Lincoln SpectorContributing Editor, Macworld

When he isn't bicycling, prowling used bookstores, or watching movies, PC World Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector writes about technology and cinema.

Sony Bravia XBR-52HX909 52-Inch LCD TV

Sony's HX909 Series will cost you a lot, but you’ll get very good images and a lot of Internet programming.

Sony Bravia HX909 LCD TV Series

Acquiring one of Sony's HX909 series TVs will cost you a lot, but you’ll get very good images and a lot of Internet programming.

Mitsubishi 265 Series LCD TV

The Mitsubishi 265 series provides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a very good picture, and excellent sound, but its high price may make you hesitate.

Mitsubishi Unisen LT55265 55-Inch LCD TV

The Mitsubishi Unisen 265 Series provides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a very good picture, and excellent sound, but its high price may make you hesitate.

Sony Bravia XBR-52HX909 52-Inch LCD TV

Sony's HX909 Series will cost you a lot, but you’ll get very good images and a lot of Internet programming.

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Review: nine Blu-ray players for home entertainment

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Looking for a Blu-ray player for yourself or as a gift? Here are nine new models reviewed for you tech pleasure.

Samsung BD-C7900

Though it costs more than many competitors, the Samsung BD-C7900 offers excellent images, 3D, ease of use, and all the Internet and multimedia trimmings.

Panasonic DMP-BD85

The DMP-BD85 offers only middle-of-the-road image quality and an ugly, confusing menu system, which together make this Blu-ray player a poor value.

Toshiba BDX2700

The Toshiba BDX2700 is a reasonably good Blu-ray player that sells for a reasonably good price; its disappointing DVD upconversion is its only serious drawback.

Samsung BD-C6500

A few annoying design quirks can’t take the shine out of the otherwise excellent, reasonably priced Samsung BD-C6500.

LG BD590

For most people, the Blu-ray player's 250GB internal hard drive won't justify the LG BD590's relatively high cost.

Panasonic DMP-BD65P

The Panasonic DMP-BD65P carries a low price, given its selection Internet streaming options, but it suffers from uninspiring image quality.

Sharp BD-HP90U

Blu-ray discs look wonderful on the BD-HP90, but Sharp got virtually everything else wrong with this player--and then priced it too high.

LG BX580

The LG BX580 Blu-ray player offers exceptional image quality, full multimedia capabilities, and very good Internet content.

Insignia NS-WBRDVD2

For all its faults, the NS-WBRDVD2 covers the basics. You can stream Netflix, music, and pay-per-view movies. You can watch and listen to your own home media. And when you insert a Blu-ray disc, you'll get a very fine image for a player in this price range.