Dune HD Smart H1 Media Streamer


Connected media streamers, like the pair from Roku and NETGEAR that we reviewed recently, focus on providing access to IP content but generally cannot handle local media well enough (if at all) to be a viable unifying solution.  Until we have enough bandwidth, and services able to deliver quality audio/video services over the Internet, those devices act as a supplement […]

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Review of Popbox 3D/ Comparision to Popbox V8

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 For those of you in the market for a media player in addition to checking to checking out our Media Player Comparsion Guide should also check out this review of the Popbox 3D from mediasmartserver.net In this hybrid review/comparison Damian over at MediaSmartServer.net takes an in depth look at the Popbox 3D highlighting many of the problems with the device […]

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Sony PS3 Lands NFL Streaming

Is this a bigger win than XBox360 and its ESPN3 deal? Depends who you ask, but it’s pretty big given the recent price reduction of the PS3 as well, showing Sony really trying to put some muscle in. Given the high price point though ($350) I’m not sure how many people are going to do this…but hey, still newsworthy for […]

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Hulu Plus Comes to Select WD Media Players

I don’t think Hulu Plus has taken off quite as fast as they would have liked, but it’s worth noting that they are making strides in getting at least to be more accessible to folks, and WD gets to provided yet another benefit to their already strong media player platform. If you’re in the market, don’t forget to check out […]

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Sony Cuts $50 off PlayStation 3

This isn’t directly home theater related but given the price reduction and the built in Blu-ray player, this could make a lot of sense to some people now. Especially if you hack it for more media capabilities. Speculation about a price cut — announced at the Gamescom confab in Cologne, Germany — had picked up speed following Nintendo’s 32% reduction […]

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LG NC1000-DABA Digital Media Player – External

So I was browsing Newegg.com today when I saw this interesting piece of hardware. LG’s site didn’t offer much more information than Newegg. It appears to be geared towards use for digital signage, but when I saw that it comes with Windows Embedded Standard, I thought about the possibility of using it as a set-top box. I think Embedded comes […]

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Logitech Revue Price Slashed in Half

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It sounds like May’s price reduction of the GoogleTV-based Logitech Revue to $199 wasn’t enough to goose sales of the struggling device because Logitech has decided to reduce the price again this quarter to $99. Apparently, the whole affair has been enough to cause Logitech and now former CEO, Gerald P. Quindlen, to part ways. Even with the new pricing, it’s a […]

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LG Smart TV Upgrader Review

Here’s a review from HDGuru on a LG Smart TV device designed to upgrade your television to a “smart” tv. The guru seems to love the picture quality and only notes the price as a big caveat, but a glance over at reviews on Amazon are much less flattering. You get the expected HDMI output, plus optical for those inclined […]

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The Roku 2 Review by ZNF

This is one of the first reviews I’ve seen of the brand new Roku 2 unit that offers a fairly nice supply of features starting at $60. We reviewed the original Roku XDS previously and liked it. Roku 2 hardware is by far the most elegant they’ve ever produced… and how far its appearance has evolved from off-the-shelf components and […]

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