Holiday gift guide: Best Blu-ray players and recorders

We rate the best Blu-ray players from Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG and Kogan

The holiday season is almost upon us, which translates to big sales in retail stores around the country. If you want to pick a fancy present that the whole family can enjoy, why not make the leap to Full HD with a Blu-ray player or recorder? Here are our top picks from Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG and Kogan for 2010.

To read our full, in-depth review, click on the photo of each product.

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LG HR599D Twin HD Recorder / Blu-ray Disc Combo

The LG HR599D Twin HD Recorder / Blu-ray Disc Combo is a good option for watching Blu-ray movies and recording TV shows in high-definition. On the downside, its editing capabilities are quite limited.

  • Review Date:
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  • Manufacturer:
  • 20th May, 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • LG
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  • Price:
  • 3.75
  • $ 1,379.00
  • Pros:
  • Twin HD tuners, plenty of inbuilt storage, integrated Wi-Fi, user-friendly interface, great HD video performance
  • Cons:
  • Prohibitively expensive, no AV inputs, poor editing functionality
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