The Sony STR-DN1060 appears to be an incremental update on last year's model with six HDMI inputs and a number of wireless options, including Google Cast.
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Roku's latest video streamer is basically just the Roku 1 with a different name, but you can buy it for less than the Chromecast.
The TiVo Bolt makes a strong claim to the throne as king of DVRs and streaming media, but those pesky TiVo service fees keep it short of perfection.
Apple TV 2015 ( 64GB)
The new Apple TV's awesome remote and voice control make it one of the best entertainment devices, especially for anyone who already owns plenty of Apple gadgets.
The Roku 4 is the best way to get the most 4K video today, but isn't worth the extra money for most buyers.
Amazon Fire TV ( 2015)
The Fire TV is a formidable streamer with 4K capability and oodles of features, but it tries too hard to serve up Amazon's own TV shows and movies.
Google Chromecast 2015 ( Black)
The innovative Chromecast might be the ultimate living-room accessory for your phone or tablet, but more traditional streaming devices deliver a better streaming experience.
The Denon AVR S910W comes fully loaded with up-to-the-second features, and delivers highly transparent sound.
The Marantz NR1506 AV receiver offers a winning combination of full-featured streaming audio and fine sound quality in a sleek, low-profile package.
The Slingbox M2 looks identical to its predecessor, but a higher hardware price includes the option to use ad-supported free mobile apps instead of the $15 paid versions.