HDTVs and Home Theater: Best of 2010

The Samsung UN55C8000 HDTV and the Apple TV streaming-media box rise to the top in the home-entertainment category

By PC World staff, PC World |  Personal Tech, HDTV, home theater

Networked audio player; $399 The S5--an affordable version of the impeccable Sonos audio system--looks a bit like a high-end iPod dock but can also play music from your hard drive, as well as from online services such as Pandora and Rhapsody. The sound is fabulous. (#30)

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 review | sonos.com

SlingPlayer Mobile

Mobile app; $30 per month This app plays the live cable TV you get at home on your mobile device. In the past year Sling Media has dramatically improved the SlingPlayer app, which runs on cellular and Wi-Fi networks. (#48)

SlingPlayer Mobile review (Android) | SlingPlayer Mobile review (iPhone) | slingbox.com

Samsung BD-C6500

Blu-ray player; $225 This Blu-ray player's picture is among the best we've seen, and it can bring Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, and YouTube to your TV. It also has audio options that are friendly to older home theater surround-sound systems. (#78)

Samsung BD-C6500 shopping information | samsung.com

B&W P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones

Headphones; $300 If you want full-size sound quality and outstanding passive noise isolation in a truly portable (but somewhat pricey) headphone set, look no further. (#92)

B&W P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones coverage | bowers-wilkins.com

Apple iPod Touch (2010 version)


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