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TiVo Roamio review: A pretty good DVR with a silly name

Beep-boop! There's a new TiVo in town, and its name is Roamio. And it's pretty good.

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Review: Google's Chromecast puts (most of) the Internet on your TV on the cheap

The Chromecast is cross-platform, flexible, and incredibly cool. Browsing the Web on your TV finally makes sense.

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Review: Plair plays Web content on your TV, but needs more work

The Plair video streamer is an interesting concept, but in its current form too buggy for primetime. When it worked, it was pretty cool. But unfortunately it was pretty much hit or miss.

Review: Roku 3 offers more power, new interface

The Roku 3 is a worthy successor to the 2 XS, with faster Wi-Fi, a headphone jack on the remote, and other hardware tweaks. Plus, it ushers in a much-improved user interface.

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Review: TiVo Mini is a cheaper way to share (most of) the TiVo love around the house

The TiVo Mini lets you access live, recorded, and (some) streaming content from your TiVo Premiere on other TVs around the house. And it works pretty well for the most part.

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Review: NuVo Wireless Audio System takes a few steps forward, and a couple back

NuVo Technologies is mainly on the right track, but most people won't benefit from the features that render the players in this system so expensive.

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Review: Simple.TV DVR and placeshifter handles over-the-air signals, but needs work

Looking to cut the cable TV cord? Really Simple Software’s $149 Simple.TV DVR/placeshifter can record over-the-air or basic digital cable (unencrypted) TV programming and stream it over a local network or via the Internet.

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Familiar Apple TV adds 1080p video support

Jason Snell reviews the 1080p Apple TV, which is essentially the 720p Apple TV with support for better-looking videos.

Roku 2 delivers cheap, easy video streaming

The Roku 2 video players offer cheap, easy video streaming, with support for lots of content sources Apple TV can't match. Unless you've got an investment in iTunes videos or a lot of video files sitting on your home network, Roku 2 is worth serious consideration.

Vulkano Flow place-shifting streaming device

For $100, the latest addition to Monsoon Multimedia's line of place-shifting products lets you stream decent versions of live or recorded TV from your set-top box to any Internet-connected PC, Mac, or iPad, or to an Android, BlackBerry, or iPhone smartphone.

Monsoon Vulkano Deluxe

Unit lets you remotely access live and recorded TV on a wide array of devices at a reasonable price--but it requires some compromises.

First look: Orb TV Video Player

The Orb TV, a new entry into the video player arena, has an interesting mixture of features, but fails to perform in the end.

Roku Players

If you're a fan of a content stream not supported by Apple -- Major League Baseball and Hulu Plus come to mind -- you'll find that Roku’s broader selection of third-party content is a major advantage.