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Sony UBP-X700

The Sony UBP-X700 is at the cutting edge of 4K Blu-ray technology and rewards with a solid performance at a reasonable price.

Sony UBP-X800

The Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player has impressive build quality and video performance, but the cheaper Sony offers a better deal.

Sony BDP-S3700

The Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player offers a lot of features for little money but a lack of input responsiveness can spoil some of the fun.

Samsung UBD-K8500

The Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player delivers the best in-home video quality ever, but only owners of the latest, most expensive TVs need apply.

Oppo UDP-203

The Oppo UDP-203 is an excellent high-end 4K Blu-ray disc player, but image quality improvements over cheaper players are tough to spot.

Panasonic DIGA DMR-ES15

Panasonic's DMR-ES15 is an ideal entry-level recorder for anyone looking to upgrade their old VCR. The absence of a Freeview tuner will discourage digital TV users -- but compatibility, usability, recording and playback performance are otherwise excellent

LG BP350

The inexpensive LG BP350 is capable of fine image quality, but its sluggish load times keep it from earning our recommendation.

Panasonic DMP-BD65

The Panasonic DMP-BD65 is a terrific Blu-ray player that's sure to satisfy anyone who buys one. It's fairly expensive and it's not brimming with features, but it does the most important things very well indeed. Its support for YouTube is a welcome extra, and its ability to play video, MP3 and photo files from memory cards and USB sticks is worth having too, especially if you own a Panasonic camera or camcorder

Editors' Choice

Sony BDP-S470

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.

Samsung DVD-HD860

Samsung's DVD-HD860 is an upscaling DVD player that will breathe a new lease of life into DVD films for owners of high-definition flat screens. And the competitive price makes it an absolute steal

Denon DVD-2910

If you own a high-definition compatible display, you owe it to yourself to buy a DVD player that can drive it to the peak of its performance. The DVD-2910 is expensive, but it's guaranteed future-proof thanks to its modern connection roster. If you do own a state-of-the-art system, the DVD-2910 will service it with upscaled video and high-resolution audio. If you're serious about home entertainment, this is a wise investment

Toshiba SD-P91S

If Toshiba SD-P91S had spent more time on the screen, this would have been a great product well worth your cash. It's a shame that an otherwise decent machine has been let down by the single most important component

Pioneer BDP-LX91

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

Sony BDP-S480

The Sony BDP-S480 is a steal at its current price. As well as premium 3D Blu-ray playback capability, it offers tonnes of other great features, including access to the Bravia Internet Video Web portal.

Pioneer BDP-LX71

The BDP-LX71 screams quality and at £600 we should hope so, too. It's an excellent player with superb picture and sound quality. It has wonderfully simple menu systems that are a breeze to configure and we love the connectivity options. If money is no object, and you already have a Pioneer TV, you should buy one. If you're in recession mode, perhaps a Panasonic might be more suitable

Sling Slingbox PRO

The Slingbox Pro is awesome. If you're looking for a way to enjoy what's on your home TV regardless of your physical whereabouts, it simply cannot be beaten.

Panasonic DMP-BDT230

The Panasonic DMP-BDT230 is a mostly solid Blu-ray player, except it serves up obnoxious ads in its onscreen interface.

Panasonic DMP-B15

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