We've limited the list to standalone streaming boxes.
Roku's Streaming Stick offers tons of apps, a real remote, and a compact design for just $50, but the slow bootup times of some key apps keep it from being the ultimate streamer.
The Logitech Revue with Google TV is loaded with potentially game-changing functionality, but its high price, numerous caveats, and current assortment of bugs make it best-suited to early adopters--at least until promised firmware fixes become available.
More than just a Netflix and Pandora streamer, the Revue lets you browse the Web, run apps, access your personal media, and more.
The Xbox One Media Remote is a must-have accessory that makes it much easier to accept a gaming console as the hub of your living room.
The cheaper, no-Kinect version of the Xbox One gives buyers a better deal by eliminating the one part of the console they probably didn't want to begin with -- but the PS4 remains a compelling alternative.
The new $150 universal remote system swaps a standard clicker for a full-size keyboard, letting you type directly into devices like the Apple TV, Xbox One, PS3, Mac/PC computers, and Roku boxes.
The new entry-level universal remote can control eight devices and supports online programming like more expensive Harmony remotes.
The software is available as an over-the-air update, and includes access to applications, a redesigned interface, and much more.
After plummeting to $99 a couple months ago, Logitech's full-of-potential set-top box is now even less. And an Android Honeycomb update appears to be imminent!
The Roku 1 offers the same excellent experience that's found on other Roku boxes at a new low price, but there aren't many reasons to choose it over the new Streaming Stick or step-up Roku boxes.