Streaming Media Player/App Reviews (72 Reviews)


Streaming Media Player/App Reviews Archives

Dec 30, 2008

Vudu Internet Based Movie Service and Server Reviewed

Since being sold to Wal-mart as their in-house video streaming service, VUDU's has since dumped its smutty porn channel which was a VHS-like draw for many of its competitors. Read a review of the original service and server here. Continue Reading
Vudu Internet Based Movie Service and Server Reviewed

Dec 03, 2008

Okoro OMS-LX100 Media Center PC Reviewed

During the era of Windows Vista and before Apple really got their act together comes the Okoro OMS-LX100 PC-based media server. While lacking some of the key features like a Satellite TV tuner - this computer is designed to work right in your AV system. Continue Reading
Okoro OMS-LX100 Media Center PC Reviewed

Dec 03, 2008

Apple Mac mini Media Center Reviewed

One of the most cost effective and easy to use ways to set up a music server based system is to start with an Apple Mac Mini. Perfect for setting up iTunes and powering a network of AppleTVs, iPads, iPods and iPhones. Continue Reading
Apple Mac mini Media Center Reviewed

Nov 09, 2008

Escient Vision Series Multiroom Media Server Reviewed

While parent company Denon & Marantz pulled the plug on media streaming company, Escient, not too long ago - in their day they made some pretty robust music and media serving devices that competed with the ReQuests of the world. Continue Reading
Escient Vision Series Multiroom Media Server Reviewed

Oct 19, 2008

Exceptional Innovation Life|media LMS-700 Media Center PC Reviewed

Powered by tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and designed to automate the modern house via the wonders of Microsoft Vista - Exceptional Innovations was in fact exceptional. Sadly, the company didn't make it. Continue Reading
Exceptional Innovation Life|media LMS-700 Media Center PC Reviewed

Oct 19, 2008

Niveus Media Rainier Edition 500HD Media Center PC Reviewed

Another company that boomed on to the media server HTPC scene in the mid-2000s was Niveus with some of the most robust, slick Microsoft Vista-based home theater PCs. Check out what Adrienne Maxwell thinks from her 2008 review. Continue Reading
Niveus Media Rainier Edition 500HD Media Center PC Reviewed

Oct 19, 2008

Russound Smart Media Console SMC-45 Media Center PC Reviewed

From one of the most respected companies in custom audio video and home automations comes a PC based media center PC that can jump through many hoops including recording cable TV, archiving DVD-Video discs and much more. Continue Reading
Russound Smart Media Console SMC-45 Media Center PC Reviewed

Feb 15, 2007

HP Pavilion md5880n Media Server Reviewed

HP makes many of the world's computer products. It would stand to reason that if there were going to make a foray into the home theater world it would be through the video server or home theater PC market. Which is precisely what they did. And we should all be thankful they made that decision. Continue Reading
HP Pavilion md5880n Media Server Reviewed

Dec 31, 2006

Velocity Micro CineMagix Grand Theater Media Center PC Reviewed

Home Theater PCs offer powerful capabilities as video servers, as well as the options for good amounts customization. Velocity Micro's Cinemagix Grand Theater Media Center PC has a seemingly endless list of features for users to explore and use to enhance their home theater. Continue Reading
Velocity Micro CineMagix Grand Theater Media Center PC Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Video ReQuest Media Server Reviewed

An interesting twist on the idea of a video server, Video ReQuest built a unit that functions as a video switcher, controlling multiple DVD changers with enough space for 1600 discs. The advantage to this is that there is no additional compression that can make images less sharp, but the benefits don't end there. Continue Reading
Video ReQuest Media Server Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Niveus Media Center PC, Rainier Edition Reviewed

Niveus took on many challenges facing video servers and home theater PCs when they made their Media Center PC, Rainier Edition. They dealt very cleverly with one of the most important problems faced by any component in a home theater: noise. And they found an ingenious solution to that problem. Continue Reading
Niveus Media Center PC, Rainier Edition Reviewed

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