Netflix is growing in popularity in the UK. If the company is to be believed, the movie streaming service has seen a promising uptake on these shores since its launch in January. Electricpig’s been chatting to the people behind the streaming to figure out exactly how your movies get from the cloud to your screen. Read more

May 19th, 2011

The Crystal Acoustics Pico HD 5.1 media player caught our eye last month when it was first announced: here was a set top box that was actually smaller than its remote control, and it was one that professed to play all sorts of HD video formats, for a low, low price. Is it win-win all around or should you stick to streaming video to your games console? Read on and find out here in our review.

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March 28th, 2011
Virgin Media TiVo review

We’ve been tracking the new Virgin Media TiVo service for a full year since it was first announced, and while a lot has happened in twelve months, you can now nab one for installation underneath your telly, just as we have.

The Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo is actually TiVo’s second foray into the UK, with the first in 2000 failing to gain traction on this side of the pond. The new TiVo however, backed by big baller Virgin Media, could make amends, especially with a focus on search and internet TV. In this Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo review we will see if this next-gen box was worth the wait.

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March 24th, 2011

The Digital Stream DPS-1000 isn’t the smallest media streamer we’ve ever seen. It’s far from the most beautiful, and it lacks the smooth, sleek interface of the new Apple TV. But unless you own a complete array of iOS devices for AirPlay streaming, we’d still recommend it over Cupertino’s own attention grabbing set top box. Read on for our Digital Stream DPS-1000 review and we’ll explain why.

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November 24th, 2010

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Boxee Box review

The Boxee Box first snared our interest at CES in January. Almost a year has passed since then, and yet it’s held our fickle affections remarkably well. That’s partly down to its odd design, but mostly due to the chipper folks at Boxee itself.

Begun as a media centre-style app for desktop PCs and Macs, Boxee gained notoriety as an Apple TV hack, finally making Apple’s set top companion able to play files beyond the reach of iTunes. Now, it’s at home inside a box of its own, how does it measure up? Read our full Boxee Box review and we’ll spill the beans.

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November 8th, 2010
Samsung UE46C8000 3D TV review

There’s no denying it: the Samsung UE46C8000 is a creature of astonishing beauty, seeming to hover in thin air like a slim silver blade, yet offering a window into a 3D world of rich textures, vibrant colours and infinite depth. Whether this is all smoke and mirrors or indeed a true evolution in TV watching, perhaps only our Samsung UE46C8000 review will unveil…

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October 20th, 2010
TVonics DTR-HD500 review

The TVonics DTR-HD500 might not be the first gizmo you have in mind when it comes to buying a Freeview HD set top box. After all, why bother when big names like Humax and Panasonic are turning out such incredible machines? Why? We’ll tell you: read on and find out why we’re rooting for this plucky British underdog in our TVonics DTR-HD500 review.

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October 18th, 2010
Asus O!Play HD2 review

Perhaps the fact that the Asus O!Play HD2 media streamer has gone on sale at the same time as the new Apple TV is actually a blessing in disguise. Instead of being jostled out of a spot in the limelight, the fact that the new Apple TV is in reality pony might make more people give a rival model like the Asus O!Play HD2 the chance of some mainstream attention. Read on to find out why it deserves it in our full Asus O!Play HD2 review.

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