When one asks to play content on a TV , the media center or reproductive functionality via own USB built into the TV (or satellite DLNA ) are the first to come to mind.
But there are some small solutions and something different you may want to assess, all with their Special features and differ slightly from the concept of classic media center.
Roku, a media center to join – almost – all content
Our proposals today, the most familiar to the players and media centers device is Roku. No internal hard drive, its strength is its powerful aggregator of content services on demand and streaming the most complete on the market.
Apple TV, magnet portable Apple devices and content
Another particular media player is the Apple TV. There are no secrets, and if you live immersed in the Apple ecosystem, is your best choice. Now, you know I collect images from your Mac computer provided you have the proper format and is integrated into iTunes. It also includes access to the store of purchase and rental levels for the company on the block.
But it is likely that the more you use it is to link your iPhone, Mac or iPad to the TV. Apple has integrated AirPlay a powerful way and especially easy to have these laptops screen on a TV without any complications.
It seemed a very aspirational product from Google, but the price of Chromecast has made it interesting to link TV and external content, but for now limited alternative.
After Google TV and Nexus Q, Google seems to have found a way forward to continue supporting him and bit compatibility and expanding applications as we see in our analysis of this equipment that connects directly to the port HDMI TV.
Raspberry Pi: the limits are up to you
There is a media player to use but Raspberri Pi can be configured as a complete, economical and complete multimedia center. With the addition that we who create it. If all goes well, you can feel very proud of what we achieved and show off to visitors that we have “created” a media center low cost plan and DIY.