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
The DVICO TViX HD M-6500A is a brilliant machine that performs exactly as it should. The only hesitation for us is the high price in comparison with rivals like the Popcorn Hour A-100
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.
The HomeMusic tries to make home music streaming simple, and it does this -- but at the rather severe cost of home wireless security.
The O!Play might have a silly name, but this is one seriously good media streaming solution, as long as you don't need Windows streaming.
The Meridian Sooloos is a modular music server with an easy-to-use interface and one of the best Random modes we've seen. The downside? It's expensive.
The 110D is a media streamer short on frills. It works, but don't expect fancy interfaces or a high quality remote control.
Simple to use, excellent range and sounds great, but the Creative Xdock and Xmod Wireless combo is a little expensive for the features it offers.
The LaCie LaCinema Premier is a relatively quick and easy-to-use media streamer and external drive that won't burn holes in your coin pocket.
The smaller cousin of the 2200 is surprisingly more interesting than you'd expect, although it's still somewhat eclipsed by the streaming capabilities of other units.
The DSM-320RD is a simple media streamer that's definitely a touch dated, but worthwhile if your needs are only very modest -- or if you need a spare DVD player.
The Zensonic Z400 makes streaming multimedia content from your PC to your TV extremely simple.
The Dvico TViX HD N1 is the sourest and weakest cup of "digital media coffee" we've ever tasted.
The WD TV Live Hub is a definite step up from the previous models, with on-board storage and a fantastic interface, but it is not yet the ultimate media player.
Although the Zensonic Z500 played back almost every type of multimedia file we had, an unintuitive user interface and buggy firmware issues let down what could otherwise be a great device.
The Playon!HD Essential has great codec support, but falls flat on the critical issue of streaming from network media sources.
A great list of potential features in this PVR is undone almost entirely by instability issues, leaving the AP-360T as a unit best avoided.
Linksys's WVC54G offers solid video performance for IP-based video.