Top 5 Media Streamers
Streaming media took flight this year, with Netflix becoming ubiquitous, and services like YouTube, Amazon Video on Demand, and Vudu all making plays for your living room. These are the top bets for piping video and audio from the cloud--or your own drive--and onto your HDTV.
Rated: Apr 6, 2011 6:00 PM
The stylish Boxee Box by D-Link does a great job of making video from diverse sources accessible, and will be even greater when bugs are fixed and new content deals signed.
Rated: Sep 22, 2010 6:35 PM
The Roku XDS lets you play a lot of Internet media with a minimum of fuss, but lacks meaningful support for streaming media on your local network or USB drives.
Rated: Dec 8, 2010 12:38 PM
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.
Rated: Oct 25, 2010 6:20 PM
The Logitech Revue brings Google search and Web browsing to your HDTV, along with media streaming and optional videoconferencing, but it's underpowered and pricey.