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 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.

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.

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.

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.

LG BD590

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

LG BX580

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

Samsung BD-C6500

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

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.

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.

Panasonic DMP-BD65P

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

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.

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.