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Media Center Reviews

Updated: Jan 27, 2015 15:36
alaScore 100

Google Chromecast

. It’s perfect for quickly and cheaply adding Netflix or YouTube to additional televisions or adding streaming options while on the go. It’s now up to Google to broaden its content possibilities or risk watching Chromecast go the way of Google TV.

98 expert reviews | 14636 user reviews

alaScore 97

Apple TV (3rd Gen)

Released in March, Apple's third-generation puck ($100) retains the form factor of its predecessor while adding 1080p playback. The real draw remains the same, though: seamless integration with iTunes, iCloud, and the rest of the Apple ecosystem.

19 expert reviews | 2030 user reviews

alaScore 96

Apple TV (2nd Gen)

Those who've already invested in iTunes content and Apple hardware will find the Apple TV to be an indispensable living-room companion, and it's an excellent streaming-video box for non-Apple folks as well.

83 expert reviews | 736 user reviews

alaScore 95

Mede8er MED1000X3D

Plays all the NAS-shared-media formats I have thrown at it, including BD50 and BD25 Full 3D ISOs, including 23.976. Had to enable two settings in the menu for 3D (23.976 and auto frame rate) N.B. it doesn't seem to accept FTP shares so I had to change...

6 expert reviews | 153 user reviews

alaScore 94

Kingston MobileLite Wireless

However, most of these shortcomings can be overlooked due to the price of $70 - less than half of what wireless drives cost. So the Kingston MobileLite Wireless can be recommended at least for what it primarily delivers, a good overall multi-user...

6 expert reviews

alaScore 92


Streamers have been around for quite a few years. It took them quite a while to reach maturity. When this field was at its infancy, HD was just starting to get popular and Streamers offered a way to play back a DIVX or TS file without requiring a Home...

6 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

alaScore 92

Apple TV (1st Gen)

If you’ve been waiting for 1080p, now’s the time to get an Apple TV, especially if you’re heavily invested in iTunes content and/or you want to beam your media from your Mac to your TV. But if your big-screen TV tops out at 720p, and you just want to...

105 expert reviews | 1996 user reviews

alaScore 91

Philips HMP7001

Media player boxes have become popular in the recent years. The market is dominated by Apple, Boxee, Western Digital and Roku but Philips wants to get in on the act. Last year, Philips released HMP5000 but it never proved very successful so Philips...

8 expert reviews | 112 user reviews

alaScore 90

Popcorn Hour A-400

There are some things the Popcorn Hour does incredibly well - for example, picture quality. It's very good here and neglected on other media players and especially on laptops and the like. Plus, you get the power needed to play 3D or 1080p video...

11 expert reviews | 127 user reviews

alaScore 89

Amazon 53-000901 - Fire TV

very easy to set up and to navigate has lots of programs to choose from

100 user reviews

alaScore 89

Sonax CR-2420 Cruise 25-Inch Wide Midnight Black Component Stand

The product arrived intact and well protected in its packaging (almost too well - the box seemed to be glued entirely shut; I had to cut it open) Quality aluminum supports, the glass and particleboard pieces are all beveled. The instructions were okay;...

35 user reviews

alaScore 89

Homelegance 4726BK Adjustable Game Chair

I give them a five star because you can't beat the way the look and feel for the price. We looked a lot on the internet for something to put in our play room to sit on to watch our 11 month twins. They fit perfect and I wasn't worried about my twins...

29 user reviews

alaScore 89

Amazon - Fire Wireless Bluetooth Game Controller

My husband bought this for his amazon fire tv, it's great for his amazon games addiction. Love the item, it's very easy to control.

10 user reviews

alaScore 89

South Shore City Life Collection Corner TV Stand, Chocolate

nice unit better than the big old entertainment center i had, makes room look biger and less to dust lol.

85 user reviews

alaScore 89

Roku 2700

I've only had my Roku for 24 hours, and I am in love! My previous streaming device was a Samsung Blu-Ray player, which, for the majority of the time I owned it, was slow at downloading streaming videos, particularly from Hulu. I have literally waited...

477 user reviews

alaScore 89

Dune HD TV-303D

I was expecting this deliver with big fear because I leave in Ukraine and if something goes wrong it would be a big problem to send this back. It started working wright from the box. No problem with viewing films and some little surfing in internet....

1 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

alaScore 89

Baytrek MeeBoss M100

These were perfect - just what I needed for the holidays

275 user reviews

alaScore 89

Grace Digital Mondo GDI-IRC6000R

This music player needs some serious software updates. I tune in mostly Pandora. It will sometimes buffer forever until you shut it off and reboot. Sometimes it will play a loop of 5 or 6 songs over and over. The wifi is very week. My laptop will work...

59 user reviews

alaScore 89


Extremely satisfying performance. Armchair ease of watching movies and making selections. List all available choices in large squares that are easy to read from a distance. Travels quickly through choices. One of the best items I have ever purchased

10 user reviews

alaScore 89

Sony SMP-N100

Sony's SMP-N100 streaming-video box isn't the easiest to use, but it offers an unparalleled feature set at its price.

22 expert reviews | 117 user reviews

alaScore 88

PREPAC - Double-Width Library-Style Media Shelf - Cherry and black CMA-0640

This is a great shelf for the price. Holds my media well, neat and close up to the wall. But I did not do a good job of counting my cases before I ordered and could have done well with an extra three shelves. Just a note if you are looking to get this...

41 user reviews

alaScore 88

Prepac Black Slim Barrister Media (DVD,CD,Games) Storage Rack

The storage Rack was perfect for me. Looks very nice. Is perfect to small places but you can storage several movies there. I love it.

87 user reviews

alaScore 88

Sauder Large Entertainment Center in Cinnamon Cherry

For the price I was expecting a better product. Something more solid wood and not particle board that I could have gotten from Walmart. However, for the discounted price I will accept cheap particle board. This is an okay entertainment center but I...

114 user reviews

alaScore 88

AC Ryan Playon!HD2

I've been an owner of the original AC Ryan PlayOn!HD for a while, so it was relatively easy for me to spot the differences/upgrades coming with the new PlayOn!HD2. First of all, what matters most not only to me, but also to many users out there, is the...

23 expert reviews | 132 user reviews

alaScore 87

Prepac Oak Slim Media (DVD,CD,Games) Storage Tower

I undertook to assemble this myself, even though I am an elderly lady. I knew it would take some time and energy, but I wish the many nails needed to attach the back would have been accompanied by pre-drilled holes. That was a little more than I had...

27 user reviews



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