The SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime is a three-tuner CableCard device that lets you stream and record content from Xboxes, iPads, and now PS3s.
The Oppo BDP-103 Darbee Edition is about as good as it gets with disc playback and supports this with unusual "Darbee" picture enhancements and strong network media support.
For someone who wants to DVR-ify an HD antenna setup without paying monthly fees, the Channel Master CM-7000PAL is the easiest solution available.
Vudu sets itself apart from similar Internet video-on-demand boxes such as Apple and Netflix by delivering movies at better quality--up to full 1080p HD resolution and 5.1 surround sound.
The Dish Network ViP622 and 722 are among the most fully featured and versatile high-def DVRs you can buy today.
JVC's promising but confounding VCR/DVD combo recorder is saddled with too many quirks.
While the experience isn't as polished as the Slingbox, the Vulkano Flow offers an impressive amount of streaming and recording features at an unbeatable price point.
New content channels and faster Wi-Fi make the Roku HD XR Player a good choice for anyone who wants a quick and easy way to add Netflix--and a variety of other Internet media channels--to any TV.
It's hard to say if the Chumby One works better as an alarm clock, a photo frame, a news reader, or as an Internet radio, but for around $100, it's a great value in any incarnation.
The Panasonic DMP-BDT220 is the best Blu-ray value of 2012, with built-in Wi-Fi, tons of streaming-media apps, 3D compatibility, and a simple user interface.
While you'll pay a premium for its extra features, the Slingbox 500 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere.
The Elgato HD HomeRun Dual is a decent way to get over-the-air TV on your PC, but its high bandwidth requirements mean you're better off opting for wired rather than Wi-Fi streaming.
The Netgear Digital Entertainer Live is an easy-to-use networked digital media streamer in a small package.
The Onkyo SBT-A500 is fully loaded with features, and its attractive design may woo potential buyers, but poorer than expected sound quality kills the deal.
This is a sensible addition to the Alexa lineup, but it's not as good a value as the Echo Dot.
The $150 Slingbox M1 brings TV streaming to nearly any mobile device, PC, or Mac, now with the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi.
If you want 3D, the LG BP620 has most of the right features, but the absence of Amazon Instant and a dedicated Netflix button hurt its value a bit.
Despite disc-loading speeds that are just average, the LG BD670's built-in Wi-Fi and excellent streaming-media suite make it one of the best Blu-ray player values.