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Google TV is launching – the ultimate media streamer?

Google just launched GoogleTV, a new platform for using from the coach: Google TV that will combine our good old content with Web content, Android applications into one  little set top box. “TV meets web. Web meets TV” is the slogan Google is going with for this new endeavor. The box software will feature Google [...]

Roku Box now featuring UFC Live in HD

Roku Internet Set Top Box just added the capability to stream live Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events on a pay per view basis. The UFC channel will be available later today in the Roku Channel Store. Roku was very active lately continuously adding new streaming content. It can currently stream NETFLIX, Amazon VOD, MLB.com, Facebook [...]

QNAP launches NMP-1000P media streamer

QNAP just launched their latest 1080p capable media player / streamer capable of 1080p playback. The NMP-1000P media streamer is built around a Sigma Designs SMP8643 SoC CPU, running at  667MHz and also features a high performance Wolfson stereo digital to analog converter designed to charm audiophiles. The NMP-1000P user interface allows downloading and displaying movie covers [...]

Sony Dash available at Amazon

Sony Dash is the first of a new generation of media streamers from Sony, built on top of Chumby OS and including a 7″ 800×480 touchscreen. As a result, beside Bravia online content provided by Sony, it also can use thousands of already available widgets written for Chumby covering everything from Social exchange to weather, [...]

CiragoTV Platinum CMC3000 media player / streamers

A new media streamer box is finding its way to your entertainment rack (via the store shelves, of course). This time is CiragoTV Platinum CMC3000 (a mouthful of titles). Among the features worth mentioning are the full Audio/Video CODEC support, 1080p video playback, UPNP/DLNA client, recording and with timeshift capabilities, a NAS (Network Attached Storage) and a [...]

Introduction: What is a Media Streamer (Player) and why you might need one

As the movie watching (or music listening) technology moves away from the physical support toward streaming services and on-demand, soon, in your living-room the Blu-ray player will be replaced by a media streaming box that will allow playing of digital media formats and also the access of movie/music streaming services (Netflix and Pandora being just [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ESPN, Netflix search option comes in November to XBOX 360

Roku as the first to feature a Netflix search option in its box, but Microsoft is close behind. Starting in November, an update to XBOX 360 software will bring Netflix search capabilities to XBOX 360. Combined with the new ESPN 3 service for XBOX 360 recently announced during E3 2010, the XBOX is slowly becoming [...]