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Fire TV vs. Roku: Which streaming platform should today's cord-cutter pick?

We compare the streaming platforms most popular with cord-cutters: Fire TV and Roku.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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Denon DHT-S216H review: An inexpensive all-in-one soundbar with sweet sound and DTS Virtual:X support

While Denon’s first DTS Virtual:X soundbar lacks Wi-Fi or voice assistant support, it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the feature that matters most: Sound quality.

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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

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Hisense R8F 4K UHD smart TV review: This Roku-powered TV delivers plenty of bang for the buck

You'll get very good picture, Dolby Vision, and the excellent Roku OS, but you can forget about bringing your own Bluetooth speakers to the party.

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Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

There are plenty of great smart TVs. Our guide cuts through the alphabet soup to tell everything you need to know to buy the one that's right for you.

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8K vs 4K TVs: Double-blind study by Warner Bros. et al reveals most consumers can’t tell the difference

It depends on your visual acuity and how far you are from the screen. But even under the best conditions, the difference between 4K and 8K is minimal.

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Roku's fantastic Streaming Stick+ is 35% off today

We adore the Roku Streaming Stick+, and today it's available for a lot cheaper than usual.

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Judging the Roku surround-sound experience

The Roku surround sound system wins on ease-of-use, but missing features might make home theater buffs chafe.

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Disney+ is coming to Vizio’s SmartCast TV platform

Vizio announced that Disney+ will be available on its SmartCast platform starting this week in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.

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AirTV 2 review: Antenna TV and Sling TV merge, with mixed results

The AirTV 2 adds over-the-air channels to Sling TV, but the new hardware fails to fix some old problems.

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Get ready for the big game with all-time-low prices on Bose soundbars

You can pick up the Bose Soundbar 500 for $500 or the Soundbar 700 for $700 at Amazon right now.

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Roku Wireless TV Speakers can pair with the Roku Smart Soundbar via an upcoming update

An upcoming software update will let you turn the two-channel Roku Smart Soundbar into a true surround-sound system.

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Sonos changes tack on “legacy” hardware

Older hardware still won’t get new software features after May, but operating them won’t prevent firmware updates for new hardware.

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RCA Ultra-Thin Multi-Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna review: Good performance for the price

This inexpensive TV antenna does a good job pulling in strong signals, but you might be happier paying a little more for higher performance.

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How virtual 3D sound will amp up 2020 soundbars—even the cheap ones

If you buy a new soundbar in 2020, there’s a decent chance it’ll have DTS Virtual:X and/or virtualized Dolby Atmos onboard.

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Klipsch’s upcoming Bar 54 soundbar features Dolby Atmos and eARC support

Announced at CES, Klipsch’s latest high-end soundbar supports lossless audio formats over a TV’s HDMI-eARC connection.

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TiVo's unreleased Roku and Apple TV apps are "in limbo"

TiVo's Roku and Apple TV apps are on the backburner as TiVo's priorities shift.

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