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Netflix capable Viewsonic’s VMP75 1080p Network Media Player launched, available for pre-order

Adding to the ever increasing Netflix capable media streamers crowd, Viewsonic launches their latest media streamer, the VMP75 sporting Shoutcast radio, YouTube, Live 365.com, Flickr and of course Netflix. What sets this box apart from the other media streamers is the inclusion of a web browser, but no flash support. Available for pre-order at Amazon [...]

Western Digital WD TV Live Network-ready HD Media Player on sale for $94.99

The Western Digital WD TV Live network-ready HD Media Player hits the lowest price for this year, on sale at Amazon for $94.99 with free shipping and no tax in most states. WD TV live supports streaming from online services like Youtube, Pandora, Flickr and Live365, ad plays pretty much all the video/audio codecs available. [...]

WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player gets NETFLIX

Breaking News!!! Western Digital just announced that their flagship media streamer WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player can stream NETFLIX. Our top 10 list is now updated to include this feature. Among other web clients, WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player includes YouTube™, Flickr®, Pandora®, Live365™, as well as the MediaFly network and [...]

Roku launches updated media streamers, cuts prices as well

A big day for media streamers in general and Roku in particular. Pressured by the recently released Apple TV, Roku updated their entire line of media streamers with better and cheaper boxes.  They also got rid of the standard definition only box with the cheapest model at $59 capable of streaming 720p already. All three [...]

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 [...]