Online Video Content for Your Acer Revo 3610 HTPC

So, you have a new Acer Revo 3610 or other HTPC and you’re trolling around for some online video content. Well, there are many, many options out there.  From news, network TV, sports and cable networks to name a few. Some even offer TV Guide resources or have dedicated Flash or Silverlight desktop players.

There is plenty of content out there for the taking. Some of it HD or SD quality. 
Many with new shows and older childhood favorites are available for the picking. Not every show or every episode is available, but enough to keep you busy for a long, long time.

With a little effort, I found most of the sources I’m interested in via Google. My favorites list and IE Links bar is full with my frequent flier sites. But the list below should help you fill any gaps in your online content list.

Below is a great list of Online Content providers I found (Ok, stole) from Jay Taylor over at the AMD blog “The Future is Fusion.” There Jay covers a lot of topics, but has a following in the HTPC world. Check his blog out for some good hardware ideas and reviews.

Sports(mostly subscription services)
ESPN 360
CBS Sports
Golf Channel
MLB
NBA League Pass
NFL Rewind
NFL Game Pass
Networks and Broadcasters
ABC
ABC Family
NBC
CBS
Fox
The WB (Warner Bros. TV)
The CW
PBS
News
ABC News
CNN Podcasts
CNBC
CSPAN
CNBC+ (Subscription service)
BBC
National Public Radio
Cable/Satellite ChannelsTBS
USA Network
Lifetime Network
Hallmark Channel
Spike TV (full episodes)
Tru TV
A&E TV
Current TV
Sci Fi Channel
TNT TV
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Colbert Report
FX Networks
E! Channel
BET
My Network TV
TV.com
TV Land
Educational/Specialty Channels
AMC (mostly clips)
BBC America
Speed TV (mostly clips)
Discovery Channel / TLC

National Geographic Channel
Earth Touch (mostly clips, many in HD)
History Channel
(Full Episodes under Video Tab)
Military Channel
Bio Channel
(Full Episodes under Video Tab)
Documentary Channel
(click on Screening Room)
Travel Channel
(Mostly clips and highlights)
Home & Garden TV
Food Network
DIY Network
Better TV
Content Catalogues
(Original, syndicated, and user-generated content)
Crackle
Hulu
MSN TV
Fancast
Veoh
iTunes (Fee based)
Revision 3
Joost
Blip TV
Vimeo
Nextnewnetworks
Crunchyroll
Revver
YouTube
Break Taker
Online Video Guide
Toma Internet TV
Clicker
Bing Video
Music Videos
iTunes
MTV
MTV Music
VH1
Fuse TV
Kids/Teen Programming
Cartoon Network

Nickelodeon
Disney Channel
The N-Channel
TV & Movie Streaming/Download
(Subscription/Fee-based services)
Amazon

Blockbuster Online
Netflix
Cinemanow
iReel
Reeltime

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2 Responses to Online Video Content for Your Acer Revo 3610 HTPC

  1. Tim says:

    Paul,

    Thanks for your extensive review of the revo. It’s been a huge help to me. I am considering purchasing the $199 version of the revo to hook to my panasonic 50″ 720p plasma. I have 2 requirements for the machine. I need it to

    1. play my ripped collection of dvds from a usb hard drive ( i gather this will be no problem)

    2. Stream Netflix videos instantly.

    Number 2 is the one that i can’t find any solid info on. Can you confirm for me that this machine can handle netflix out of the box? Or is Windows 7 that comes with the $330 one somehow better for netflix. (i’m a windows newb, My house is full of macs, but haven’t used windows since windows 95)

    Thanks, Tim

  2. Paul Roberts says:

    Answers:
    1-Yes, that will work fine.
    2-Netflix works FANTASTIC. I’m addicted already! Use with caution…LOL.

    Personally, I’d get the 3610 for $330 via Newegg.com. It will give you better overall performance. I’ve had many posters here and at other sites say that the 1600 will play most anything, but the CPU with one core does get maxed out easy and cannot multitask. If you’ve got the extra $, get the 3610 dual core like I tested here. So, yes the 3610 with Win-7 AND the dual core is a better choice really.

    Check my post here with a 3 page review of the 3610 and my video post too! I think it will give you what you seek.

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