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 HR558D

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.

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  • 22nd Oct., 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • LG
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  • Excellent 1080p image quality, 3D playback and recording capabilities, comes with inbuilt Wi-Fi
  • Cons:
  • No A/V inputs, limited inbuilt editing options
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