I would be very excited to do any of these tests. I could provide the mid-tier receiver. I think the Onkyo 818 would be a good candidate; because it is both new enough to be relevant and cheap enough that the average enthusiast would have something comparable. Or I could bust out the Denon 2809.
I would really like to do a Streaming devices meet. That would be a lot of fun. I have an Apple TV, Roku 2 XD, Wii U (yes, it’s a pretty good streamer), PS3, and access to a Chromecast. I would like to see a newer Google TV streamer like the Netgear NeoTV Prime and some others that I may not know about.
Also, if someone has a nice home media setup, that would be nice to see too. I could show how I have
had my home music setup to stream wirelessly. For example I have a hard drive connected to my router with that holds all my music (and movies but they were DVD’s) I could then control music with my computer or phone (or tablet if I had one) to play to my computer, Apple Express, Apple TV, or any DNLA device like PS3, 360, and so on. It works pretty well however, With Google music the need for such a setup is pretty much completely gone. It does come in handy for live events that have a PA system. Last year I setup a dumbed down version so we could stream music from an iPad to a PA system in a large hall for a wedding.
As you guys might be able to tell, I am all about the wireless stuff and I try to use the cloud as much as possible. I know a LOT of people hate this idea and prefer to keep everything on local storage. I do like to keep backups local but if it can float on a cloud for little to no money then that’s where my stuff will be. Another example of this is pictures on the phone. Say I am out and take some photos with my phone. The next time my phone connects to wifi all those pictures are automatically uploaded to DropBox and Google. This keeps them off my phones storage and I still have access to all of my photos this way. I also back up anything I take with our camera to Dropbox when connected to the computer.
Again, I am kind of a wireless nut, so, I will shut up now.