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.
The first Viiv-certified media extender shows much promise for those looking to share multimedia content around the home.
Sky's new Now TV box is a dirt-cheap way to get on-demand movies and TV shows from Sky and UK terrestrial channels, but heavy-duty streamers will find the lack of Netflix and Amazon apps frustrating.
Like its little brother, the WD TV, the Western Digital WD TV Live is a bargain-basement media streamer capable of handling video up to 1080p. Unlike the more basic WD TV, the Live adds an Ethernet connection and the ability to stream files over your home network. While it's not as simple or well-designed as the Popcorn Hour A-110, it does its main job well, easily moving video from your computer to your TV
The Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Media Player with Google TV brings the world of Android apps to your TV, including web browsing while still watching live TV, but the software is buggy and frustrating.
A streaming TV box for £10 is astonishing value, although if you can afford an extra £40 you should pick up a Roku Streaming Stick instead.
The DMA-1000's low price, broad file format support and easy-to-use interface make this high-definition media streamer a decent budget option. Still, it's a shame it can't play DRM content such as the videos you can now download using the BBC’s iPlayer service
The Wyplay Wyplayer is a very good device. It's rather expensive but you get plenty of functionality for your money. We're annoyed that it only outputs at 1080i, despite being able to decode 1080p, but the picture quality is very good nevertheless. If Wyplay were to fix the awful remote and speed up the user interface, we'd score the Wyplayer even more highly. Although its media-streaming capability isn't quite as compelling as that of the Popcorn Hour A-110, it offers more features. As a version 1.0 device, it's terrific, and we think that the Wyplayer has a bright future
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
Considering how little it costs, it's hard to complain about the Western Digital WD TV. And, as much as we like the Seagate Freeagent Theater, it doesn't have anywhere near the same playback capabilities as the WD TV, which can play back proper 1080p video. The WD TV is also cheaper. All in all, this is a really good entry-level media player
The second-gen Apple TV is an appealing prospect, but we'd like to see a lower price tag and more UK content.
Crystal Acoustics' MediaMatchBox media player can deal with pretty much any format you throw it at. It's ideal if you want to add file playback capabilities to a TV or take your downloads on the road.
Archos TV+ is too expensive, lacks support for some key codecs out of the box and doesn't offer any form of HD functionality. Its ability to record from DVD or Freeview/Sky/Cable STB might interest some with Archos PMPs
The Conceptronic Grab'n'Go Full HD Media Player is a good machine, offering solid picture and sound quality. It's also easy to use, although it's about £70 too expensive, as the Western Digital WD TV Live does everything this machine does for less than £100. It does have one massive advantage, though -- its dead simple networking set-up, which worked first time for us. That's truly a rarity
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
The D-Link DSM-330 wireless media streamer is a good idea that with firmware updates or future revisions has the potential to get a lot better. It's only a shame there isn't great file support