Recent episodes of Neil’s Messy Basement have focused on making the PC the ultimate home entertainment system for gaming, movies, and entertainment. While we continue to get a lot accomplished in this area, streaming content on PC (e.g. Disney Plus, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, etc.) often faces a lot of limitations. For example, our surround sound systems may not work to full capacity and many providers limit their display resolution to just 720P instead of the more common 1080P and 4K we all need and want.
The solution is to buy a streaming stick for your display or surround sound system. However, this too has its challenges because while the streaming solution features are often marketed the same way between the manufacturers, they don’t perform the same way from one option to the next. This single decision could make a very big difference in your home entertainment experience.
Part One of this segment reviewed the Roku Streaming Stick Plus 4K Edition, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Edition, and Chromecast With Google TV. Each streaming solution goes for about $50 USD with a unique positive attached to each option.
Part Two is all about the Nvidia Shield TV Pro. At $259 USD (MSRP), it’s more than a streamer. Find out why!
So choose wisely! The right stick will make for an amazing home entertainment experience. Choose poorly, and…