Anyone looking for an affordable, dead-simple way to stream photos, videos, and music from a PC to an HDTV should check out the Kodak Theatre HD Player set-top box. Hook up the box to your TV, place an install CD in your PC, and start basking in multimedia content, including Web access to Flickr photosets, YouTube videos, Internet radio stations, and customizable home-screen feeds for weather, news, and sports. Everything is accessible via a well-designed, motion-detecting, Nintendo Wii-like remote.
Kodak's Theatre HD Player costs just $300, and it includes an MMC slot for saving photos directly to your PC across a home network. Setup looks to be a breeze, and the remote control is flat-out fun. --Tim Moynihan