Orb Networks VP-1 TV
Simple setup and ease of use.
Control TV with your phone.
Can control with computer or phone interface.
Brings free Hulu content to your TV.
Plenty of local and Web-based media options.
Doesn't require line-of-sight to control.
Streams audio and video from a source computer to HDTV or AV receiver.
Supports Android and iOS platforms.
Netflix not working currently.
Requires a running Mac to serve content and a mobile device to control playback.
No control interface on the Mac.
No high-definition video.
Smartphone interface leaves a lot to be desired.
Lackluster streaming-video quality.
No native video player app for source device.
Orb Controller limits use to Android or iOS platforms.
No way to change aspect playback.
Crippled video navigation and browsing functionality.
By eTech Reviews on April 03, 2011
Orb TV VP-1 is a unique looking device which streams content from a computer to AV receiver or HDTV. This device comes with two software pieces. The first one is Orb Caster and you have to install this on your computer. Both Pc and Mac are supported....-
By Testfreaks on March 10, 2011
The Orb TV can be connected to any TV in your home and you’ve got virtually instant access to all of your media, just plug and play really after you get it configured. Not only does the Orb TV allow access to your own media but to other popular...90
By Mac|Life on March 08, 2011
Orb TV doesn’t have the slickest control interface, and you have to have a substantial investment in other hardware to make the system work. But then again, it’s one of the only ways to get free Hulu content on your TV. Product Orb TV...60
By PC Mag on January 13, 2011
It's a unique take on putting local and online media on your TV, but with so many requirements and without high-definition video output, the Orb TV is not the best media streamer choice....60
By AVRev on January 01, 2011
The rapid growth of the smart phone market has heavily influenced design choices and device compatibility in the home theater realm, both with audio and video components. For instance, you couldn’t go more than a few steps at CES 2011 without...-
By cnet on December 20, 2010
Orb TV works as advertised and is attractively priced, but those quality-conscious consumers who demand the highest video-streaming performance may want to look...58
By Macworld on November 18, 2010
On Thursday, Orb Networks introduced the Orb TV, a $99 video player for streaming content from free online sources such as Hulu, via Netflix, and directly from your computer. The Orb TV occupies an interesting place in the networked video player...-