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TiVo Mini

TiVo Mini
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Roku 3

Roku 3
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Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast
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Apple TV (2012)

Apple TV (2012)
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Price $124 to $129 at 3 stores $84 to $99 at 4 stores $94 to $125 at 6 stores $32 to $149 at 5 stores $89 to $119 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 27 reviews 3.0 stars out of 36 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews
Release date August 28, 2012 March 11, 2013 March 06, 2013 July 24, 2013 March 16, 2012
The Bottom Line For TiVo Premiere owners with iOS devices, the TiVo Stream is a cool addition to your AV setup and mobile life. The TiVo Mini is an easy way to give another TV in your home access to your TiVo DVR, live TV, and streaming services. But if you're not in a hurry, you may want to wait till more features and services arrive. The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack. Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes. While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem.

Basic specs

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Image standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable JPG
GIF
TIFF
Video standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Motion-JPEG
Protected H.264
MPEG-4
H.264
MOV
Audio standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Protected AAC
AIFF
WAV
AAC
MP3
Apple Lossless
HE-AAC
Product type Streaming adapter
Streaming adapter
Streaming player
TV streaming adapter
Digital multimedia receiver
Playback capabilities Info unavailable Info unavailable Internet video playback
Internet radio playback
Internet gaming
Content streaming
Web browsing
Content streaming
Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
Connector type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 Rear
1 RJ-45 Installed Rear
1 SPDIF output Rear
Remote control type Info unavailable Info unavailable Enhanced remote control
Info unavailable Remote control
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