No matter how much you paid for that 72-inch tyranno-vision TV with 9.2 surround, it’s not worth squat if there’s nothing to watch. That’s why our 2010 pick for the living room isn’t a TV or a media player or a booming array of speakers. Hell, you can’t even touch it. Even so, we’re completely grab-hands for Netflix Streaming. This was the year Netflix Streaming came out to play. With more than 20,000 movies and TV shows, completely free to subscribers, viewable on more than 100 devices and counting (what’s up, Apple TV?), Netflix is well on its way to fulfilling the promise of digital media: whatever you want, wherever and whenever you want it. But it’s the little touches that really blow us away. Want to pause an episode of 30 Rock on your TV and finish it tomorrow on your computer? You got it. Didn’t catch why everyone’s laughing at Tracy? Just slide the scrub bar to rewind. Blu-ray disc has a 30-day wait? Stream that sucker in HD, right now. Suddenly, checking the mailbox for the little red envelope seems, well, primitive.
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