December 17, 2012
The Holiday Gift Guide for the Video Buff
By Steve Anderson, Contributing TMCnet Writer
While many have already made their arrangements as far as gifts go for the holiday shopping season -- most of Hanukkah has already come and gone while Christmas and Kwanzaa remain -- there are still plenty of shopping days left, and plenty of people who are likely waiting for further big deals. When it comes to gifting for the person who knows anything and everything about television, be of appropriately seasonal good cheer as there are plenty of possibilities to give them a happy holiday gift.
Since streaming video is a phenomenon that’s value has yet to be fully realized, it's beginning to develop a whole lot of merchandise around it. There are ways to get better movie rentals through services like Roku, which offers a line of set-top boxes with access to Netflix and Hulu (News - Alert) Plus, as well as Amazon Video on Demand.
Going with an Apple TV set-top box will also offer that up, as well as support for iTunes, which has a nicely eclectic mix of titles, including some stuff even I couldn't find anywhere else, like the late-nineties fusion of WWE and American Gladiators known as “Battle Dome... Read More