Cut The Cable? Connected Devices and Blu-ray Players Explained
I have long been a fan of the quality and content that the HD Guru posts and their detailed look at connected appliances are no different. I could replace my HTPC for the most part with Hulu plus and Netflix on my HTPC or even my PS3 for that matter.
However, I am not quite ready to cut the cord quite yet. I have yet to see how I can easily cut the cord without having to battle several different interfaces and having to drag out the keyboard and mouse. A PVR seems like a much simpler if not more expense way to catch the shows I want to watch. As well, we can’t forget about the visual quality delivered via cable as opposed to stream. However, if you are willing to brave the new-ish frontier, I am sure that this guide will help you out.
While digital media receivers have been around for a while, their functionality and popularity has really just taken off recently. Apple haters can hate all they want, but the Apple TVis a huge boon to the market. Priced at $99, it’s the only DMR that can access the iTunes Store and your entire iTunes library. It also has access to Netflix.