While not for everyone, the WD TV's adroit playback of video and music files makes it the perfect living room box for people with large digital media collections.
We've limited the list to standalone streaming boxes.
The Sony BDP-S3200 will play your Blu-rays just fine but it doesn't do enough to embrace streaming media like its competitors.
The FMP-X10 is Sony's second-generation 4K media player, equipped with a 1TB hard drive, access to hundreds of 4K movies, and Netflix's 4K streaming service. It will debut in July for $699, although customers who pre-order can save $200.
The new 'wire-free' Walkman sports a lighter, improved design and better waterproofing. It's set to ship in March for $99.99.
With slim 13-inch SSD laptops now well under $1,000, Sony's expensive, high-end Z series laptop is a tough sell, although the long-life slice battery and unique GPU/optical dock help make its case.
Priced competitively with similar products, the M200 is a great networked media streamer for the do-it-yourself content guru.
If you don't already own an Xbox 360, PS3, or Blu-ray player and you're serious about networked streaming, the WD TV Live is one of your best choices for getting content to your TV.
The JVC KD-AVX77 El Kameleon is a great receiver for system builders, but the touch-screen interface isn't as easy to use as some of the competition's physical control schemes.
While it isn't infallible, the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player plays back a wide array of audio, video, and image files on your TV without the need for a computer.
The Sony CDX-GT620IP is a value-for-money iPod-compatible car stereo with good usability and decent sound quality.