Streaming boxes and sticks, DVRs, AV receivers and speakers and even the stray Blu-ray player. Welcome to CNET's picks for the best living room gifts (that aren't TVs) this holiday season.
From streamers to speakers, from receivers to remotes to Blu-ray players, home theater gifts are great ways to make your AV geek happy. Here are our favorites this year.
There's simply no better streaming experience available than Roku, regardless of the price. Even if the person you're buying for has one already, he or she will probably want another.
All of the joy of Roku in the smallest, least expensive package available. The perfect tech stocking stuffer.
Although we don't love it as much as Roku's, Amazon's Stick is even less expensive and almost as capable, if you can find it.
Our favorite AV receiver of the year makes an extremely heavy, impressive present this holiday season. Just make sure the recipient has a 5.1-channel speaker system.
Speaking of 5.1-channel speakers, these Energys are still our favorite for the price and size. Give the gift of great sound and sleek looks this holiday season.
If your giftee doesn't have the space for all those features yet values sound quality, it doesn't get much better than our favorite sound bar.
Sound bar take up too much space? That's why this "sound base," our favorite of the year, makes such a good gift for the decor-conscious recipient on your list.
Our favorite universal remote is better than ever, with the ability to control home automation devices like light bulbs and thermostats. Whether you're buying for a tech novice or a certified geek, he or she will love this clicker.
Perfect for cable cutters and cable TV addicts alike, the Roamio simply blows every other DVR out of the water. Here's the least expensive version we fully recommend.
Speaking of cable cutters and expense, this DVR is more targeted at DIY enthusiasts who want to minimize monthly fees.
For the traveling TV addict or sports fan who has everything, the M1 delivers true TV anywhere and maximizes that costly cable subscription.
From the exotic to the traditional, the last gift on this list actually plays physical discs and streams Netflix, quick as a wink.
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