I want you to buy the Nvidia Shield, because I’m a selfish prick. If you buy the Nvidia Shield, perhaps developers will actually make games for it—and then I could buy one too.
The single best reason to buy a Roku? You’re looking at it. Roku is the only streaming media box that does all the comparison shopping for you. Why pay $3 to rent a movie when you can stream it with your existing Netflix plan, or on Crackle for free? And soon, Roku’s comparison shopping will become more powerful than…
Roku owners: Get psyched! You can now control your media streamers with a new, official iOS app with what looks like a sweet interface and gesture controls.
The Xtreamer Prodigy is a mysterious media streamer that hasn't fully revealed itself quite yet, but its makers claim it's a device that not only supports Apple's AirPlay streaming spec, but also Flash, HTML5 and USB 3.0. The 1080p streamer has 512MB RAM, 7.1 digital audio support and can house a harddrive up to 3TB…
Very clever of Popcorn Hour to delay the announcement of their A-200 Networked Media Tank until after CES. They must've known we'd be scraping the dirge off the bottom of the gadget barrel.
That freshly-popped Popbox media streamer looks as good connected to a TV as we were hoping for yesterday. Shown off at the CES Unveiled stand, the size difference between the last model was noticeable, and yup, the price is $130.
Take Syabas' Popcorn Hour C-200, the much-loved streamer of choice for AV nerds. Now make it smaller, add Netflix support and a far superior interface, and cut the price from $300 to $130. That's the Popbox.
We haven't heard much from Olive since they released the pretty-but-pricey Opus and Melody music wedges last year, but that kind of cautious pace is to be expected in the high-end A/V world. Today, they've given their line a refresh.
They were basically obsolete from the beginning: Massive plastic coffins that beamed media from your PC to your TV. That's it. For $400. And now they're returning to the abyss, where they belong.
Netgear's ITV2000 Internet TV Player is half the size of the Roku Netflix Player and pulls from 90+ live streams (foreign news!), plus search clips from sites like NBC, ESPN and YouTube.
Vudu has announced a plan of expansion for its formerly closed set top box. The company has initiated a platform for developing web applications while expanding free content on Vudu boxes immediately.
We got an early peek at the Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite media streamer, complete with codec support and rear inputs/outputs. Now Wired has scored some more details, including the Elite's $400 price.