Best mid-range Blu-ray players

Top 5 mid-range Blu-ray players over $400 (Sony, LG, Panasonic and Samsung)

If you're in the market for a mid-range Blu-ray player, the following models will not disappoint. Each player on this list costs $499-$599 and comes with plenty of handy features.

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Sony Playstation 3 120GB (PS3 Slim)

With its slicker body and reduced price point, the PlayStation 3 Slim is vastly more enticing than its costly predecessor. As Blu-ray players go, it's pretty hard to beat -- and that's before you even factor in the games. If Microsoft claims it's not worried by the new PS3, it needs to take a closer look. One thing's for sure: the console race just got interesting.

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  • 4th Sept., 2009
  • Matt Peckham
  • Sony
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  • Pros:
  • Smaller and lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient
  • Cons:
  • Only two USB ports instead of four, still no backwards compatibility for PS2 games
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