Best Media Streamers 2011

2011 is a year that marks the beginning of the change in how we consume media…movies, music, photos from hard copies onto streaming, streaming and more streaming. Whether we stream from Netflix or Pandora or from our own servers (where we ripped our own legally purchased movies), having everything at a touch of the button is more than simply convenience. As this site is dedicated to media streamers, we will compile a top 10 list containing the 10 best media streamers currently available on the market based on their advertised capabilities. Among the most important factors to be taken into account are DLNA support, internet clients, supported video formats and so on. We’ll try to list the best DLNA media player, best 1080p media player, best internet media streamer and the big prize will go to the best media streamer overall. I will also include a comparison table. Let the battle begin!
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LG BX580 Network 3D Blu-Ray Player appears on Amazon

LG BX580 is the company’s first 3D player and is available now on Amazon for $399 (although the waiting time seems to be 1 to 2 months). Packed with goodies like 3D support, integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, NetCast (for Youtube, Flickr, Weather, NETFLIX, VUDU and so on), DLNA so you can play your DIVX, MKV, photos and music from your home server), despite the steep price, is guaranteed to be a winner. No review yet but soon to come. You can order it here. Hit after the brake for full codec support.
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Panasonic DMP-BD65 Blu-Ray Disc Player (Black)

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Total Customer Reviews: (24)
Seller: Amazon
With the DMP-BD65 from Panasonic, the Full HD video and 7.1-channel studio-quality audio for which Blu-ray Disc is know is only the beginning. Use the ethernet port in conjunction with VIERA Cast and BD-Live and dive into online audio and video: stream Pandora radio or Netflix movies, tweet on Twitter, explore online bonus features or participate i[Read More]


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Egreat EG-M34A Network Media Tank NMT 1080p HD H.264 MKV Player

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Total Customer Reviews: (4)
Seller: Amazon
The Networked Media Tank (NMT) is a state-of-the-art integrated digital entertainment system that allows you to watch, store and share digital content on your home network. With a built-in Digital Media Player, the NMT allows for seamless integration between your digital media and your entertainment system.


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Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ 1080P HD Media Player and FreeAgent Go 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST905004CEA2E1-RK

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Total Customer Reviews: (3)
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The FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player provides an easy way to store and move your photos, movies and music from your PC or Mac computer to your TV, allowing you to share and enjoy your digital media in a comfortable, social environment such as your living room.From your home computer, use the included sync software to automatically copy all of you[Read More]


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Logitech Revue launched, available for pre-order at Amazon

In a move that might redefine TV watching and media streaming on your TV, Google launched today its Google TV eco-system through the first device on the market: Logitech Revue. Features worth mentioning are the inclusion of Rhapsody universal remote technology (with IR blasters embedded), a new keyboard controller, HD camera capability for living room video calls, DLNA client supporting a wide range of audio/ video codecs (see below) and a bunch of applications available at launch including CNBC, Photo Gallery, Chrome, HD camera, Napster, NBA Game Time, Netflix,  Pandora, Podcast. Early next year, the box will accept applications from Android Marketplace and this it when everything will change. Just imagine the possibilities (and this is also where Apple TV will fall short since it doesn’t accept any new applications)

Logitech Revue is available for pre-order at Amazon with no taxes and free shipping.

Logitech Revue supported media formats and audio/video codecs:

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Popbox Media Center

Stunning HD Video: PopBox displays the best HD quality on your HDTV via HDMI / Component Video outputs and extensive codec support.
Simple and Easy to Setup and Operate: Setup is a snap! PopBox automatically finds, categorizes, and organizes all of your videos, music, and photos – and does the same for Internet content.
Enjoy the Best of Internet Movies, Videos, Sports, and More: PopBox brings your HDTV an ever expanding lineup of entertainment, sports, and informational channels

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popbox is the next generation media center for connected entertainment. Play everything from your home network and the web on your HDTV with popbox including SD and HD video, music and internet radio, photos and interactive games


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Roku updates its players with New Netflix interface

Roku announced that it is introducing the new Netflix experience. What is it ? Basically the previous interface on steroids, now featuring movies browsing and searching – and they have exclusivity for these features right now. Check the video for more information. Available at Amazon for $99 with free shipping and no taxes in most of US.

Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player and FreeAgent Go 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST905004CEA1E1-RK

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Total Customer Reviews: (19)
Seller: Amazon
The easiest way to move your photos, movies and music from your PC to your TV. Share and enjoy your memories in a comfortable, social environment such as your living room. The Seagate FreeAgent Theater media player solution consists of three components: a media player dock, a PC dock and a FreeAgent Go portable hard drive. With two easy steps, you [Read More]


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CompuLab fit-PC2 XP HD, Atom Z530, Windows XP Home w/ CyberLink codecs, RAM 1 GB, HDD 160 GB

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Total Customer Reviews: (5)
Seller: Amazon
fit-PC2 is setting standards for a no-waste PC, reducing size and power consumption to levels never before seen in any full-featured PC.


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Noah Company MediaGate MG-M2TVD Digital Media Player HDMI Full 1080P with DTS 2.0 Digital Audio Out

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Total Customer Reviews: (24)
Seller: Amazon
Ever wanted to relive those key family vacation recordings in the comfort of your living room? How about listen to your favorite music, while viewing through a slideshow of your latest digital photos? All of that can be now done with the new MediaGate M²TVMedia Player, Media 2 TV never made easier! Scalability, portability and flexibility, all in [Read More]


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