The TiVo Bolt makes a strong claim to the throne as king of DVRs and streaming media, but those pesky TiVo service fees keep it short of perfection.
The new Roku Streaming Stick is the best value in streaming-video hardware, period.
Yamaha has announced its first 2016 receiver, the RX-V381, which offers four HDMI inputs with 4K support and Bluetooth streaming.
The fast, affordable new Fire TV stick is great for fans of Amazon who'll use its voice capabilities, and an excellent value, but it's still not as good as Roku.
For 4K HDR TV owners fed up of using built-in smart TV apps, the Roku Premiere+ is my top pick.
The latest version of Google's tiny streamer, dubbed Chromecast Ultra, can deliver 4K resolution streams from Netflix and others, complete with high dynamic range, for an affordable price.
Sony's two new receivers, in partnership with Control4, are the first consumer receivers to feature built-in home automation functionality.
The Netgear Neo TV NTV300 is one of the cheapest streaming boxes on the market, but it doesn't offer any compelling distinguishing features compared with the Roku.
While it lacks integrated Wi-Fi and is more expensive than the Roku or Apple TV , the WD TV Live Hub's combination of snazzy interface and built-in 1TB hard drive will appeal to advanced users who have a lot of existing files they want to view on an HDTV or stream to other PCs on a network.
The Vizio Co-Star is an affordable way of getting the Google TV experience, but the software remains underwhelming and hampered by restrictions.
You couldn't ask for a much simpler audio/Internet radio streamer than the Logitech Squeezebox, although you do pay a premium for that convenience.
It's inexpensive, simple to set up and perfect for already-crowded lounge rooms, but what's really on offer with the Telstra TV?
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.
The Google-powered TV box undercuts Roku's 4K price, matches that of Chromecast Ultra, and includes extras like HDR and a voice remote.
For $99 with a $2 monthly fee, the new Caavo promises to make home entertainment easier than ever.
Channel Master has announced the DVR+ 1TB which now comes with an integrated hard drive but also keeps the same form factor.
After a false start, Razer's Android TV device is adding new games and a long-awaited couch-friendly keyboard and mouse.
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.