We have reviewed the Roku devices before, and the last major hardware refresh (if you discount the MHL-equipped streaming stick) was the Roku 2 XS which we evaluated in detail back in September 2011. Engadget spied some FCC filings early last month, and to no one's surprise, the Roku 3 was officially launched yesterday at the $99 price point. We could write multiple paragraphs about the new features touted by Roku in the new hardware, but felt it would be simpler to present the plus and minus points of the Roku 3 in a point-wise fashion: Positives: Faster CPU for a better user experience. Users are no longer bundled with the same SoC that is part of the Raspberry Pi. We are still looking into details of...

ASUS' Qube with Google TV - Update: Hands On

It looks like a lot of companies are going to be dipping their toes in the TV waters this year. ASUS just announced Qube, its first Google TV device...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2013

LG Google TV Review

I’m really not sure how it happened. Despite our coverage of so many different streaming boxes over the years, we somehow never reviewed Logitech's Revue, their entrant into the...

49 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/2/2012

Netgear Updates Entertainment Lineup with Push2TV 3000 and NeoTV 300 Series

Netgear has been at the forefront in supporting Intel's WiDi initiative on the receiver side. In fact, they had an exclusive on the first WiDi receiver (Push2TV 1000) for...

32 by Ganesh T S on 9/20/2012

Syabas Launches Popcorn Hour A-400

Syabas launched the next generation member of their Popcorn Hour A-series at IFA 2012 last week. Even though we have been aware of the news for quite some time...

3 by Ganesh T S on 9/5/2012

Diamond Multimedia Launches AMP1000 Android Media Player

Diamond Multimedia is well known for its AMD graphics cards and USB capture devices. The Android Media Player, AMP1000, being launched today is the latest addition to their TV...

16 by Ganesh T S on 8/21/2012

Nexus Q Media Streamer - Physical Impressions

We just picked up our Nexus 7, Q, and Galaxy Nexus with 4.1 demo devices and will be publishing a piece with some impressions of the Nexus 7 and...

28 by Brian Klug on 6/27/2012

Netgear Introduces NeoTV Pro NTV200S WiDi and Media Streamer Combo

We have been closely following Netgear's efforts in the media streaming space since the NTV550 / NTV350 was launched almost two years ago. Around that timeframe, online media streaming...

5 by Ganesh T S on 6/7/2012

ASRock CoreHT Server Edition Review

Late last year, we took a look at the ASRock CoreHT 252B, a Sandy Bridge-based midrange HTPC. We liked the CoreHT quite a bit, noting that the small form...

44 by Vivek Gowri on 2/16/2012

Dune HD Pro : A Premium Entertainment System using the Sigma Designs SMP8910

Dune HD is one of the most respected middleware developers in the media player scene. By exclusively restricting themselves to Sigma Designs, they have managed to produce an...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/12/2012

Patriot’s Portable Cloud Storage and Media Streamers

Patriot also has some portable storage solutions and media players on display. Their concept of the portable cloud storage is basically an external USB 3.0 + WiFi enabled HDD/SSD...

0 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2012

Google TV Goes ARM with Marvell's ARMADA 1500

It wouldn't be far off the mark to call Google TV as one of the unmitigated disasters of 2010 - 2011. Through the failure of the Logitech Revue, it...

36 by Ganesh T S on 1/5/2012

Netgear NTV200 : Over-the-Top Streaming for Non-Networked TVs

The current flux in the television market is embodied by the emergence of two closely related categories, namely, the Smart TV and the connected TV. While the former category...

24 by Ganesh T S on 12/22/2011

Roku 2 and LT Updated With MKV Support and Performance Optimizations

Roku just announced a software update that is rolling out to its Roku 2 and LT lines, bringing several changes that should bring a smile to many users faces...

7 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/14/2011

Syabas Launches Popcorn Hour C-300

Syabas launched the second generation version of their BDA licensed unit, the Popcorn Hour C-300 today. The previous version was based on Sigma's SMP 8643, and the C-300 is based...

6 by Ganesh T S on 12/6/2011

2011 Media Streamer Roundup : Netgear NTV550, A.C.Ryan PlayOn!HD2 and the Boxee Box

In the last year or so, three major SoC manufacturers vied for market share in the media streamer market. While Intel's CE41xx took the high end path with design...

43 by Ganesh T S on 11/20/2011

Roku expanding to U.K. and Canada in Q1 2012

Roku announced today that they intend on bringing Roku boxes to the U.K. and Canada in 2012. In tandem with this announcement, Roku also plans on supporting region specific...

0 by Amman Sood on 11/17/2011

Android Based TViX Xroid A1 Gears Up for the US Market

Many Android based media streamers have been announced and demonstrated at various trade shows over the last year. We covered the Patriot Box Office Alpine which was on show...

13 by Ganesh T S on 10/22/2011

Western Digital Introduces New WD TV Live Streaming Media Player with Spotify in Tow

Western Digital jumped on to the local media streaming bandwagon quite early in the game. With better codec compatibility and a more stable platform compared to other vendors, the...

19 by Ganesh T S on 10/6/2011

Syabas Launches Popcorn Hour A-300

Syabas launched the next generation member of their immensely popular Popcorn Hour A-series today. The previous version were all based on Sigma's chipsets, and the A-300 is no different. It...

13 by Ganesh T S on 10/5/2011

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