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Updated: May 16, 2017 22:22
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#26
alaScore 93

Western Digital WD TV

For a company whose primary business is manufacturing hard drives, Western Digital sure knows a lot about digital media and how to stream it over a network. Each succeeding generation of the company's WD TV Live product has led the market in terms of...

67 expert reviews | 435 user 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 | 1826 user reviews

#28
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

#29
alaScore 93

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.

121 expert reviews | 995 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

#31
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 | 2153 user reviews

#32
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

#33
alaScore 92

Roku LT (2700)

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

7 expert reviews | 556 user reviews

#34
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

#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.

24 expert reviews | 1154 user reviews

#37
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

#38
alaScore 92

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 | 257 user reviews

#39
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

#40
alaScore 91

Humax HDR-FOX T2

Deluxe Freeview+ HD PVR with outstanding networking

9 expert reviews | 953 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

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

#43
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.

16 expert reviews | 492 user reviews

#44
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

#45
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

#46
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

#47
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

#48
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 | 181 user reviews

#49
alaScore 91

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.

21 expert reviews | 99 user reviews

#50
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

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