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  • Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Pure Avalon 300R Connect review

    By 2 March 2013

    Selling your very first Freeview set-top-box in 2012 is the move of either a company that knows what it's doing, or the move of a company so adept at missing the boat that it has evolved into a fish to avoid further boat-missing agony. The Pure Avalon...

  • Home Cinema

    Netflix 4K Ultra High Definition video streaming pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2013

    There's little doubt that the major story of CES 2013 has been Ultra High Definition (UHD), the name attached to what many still call 4K video. Every major manufacturer has a range of TVs featuring the higher resolution of 3840 x 2160, some LED some even...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY - Movie Vault (iPhone)

    By 5 November 2010

    As Friday comes and goes many will be looking forward to the weekend, however many fans of this beloved app slot will have a heavy heart as it will be a full 2 days before App of the Day will once again grace the virtual pages of Pocket-lint. Still, to...

  • 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...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Cello iViewer television review

    By 2 March 2010

    Cello aren't a widely-known brand, mostly found languishing in supermarkets, notable for their bargain prices and (in their DVD players) the ability of play any region discs out of the box. The iViewer doesn't even mention Cello on the box, instead pointing...

  • 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...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes review

    By 7 January 2010

    Most people who have large collections of music stored on a home computer would benefit from some sort of streaming solution to send their favourites tunes around the home, but many of the excellent solutions on offer from Philips and Logitech, among...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Western Digital WD TV Live review

    By 2 December 2009

    Western Digital had been rather quiet on the media streaming/jukebox market until it turned up with the barnstorming WD TV late last year; a device that offered the support, usability and performance the market was screaming for and only lacked the ability...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Napster UK subscription service review

    By 19 October 2009

    Napster has had a tough time since "going legit". While it was the foremost filesharing network of its day, and arguably the original source of the explosion in P2P antics over this decade, it's had trouble transferring that brand power into a legitimate...

  • 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...

  • Home Cinema 2 out of 5

    Emtec Movie Cube P800 review

    By 21 August 2009

    The Emtec Movie Cube P800 is the latest in a long line of Emtec products with a feature list that ticks all the right boxes. In practice though, it fails to deliver on most. Physically, it's very small and silent and has a whole host of connectors –...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Pure Avanti Flow DAB radio review

    By 13 March 2009

    The Pure Digital Avanti Flow is more than just an iPod speaker dock and at £270 though it has to be. The Avanti flow combines DAB digital radio, media streaming service and Internet radio in one low-slung and compact package. Construction is especially...

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