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Subtitles are no excuse

40 Foreign Films to Watch Instantly

In the golden age of the so-called “art cinema”, college-aged cineastes and middle-aged professorial types needed only to congregate at the local repertory theatre for a fix of the latest and greatest in international film. They could catch a Bergman-Fellini double feature and wile away the evening in a coffee shop discussing the Christ-figure symbolism or whatever. “If only I had lived then”, laments the modern cinephile, “what films I could have seen.” Our young moviegoer, correct though they may be to bemoan the passing of Truffaut’s heyday, has forgotten one thing: a vast library of international movies are available to watch instantly with the stroke of a keyboard, granted they’re already paying for access to services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime. The same goes for you, Mr. Ignorant Summer Blockbuster. You too can become a film snob — with very little actual work.

But nothing’s ever that easy. The plight of the internet age is not access but selection. We’ve done some of the heavy popcorn lifting for you and picked out forty of the best foreign films available for instant streaming today. Go forth and become a global movie connoisseur.

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Meet the media manager of the future -- and it's not made by apple

Qvivo is the Cloud Media Solution of Your Dreams

Qvivo is a new cloud media service startup that claims to succeed where most others have failed in offering a dream streaming solution for video and music fans with large digital libraries. Starting at $1.99 a month, Qvivo offers unlimited cloud storage for movies, tv shows and music that can then be streamed through any modern web browser. We put the service through its paces and came away extremely impressed.

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Stream on

TiVo Stream

If you’ve still been using your TiVo service, then your loyalty is about to pay off. The TiVo Stream ($130) is a new accessory that allows you to stream HD quality programs from your home TiVo box simultaneously to up to four mobile devices. As long as there’s a Wifi connection, Stream users can also…

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Less plugs, same play

Roku Streaming Stick

Roku’s current streaming accessories were already carnie hand friendly, but their new streaming stick manages to pack the same functionality into an even smaller dongle. The goal of the product is to make any TV with an MHL-enabled HDMI port into a smart TV. For those a little rusty on their jargon, Mobile-High-Definition link (or…

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Home sweet home theater

Gift Guide 2011 | 10 Picks for the Home Theater Buff

As rabid movie, music fans and gamers, we’re always on the hunt for gear that can push our home entertainment experience to 11 (much to our better half’s chagrin). This roundup includes some of our favorite home theater products out today that we’d love to host in our living room. Continues after the jump.

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Boxed and Loaded

Roku LT

The entry point for accessing any kind of streaming media service on your TV just got even lower. For $50, Roku’s new LT model can stream over 300 different content services in 720p to virtually any TV out there. All you really need to care about though is Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, Pandora, EPIX,…

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Watch Your Media Anywhere and On Any Device

ZAGGbox Media Center & Streamer

ZAGG is a company known mainly for their InvisibleSHIELD skins that are designed to “protect” just about every portable device on the market, that is if you can manage to stick them on straight. So we were naturally surprised to learn of the company’s move into the realm of home theater and digital content through…

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A Versatile, Affordable Solution for Wireless Audio

Aperion Home Audio Link System

If you previously read our review on the Aperion Intimus 4T Hybrid SD surround sound system, then you’ll know Aperion Audio is a small company dedicated to creating quality products, at affordable prices, and backed by a customer service team that’s second to none. Understanding though that how people listen and consume music is quickly…

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Could This Be the Media Streamer We've Been Waiting For?

Syabas Popbox Digital Media Streamer

Those of you following our gadgetry coverage may remember Gear Patrol’s review of the robust media streaming beast known as the Popcorn Hour A-110 earlier in the fall. While our thoughts were undoubtedly positive, one caveat we did mention was that its infinite hackability and functionality did come at the cost of ease of use…

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Let Your iPod's Tunes Take Flight

Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver

Looking for a better way to get music from your iPod or iPhone to your home stereo? Preferably one that doesn’t involve a 20′ long 3.5mm cable? Recently, we’ve discussed excellent solutions from Sonos, but not everyone has that kind of cash. Fortunately, another far cheaper option was announced today by our friends over at…

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Sony NAS-Z200iR Compact Audio System

Complete Control in the Palm of Your Hand

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Kiss Choppy Streaming Goodbye

Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit

HD video is a blessing and a curse. As sports fans, gamers, and movie buffs, the instant we gazed upon those eye-searing lines of vertical resolution there was just no turning back to standard definition. The trouble is, witnessing Kobe’s facial expressions in glorious 1080p while defending Courtney Lee comes at the expense of added…

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Blu-ray Meets Bells & Whistles

Samsung BD-P3600 Blu-Ray Player

Since the mainstream inception of Blu-ray, the existence of the Playstation 3 has always made it hard to justify purchasing a stand alone Blu-ray player. The gaming system’s versatility presented buyers with just too many additional features to ignore, and the price disparity between it and everything else was negligible. Recently, however, the cost of…