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Updated: Sep 19, 2017 22:29
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#51
alaScore 91

Sony NSZ-GS7

Conclusion Two years after Google launched Google TV, it still lags behind Apple and Roku's media hubs . The Sony Internet Player is an affordable and attractive upgrade over Sony's previous Google TV products, but it's still limited by Google TV's...

25 expert reviews | 484 user reviews

#52
alaScore 90

Mede8er MED600X3D / MED600X3D-WP

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

2 expert reviews | 339 user reviews

#53
alaScore 90

Popcorn Hour A-110

With HD media streamers being a dime a dozen these days, when one particular one seems gain popularity we take notice. So we figured there was no better way t...

20 expert reviews | 191 user reviews

#54
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

#55
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 | 165 user reviews

#56
alaScore 90

Avermedia Avertv

The AVerMedia AVerTV Express HD DVR has potential, but it is very CPU intensive. If your going to use this correctly you are going to need a very powerful, and expensive, laptop to run it on. If you already have one, then great, but if not the cost may...

13 expert reviews | 134 user reviews

#57
alaScore 90

Western Digital TV Live Hub

The hard drive company has refreshed its streaming hardware, releasing two new boxes with improved capabilities that seem intent on out-Rokuing Roku.

9 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#58
alaScore 90

Asus HDP-R3

The ASUS O!Play Air is a solid choice if you are looking for a “do everything” set-top box. The internal wireless-N capability is huge plus for those who need it, but just don't rely on the player to wirelessly stream any media files over 720p...

26 expert reviews | 167 user reviews

#59
alaScore 90

Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150

Netgear developed a very good user interface that’s easily navigated from the couch using the full-featured remote control. The EVA9150’s onboard processor upscales digital photos and source video—including YouTube content—to 1080p for output through...

20 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#60
alaScore 90

NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000

Like MediaGate’s product, the EVA8000 can act as a USB host, but its port is conveniently located right up front. And unlike the MG-350HD, Netgear’s box can stream digital photos and digital music at the same time (it loaded images much faster, too)....

34 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

#61
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.

20 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#62
alaScore 90

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

#63
alaScore 90

AC Ryan PLAY ON ACR-PV76120

Recently we had the opportunity to review the Playon! HD and Playon! HD Mini network media players from A.C. Ryan. We were very impressed with both players given their ease of use and ability to play any media we cared to throw at them and the only...

8 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#64
alaScore 90

WD TV Play

Conclusions If you're looking to stream content off the Internet, the Roku boxes, including the $50 Roku LT ) , are a better bet than the WD TV Play; they have far more channels available, including professional sports, a better selection of movies,...

5 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#65
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

#66
alaScore 89

Western Digital WDBNLC0020HBK Elements PLAY

This is not a review as such but a word of warning. The product here is quite good but certainly not perfect in many ways. However further testing and learning make it a better choice of media player than most other brands unless you are technically...

29 user reviews

#67
alaScore 89

Humax HD-5600S TV set-top boxe

The set up starts automatically when you turn on the box, if you have already set the dish to hot-bird, just click OK to all default values in the process, that's it! after that, 10/15 minutes to scan all channels. Select one Italian channel, i.e....

326 user reviews

#68
alaScore 89

Panasonic SCHC297EBK

Easy to set up and use.

30 user reviews

#69
alaScore 89

Lenovo ThinkPad UltraSlim USB DVD Burner

I recently purchased an Alienware 17. Windows 10 with USB3. This external dvd reader/writer works flawlessly on the USB3 port. No drivers needed. Needs only the 1 USB3 connector. Reads and writes. I took a chance that Windows 10 would work with this so...

14 user reviews

#71
alaScore 89

1Byone SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime

Firstly, I paid for these headphones, so this is not a review based on receiving a free one in return for an 'honest review'. Admittedly, I'm used to a pair of Bose in ear headphones which provide great sound. But I have used the standard Apple ones,...

260 user reviews

#72
alaScore 89

Roku 1, SE (2710)

I bought this for my parents as an easy way for them to watch Netflix. Pros: -Very simple controls and design -Easy to connect to television -Takes HDMI or composite cables -Remote is easy to use Cons: -none Side note: I would heavily recommend this...

1789 user reviews

#73
alaScore 89

Apple TV 4K (5th gen. 2017)

Bottom Line: Apple makes the jump to ultra high-definition video streaming with the Apple TV 4K, using its A10X chip to push all of those HDR-capable pixels.

3 expert reviews | 205 user reviews

#75
alaScore 89

TiVo Roamio Plus HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player...

I had my eye on the TiVo Roamio Plus for a while and recently took the plunge. My only regret is that I hadn't done so sooner! The TV watching experience is just so far superior to what you get with the cable company issued box it's like I'm...

289 user reviews

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