Blu-ray players should be big sellers this Christmas, helped by increased availability of films and lower prices – a state-of-the-art deck now comes in at under £300. With cutting-edge features such as media streaming, web access and 3D compatibility these ones are future-proofed and offer a genuine alternative to a PS3.
See below for our pick of the best decks available this festive season.
Best: Value for money
Love: Cheap. Easy to use. Fast disc loading
Hate: Light on features
Read the full review I Link: Toshiba
Best: High-end features
Love: Very strong picture quality. Quick disc loading. N Wi-Fi built in. 3D ready. Easy to use
Hate: Not cheap
Read the full review I Link: Sony
Best: Media streaming
Love: Well designed. N Wi-Fi. 2D picture quality. Extensive file support
Hate: Sluggish menus. Limited Net Cast content
Read the full review I Link: LG
Best: 3D deck
Love: 3D ready. Picture quality. Ease of use.
Hate: No built-in Wi-Fi. Limited Viera Cast content. Expensive
Read the full review I Link: Panasonic
Best: Sound quality
Love: Very good picture and sound quality
Hate: No Wi-Fi or 3D mean it feels expensive
Read the full review I Link: Yamaha
Posted by Danny Phillips