NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

Let me start by saying, I am not much of a gamer. So while the NVIDIA Shield Android TV box has been out for a while, offering 4K UHD support for native playback and over-the-top (OTT) services like Netflix, the value proposition really did not speak to me given its $200/£150 (16GB) $300/£220 (500GB “PRO”) price tag. The landscape for […]

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HDHR + ATV = LiveTV (via Channels)

If you have an Apple TV and a SiliconDust HDHomeRun, you should check out Channels. Currently only unecrypted channels will work, which is understandable, but still somewhat dissapointing.  Channels uses your supported HDHomeRun device to play live TV directly on your Apple TV. Now you really can have one device to rule them all. getchannels

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What’s the Best Streamer

A while back I was pondering whether to opt for the new-fangled Roku 4 or “settle” on a 2015 Roku 2. Fortunately, David Katzmaier has taken a crack at this conundrum and picked a clear winner.   Streaming video, whether it’s from Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Watch ESPN or PBS Kids, is more popular than ever. And the selection of […]

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Roku 4 Announced With 802.11AC and 4K Support

Rumors have been floating around for a couple weeks now, and it looks like all the ones I saw were correct with the Roku 4 supporting 4K content, 802.11AC, quad-core SoC, and somewhat surprisingly the return of optical audio out (TOSLINK) — probably for the soundbar user. It is a welcome update both for those holding out for updated hardware, […]

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Ditter U20 Media Player

Ditter U20

Ditter is a company you’ve probably never heard of located in Shenzhen China, the ultimate home of most electronics. If you google the brand however, you’ll find a lot of forum chatter surrounding their affordable line of XBMC-compatible media players available for sale from a number of sources. We received the U20 model—which uses an Allwinner A20 dual core 1.2GHz […]

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3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku – SPR1000

3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku - SPR1000

There are many scenarios where a portable projector can be very useful – for business and for play. Providing a reasonably priced option, 3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku (SPR1000) can tick both boxes, promising to make it easy to host an impromptu outdoor movie night or presentation using this highly portable, battery powered, 480p projector. Also, because it includes […]

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NETGEAR NeoTV MAX (NTV300SL) Media Streamer

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After experiencing NETGEAR’s previous generation NeoTV NTV200, with solid function, value and distinction as one of the only media streamers with HDMI CEC support it was genuinely exciting when the NeoTV MAX (NTV300SL) arrived with a dual-sided QWERTY remote, full VUDU 3D and Netflix multichannel audio with subtitle support–that NETGEAR only asks $70 (MSRP) for the device was gravy. With […]

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Dune HD TV303D Reviewed @ MediaSmartServer.net

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Looks like Dune HD hit their delivery target for the TV303D, and Damien has it reviewed. The results were much more mixed than I expected from Dune HD, hopefully just teething issues with a new platform. Overall I would say I have some mixed thoughts with the TV303D. On a positive note, network performance is excellent which is critical for […]

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