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Ripbot264: Rip Blu-ray movies without filling your hard drive

Ripbot264 is a front end for free video tools. With it, you can transcode video without a lot of fuss (and without making massive files).

MakeMKV: Rip DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs to your hard drive

Transcode movies, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs to the Matroska video container format with this deceptively powerful utility.

Blu-ray Players Bring Cheap 3D, Great Images, and Internet Services

We look at the top trends in Blu-ray players, and pick the best models you can buy.

Six connected Blu-ray players for any budget

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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. After all, as more video entertainment arrives over the Internet, you need an easy way to watch such services (Hulu Plus, Netflix, and others) on your television. Here are six great players to consider.

LG BD670 Review: Superb Blu-ray Quality, and Disc Bookmarking, Too

Great image quality, a huge selection of Internet entertainment, 3D Blu-ray support, and some cool extras make the LG BD670 one of the best Blu-ray players around.

Sony BDP-S780 Review: Blu-ray Player Has a Slew of Internet Services, Plus a Web Browser

The Sony BDP-S780 offers a wide selection of Internet-streamed entertainment, but makes some curious compromises.

Panasonic DMP-BDT210 Review: A Great All-Around Blu-ray Player

The Panasonic DMP-BDT210 produces excellent images in both 2D and 3D, and it offers a fantastic selection of Internet entertainment.

Connected Blu-ray Players for Any Budget

PCWorld put six popular Blu-ray players through their paces. We compared them on image quality and Internet options to help you find the best match for your home theater.

Insignia NS-WBRDVD3 Review: Inexpensive 3D Blu-ray Player Makes Sacrifices

Though 3D Blu-ray players don't come any cheaper than the NS-WBRDVD3, this model's unexceptional image quality and sparse Internet options make it less of a bargain than it appears to be.

Samsung BD-D5700 Review: An Easy-to-Use Blu-ray Player, at a Reasonable Price

If you don't care about 3D and you don't need the absolute best image quality, the Samsung BD-D5700 is an excellent choice.

Vizio VBR122 Review: A Basic, Inexpensive Blu-ray Player

The Vizio VBR122 is a compact, inexpensive Blu-ray player whose low price and QWERTY remote make it a tempting buy.

LG Optimus Black Review: An Impressive Though Modest Android Phone

This 3G phone won’t break any speed or performance records, but its stylish design and no-nonsense user interface may be just right for some users.

Who Pays the Most for Old Gadgets and Tech: The Best Buyback Programs

We evaluate eight buyback and trade-in programs to determine which ones give the best prices for older smartphones, HDTVs, laptops, and more.

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The Early Adopter’s Guide to 3D TV, Cameras, Camcorders, and Editing

Will the 3D footage from your Sony camcorder play on your Panasonic 3D TV? Should you wait for glasses-free 3D? We did some experimenting to find the answers to these and other 3D mysteries.

Sony Internet TV NSZ-GT1: Blu-ray Player Comes Loaded With Google TV

With Google TV inside, this unit is more like a computer for your television than a Blu-ray player.