Price: $199

The Boxee Box is the most unconventional of the pack. Aside from being set apart by its distinctive form factor, Boxee operates not by relying on mainstream Internet channels like Hulu, but by using its software to scrape the Web to find streams of whatever program you're looking for. Boxee says it can play thousands of your favorite shows from online sources and integrates with Netflix and the Vudu movie rental service as well. In addition, the system is compatible with web apps from Vimeo, Flickr, Pandora, MLB, NHL, and more. Another cool feature about Boxee is that it plays all the multimedia content on your computer as well. Just hook it up and you can enjoy your videos and pictures on the big screen.