Panasonic rolls out streaming-media boxes Video
Panasonic rolls out streaming-media boxes Video Transcript
So leading the chart for our new 2013 Blue-ray line is our BDT 2030 Blu-ray disc player. The 230 features IPTV connectivity, VIERA Connect platform. It also features Miracast, a new content shifting feature, which makes it easy to view photos captured on your smartphones, tablets or PCs on your smart Viera TVs. And for the first time, we will be launching two streaming video players. The flagship of this new category is our MST60, which features our Viera Connect IPTV platform for accessing services such as gaming, music, social networking, sports and video on demand applications. The MST also includes a web browser and our new Miracast feature.
The newly announced Roku 3 ($99) is the company's flagship streaming-media box, with a completely redesigned user interface, a faster processor and a neat new feature that lets you plug in headphones to the remote.
The Panasonic DMP-BDT220 is the best Blu-ray value of 2012, with built-in Wi-Fi, tons of streaming-media apps, 3D compatibility, and a simple user interface.
The Roku LT is a killer streaming-media box, offering tons of streaming video content, including favorites like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and Pandora, for just $50.
The Roku LT is a killer streaming-media box, offering tons of streaming content -- including favorites like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and Pandora -- for just $50.
Thanks to a varied range of content offerings--including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Pandora--that beats the Apple TV, the Roku 2 XS is the best all-around streaming-media box you can get for less than $100.
Google shows off an orblike streaming-media device at Google I/O in San Francisco. The new box aims to act as a bridge between Android tablets and smartphones, and your TV. The gadget will cost $300.
At CES in Las Vegas, Panasonic unveils its 2013 lineup of new high- and mid-range Viera smart TVs
You can get the streaming-media functionality of the HP SLC3760N for less money by connecting an outboard box, but it's a fine choice if you don't mind paying more for all-in-one simplicity.
The Sony BDV-E770W is one of the best Blu-ray home theater systems we've tested, with excellent sound quality, tons of streaming-media options, 3D compatibility, and wireless rear speakers. The lack of HDMI inputs is the only big omission.
The Sony BDP-S590 is a great-looking Blu-ray player with built-in Wi-Fi, 3D compatibility, and tons of streaming-media apps, but it's slow to load discs and has some user interface quirks.