While the Sony DVP-CX995V has some annoying quirks and takes forever to load with disc information, this 400-disc megachanger does a great job removing clutter.
Subpar video processing keeps this otherwise well-featured prog-scan deck out of the top tier.
The Sony BDP-S3200 will play your Blu-rays just fine but it doesn't do enough to embrace streaming media like its competitors.
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 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.
The Sony BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and more streaming services than all competing Blu-ray players, but its user interface is mediocre.
The Sony BDP-S570 is probably the best all-round Blu-ray player yet. Not only does it rock with Blu-ray discs and SACDs, it blows the doors off the brave new world of TV streaming. Having BBC iPlayer on tap is a huge attraction, and if you have media files on USB, this deck will do its utmost to play them. For the cash, you just can't carp.
As long as you don't need 3D compatibility, the LG BD570 offers the same mix of solid Blu-ray playback and media streaming that made its predecessor a hit.
LG'S UP970 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player which will come a full 12 months after the competition. But what does it offer the others can't?
LG is debuting three new Blu-ray players at CES 2013, with two models that let you listen to your Blu-ray movies through a smartphone app.
Despite disc-loading speeds that are just average, the LG BD670's built-in Wi-Fi and excellent streaming-media suite make it one of the best Blu-ray player values.
The LG BP530 has built-in Wi-Fi and a good selection of apps, but there are just enough quirks to keep it from being a top Blu-ray player pick.
Late to the game, Sony's first 4K Blu-ray player, the UBP-X1000ES, will be a premium model with very limited distribution.
This Panasonic delivers an outstanding combination of features and value among entry-level DVD players.
Samsung revealed its new flagship Blu-ray player at CES 2013, capable of upconverting content to 4K and a nifty reverse-AirPlay streaming-video feature.
The BD-C5500's expandable Samsung Apps platform and DLNA compatibility make it stand out from other entry-level players, although it's one of the slower players we've tested.
Samsung's BD-C6500 Blu-ray player has excellent image quality, outstanding features for the price, and a slick design--we just wish it were a little faster.
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.