Media Streamers:

Best media streamers

Updated

About The Author

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

5 stars Spectacular

HDX 1000

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

4.5 stars Outstanding HDX 1000

Sling Slingbox PRO - broadcaster / TV tuner

The Slingbox Pro is awesome. If you're looking for a way to enjoy what's on your home TV regardless of your physical whereabouts, it simply cannot be beaten.

Price: £471.30 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

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.

3.5 stars Very good

Popcorn Hour A-110

The A-110 is a decent improvement over the original A-100, with a few useful features that will be attractive to some. The price increase is quite significant, but if you must have HDMI 1.3, DTS decode and SATA support, you'll think it worthwhile

4.5 stars Outstanding Popcorn Hour A-110

Western Digital WD TV Live Hub

We love the Western Digital WD TV Live Hub. Its 1TB hard drive is a stroke of genius and it plays video beautifully. Switching from one source to another is confusing, but this device is still well worth your money.

4.5 stars Outstanding Western Digital WD TV Live Hub

Popcorn Hour A-100

This is the best media streamer we've reviewed. Videos in 1080p look crisp and detailed. It's flexible and supports virtually every codec commonly found online. You don't need a computer science degree to operate it and it won't break the bank

4.5 stars Outstanding

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.

4.5 stars Outstanding Popcorn Hour A-210

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.

4.5 stars Outstanding

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.

4 stars Excellent
See all media streamers