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Updated: May 2, 2016 09:02
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#26
alaScore 93

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 | 6 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

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

#29
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.

25 expert reviews | 1154 user reviews

#30
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

#31
alaScore 92

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

#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

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

#34
alaScore 91

Roku Streaming Stick, MHL (3400, 3420)

For all of its acclaims, the one thing that makes us cautious about recommending it is the $50 sticker price attached to it. Even though it costs half as much to pick up compared to the Roku 3, the $50 cost is still higher than that of its main rivals....

3 expert reviews | 342 user reviews

#35
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

#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.

22 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

Asus O! Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player

Im running Win7 x64 using a linksys router

18 expert reviews | 184 user reviews

#40
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

#41
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

#42
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

#43
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

#44
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

#45
alaScore 90

Iomega TV with Boxee

Think Apple TV with less restrictions

6 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#46
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

#47
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

#48
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

#49
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

#50
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

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