Set-top box

  • TiVo dead in Australia [updated]

      The much loved US-based DVR TiVo has had a rocky relationship down under, but looks like it has finally come to a close. TiVo units are no longer being sold online via TiVo’s website or listed on either of their retailer websites, Harvey Norman or Joyce Mayne. While...
  • New Slingboxes won’t reach Australia till next year

    There’s two new Slingboxes available in the US. The new top of the line Slingbox 500 and baby brother Slingbox 350 both have brand new hardware design. No that image above isn’t a device that’s been run over by a truck, that’s the design. This non-stackable design started with...
  • Review: Nixeus Fusion XS, the Android-powered STB

    The Nixeus Fusion XS is an Android-powered set-top-box. Running Google Android 2.2 (Froyo), it’s certainly a few steps behind the latest 4.0 version. But does running a custom build of a mobile operating system on your HDTV make any sense? We spent some time with the device, so get...
  • Review: PlayOn!HD2 by A.C. Ryan

    The network media player / set-top-box PlayOn!HD2 from A.C. Ryan is a very intriguing beast, could it be your next purchase ? The feature list for this beast is as long as your arm and frankly ridiculously awesome. With so many features its hard to know where to start....
  • Review: Boxee Box

    Hardware A glossy black uniquely angled design certainly generates conversations.. Mission complete. The hardware is well built, D-link have done a great job, while small, the Boxee box actually is decently weighted, giving a solid feel. The bright green base is rubberised so it doesn’t scratch the surface its...
  • Hands-on with the Boxee Box in Australia

    Boxee may have had their fancy launch event last week, but Australian’s who pre-ordered are now starting to receive their devices. As you’d expect, I picked up a Boxee Box and will be reviewing it in this coming week after spending a few days with it. One of the...
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