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Here's The Four Hottest Upcoming Streaming Devices You Should Know About

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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Here's The Four Hottest Upcoming Streaming Devices You Should Know About - Dan Rayburn - StreamingMediaBlog.com (click for full article)

    Dan Rayburn | Thursday August 16, 2012 | 12:01 AM | 4 Comments

    "There are a lot of streaming media devices out in the market right now from tablets and game consoles to stand-alone streaming boxes and connected TVs. While I have, use and test consumer streaming services across more than 50 devices, there are a few new devices that have just come out or will be coming out shortly that I am excited about. Here what those devices are and why I can't wait to get hands-on with them."
     
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    Testing the Apple TV, Roku XDS and Xbox 360, Plus 10 Other Devices - Dan Rayburn - StreamingMediaBlog.com (click for full article)

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    "At the Streaming Media East show, I did a presentation that highlighted the pros and cons of about a dozen streaming media devices in the market including Apple TV, Roku, Xbox 360, PS3, Boxee, TiVo, Wii, Logitech Revue, Sony SMP-N100, Western Digital WD TV Live and Live Hub. My slides from that presentation are now available for download and video of my presentation is below."
     
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    The Ultimate Broadband Enabled Device Matrix, With Tech Specs & Content Platforms - Dan Rayburn - StreamingMediaBlog.com (click for full article)

    "Updated: You can always download the latest verison of the chart at www.StreamingMediaDevices.com Two weeks ago, at the Streaming Media East show, we had the ultimate over-the-top video display we called the Broadband Device Pavilion. Attendees had the chance to get hands-on with more than three dozen devices and content platforms and we handed out a device matrix chart that listed all the devices tech specs and content platforms they support. You can now download the latest verison of the chart at www.StreamingMediaDevices.com


    The chart was printed a few weeks before the show, and there have been a few changes since then, like the addition of the EPIX HD platform to some of the devices. We will be updating this chart a few times throughout the year and you can send any additions or errors you spot to me directly. We'll also be doing another chart like this for Blu-ray players and possibly connected TVs.


    In addition, many of the device and platform vendors were nice enough to give us some hardware devices and content subscriptions and I still have a few items left from the show that I will be giving away on the blog over the next few weeks. We'll be doing the Broadband Enabled Device Pavilion again next year, and many even later in the year for our LA show. So if you are a CE vendor that wants to have your hardware showcased, please contact me.


    A big thank you to the following companies who supported the pavilion and worked with us to make it happen: Samsung, Boxee, TiVo, Microsoft (Xbox), Roku, Logitech, Western Digital, MLB.TV, Netflix, Blockbuster, Hulu, VUDU, OnLive and HBO.


    Corrections noted so far:


    Updated 5/25: YouTube is no longer supported on the Roku. The Logitech Revue has DLNA support. The Wii has a browser.


    Updated 6/30: The WD TV Live Plus does have USB Content Playback."

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    "I'll be updating this chart a few times throughout the year and you can send any additions or errors you spot to me directly. A big thank you to the following companies who helped us with the chart: Boxee, Roku, D-Link, TiVo, Dolby, Microsoft, Sony, Vizio and Western Digital.

    Updated 6/3: Added Amazon support to Xbox 360. Removed .MOV support on the Roku.


    Updated 6/10: Added the Netgear NeoTV Pro streaming box to the list.


    Updated 6/15: Updated the D-Link MovieNite to the D-Link MovieNite Plus.


    Updated 8/5: Added Hulu Plus support to the Apple TV."


    http://blog.streamingmedia.com/the_...s-and-content-platforms-all-in-one-chart.html (click for the most recently updated comparison chart)
     
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    He has sure played with a lot of streaming boxes and has pretty good information for people in the market. I use 6 different streaming boxes and the only one included in his list I own is the PS3 since he dropped the discontinued Revue.
     
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    In the article, the Roku Streaming stick is one technology that I am waiting for. The experience of watching HD movies on your normal TV set is a wonderful thing. Plus the ability to get internet access makes this device a top-notch one. I just hope it releases by the end of this year. Price is the only thing I feel will be difficult to comprehend.
     

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