Apple keeps dismissing Apple TV as a mere hobby. Google TV is famous mostly for having flopped. But the Internet streaming-video players from tiny Roku are among the best boxes you can hook up to your HDTV. Setup is a breeze, and the selection of content–Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO GO, sports, and much, much more–is outstanding. If you spring for the top-of-the-line Roku 2 XS, you can even play Angry Birds.
Price: $49.99-$99.99 at Roku