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DirecTV Now Review : Cord-Cutting Catastrophe

THE GOOD Wide channel selection Reasonable prices THE BAD Buggy and busted Not enough platforms available Inconsistent video quality Competitors do everything better VERDICT DirecTV

DirecTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue: Streaming Showdown

The brave new world of live television is upon us, and it comes in three forms: PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and DirecTV NOW. Having multiple

Vizio SmartCast E55-D0 HD TV Review : A Solid HD TV that’s Priced to Sell

THE GOOD Accurate color Bright picture Competitively priced big screen THE BAD No tablet included for smart TV features No 4K or HDR support VERDICT

Sharp Aquos LC-50N5000U HD TV Review : Great Bargain HD Set

THE GOOD Solid 1080p picture Admirable exterior design Plenty of volume THE BAD No 4K or HDR support Basic smart-TV features VERDICT The Sharp Aquos

TCL S3750/FP110 series (Roku TV) review

THE GOOD: Roku TV delivers the best smart-TV experience on the market. A superb user interface makes its thousands of apps and streaming video easy

Sony XBR-X850D series review

THE GOOD: The Sony XBR-X850D offers cutting-edge 4K HDR features, accurate color and solid video processing. Its minimalist design looks understated yet futuristic. Android TV’s

Vizio SmartCast M-series M55-D0 4K Ultra HD TV Review : Middling Performance

THE GOOD Good upscaling of HD to 4K HDR support, including Dolby Vision THE BAD No TV tuner Slow remote control Poor contrast VERDICT A

TCL 50UP130 Roku TV Review : Great Streaming Options, Not-So-Great Picture

THE GOOD Excellent Roku smart TV features Great remote with headphone jack Good upscaling THE BAD No HDR support Poor off-axis viewing Poor color accuracy

SAMSUNG UN55KU7000 4K ULTRA HD TV REVIEW

HIGHS Brilliantly intuitive smart interface Rich and accurate color Sexy design Excellent 4K rendering Ergonomic, stylish remote LOWS Average black levels impact contrast Flattened shadow

Vizio SmartCast 55-inch P-Series Review : Excellent Picture, Excellent Price

THE GOOD Excellent 4K picture quality HDR and Dolby Vision compatible Competitively priced THE BAD No TV tuner Slow Android remote control VERDICT Offering a

Roku Express vs Google Chromecast 2: What’s the difference?

There are a few choices out there if you are looking for a compact and affordable streaming device, but if you want something that’s capable

PlayStation Vue vs. Sling TV : Face-Off

Suppose you’re ready to get rid of a restrictive, expensive cable package, but not quite ready to give up a variety of live channels at

4K on Sky Q – can you tell the difference?

Spoiler alert: it sort of depends on what you’re watching Got Sky Q and an Ultra HD TV? Then you probably know you get 4K

11 Reasons to Buy an NVIDIA Shield

When it comes to entertainment boxes, you generally have two options. On one hand, you could go with a relatively inexpensive media streaming box like

Pioneer Elite SC-95 A/V Receiver Review

PRICE $1,600 AT A GLANCE Plus Latest-gen audio and video processing Fine-performing nine-channel Class D power Cooler-than-ever free phone/tablet apps Extensive proprietary auto-setup/EQ Minus Uninspired

ZTE Obsidian Review : Price Is Right, Battery Isn’t

THE GOOD Low price Bright display Decent sound THE BAD Poor battery life Noticeable lag on graphics-heavy apps Lackluster camera VERDICT The sub-$100 price tag

14 Great Chromecast Apps You Should Download

Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Android TV. You’ve probably purchased — or at least thought about purchasing — one of the many

TiVo Bolt Unified Entertainment System Review

    PRICE $300 (500 GB), $400 (1 TB)AT A GLANCE Plus One-touch leapfrogging of any size commercial block Four tuners Can play shows 30

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100/$150? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

Video streaming has been one of the fastest growing areas of entertainment technology over the last few years, but it has never been as accessible

Insignia 4K Roku TV Review : Great Bargain, Streaming Smarts

THE GOOD Good color accuracy Solid upscaling performance Excellent streaming options Intuitive smart-TV interface, including voice search THE BAD Not HDR-compatible Less-than-subtle contrast VERDICT The

Apple original TV programming: What’s it producing and why?

Reports from last year suggested Dr Dre would soon star in Apple’s first original TV series, a somewhat-autobiographical drama called Vital Signs, but now we’re

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Review

THE GOOD Surprisingly powerful for its size Inexpensive Small, compact design Accessible hardware and software Great for education THE BAD Requires a slight learning curve

Sony PlayStation VR v HTC Vive review : Which VR headset is worth the wait?

It’s not all about Oculus Oculus Rift is VR’s lucky charm, the headset that the whole industry is counting on. But you have two more

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: Which high end VR headset is worth your cash?

If you’re a gamer and looking to get into VR this year, there’s one big question you should be asking yourself: Oculus Rift orHTC Vive?

Apple TV to get Amazon Instant Video ‘within a few weeks’

The latest Apple TV model has been available for a few weeks now, but in terms of apps for streaming video services, there is one

Apple TV 2015 review

Pros Interface is easy to pick up Siri Remote works well Voice search and control brilliant Cons No 4K support Sparse app store Parental controls

Roku 4 review: The ultimate 4K accessory for your shiny new TV

THE GOOD The Roku 4 delivers 4K video, promising the best-quality video streams available today. It has more 4K-capable apps than other devices and makes

Google Chromecast review (2015): not much new, but still worth $35

The original Chromecast proved that big surprises can come in small packages. Even though it was just a $35 HDMI dongle the size of a

9 Free Web Apps to Replace Your Desktop Software

A few years ago, trying to move to an online-only existence wasn’t a practical option, but now long-serving web apps have grown more powerful and

Game of Thrones S5 downloads arrive early on August 31

  Game of Thrones stands chief among all shows, at least when you look at how many people are pirating it. That piracy was aided