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Apple TV (2012)

Apple TV (2012)
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TiVo Mini

TiVo Mini
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WD TV Live (2011)

WD TV Live (2011)
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Price $92 to $119 at 5 stores $39 to $109 at 4 stores $79 to $99 at 5 stores $71 to $216 at 11 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews
Release date March 16, 2012 February 12, 2013 March 11, 2013 October 03, 2011
The Bottom Line 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. The WD TV Play is the best alternative to Roku and Apple TV for viewers looking to access their personal media collection. 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 WD TV Live (2011) offers a solid combination of must-have streaming services and excellent USB and network file support, making it one of the best devices of its kind available for under $100.

Basic specs

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Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Facebook
YouTube
Hulu Plus
Netflix
Pandora
Vudu
Spotify
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Audio output mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Stereo
Localization Info unavailable United States
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Product Type Info unavailable Digital multimedia receiver
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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 4.17 in x 4.13 in x 1.07 in
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Remote control type Remote control
Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control
Connector type 1 Rear
1 RJ-45 Installed Rear
1 SPDIF output Rear
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 4 pin USB Type A Installed Front
1 4 pin USB Type A Installed Rear
1 Rear
1 SPDIF output Rear
1 RJ-45 Installed Rear
1 Composite video/audio output Mini-phone 3.5 mm Installed Rear
Sound Output Mode Info unavailable Stereo
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Product type Digital multimedia receiver
Info unavailable Streaming adapter
Digital multimedia receiver
Weight Info unavailable 0.32 lbs
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Image standards JPG
GIF
TIFF
Info unavailable Info unavailable PNG
TIFF
JPG
BMP
GIF
Video standards Motion-JPEG
Protected H.264
MPEG-4
H.264
MOV
Info unavailable Info unavailable AVI
VOB
MKV
MPEG-1
TS
TP
M2TS
FLV
Audio standards Protected AAC
AIFF
WAV
AAC
MP3
Apple Lossless
HE-AAC
Info unavailable Info unavailable MP3
WAV
PCM
WMA
AAC
FLAC
OGG
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 2 years warranty
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Playback capabilities Content streaming
Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
Info unavailable Info unavailable Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Internet radio playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
Product Description Info unavailable WD TV Play Digital multimedia receiver
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