DVD/blu-ray drives

  • Plextor PX-LB950UE review

    Plextor PX-LB950UE
    140
    inc VAT

    The USB3 and eSATA connections make little difference to write times, but the PX-LB950UE is still an affordable and fairly quick Blu-ray writer

    Published 
    4 Aug 2011
  • Sony BDX-S500U review

    Sony BDX-S500U
    152
    inc VAT

    It plays 3D blu-ray movies and writes discs quickly, but it’s also rather expensive.

    Published 
    17 Apr 2011
  • Pioneer BDR-206MBK Blu-ray writer review

    Pioneer BDR-206MBK Blu-ray writer
    155
    inc VAT

    An interesting technology showcase for BDXL, but the high price of the drive and discs will put off early adopters

    Published 
    11 Mar 2011
  • LiteON eNAU608 external DVD re-writer review

    LiteON eNAU608 external DVD re-writer
    43
    inc VAT

    Even with its changeable covers, the eNAU608 is still a rather plain external DVD re-writer.

    Published 
    9 Jan 2011
  • LiteOn iHBS212 review

    LiteOn iHBS212
    110
    inc VAT

    A sensibly-priced Blu-ray writer that's also quick at burning discs.

    Published 
    9 Sep 2010
  • Plextor PX-B940SA review

    Plextor PX-B940SA
    170
    inc VAT

    Plextor's latest Blu-ray writer isn't as fast or as cheap at the competition, so it's not great value.

    Published 
    28 Aug 2010
  • LiteOn iHAS524 review

    LiteOn iHAS524
    21
    inc VAT

    The LiteOn iHAS524 is a good value DVD writer with a reasonably useful, if imperfect, disc labelling feature.

    Published 
    7 Jul 2010
  • LaCie Portable DVD+/-RW review

    LaCie Portable DVD+/-RW
    67
    inc VAT

    LaCie's latest portable DVD writer is a good drive, but cheaper alternatives are available.

    Published 
    20 Feb 2010
  • Samsung SH-B083 review

    Samsung SH-B083
    68
    inc VAT

    Samsung's SH-B083 is a good choice if you want to add Blu-ray playback to your PC.

    Published 
    11 Jan 2010
  • Panasonic DMP-BD60 review

    Panasonic DMP-BD60
    175
    inc VAT

    Viera Cast and an SDHC slot make the DMP-BD60 stand out, but its slow performance and high price mean it misses out on an award.

    Published 
    5 Jan 2010
  • Panasonic SC-BT200 review

    414
    inc VAT

    Impressive speakers and YouTube access make the SC-BT200 great value, but performance and format support could be better.

    Published 
    4 Jan 2010
  • Sony BDP-S360 review

    Sony BDP-S360
    135
    inc VAT

    A decent Blu-ray player, but the BDP-S360 lacks the video and music format support that other players have.

    Published 
    1 Jan 2010
  • LG HB954PB review

    LG HB954PB
    558
    inc VAT

    A beefy set of speakers makes this a stunning-sounding home cinema kit, but better value home cinema kits are out there.

    Published 
    28 Dec 2009
  • Philips BDP3000 review

    Philips BDP3000
    130
    inc VAT

    A beautiful design and nippy performance can't disguise the fact that the BDP3000 lacks features and has some serious flaws as well.

    Published 
    26 Dec 2009
  • LG BD370 review

    LG BD370
    130
    inc VAT

    The BD370 has great format support, is reasonably quick and has all the features of more expensive players. It wins our Budget Buy award.

    Published 
    24 Dec 2009
  • Samsung HT-BD1252 review

    Samsung HT-BD1252
    400
    inc VAT

    A budget home cinema kit, the HT-BD1252's tinny speakers don't impress, and it has limited features.

    Published 
    20 Dec 2009
  • Sony PlayStation 3 Slim review

    236
    inc VAT

    The Slim is an amazingly powerful media centre, game console and web client, with great format support - all in all, a superb buy.

    Published 
    19 Dec 2009
  • LiteOn iHAS 324 review

    23
    inc VAT

    LiteOn's security-minded iHAS takes far too long to erase discs, and its write speeds are inconsistent.

    Published 
    13 Aug 2009
  • Samsung BD-P4600 review

    194
    inc VAT

    Published 
    24 Jun 2009
  • LiteOn eSAU208 review

    50
    inc VAT

    Published 
    26 Feb 2009