Don't-Miss Stories

Turn your Mac into the ultimate Blu-ray player

(Sponsored) A simple software solution to let you use your Mac to play Blu-ray discs.

Watch and rip Blu-ray movies on your Mac

If you like the quality and features of Blu-ray, and want to be able to watch discs on your Mac or convert them to other formats for viewing on other computers, all you need is a bit of hardware and software to make it all possible.

4K TV faces a long road to the mainstream (video)

Jason Snell walked the CES show floor looking at 4K TVs. He saw a clear picture, but not a clear path forward for the format.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.