The Panasonic DMR-BWT800 Blu-ray recorder shows promise, even if its 3D recording capability is rather redundant. It will probably be too expensive for most normal people, though.
The Philips BDP8000 is a great 3D Blu-ray player that offers excellent picture quality. The only downsides are its high price and relative lack of online video services.
For someone who wants to DVR-ify an HD antenna setup without paying monthly fees, the Channel Master CM-7000PAL is the easiest solution available.
The DMR-BW880 is a fine recorder and player but needs to be less complex, have a better menu system and shed a fair few more dollars to be seriously competitive.
The outstanding Sony BDPS470 3D Blu-ray player proves that you don't have to pay a premium for usable features and stellar performance.
After a media streaming box that's largely identical to every other media streaming box? Say hello to the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV.
It'll play your 3D Blu-rays, albeit with a weird line down the right-hand side, but the BDX3100 is under-specified and over-priced compared to everything else on the market. We can tell Toshiba's heart isn't in Blu-ray players, and it shows in this off-the-shelf hardware.
The Sony NSZ-GT1 combines Google TV and Blu-ray in a single box, but Sony's frustrating controller, the high price, and Google TV's content issues make it a tough sell.
As with the original Slingbox Pro, most of this will be overkill for the majority of users who just want to stream their live TV or DVR to their PC or smart phone. But for home-cinema enthusiasts and hard-core gadget heads, the Slingbox Pro-HD may well be worth it.
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.
The Toshiba BDX2100 is a decent Blu-ray player, but not one that has us jumping with excitement. As great as it is to see a player for £80, we think Sony's £100 machines offer significantly more, for not much extra cash.
Great performance, decent build and a good feature set make the Soniq QPB302B Blu-ray player an absolute steal as one of the most affordable BD players on the market at the moment.
The Panasonic DMP-BDT300 is a talented all-rounder, which includes 3D Blu-ray playback and will also deliver web content to your television.
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.
Although the 3D-capable Sony BDP-S470 isn't really worth considering unless you have a 3D TV, it's still a top-notch Blu-ray player, at a very reasonable price.
The Toshiba BDX2700 is currently a little cheaper than other midrange Blu-ray players and includes 7.1 analog outputs, but otherwise there's little reason to favor it over faster models with better features.
Though the DSS has its moments of excellence, most are less than stellar. Factoring in the clutter associated with setting up such a device, we think gamers who are passionate about surround sound are better off buying something that natively supports that feature.
The Sony BDP-S370 is cheap, but it does everything you could want from a Blu-ray player, and more. There's really nothing that we can complain about