Apple TV (2nd gen., late 2010)

by Apple

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2 HD

by Roku

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2 XD

by Roku

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Vulkano Flow

by Monsoon Multimedia

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Price
Pros
  • Small size
  • Low price
  • Runs cool
  • Supports Netflix streaming
  • Solid 720p playback
  • Responsive interface
  • Watch your home HDTV content on any PC, Mac, iPad, or smartphone with a decent broadband hookup
  • $100 device supports live, recorded, and on-demand programs
  • Control with a virtual remote
Cons
  • Limited rental content on iTunes
  • Home Sharing requires single iTunes account
  • Initial setup still requires tedious text input
  • Can only stream analog output from your set-top box; no 5.1 or 7.1 audio support
  • Remote control suffers from serious lag
  • Limited DVR functionality
At A Glance