This DVD player offers everything, including amazing picture and sound quality, features left, right and centre, and a delightful style that will look great in your expensive AV setup. Although this player is expensive by Sainsbury's standards, it's far from outrageous and compared to some of the more high-end players, it's actually great value, considering the quality it delivers
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.
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
Picture quality is great on both HD DVD and Blu-ray and if this player cost £500 instead of £1,000 we'd recommend it. As it is, however, it's just too much to pay for something that doesn't support proper HD DVD menus
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
There is no compelling reason to buy this player over a PlayStation 3: it's too expensive, doesn't support profile 1.1 or 2.0, and costs more than pretty much every Blu-ray player on the market. The picture and sound quality are, however, excellent, which makes it a good player with a silly price tag
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 Panasonic DMR-PWT520 Blu-ray player and twin tuner PVR offers excellent picture performance, great recording and plenty of smart functions, albeit with a sometimes irritating interface.
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.
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 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.
For those wanting to get more from a single cable TV connection, the Moxi Mate is worth considering as an add-on to a Moxi DVR, but you'll need a fat wallet and more than a little patience.
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.