Media Streamers

Razer Forge TV
EDITORS' TAKE

Razer Forge TV

After a false start, Razer's Android TV device is adding new games and a long-awaited couch-friendly keyboard and mouse.

Amazon Fire TV Stick
REVIEW

Amazon Fire TV Stick

The inexpensive Fire TV Stick remains a great value for heavy users of Amazon TV shows and movies, but most other new devices work better for Netflix and the rest.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 27, 2016
3.7 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Google Nexus Player
REVIEW

Google Nexus Player

Until it receives a major infusion of native apps and developer support, and better integrates non-Google services, the Nexus Player with Android TV offers no compelling upgrade over other streaming devices.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2014
2.5 stars User rating out of 4 votes

MSRP: $99.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B
REVIEW

Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B

The Philips HTB3525B packs Blu-ray, Smart TV, and Bluetooth into an affordable sound bar, making it a great choice if you're looking for an all-in-one system.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 25, 2014
Channel Master DVR+ 1TB
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Channel Master DVR+ 1TB

Channel Master has announced the DVR+ 1TB which now comes with an integrated hard drive but also keeps the same form factor.

LG LAB540W Sound Plate
REVIEW

LG LAB540W Sound Plate

The LG LAB540W SoundPlate packs Blu-ray and Smart TV functionality into an impossibly thin audio package, but you'll pay for the all-in-one convenience.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2014
Razer Android TV
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Razer Android TV

At Google I/O, the first hardware to run Google's new Android TV software was announced, including a gaming-centric "micro console" from Razer.

Pricing not available

Channel Master DVR+
REVIEW

Channel Master DVR+

Even if it is a little rough around the edges, the Channel Master DVR+ delivers on the cord-cutter promise of an over-the-air DVR+ without subscription fees.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 1, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 9 votes

MSRP: $249.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player
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Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player

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. Previously proprietary, a software update makes it usable by multiple brands of compatible 4K TV.

Amazon Fire TV
REVIEW

Amazon Fire TV

The Fire TV streaming-media box is an impressive living room debut for Amazon, with standout features like voice search, gaming, and superfast video streaming, but it falls short of being an elite streamer -- at least for now.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 3, 2014
2.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes