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Updated: Feb 8, 2016 21:52
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#26
alaScore 93

Sony FMP-X10

If you want a fairly bare bones 4K UHD media player that doesn’t bother with dozens of fancy apps or gaming functionality but does deliver access to a massive library of 4K UHD home entertainment, then the FMP X10 is definitely a great choice. Overall,...

2 expert reviews | 160 user reviews

#27
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.

21 expert reviews | 1139 user reviews

#28
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 | 89 user reviews

#29
alaScore 92

Apple TV

The hardware's there, but we're still waiting on the content

59 expert reviews | 351 user reviews

#30
alaScore 92

Roku 2 XS

The Roku 2 XS puts a ton of online content, including Angry Birds, at your fingertips and on your television affordably, but it doesn't seem as useful as it did years ago, before many Blu-ray players and HDTVs offered the same services and more.

29 expert reviews | 4522 user reviews

#31
alaScore 92

D-Link DSM-380 Boxee BOX

The Boxee Box does offer a lot of goodness - a whole bunch of apps, interesting design and is a very capable media-streaming device. However, you get the WD Live Hub with a 1TB hard drive built-in for considerably less money.

23 expert reviews | 217 user reviews

#32
alaScore 91

Naim UnitiQute

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

11 expert reviews

#33
alaScore 91

Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)

The next year is going to be an interesting time for media boxes, with Apple TV, Google, Roku, Boxee, and others all vying for a spot next to your set. Because of its low price, the Apple TV's closest competitor is the Roku XDS, which, for $99, works...

32 expert reviews | 1576 user reviews

#34
alaScore 91

ASUS O!Play Mini Plus

On paper, there's a lot to like about ASUS' latest O!Play Mini Plus full HD media player: good support for Internet content, built-in wireless 802.11n and gigabit Ethernet support, as well as Dolby TrueHD playback. How does it fare in real life? We...

10 expert reviews | 145 user reviews

#35
alaScore 91

Canon M30 Media Storage

The unit doesn’t represent very good value, at over £300, Epson and Vosonic offer a better capacity-to-outlay ratio and wider support for other file formats.

5 expert reviews

#36
alaScore 91

Sony NSZ-GS7

The Sony Internet Player With Google TV (NSZ-GS7) is one of the better ways to get Google TV on your HDTV, even if the platform itself still suffers from a lack of polish.

21 expert reviews | 392 user reviews

#37
alaScore 91

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...

2 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#38
alaScore 90

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 | 102 user reviews

#39
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...

13 expert reviews | 151 user reviews

#40
alaScore 90

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 | 121 user reviews

#41
alaScore 90

Netgear NeoTV 550

If you have a lot of media stores in your home network's devices, the Netgear NeoTV NTV550 can bring those files to your HDTV, but a too-high price, and a lack of features spoil the deal.

21 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#42
alaScore 90

Iomega TV with Boxee

Think Apple TV with less restrictions

6 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#43
alaScore 90

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.

20 expert reviews | 99 user reviews

#44
alaScore 90

ASUS O!Play Mini V2

Credit card sized computers are all the rage these days and for Rs. 4,100, you can get much cheaper alternatives that have a more powerful SoC and give you the freedom to tweak the OS. It really doesn't make sense to go in for such media players...

1 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#45
alaScore 89

Channel Master DVR+

I bought this product from channel master. A great addition to not having cable or satellite and still having a DVR. My wife want a second one for the tv upstairs. They are constantly doing upgrades on the software. Very happy with this purchase.

10 user reviews

#46
alaScore 89

TiVo Roamio Pro HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player (TCD840300)

I have had a Tivo 2 for 8 years but because lately I needed an HD box to be able to view programs and my cable company decided that I could only tape one program and only keep it one week, I decided to upgrade. I love the fact that with the Roamio I...

258 user reviews

#47
alaScore 89

TiVo Roamio Pro DVR - Black

The Roamio Pro is great for those of you like me that enjoy recording more than one program at a time, especially sports. I am a huge college football fan and love to record all the games on fall Saturdays and then watch them later at my leisure and...

60 user reviews

#48
alaScore 89

Apple MD199LL/A

I took an iPad class last year, but never saw the need to own one. That was until visiting my sister & wanted to watch the Bama game & she didn't have that cable channel. My iPad didn't sync with her Smart TV. I purchased AppleTV online & picked it up...

453 user reviews

#49
alaScore 89

Roamio Plus Digital Video Recorder - Black

After quickly growing tired with Charter's horrid cable boxes and UI, I decided to try Tivo. I love Tivo when they were used by DirecTv. Well it turned out to be a big mistake, and ended up never working. Tivo will also refuse to allow you out of the...

165 user reviews

#50
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;...

38 user reviews

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