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Who Needs Another Set-Top Box?

Does your home entertainment center really need ANOTHER set-top box? HD-Report doesn't think so, but Amazon is rumored to be working on their own bit of hardware to add to the clutter.

Roku 3 Media Player Debuts Today

Roku has announced the next upgrade in its line of streaming media players. The Roku 3 will be on sale for $99.99 starting today and offer upgrades to the processor, user interface and ports.

Boxee TV boasts early adopter perks

Boxee TV, the newest living room invader looking to sway you away from cable or satellite, is barreling into stores right now with a...

Boxee TV: A New Device for Cord Cutters

Boxee, Inc. made a major announcement regarding their new focus: television. More to the point, unlimited recording of basic TV channels via a new Boxee TV set-top device.

VIZIO enables Google TV with Co-Star Streaming Player

Want to try Google TV for about 99 bucks? VIZIO has announced the Co-Star Stream Player with built-in Wi-Fi which lets you enable Google TV on any HDTV.

Japan: Sony to ship ‘nasne’ TV tuner/storage device

In Japan, Sony has announced a shipment date for the "nasne," a networked recorder and 500GB media storage device. The nasne comes with built-in digital terrestrial and satellite tuners, and can be connected to other Sony devices such as PlayStation 3 consoles, PlayStation Vita, VAIO PCs, and the Sony Tablet / Xperia

The Roku 2 XS is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day

For $79.99, you can bring 1080p streaming content into your living room. The flagship Roku 2 XS is being discounted 20% off its normal price today at Amazon. See the deal here. The 2 XS features over 350 entertainment channels, including Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and Netflix. The XS remote also has motion sensors built-in, letting you play games with it, like the included full version of Angry Birds.

Next Xbox to feature built-in DVR?

From here on out, it's a safe bet we'll be hearing at least one rumor a month about the next iteration of Microsoft's Xbox. January's first morsel has to do with a possible DVR in the next console, and it comes courtesy the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. On December 27, those fine folks granted a patent to Microsoft for a device that would serve as both a game console and a digital video recorder.

Boxee Box to support live TV over-the-air

Boxee Box's upcoming 1.5 software update will apparently support live TV tuning via a special USB dongle. The dongle will capture over-the-air local broadcasts...

New Roku LT to hit market at $50

By the far the cheapest streaming player to hit the market will be the $50 Roku LT expected early November. The device streams 720p HD video over built-in wireless and is compatible with services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, EPIX, Crackle, and Disney

DirecTV field-testing new RVU Media Center

DirecTV is field-testing its new RVU-enabled server which would create a "receiver-less" and streamlined environment for customers.

Roku announces milestone 15 million channel downloads

Roku has announced a milestone of 15 million channel downloads spread out among its base of over one million Roku users. Roku currently offers...

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