment, this is a wise investment
If you're set on a standalone Blu-ray player, the Panasonic DMP-BD10A should definitely be on your short list.
LG's BD300 produces decent images and sound and can be networked to take advantage of BD-Live features — just so long as you don't mind laying some Ethernet cable.
If you must have an HD recorder/player today, this is an attractive yet expensive solution that likely will be supplanted by the HD DVD format in next few years.
LG is showing off four new sound bars at CES 2013, including the NB3730A with built-in Wi-Fi and streaming-video services.
The LG BH100 can play back both HD DVD and Blu-ray discs with excellent image quality, but a variety of quirks and missing features limits its appeal.