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Updated: Jul 22, 2016 22:26
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#26
alaScore 92

TiVo Roamio

For those committed to cable but sick of the tired out, clunky experience that comes with leased equipment, TiVo's Roamio DVRs are a revelation.

4 expert reviews

#27
alaScore 92

Roku 2 (4210 / 4205) 2015

The Roku 2 is yet another decent media streaming box from the market leader and we like the new Roku Search and MyFeed features. However, these are available on the other Rokus and the slightly high price means you'll want to pay the extra for the...

2 expert reviews | 2130 user reviews

#28
alaScore 92

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

10 expert reviews

#29
alaScore 92

Roku 1 Streaming Player

A tiny box to make your TV smarter, and a great first step into the world of video streaming

2 expert reviews | 9453 user reviews

#30
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

#31
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 | 120 user reviews

#32
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

#33
alaScore 92

Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

Apple brings a new OS, app support, and Siri voice control to its popular media streamer, but with a price that's on the high side and a lack of 4k support, the competition prevails.

119 expert reviews | 901 user reviews

#34
alaScore 92

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

#35
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

#36
alaScore 91

Sling Media Slingbox

Think of the Slingbox 350 as an updated, less-expensive Slingbox Solo. It's great for watching cable TV channels and recorded content on the go, but there's not much that's new, even four years later.

15 expert reviews | 492 user reviews

#37
alaScore 91

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.

25 expert reviews | 1154 user reviews

#38
alaScore 91

Netgear Push 2 TV

It is pretty rare that we review the same item twice, but that seems to be the case with the Negear Push2TV adapter. For those who missed the first review, you can read that by clicking here. And just to stay in full disclosure mode, this notebook and...

18 expert reviews | 64 user reviews

#39
alaScore 91

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 | 162 user reviews

#40
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.

22 expert reviews | 393 user reviews

#41
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

#42
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

#43
alaScore 90

Apple TV

If you’re already a loyal iTunes customer and you want to gorge yourself on content without a worry for what it costs, get an Apple TV. If you want to use any of a myriad of other services like Pandora, Hulu Plus or Amazon Instant Video, get the...

3 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#44
alaScore 90

Asus O! Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player

Im running Win7 x64 using a linksys router

18 expert reviews | 184 user reviews

#45
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 | 155 user reviews

#46
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

#47
alaScore 90

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

#48
alaScore 90

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

#49
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

#50
alaScore 90

Iomega TV with Boxee

Think Apple TV with less restrictions

6 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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