Internet TV: Google vs. Apple vs. Boxee vs. Roku

Internet TV: Google vs. Apple vs. Boxee vs. Roku

Summary: Internet TV has arrived. Check out our unboxing slide show of four different Internet set-top boxes: Google TV (the Logitech Revue), Apple TV, the Boxee Box, and the new 2010 Roku box.

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  • RE: Internet TV: Google vs. Apple vs. Boxee vs. Roku

    If Apple can pull off the content part then it is clearly the winner. I like that their stuff is so much compacter than the others.
    TxM2xTx
  • Each is limited in its own way

    Each of these devices is limited in some way, and in the case of the Google box very expensive as well. For about the same price one could have a Media PC, which will play everything the above choices do plus anything else available on the internet or stored on one of your local PCs. I built my own, but there are beginning to be ready made choices for those less hardware inclined. For those who want a very simple and inexpensive device, it is hard to beat the Roku.
    itpro_z
  • RE: Internet TV: Google vs. Apple vs. Boxee vs. Roku

    i just bought the Roku XD, for the Netflix feature only, and i love it...i'll explore the other features when i have time, but for right now, the Netflix functionality is far greater than my Samsung Blu-Ray DVD player which offers Netflix connectivity as well.

    Go Roku!!!
    cmprather
  • RE: Internet TV: Google vs. Apple vs. Boxee vs. Roku

    Thumbs down!
    james347
  • Logitech Revue...can't make it work.

    With phone help from Logitech rep we got it up using ethernet, but couldn't get a good signal wirelessly using Verizon-supplied wireless router. Need to have it wireless.
    fan-tum
  • RE: Internet TV: Google vs. Apple vs. Boxee vs. Roku

    I haven?t really heard anything about the other equipment but Google TV is great. I was happy when I purchased mine from DISH Network where I work. I think the current apps on there are great and I think that they will only get better. I just can?t see going back now that I have Google TV since it has simplified my life.
    Joe1DISH