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Best kind of computer for watching streaming video

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December 18, 2011 12:51:54 AM

whats important besides connection speed
December 18, 2011 1:00:41 AM

If you want a general use computer on which you will sometimes stream video, virtually any computer will do fine.

If you are thinking of dedicating a device solely to streaming videos -- say something you'll attach to your living room TV -- you may be able to get a purpose-built device that will do that job more conveniently and less expensively while also fitting better into a living room type environment. Check out reviews for devices like the Boxee box, the Roku streamer, etc.

You may already have more capabilities than you know: if you have a newer TV, a gaming console like a X360 or PS3, or other TV device like a TiVo, check out those capabilities first. They may have a lot of what you want.
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