HD PVRs and Blu-ray recorders are hard drive-equipped entertainment systems that let you record television in high-definition. Most models come with useful additional features, including 1080p DVD upscaling, inbuilt digital TV tuners, multimedia support (DivX, MP3, JPG, etc) and access to popular websites such as YouTube.
[See also: Blu-ray player price comparison: Sony vs. Panasonic.]
If you're looking to buy a HD PVR or Blu-ray recorder, take a look at these popular models from Sony, LG and Panasonic (to read our in-depth review, click on the accompanying photos). Make sure to compare the price, features and image quality of each product -- some are better than others.
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The LG HR558D combines a 250GB PVR, a 3D Blu-ray player, a set-top box with twin HD TV tuners and a media streamer: all of which performed well in our tests. If you own a 3D TV, the ability to record 3D broadcasts will be especially prized.
- Review Date:
- 22nd Oct., 2010
- Chris Jager