Media Streamers

How to build your own media centre
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How to build your own media centre
Music, movies, live TV and more -- a media PC can be the heart of your entertainment system. We show you how to set one up.
 
Belkin Screencast AV4 review: make any HDMI device wireless with this innovative gadget
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Belkin Screencast AV4 review: make any HDMI device wireless with this innovative gadget
Remove the mess around your TV cabinet -- chuck your DVD player in a cupboard thanks to this ingenious little device from Belkin.
 
Reviewed: AC Ryan PlayOn! HD Essential, a media player for over 20 file formats
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Reviewed: AC Ryan PlayOn! HD Essential, a media player for over 20 file formats
The AC Ryan Playon! is an entry level media player for people looking for simple solutions
WD TV Live Hub, stream movies to your TV for less than $300 
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WD TV Live Hub, stream movies to your TV for less than $300

A solid media streamer that ticks a lot of the right boxes.The WD TV Live Hub boasts a wide array of supported file formats, most notably FLAC and MKV.
Noontec's MovieDock A6 lacks critical features and poor video resolution 
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Noontec's MovieDock A6 lacks critical features and poor video resolution

The MovieDock A6 lacks UPnP and has only mediocre video playback
Western Digital's WD TV Live is our favourite media streaming device 
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Western Digital's WD TV Live is our favourite media streaming device

Lots of features at the right price, but a cumbersome interface
Hp's MediaSmart Server EX490 boasts powerful backup features for home and office sharing 
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Hp's MediaSmart Server EX490 boasts powerful backup features for home and office sharing

A well-designed, premium appliance that stretches the limits of what a home server can do
Netgear's Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 is a good media streamer, let down by a clunky interface 
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Netgear's Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 is a good media streamer, let down by a clunky interface

Jam-packed with features, but it struggles to compete with the best.
Sonos' Bundle 250 is a remarkable network audio player, too bad about the price 
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Sonos' Bundle 250 is a remarkable network audio player, too bad about the price

A gorgeous new controller makes this the best Sonos system ever – just take note of that high price.
Seagate's FreeAgent Theater is let down by clunky interface and lack of file support 
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Seagate's FreeAgent Theater is let down by clunky interface and lack of file support

While it might seem like a good idea, the Seagate FreeAgent Theater is more novelty than useful. And the price point is not as competitive as others in this range.
Buffalo Terastation Live 
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Buffalo Terastation Live

Awesome! If you use a computer to store your music or movies (or both), you should check this one out

Buffalo LinkTheater 
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Buffalo LinkTheater

Lack of online content and copy-protected music are problems, but no HDMI is a major headache
Netgear EVA8000 
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Netgear EVA8000

The widest format support, plus flawless wireless streaming, put this among the best network players we’ve seen so far
Logitech Squeezebox Duet, the ultimate music remote? 
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Logitech Squeezebox Duet, the ultimate music remote?

You've got Gigabytes of music on your PC. You have an expensive stereo system in your lounge room. Enter the SqueezeBox Duet.
Sonos Digital Music System: The iPod for your home 
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Sonos Digital Music System: The iPod for your home

An ipod-type device for the home that looks the goods and scores well in our tests.
FIRST LOOK: Logitech Squeezebox Duet 
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FIRST LOOK: Logitech Squeezebox Duet

A wireless music player that performs audio magic through its LCD enabled remote control. It’s easy to use, quick to setup but lacks video functionality. But we still really liked it.
Linksys Media Center  Extender DMA2200 
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Linksys Media Center Extender DMA2200

It's a close race between this draft-n Vista Media Extender and the Xbox 360 for getting HD video to your TV. If you watch video from your Vista PC, read on.
Network Video Players 
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Network Video Players

Play your video, photo and music files on your TV from a networked PC. We put five network players to the test
Belkin Tunestage 2 for iPod 
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Belkin Tunestage 2 for iPod

Pull the plug on the party, but keep the music playing.
Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 Wireless 
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Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 Wireless

Stunning design and innovative features make the Squeezebox extremely desirable, despite the price.
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