The LG's nice to use and puts in a strong showing in the picture department, if only it sounded a bit better...
If you're looking to make the leap from a budget Blu-ray player, the Pioneer BDP-LX58 should definitely be on your hitlist...
A stellar movie performance, but its stereo performance and lack of streaming apps let it down
Sony has done it again, with a talented player that should be on your shortlist
Pioneer has prioritised sensibly with the BDP-160, cutting back on features to focus on the picture and sound, and on keeping the price down
Packed with features, but picture and sound quality just don’t hit the mark
Easy to use and enjoyable to watch, but sound could be better
A solid spec, great performance and reasonable price-tag – but we do have a few reservations
This Samsung is certainly stylish, but suffers from some of the faults of its cheaper sibling, meaning it just can't compete
If we were going to mark this player on features alone, then it would get top marks – but the sound and vision here are sadly well below par