Streaming Media Player/App Reviews (62 Reviews)


Streaming Media Player/App Reviews Archives

Sep 28, 2011

LG Smart TV Upgrader (ST600) Streaming Media Player

LG has built up a rather robust web platform. It makes sense that company would release a set-top box to access this platform. The LG Smart TV Upgrader is just that. Adrienne Maxwell takes a look to see how it stacks up against its competition. Continue Reading
LG Smart TV Upgrader (ST600) Streaming Media Player

Sep 21, 2011

Roku 2 Streaming Media Player

The Roku 2 is a media streamer that has access to all the biggest apps on the market. Also, the Roku 2 set-top box has a few new tricks to show users, even if they come with a few drawbacks. Continue Reading
Roku 2 Streaming Media Player

Sep 16, 2011

D-Link Boxee Box Media Player and Software

If you are happy with your Blu-ray player and don't want to buy a new one to get access to all the new streaming apps or if you just want access to those apps in general, D-Link may have created a solution with the Boxee Box. Adrienne Maxwell takes a look to see how well the Boxee Box performs. Continue Reading
D-Link Boxee Box Media Player and Software

Dec 06, 2010

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

May 31, 2010

unveils all new mac mini

While Microsoft spent 10 years working on its Tablet PC format, Apple's first foray into the world of a touch-screen device was a grand slam home run with over 15,000,000 units sold in its first year. Read about the first gen iPad. Continue Reading
unveils all new mac mini

Dec 07, 2009

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Oct 26, 2009

Kaleidescape Mini System Music and DVD Server

No one product in the world of custom AV installation let alone media servers has changed the landscape as much as K-Scape's media servers. While still only packing DVD quality, this less expensive option wooed many a new client to this high end solution. Continue Reading
Kaleidescape Mini System Music and DVD Server

Feb 15, 2009

Slingbox Media Server Reviewed

Slingbox has found an interesting place in the world of home theater. It isn't really a video server, because it doesn't store any content. Instead, it allows you to feed content from your television to anywhere you please. It is a pretty impressive bit of technology and allows for all kinds of applications. Continue Reading
Slingbox Media Server Reviewed

Feb 15, 2009

Kaleidescape Movie Server System Reviewed

With their movie server system, Kaleidescape offers a server that is a powerful piece of technology. The server takes advantage of all the technologies available to it, the result of which is a component that can rest as the cornerstone of content for any home theater. Continue Reading
Kaleidescape Movie Server System Reviewed

Dec 31, 2008

Sony VAIO VGX-TP20E Media Center PC Reviewed

Sony is a company that offers both style and substance. The Sony VAIO VGX-TP20E media center PC is a clear representation of this. Rather than stick with the boxy forms of the typical server, Sony introduced a round form factor that is pretty attractive, and they packed enough inside it to make it even more attractive. Continue Reading
Sony VAIO VGX-TP20E Media Center PC Reviewed

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

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