Despite a veritable tidal wave of new media streaming boxes for the living room, many consumers still prefer to keep a slim, headless Mac or PC connected to their HDTV — but suffering with a keyboard in a darkened room doesn't sound like much fun.
While Logitech may be looking to unload its Harmony line of remote control products, that hasn't stopped them from introducing its latest product, which puts a smartphone in control of your home theater setup.
Now that the new Apple TV is out, you're probably debating whether to buy it or not. After all, it's only $99--even if you just use it to stream music from your various iTunes libraries, it might be worth it, right? Well, hold your horses! Before you plunk down your well-earned $99 plus tax, just hear us out--we've got a far more powerful and free solution to your dilemma.
Most of us die-hard Mac users have an old Mac or two laying around. Perhaps an old MacBook, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini. Even an iMac will work, if you have the space. Now, you could sell that old machine on Gazelle or Craigslist for a fraction of what you paid for it, or you can install some kick-ass software on the thing and hook it up to your TV. Of course we prefer the latter, so we're going to fill you in on exactly how to do it using Plex, a beautifully designed, super complete media solution that plays just about everything!
Grab the popcorn. Dim the lights. But forget about DVDs or on demand--the smartest, cheapest way to enjoy a treasure trove of high-def movies and TV is streaming them from your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Our in-depth guide makes setup a cinch no matter how you tune in.