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.
This brandy-new unit goes on sale on Sunday. In addition to the services noted above you get Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube and Vudu, which means access to movies you have in UltraViolet. If you have a WiDi-equipped laptop (Intel's wireless streaming technology), you also can stream video from it through the NeoTV to your HDTV. It's also got an Ethernet jack, and its Wi-Fi offers the speediest 300 Mbps second connection speed; most media streamers provide only 150 Mbps, which means you NeoTV can be situated a bit further from your router.