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We've limited the list to standalone streaming boxes.
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.
At the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, China, CNET handles Sony's new China-bound and dual-SIM Xperia C smartphone.
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With its aluminium body, high-quality digital audio amplifier, and ability to play lossless audio files, the Sony NWZ-Z10 is an MP3 player for the dedicated audiophile that demands top-quality sound.
The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.
VLC was already the world's best media player, but in version 1.0.0 it gets even better.
The new 'wire-free' Walkman sports a lighter, improved design and better waterproofing. It's set to ship in March for $99.99.
For over eight years, the VideoLAN Client project has been releasing, testing, and releasing sub-1.0 versions of their popular "Jack-of-all-media" VLC Player software.
VideoLan's free, open-source media player just keeps getting better, this time with version 0.9.9.
Samsung delivers Android's answer to the iPod Touch at a time when you can spend less for Android's answer to the iPad.
The Sony BDP-S3200 will play your Blu-rays just fine but it doesn't do enough to embrace streaming media like its competitors.