|Product||Sony LF-V30 LocationFree TV||Sling Media Slingbox Solo||Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD||Roku 3||Slingbox 500|
|Price||$269.00||$99.99||Pricing is currently unavailable.||$88.00 to $129.95||$268.75 to $325.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||2 stars||2.5 stars||3 stars||2 stars|
|Release date||September 15, 2007||September 26, 2007||September 24, 2008||March 6, 2013||October 14, 2012|
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Sony's latest LocationFree TV product adds compatibility with HD video sources, but its two big distinguishing factors--built-in wireless networking and PSP compatibility--aren't enough for most users to choose it over the competing Slingbox.
An evolutionary upgrade of past Slingbox models, the Slingbox Solo remains an excellent way to stream your home TV programming to an increasingly wide variety of broadband-connected computers and smartphones.
The Sling Media Pro-HD streams live TV to your PC or smartphone--but for most users, its excellent HD-capable picture quality will be diminished when accessed outside of the home network.
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.
While you'll pay a premium for its extra features, the Slingbox 500 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere.
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Digital multimedia receiver
TV streaming adapter
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