The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.
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Sonos Play:1 ( white)
Ideal for first-timers or people with existing Sonos systems that want to expand it into smaller rooms, the Play 1 is a great way into wireless audio. If you've been dithering about getting Sonos, now is the time.
Apple TV ( 2012)
While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem.
Typical price: £99.00
Sky Now TV Box
A streaming TV box for £10 is astonishing value, although if you can afford an extra £40 you should pick up a Roku Streaming Stick instead.
Typical price: £10.00
The Roku 3 is quick and easy to use for accessing online video services but it's pricey. It's also disappointing that it lacks support for key movie and catch up TV services including 4oD and Lovefilm.
Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Media Player with Google TV
The Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Media Player with Google TV brings the world of Android apps to your TV, including web browsing while still watching live TV, but the software is buggy and frustrating.
Typical price: £200.00
Crystal Acoustics MediaMatchBox
Crystal Acoustics' MediaMatchBox media player can deal with pretty much any format you throw it at. It's ideal if you want to add file playback capabilities to a TV or take your downloads on the road.
Typical price: £55.00
Toshiba StorE TV+
The Toshiba StorE TV+ is a competent multimedia streamer with an ill-judged interface that few would want to live with. Despite broad file-format support and a capacious hard drive, it's frustrating to use.
Typical price: £110.00
The Xtreamer iXtreamer isn't the most stylish media streamer we've ever seen, but the integrated iPod, iPhone and iPad dock is pretty cool. We also found the device easy to use, and had no major concerns about video quality.
Typical price: £160.00
Popcorn Hour A-210
Popcorn Hour media players never fail to win our respect. Comprehensive media playback, a comparatively simple user interface and well-built hardware make them easy to love. The A-210 doesn't move the game on much, but it's accomplished at what it does and we'd spend our own money on one in a heartbeat.
Typical price: £125.00