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What is the best way to watch YouTube HD on a TV?

I watch quite a bit of content on YouTube. I've tried it on my PS3, but been very disappointed with it. The interface is terrible, and it struggles to play the 360p format. Short of a computer, what is the best way to watch YouTube HD on a TV?
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Dignan17

I use my Boxee Box to watch HD Youtube videos all the time, and most of the time they look fantastic. There are two ways you can use the Box to do this:

1) As Chinster said, there's the Youtube app, or most specifically, the Youtube Leanback app. You pretty much do the basics like search for the video you want by typing on the Boxee's remote, or browsing through the app.

2) My preferred method is using Watch it Later. I explain this in depth in my review of the Boxee Box, but I'll repeat that here: you add a bookmarklet to your computer's browser, and when you come across a video you want to watch later on your big TV or to show to guests, you just click on the bookmarklet. Later, you bring up the "Watch it Later" section on your Boxee Box and see your queue of videos. It's incredible how useful this becomes, and it quickly became the most surprisingly useful feature of the Boxee Box for me.

The Box is expensive, but it's fantastic at handling local content, and renting movies through vudu is like a dream. You can get nearly bluray quality in a $6 stream, though the SD quality looks as good as anything I've seen on the Apple TV.

I don't recommend the Boxee Box for non-geeks, though, so if you're looking to get something for someone else, they should be pretty geeky, but it seems like you're asking for just yourself...
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cass

To be honest, I haven't come across implementations of Youtube on the TV aside from just going to the website itself. Seems like none of the Youtube apps out there support subscriptions!

You might want to check out the Boxee Box. It has a Youtube app and a ton of other online video apps that are decent. boxee.tv
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ylksa

Check my question, the Roku seems like a very good option, I might get it next month and try it out.

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bontakun

Apple TV's have a very nice YouTube implementation.
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alloneword

Thanks for all of the replies. I don't live in the States, so things like vudu or Direct TV aren't a consideration.

Boxee seems like a really good option, have to see about shipping one down under.

Cheers, Tim.
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DaGiff7

If you have DirecTV, you can watch YouTube through your box. The image quality on the couple videos I watched this way seemed Ok, but I don't remember it telling me a resolution it was serving up the vids.
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phroghollow

I recall Tversity has a section for YouTube but I haven`t used it for anything other than viewing my own youtube channel, which doesn`t actually have any HD video. Sorry this isn`t more helpful
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iGuruJi

Play youtube on TV from iPhone / ipad / Android (iPhone to TV wireless)

This video will help you
www.youtube.com­/watch­?v­=STzrwmCoqUk
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