Media streamers archive

  • Sony Bravia SMP-N100 streams over the Atlantic
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    Sony Bravia SMP-N100 streams over the Atlantic

    By 27 September 2010

    Sony has officially announced that its netbox streamer, the SMP-N100, will be available in the UK from next month. We at Pocket-lint had previously reported on the internet-based media streamer, but this is the first time that we've had confirmation that...

  • Slingbox PRO-HD to stream high-def content
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    Slingbox PRO-HD to stream high-def content

    By 23 September 2010

    Sling Media has expanded its arsenal of media streamers with the addition of its first HD-capable product - the Slingbox PRO-HD. The new device enables you to stream HD content from your home television, including DVBT digital TV signals, HDTV cable or...

  • Plextor media player comes with Blu-ray support
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    Plextor media player comes with Blu-ray support

    By 3 June 2010

    Media players have become mass market devices in the last couple of years and you can pick up a wide range of sub-£100 players these days. They all come with network connectivity and support for a wide range of file formats and possibly even a space...

  • Sonos S5 back in black
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    Sonos S5 back in black

    By 2 June 2010

    The one thing about Sonos' music streaming systems that you've always been able to bank on is that they come in white. That's it! Take it or leave it. However, its recent addition to the range, the S5, is a different kettle of fish. Instead of being shoved...

  • The best network devices to stream media around the house
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    The best network devices to stream media around the house

    By 18 May 2010

    It's taken for granted that if you want to watch the World Cup in style you'll need a big telly or, even, projector and screen. You'll need at least a 5.1 surround sound system, including speakers and some form of amplification. And, you'll need one or...

  • Kaleidescape adds Blu-ray to its movie servers
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    Kaleidescape adds Blu-ray to its movie servers

    By 11 May 2010

    Kaleidescape has announced two players with Blu-ray capabilities for its media server setup - the M500 and the M300. The M500 allows you to import Blu-rays onto your media server as well as playback, the M300 is simply a playback machine. The M500 and...

  • WDTV Live now compatible with Windows 7
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    WDTV Live now compatible with Windows 7

    By 7 May 2010

    Western Digital has announced that its WDTV Live media player is getting a firmware update that enables a host of new features, including compatibility with Windows 7. That Windows 7 compatibility means that it can take advantage of the platform's "Play...

  • Viewsonic VMP74 media streamer   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Viewsonic VMP74 media streamer review

    By 7 May 2010

    Viewsonic has recently taken a bold step into the media streamer market with its VMP74 HD digital media player, a superbly slimline rival to larger and more expensive alternatives that offers a range of modern features and functionality. Capable of streaming...

  • Eminent unveils HD media player with extensive streaming talents
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    Eminent unveils HD media player with extensive streaming talents

    By 28 April 2010

    After success in the Dutch market, Eminent has opted to bring its media player/streamer to the UK. The EM7080 hdMEDIA RT is capable of playing Full HD video content from an in-built hard drive or streamed via wired LAN. In addition, a wireless N USB adaptor,...

  • Popcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Popcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank review

    By 24 March 2010

    Following our report that AdvancedMP3Players has begun to stock the Popcorn Hour C-200 for the UK market, we’ve managed to get our hands on a unit and have put it through its paces. The successor to the popular A-100/110 builds on the key areas that...

  • Elgato unveils dual-tuner EyeTV
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    Elgato unveils dual-tuner EyeTV

    By 24 February 2010

    Elgato has just unveiled the EyeTV Netstream DTT - a networkable dual tuner for DVB-T, which can take your digital television signal and channel it out across your home network. As it's a dual tuner, it'll allow two people to watch entirely different...

  • Popcorn Hour C-200 now available
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    Popcorn Hour C-200 now available

    By 24 February 2010

    Advanced MP3 Players has announced that it's now selling the oddly-named Popcorn Hour C-200 Media Tank. It's a media streamer, and an upgrade to the A-110 device previously offered by the company. Among the improvements are a beefier processor, optional...

  • Toshiba StorETV arriving UK in Autumn
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    Toshiba StorETV arriving UK in Autumn

    By 10 February 2010

    Toshiba today disclosed that they are planning to sell their own HD media drive in the UK in Autumn 2010, going up against the likes of WDTV. Going under the name StorETV (said stor-e-tv funnily enough), the product line was introduced to Europe last...

  • Lacie LaCinema Mini HD media streamer   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Lacie LaCinema Mini HD media streamer review

    By 1 February 2010

    Many companies are cottoning on to the fact that the increasing range of set top boxes that might typically sit under an HDTV puts portability at a premium, something that is reflected quite nicely by Lacie’s new addition to its LaCinema range - the...

  • Conceptronic Grab'N'GO Full HD Media Player   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Conceptronic Grab'N'GO Full HD Media Player review

    By 22 January 2010

    With its black, heavy-set, brushed aluminium body and stylish M-shaped stand, the Conceptronic Full HD Media Player is one of the more aesthetically pleasing streamers on the market and would coordinate nicely with a modern home cinema setup. Power and...

  • LaCie adds to the LaCinema Mini HD to the media streamer party
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    LaCie adds to the LaCinema Mini HD to the media streamer party

    By 6 January 2010

    LaCie has taken its home cinema range both wireless and smaller than ever with the launch of the LaCinema Mini HD. The 12 x 12cm unit connects to your TV via HDMI and to your home network either by Ethernet or over high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi where you can...

  • Network connected Popbox brings 20 web services to your TV
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    Network connected Popbox brings 20 web services to your TV

    By 5 January 2010

    There's often very little from the smaller set-top box companies to draw you towards their products, but Sybas Technology is aiming to change all this at CES 2010 with the launch of the Popbox and 20 new online content and application partners to go with...

  • Dane-Elec SO G-Stream media streamer review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Dane-Elec SO G-Stream media streamer review

    By 4 September 2009

    While media streamers are certainly becoming more versatile at the top-end, with support for DRM-encoded content, web access and a wealth of media-management features, there’s clearly still a market for a basic, no-frills device such as the Dane-Elec...

  • LaCie LaCinema Black MAX media streamer  review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    LaCie LaCinema Black MAX media streamer review

    By 31 July 2009

    LaCie hasn’t been quite as influential as rivals such as NetGear, Archos and D-Link in the media streamer market, so it may come as a surprise to hear that it has quite a wide range of devices in its collection. The most recent addition comes in the...

  • Netgear EVA9150 media streamer review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Netgear EVA9150 media streamer review

    By 15 May 2009

    Despite the digital media boom there are still precious few streamers and jukeboxes around that do a decent job of handling the array of digital content that might populate the modern home. We’ve seen a few commendable efforts so far, but very few manufacturers...

  • Freecom Mediaplayer II media streamer review
    Online 3 out of 5

    Freecom Mediaplayer II media streamer review

    By 4 May 2009

    The media streamer market seems to be picking up speed again following a series of recent announcements, and by the looks of things those looking to share media libraries around the home will have no shortage of choice this summer. Freecom fans would...