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Updated: Jun 21, 2018 22:55
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Roku 2 (2720) 2013

If you want a simple way to watch Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other online services on your HDTV, the Roku 2 is the most affordable and functional one out there. It's $20 less than the Roku 3, and the few things you lose stepping down to the Roku 2 are...

2 expert reviews | 3532 user reviews

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SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive makes up for its slow USB speed by offering an excellent feature set and an SD card slot that will make most casual mobile users happy, especially photographers.

15 expert reviews | 68 user reviews

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Western Digital WD TV

While not for everyone, the WD TV's adroit playback of video and music files makes it the perfect living room box for people with large digital media collections.

67 expert reviews | 441 user reviews

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Sky Now TV box

The Now TV box is primarily a way to get more people hooked on Sky's on demand movie service. But as it also gets you access to iPlayer, 5 Demand and a bunch of (less essential) streaming services for £10, it's one of the tech bargains of the year.

12 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

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Apple TV (2nd Gen, 2010)

You've been waiting, and it's finally here: the Apple TV review. Months before Steve Jobs announced the new set top box at Apple's annual fall event, we

96 expert reviews | 1947 user reviews

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Pipo X7

Let's get a few facts down: the PiPO X7 has a very capable SoC, the case feels extremely solid and the internals seem to be great for the price. I can't recommend it enough for anyone who just wants to browse the web, do some word processing or watch a...

2 expert reviews

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Naim SuperUniti

Provided you can afford speakers able to make the most of it, the SuperUniti is the best all-in-one streamer system to date

11 expert reviews

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Roku 1 Streaming Player

The Roku 1 offers the same excellent experience that's found on other Roku boxes at a new low price, but there aren't many reasons to choose it over the new Streaming Stick or step-up Roku boxes.

3 expert reviews | 9513 user reviews

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Roku LT (2700)

The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.

9 expert reviews | 649 user reviews

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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...

7 expert reviews | 125 user reviews

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WD TV Live Hub

While it lacks integrated Wi-Fi and is more expensive than the Roku or Apple TV , the WD TV Live Hub's combination of snazzy interface and built-in 1TB hard drive will appeal to advanced users who have a lot of existing files they want to view on an...

26 expert reviews | 135 user reviews

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Roku 2 XS

The petite Roku 2 XS offers casual gaming support via an enhanced, Bluetooth enabled remote, but its ability to stream a ton of free and paid Web content to your HDTV is still its strongest selling point.

29 expert reviews | 4664 user reviews

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This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to access the full power of your PC from your living TV. It can literally do anything your PC can. However, its low framerate and high response time means it isn’t the best option for video playback or gaming.

5 expert reviews

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Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

In a day where everyone (including us) expects their gadgets to do everything, Apple again bucks the trend and releases a product that does a few things, but tries to do them very well. From day one the Apple TV wasn't expected to be the right for ...

127 expert reviews | 970 user reviews

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Belkin G1V1000 @TV PLUS

Video Quality, Mobile Apps, and Conclusions After the firmware update, the Belkin @TV Plus reconnected to my wireless network. Video quality was good, but not great, overall. The Belkin @TV Plus smoothly adapted to whatever bandwidth was available and...

10 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

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Boxee Box by D-Link

It's a little strange that the Boxee Box by D-Link feels like a late entrant in this year's crowded smart TV market -- the core Boxee software has been

69 expert reviews | 287 user reviews

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Naim UnitiQute

The Naim UnitiQute is a damn expensive piece of audio streaming gear, but it sounds so very sweet.

12 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Naim UnitiLite

A storming performer for the money, this new compact version of Naim’s Uniti concept should sell in huge numbers

4 expert reviews

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Asus O!Play Mini

I was forced to settle for the mini. I dont like it nearly as much, no ethernet port etc. The USB on front was a poor design.

24 expert reviews | 1139 user reviews

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Philips Streamium NP2900

A beautiful piece of machinery! Looks new and sounds terrific.I didn't want to buy new. was skeptical until I took it out of the box. Very pleased.

31 expert reviews | 337 user reviews

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Sling Media Slingbox

Setup, In Use, and Conclusions The Slingbox 350 also lacks the remote and on-screen TV setup the 500 offers. That's not much of an issue, though, because Sling Media's redesigned Web interface is easy to navigate, and you don't need to input a complex...

15 expert reviews | 485 user reviews

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Asus O!play HD2

I have other O'plays, but this looks like the latest, using with network Hard Drive and works great. This model is also Netflix ready!

34 expert reviews | 127 user reviews

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Popcorn Hour C200

Popcorn Hour C-200 (HDD not included) IEC 60320 C13 power cord 1.5M length HDMI cable RF Remote Control with 2 “AAA” batteries Quick start guide

29 expert reviews | 128 user reviews

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Asus Nexus Player

Asus Nexus Player and the optional gamepad are available on Google Play in the United States and Canada. Asus Nexus Player has a suggested retail price of US$99; while the optional gamepad retails at US$39.

4 expert reviews

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D-Link DSM-380 Boxee BOX

D-Link's Boxee Box stands as one of the most ambitious set-top boxes out there, but its glossy front end hides mechanisms still seemingly stuck together with chewing gum and duct tape.

22 expert reviews | 1166 user reviews


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