MVP881 ($8,000)

Robb Report readers will recognize this remarkable player from McIntosh as a Best of the Best selection for 2010. It offers flawless playback of Blu-ray Discs, DVD, CDs, SACDs, and DVD-Audio discs with dual HMDI outputs (users have the option to dedicate one HDMI output to audio and one to video). Four internally balanced digital-to-analog converters deliver 32-bit, 192-kHz cinematic audio for 7.2-channel surround sound, while a pair of balanced audio outputs will appease the two-channel junkies for playback of music discs. On the video front, the player takes advantage of its Silicon Optics HQV Realta video processor to deliver industry-leading picture quality. This is hands down the best all-around, one-stop player for any home audio/video setup. (607.723.3512, www.mcintoshlabs.com)

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