Best media players

We round up the top media players for your TV

If you've got a shiny new TV and a Blu-ray player, but want to play back music or photo or video files from your desktop PC or notebook, a media player is the way to go. You can load up these devices with media files and easily access them, or you can connect them to your home network and stream video easily. We've put together a list of what we think are the best media players in Australia.

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Apple TV

The Apple TV is competitively priced and boasts an excellent interface, so if you want an easy to use, basic solution to rent movies you'll appreciate its simplicity. Unfortunately, the lack of content – particularly the fact that Australian users can't rent TV shows or access a service like Netflix – limits this device from appealing to a wider audience at this time.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 27th Oct., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Apple
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 3.50
  • $ 129.00
  • Pros:
  • Compact size and design, ease of use and setup, excellent interface, good quality, AirPlay feature
  • Cons:
  • No way to rent TV shows, no hard drive, HD content limited to 720p, limited content available compared to US
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