Here’s a bright idea: Instead of shelling out big bucks to upgrade your television, try NeoTV, a video-streaming device that gives you easy and affordable access to a wide range of entertainment options, straight from the Internet to your living room. NeoTV lets you stream thousands of movies, games and Web TV, including content from popular sites like Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, Vudu and Pandora, all in vivid audio and crystal-clear HD.
If you’re curious about streaming video but aren’t ready to replace your current flat-screen set, NeoTV is a frugal way to test the waters. Think of it as high-IQ TV. $50 to $70, www.netgear.com.