Browsing Category: "Media Streamers"

Teardown reveals the Logitech Revue with Google TV is just a nettop

Monday, October 25th, 2010 | Logitech Nettops, Media Streamers with No Comments »

Logitech's Revue with Google TV

Confirming what we already knew, the knife wielding gurus over at iFixit tore into the Revue in order to see what was inside.  Sure enough, they founda 1.2GHz Atom CPU,  1GB of DDR3 memory as well as a grand total of 5GB NAND Flash (split between a Samsung and Hynix chip).

Essentially, that makes it a nettop, albeit a bit underpowered for current nettop standards.   In tests it was found the Logitech stuttered with HD video playback, something you won’t find if you buy one of the latest dual core, Intel N550 powered nettops.

Popbox streams your 1080p media

Friday, July 23rd, 2010 | Media Streamers, Uncategorized with No Comments »

Syabas Popbox

With an all-new interface the Popbox takes the Popcorn Hour into a more general consumer friendly form with an all newinterface and SDK, YouTube access, support for 100Mbps bitrate 1080p video and more — just not the Netflix access (at least not yet).  The $129 takes us one step closer to the 2010 media streamer battle.

Check out the Popbox media streamer at Amazon, on sale for just $129.99 and shipping now.

Viewsonic NexTV VMP75 media streamer

Sunday, July 18th, 2010 | Media Streamers with No Comments »
viewsonic vmp75

Viewsonic NexTV $129.99

Viewsonic first showed us the NexTV VMP75 media streamer media streamer last month,and the device is now shipping from both Amazon and Newegg. According to Review Horizon, however, the official release date is July 19th, although it seems possible you could receive it before then if you’ve already pre-ordered the device or get your order in soon.

As for the device itself, it’s still listed at $129.99, and will give you the usual Netflix streaming, and support for playback of content from either your home network or an attached drive.  Media streamers, in essence, are nothing more than low power, made for TV nettops.  Think of it as your traditional HTPC nettop lite!

Check out the Buffalo LT-V100 Media Streamer

Monday, July 12th, 2010 | Media Streamers with No Comments »

buffalo lt v100 media streamer nettop

A few media streamers are popping up at the moment, one of which is the Buffalo’s new LT-V100 Link Theater.  You may be asking, what’s media streamer.  Well, think of it as a nettop dedicated solely to the purpose of streaming video content to your TV or monitor.

This Buffalo is a little box offering HDMI and composite video plus optical and good ‘ol 3.5mm audio outputs, able to manage 1080p when streaming content either over Ethernet or pulling it right from USB-based storage. It plays anything from RealVideo to Matroska, naturally with various flavors of MPEG, WMV, and Xvid along the way. It’ll also do images and plenty of audio formats as well.  And the price, about ¥11,500 — about $130 — if you live in Japan.