Lincoln SpectorContributing Editor, PCWorld

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

Panasonic DMP-BD65P: Media Streaming at a Reasonable Price

The Panasonic DMP-BD65P Blu-ray player has a low price, given its selection of Internet-streaming options--but it suffers from uninspiring image quality.

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Samsung BD-C6500: Great Image Quality, a Few Design Quirks

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

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Insignia NS-WBRDVD2: Middling Performance From an Inexpensive Blu-ray Player

You can't expect a great Blu-ray player for $150, but the Insignia NS-WBRDVD2 delivers a more-than-fair product for the price.

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Toshiba BDX2700: A Connected Blu-ray Player, at an Appealing Price

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.

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Sharp BD-HP90U: Beautiful Blu-ray Images, but Flawed Design

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.

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Samsung BD-C7900: 3D Blu-ray Player Shows First-Rate Images

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.

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Panasonic DMP-BD85: Mediocre Images, Annoying Menus

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.

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LG BD590: A Pricey Blu-ray Disc Player With a Very Large Internal Hard Drive

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

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LG BX580: Stunning Images from Blu-ray Discs and DVDs

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

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Hitachi Ultravision LE46S704 HDTV

The Hitachi LE46S704 has a temptingly low price and uses little electricity, but it lacks Internet capabilities and has problems with fast-paced motion.

Panasonic Viera TC-P46G25

The Panasonic Viera TC-P46G25 has a lot going for it (including a very affordable price), but the image quality just doesn’t measure up.

Mitsubishi Unisen LT46265

The Mitsubishi LT46265 provides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a very good picture, and excellent sound, but its high price may make you hesitate.

Sony Bravia XBR-46HX909

The Sony Bravia XBR-46HX909 has excellent image quality and a lot of Internet programming; but at $3000, it doesn't come cheap.

Vizio VBR200W Blu-ray player

This unit offers most of what you'd want in a multimedia Blu-ray player, and it does so at a reasonable price; but its design and its handling of DVD upscaling miss the mark.

Sony BDP-S570 Blu-ray player

The Sony BDP-S570 looks great on paper, but its on-screen results in our tests were mixed.