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We love our family room/den. It's the place to be in our house probably because it's a really comfortable room and most of our devices are in there: the Wii, the Chromecast, the Xbox, and our computer. One thing in particular that I have been wanting for a while is to be able to play our [...]

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amazon-fire-tv-2

Amazon just introduced their entry in the streaming-media box field.  The Fire TV is a tiny, black box that streams many of the subscription services you expect: Netflix, Crackle, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and many others.  Unlike the Apple TV, it also provides access to Amazon's Instant Video, including the free content available to Prime users.  It [...]

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roku-streaming-stick

Earlier this year, Roku announced that there would be a series of smart TVs that were Roku-ready and that would work with a tiny Roku Streaming Stick.  This Stick would plug into a MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) port on the back of the TV and would replace the traditional Roku box.   The Streaming Stick [...]

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kanex-ATV-PRO

Apple TVs are great - you can stream video from iTunes, Netflix, your home computer, and you can display content from your iPad to your TV using AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring.  But Apple TVs have only HDMI output, so you can't use it with every display.  The ATV Pro from Kanex is an HDMI to [...]

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Livestream Broadcaster

The Broadcaster from LiveStream allows you to stream live HD video directly from any camera supporting  HDMI out. Powered by 3 AA batteries, the unit can be mounted to the camera and will stream video via Wi-Fi or a 3G or 4G USB modem.  Supporting 1080i, 720p and 480i resolutions, the Broadcaster encodes the signal [...]

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d-link-movienite

With the MovieNite box from D-Link, you'll be able to stream Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and Pandora Radio content to your home TV setup.  Looking very much like a Roku and an Apple TV had a child, the MovieNite can deliver up to 1080p with 5.1 channel audio on the HDMI connection or 480i with 2-channel [...]

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nyrius-audio-video-sender-1

I've been looking for some way to occasionally watch TV on my bedroom TV without the monthly expense of a cable hookup and digital settop box in there.  I've tried an antenna that worked great for local HD stations, and I've tried a wireless transmitter that worked great with my Blu-ray player but not with [...]

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actiontec-my-wireless-tv-1

If you have a house with multiple TVs, you're faced with providing content for each of them.  With my cable company, I have to pay for extra lines, plus an extra charge for a cable box and remote control for each line.  I'll need to buy DVD players for each, too.  With the the MyWirelessTV [...]

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orb-tv

The Orb TV device is about the size of a coaster, but it's a powerful tool that works with your computer, Android or Apple smartphone, and your WiFi network to transfer music, photos, or video from your personal collection or from internet services.  You install the Orb Caster software on your computer (Apple or Windows), [...]

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vulkano-flow-rev-hw-07

The Monsoon Multimedia Vulkano Flow is the latest version of the Vulkano product line, and represents a simplification of the feature set to focus on "place shifting" (streaming) of live television while greatly simplifying the setup of the device and software. I reviewed a pre-release version of the Flow, so there may be very minor [...]

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