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 Blu-ray players go, the Samsung BD-C6900 is pretty amazing. It's got all the usual features, like BD-Live and lovely lossless audio, but it also packs in Internet TV streaming and 3D capability. It costs significantly more than a normal Blu-ray player, but it's well worth the extra, and, if you're a 3D fan, it's a must-own device
The outstanding Sony BDPS470 3D Blu-ray player proves that you don't have to pay a premium for usable features and stellar performance.
The Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD is a 3D-ready Blu-ray player aimed at audiophiles. It sounds heavenly with pretty much any disc you feed it, but also delivers fabulous hi-def video and can stream almost every type of media via a LAN or USB. It's undeniably fine, but expensive.
The BDP-S480 isn't a high-priced Blu-ray player, but it's a decent-quality one.
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 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
The Philips BDP7500 looks like a fairly standard Blu-ray player at first glance, but it's actually a really impressive machine. Its styling is lovely, and we're big fans of its ability to play downloaded Internet video in a variety of popular codecs. Although it's not the cheapest Blu-ray player out there, it's well worth considering
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
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
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.
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
Quite simply, this is one of the most sensibly priced and best-performing Blu-ray players on the market. With the BD35, Panasonic is proving that stand-alone players can offer decent performance and other advantages such as lower power consumption, nearly silent operation and a much more sensible form factor
The Sling Media Slingbox Solo is fantastic. If you're not bothered by the fact it only supports one source at a time, and lacks a TV tuner, the Solo is the best way to control and watch your TV on a laptop or mobile phone
Historically, telly buffs have had to actually sit in front of their home TV to watch it. The Slingbox changes that, allowing you not only to control your TV from a remote location, but also to watch it anywhere at any time. It serves its purpose perfectly and can be recommended without a moment's hesitation
The Oppo 103-AU may come with a premium price tag, but the video-processing power and build quality make it well worth looking at.
An excellent touch-screen remote and equally usable iPhone remote app breathe new life into Sonos' excellent multiroom digital-audio system.
The Dish Network ViP622 and 722 are among the most fully featured and versatile high-def DVRs you can buy today.