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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 22:45
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#26
alaScore 93

NZXT Doko

It isn't perfect, but if you want to stream PC games to your TV the NZXT Doko does a good job for sensible money.

5 expert reviews

#27
alaScore 93

Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)

That is not this, though. This Apple TV is a PowerPoint presentation, not a finished execution. You can buy it now, but know that you’re doing so in the hope that the App Store quickly gets bigger and better. (And in fairness, Apple’s track record says...

94 expert reviews | 1928 user reviews

#28
alaScore 93

Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

4K and Conclusions Apple omits a big feature here that has become for other flagship media streamers: 4K video support. iTunes doesn't currently offer 4K content, but Netflix and YouTube do, and the lack of support on a device that costs more than the...

124 expert reviews | 1011 user reviews

#29
alaScore 93

Boxee Box by D-Link

and Sony's Internet TV. The box links to your network using either its 100Mb/s Ethernet port or its 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter, and it can host USB storage devices and SD/MMC memory cards. It connects to your TV or A/V receiver by way of its HDMI port to...

69 expert reviews | 287 user reviews

#30
alaScore 92

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

#31
alaScore 92

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.

22 expert reviews | 1139 user reviews

#32
alaScore 92

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

#33
alaScore 92

Dune HD BASE 3D

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

#34
alaScore 92

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 | 492 user reviews

#35
alaScore 92

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

#36
alaScore 92

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.

23 expert reviews | 1181 user reviews

#37
alaScore 92

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...

9 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

#38
alaScore 92

Asus Nexus Player

Google has had several stabs at TV over the years and the Nexus Player (£79 / $95 USD) is its latest. Based on the new Android TV OS, it's out to fill the crowded niche of small streaming boxes for accessing Netflix, on-demand video, music and games on...

4 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#39
alaScore 91

Olive 06HD

There is a lot more we could have talked about with the Olive 06HD. It supports multi-room audio. It has a dedicated TI 192khz/24-bit Burr-Brown PCM1792 DAC and TI's top-of the line TPA6120A2 High Performance AudioAmplifier (current-feedback...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#40
alaScore 91

Mede8er MED600X3D / MED600X3D-WP

I have it for less a month but I am fully satisfied so far !!

2 expert reviews | 338 user reviews

#41
alaScore 91

Western Digital WDBABZ0010BBK

The WD TV Live Hub not only streams media from a variety of network and web sources, it doubles as a media server, making it a good choice if you want to stream media to and from multiple locations.

11 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

#42
alaScore 91

Western Digital TV Live

The WD TV Live streaming media player has much in common with its predecessor, the WD TV Live Hub. When the WD TV Live Hub came out, I thought it was the best network media player and streamer on the market. It has a clean menu system; can play movies,...

15 expert reviews | 151 user reviews

#43
alaScore 91

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 | 286 user reviews

#44
alaScore 91

Asus O!Play HDP-R1

Im running Win7 x64 using a linksys router

18 expert reviews | 184 user reviews

#45
alaScore 91

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...

13 expert reviews | 165 user reviews

#46
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 | 118 user reviews

#47
alaScore 91

ASUS O!Play Mini Plus

We’re sure that full HD and HD-Ready television sets are found in most households these days, but Smart TVs have certainly yet to find their way into the major populace. This is where the ASUS O!Play Mini Plus comes in: a compact HD media player that...

10 expert reviews | 145 user reviews

#48
alaScore 91

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

30 expert reviews | 132 user reviews

#49
alaScore 91

Pipo X7s

Not the fastest machines running either Windows or Android, but the Pipo X7 and X7S offer excellent value as an easy means to turn your TV into a PC. Given that it's cheaper and adds a Micro-USB port, we think the X7S is the Pipo to buy, but if you're...

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#50
alaScore 91

Samsung SEK-1000

While a cool idea and an innovative way to somewhat ward against Smart TV obsolescence, the 2013 Evolution Kit is definitely a niche product.

7 expert reviews | 207 user reviews

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