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CNET Reviews – Most Popular Video Players and Recorders

  • Apple TV (2012) - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem.
  • Toshiba HD-A2 - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    Offering most of the performance of more expensive players, the HD-A2 is an excellent value for budget-minded buyers looking to jump into HD DVD.
  • Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    The combination of built-in wireless and limited Windows Media Center integration makes the Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless one of the more promising Slingbox competitors for advanced users.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD player - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    The Xbox 360 HD DVD player is an inexpensive way for 360 owners to get high-def movies, but nonowners and audiophiles should stick with standalone HD players.
  • Sony LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station (wireless) - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    Sony's improved third-generation LocationFree TV product includes several cool features--including wireless connectivity, PSP compatibility, and remote control customization--but setup headaches and software limitations keep it from being a true Slingbox killer.
  • Sling Media Slingbox A/V - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    The Slingbox A/V is the best way to stream your home TV programming to an increasingly wide variety of broadband-connected computers and smart phones.
  • Sling Media Slingbox Pro - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    While its ability to accept multiple sources and optional HD is overkill for most users, the more-expensive Slingbox Pro makes sense for hardcore Slingers with gobs of video gear.
  • TiVo Series3 (32-HD hours) - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    The Series3 delivers dual-tuner HD recording and some worthwhile networking features to cable customers, but the exorbitant price tag will be too much for all but the most devoted TiVo fans.
  • Panasonic DMR-ES20S - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    Panasonic's entry-level DMR-ES20 DVD recorder offers excellent recording quality and easy camcorder dubbing, but its editing features fall short.
  • TiVo Series2 (40-hours) - CNET Reviews - Most Popular Video Players and Recorders
    The best interface on the planet and cool network options make TiVo Series2 the standalone DVR of choice.