Getting Boxee, the awesome web-to-TV software, set up in your living room used to be a headache. Not anymore thanks to the Boxee Box (around $200; Q1 2010). This angled wonder lets you consume all the free movies, TV shows and music from the internet, all from your couch — and hooks it up to your system with just a single HDMI cable. Like the standard Boxee software, it also sucks in your own videos, music and photos, playing just about any media format that still resides on your broken down laptop.
Take control of your home entertainment system with the new Logitech Harmony 900 Remote Control ($400; September 2009). Using a completely redesigned RF system, the Harmony 900 can control up to 15 devices courtesy of IR blasters that you place in front of your components, so you can keep them in a cabinet up to 100 feet away. Other features include a touchscreen for simplified macro controls, such as "Watch TV" or "Listen to Music," and four distinct button zones, making it easier to find and use the controls you need.