Toshiba's BDX2000 Blu-ray player is a little light on features, but offers great picture and audio quality at an affordable price.
The Sony BDP-N460's attractive mix of Blu-ray performance, relatively low price, and streaming media options--including Netflix--make it a solid midrange pick, despite some missing features.
New content channels and faster Wi-Fi make the Roku HD XR Player a good choice for anyone who wants a quick and easy way to add Netflix--and a variety of other Internet media channels--to any TV.
It's hard to say if the Chumby One works better as an alarm clock, a photo frame, a news reader, or as an Internet radio, but for around $100, it's a great value in any incarnation.
The PlayStation 3 is no longer the only Sony Blu-ray player you should consider buying. As well as offering an up-to-the-minute feature set, Sony's stand-alone BDP-S760 leaves the company's games console for dead in the all-important picture and sound departments
Quite how LG has managed to cram so many features into the very affordable BD390 without compromising on performance is simply beyond us. We're not about to complain though
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
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 renewed Kogan Blu-ray player is a bargain, with many of the niceties of much more expensive players but you can't expect video precision for the price.
The addition of HDMI output, network streaming, and improved file compatibility makes the Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ media player a better value than its predecessor.
The Netgear Digital Entertainer Live is an easy-to-use networked digital media streamer in a small package.
The Pioneer BDP-LX52 is pricy and suffers from some flaws, like its lack of multi-channel analogue outputs, and slow disc-loading times. But its video and audio quality are so good that these negative issues are easily outweighed
The Philips BDP3000/05 lacks DTS-HD MA decoding and, annoyingly, requires that you supply a 1GB USB memory stick in order to access BD-Live content. But it's well-built, speedy to load discs and delivers good picture quality. All in all, it's a good budget buy
We've awarded the Popcorn Hour C-200 the same score as the older Popcorn Hour A-110. Although the C-200 offers much more functionality, there are currently some issues that need to be fixed before it can reach its full potential. We're pretty sure, though, that the C-200 will be a superb piece of kit in a few months. Even considering the few problems it currently has, it's still the best media streamer on the market by a country mile.
The Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray player features a Wi-Fi adapter and BD-Live support, but doesn't appear to be able to match competitors for features.
If you're looking for a flexible PVR that's packed with features, then the excellent Panasonic DMR-BW750 Blu-ray recorder is almost a one-stop shop.
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.
Overall, the Philips PET744 is a very likeable portable DVD player, with a great screen and good build quality. A major problem arose at the end of our test period, however, when the screen completely stopped working. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, we're going to give Philips the benefit of the doubt and assume this was a one-off