Best media streamersUpdated 5 March 2014 3:01 AM GMT
Elgato EyeTV Netstream DTT
The Elgato EyeTV Netstream DTT allows computers and other devices to access TV channels that otherwise wouldn't be easily available on them. It's also terrific for people using Windows Media Center PCs with home-cinema systems. Apart from the price, we can't really find anything to complain about. It's a top-notch device
The HDX 1000 is a great machine and well worth your hard-earned money. The 1000 doesn't offer a massive amount of functionality over the Popcorn Hour A-110 though, plus you lose the valuable DTS decoder -- at least, for the time being. But which device you go for is really a matter of personal preference. We found the 1000's multi-format card reader handy, and prefer its design to that of the A-110
Sling Media Slingbox - digital multimedia receiver / broadcaster / TV tuner
If you can't live without your favorite shows, the Sling Media Slingbox is the best way to beam them to any broadband-connected PC or Windows Mobile device in the world.
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.
Popcorn Hour C-200 - digital multimedia receiver
We've awarded the Popcorn Hour C-200 the same score as the older Popcorn Hour A-110. Although the C-200 offers much more functionality, there are currently some issues that need to be fixed before it can reach its full potential. We're pretty sure, though, that the C-200 will be a superb piece of kit in a few months. Even considering the few problems it currently has, it's still the best media streamer on the market by a country mile.
Sling Slingbox SOLO - digital multimedia broadcaster
An evolutionary upgrade of past Slingbox models, the Slingbox Solo remains an excellent way to stream your home TV programming to an increasingly wide variety of broadband-connected computers and smartphones.