Compare the Apple TV, Boxee Box, Roku, and More with Free Chart
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Choosing the right set-top box for your household can be tough, with so many choices on the market and so many specs to consider. Luckily for you, we're offering The Ultimate Streaming Video Device Guide for free download. (Right-click on the link to save the attached file; updated September 2012.)
This PDF was created by Dan Rayburn, Streaming Media's executive vice president and columnist. It was first offered as a handout to visitors of the Broadband Device Pavilion at Streaming Media East, an area were attendees could compare dozens of streaming devices, from game consoles to Blu-ray Disk players, in one place.
The free chart gives you everything you need to compare 13 popular devices, including the Apple TV, Boxee Box, Roku XDS, and Logitech Revue. You'll learn their maximum resolutions, connection ports, supported formats, and content offerings.
As for the Broadband Device Pavilion, it was a huge success so look for it to return to Streaming Media East next year. It fact, it may even show up at the Streaming Media West show in Los Angeles this November.
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Attendees could compare over 20 popular and less-known set-top boxes all from one location.