While it has a few extra features compared to most entry-level decks, this unit's higher price lessens its appeal.
The RCA HDV5000 is nearly a clone of Toshiba's entry-level HD-DVD player, the HD-A1.
A capable performer encased in WEGA-matching silver, this Sony's short feature set is its only Achilles' heel.
The Oppo BDP-93 is a universal disc player with 3D support, which offers excellent video quality, but there are cheaper options out there.
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
The Oppo DV-970HD delivers some of the best value for your DVD dollar that we've seen on upconverting players in terms of features and performance.
The Oppo DV-983H is pretty much the ultimate standard-def disc player, but its high price means videophiles on a budget can get a better bang for their buck.
The Panasonic DMP-BDT300 is a talented all-rounder, which includes 3D Blu-ray playback and will also deliver web content to your television.
The Panasonic DMP-BDT310 is a great Blu-ray player with enough features to keep even the most enthusiastic users entertained for a long time. It's not the cheapest machine on the market, though.
Excellent soundtrack support and Profile 2.0-compliancy make the Panasonic DMP-BD50 the most recommendable standalone Blu-ray player to date, but the PS3 is still better and cheaper.