More and more of us want to watch Internet-based content on our HDTVs. But you'll need a new connected HDTV or Blu-ray player, or save a lot of dough and buy a media streamer. While space precludes an all-inclusive comparative list (you can find one here), here's a guide of the top six models.
Steve Jobs' "hobby" third-generation 1080p box offers iTunes for movie rentals and movie/TV purchases, Netflix, MLB.TV, NHL, NBA and YouTube – no Hulu or Vudu, and you access your iTunes music collection instead of Pandora, along with photos or any other iTunes stashed content. Like the Netgear, you get an Ethernet jack and 300 Mbps Wi-Fi. You also need an Apple TV to stream content from your iPad to your HDTV via AirPlay.