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Media Centers Reviews

Updated: Aug 19, 2018 05:33
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#6
alaScore 97

Nvidia Shield Android TV

The Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops will appeal to geeks, and software updates have made it more stable, but app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.

39 expert reviews | 427 user reviews

#7
alaScore 96

Amazon Fire TV 4K (2nd gen. 2015)

The Fire TV is a formidable streamer with 4K capability and oodles of features, but it tries too hard to serve up Amazon's own TV shows and movies.

35 expert reviews | 3159 user reviews

#10
alaScore 94

Synology DiskStation DS415play

"For most home users, the DS415play is very impressive.""The DS415+ is also a great unit and very fast, but unless you intend on running many apps and serving more than a handful of people, stick with the DS415play."

18 expert reviews | 63 user reviews

#13
alaScore 92

Western Digital WD TV

As we stride purposefully into the 21st century and beyond, more and more people are storing digital content on their computers -- especially when it comes to home entertainment. After all, why subject your living room to a tottering mountain of burnt...

67 expert reviews | 441 user reviews

#15
alaScore 91

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

This SanDisk drive gives you the ability to carry lots of video and music files that can be wirelessly streamed to a smartphone or tablet. Additionally, it can be used to store data from those devices. It's small, and it worked well in our tests.

13 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

#16
alaScore 91

Boxee Box by D-Link

If you're after a slick media-streaming box with a great user interface, it's easy to recommend the Boxee Box, but this does come with a few caveats. You're paying a premium for software that's free in and of itself, and if all you want is basic local...

69 expert reviews | 287 user reviews

#20
alaScore 90

Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

It works with Apple's customary ease of use, the quality is good and the selection of programmes extensive, but we're not convinced of the economics of paying nearly $2.99 an episode, when there are free alternatives.

125 expert reviews | 970 user reviews

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