Blu-ray players have come a long way in five years. With Internet streaming picking up steam, Blu-ray players have evolved from simple receptacles for video discs to one of the most convenient ways to add the Internet to your television, too. After all, as more and more video entertainment arrives over the Internet, you need an easy way to watch such services--Hulu Plus, Netflix, and others--on your television.
That means either buying an Internet-capable HDTV or picking up a connected Blu-ray player--and the latter has the advantage of being dramatically cheaper. You also get the benefit of playing Blu-ray Discs, which still offer the best-quality video and surround sound that you can find outside a real movie theater. Here are six great players to consider.