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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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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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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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Vizio's smart TV software is actually good now

Vizio's SmartCast 4.0 proves there's room for yet another smart TV platform.

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The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices

It's the third-party smart devices that put the "home" in Google Home. Here are our favorites.

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TerraMaster F2-210 NAS review: This super-affordable box delivers fast streaming

TerraMaster's F2-210 is the most affordable two-bay NAS box we've tested. Write speeds are only so-so, but its media-streaming features are excellent.

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Best media streaming devices

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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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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Roku Streaming Stick+ review: The best Roku for most people

This is the Roku Streaming Stick+ is the best Roku to buy, whether you have a 4K TV or not.

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4K HDMI cables: How to cut through the marketing lingo and figure out what you actually need

You probably don’t need to buy a HDMI cable to go with your new TV, but here’s how to tell for sure.

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Cord cutting: A beginner's guide

How to cut the cord: All the devices, services, and knowledge you need to ditch cable and save money.

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TiVo Edge review: A once-great DVR in decline

The TiVo Edge DVR is new and improved, yet the experience is still sliding backwards.

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Nvidia Shield TV (2019) review: This great media streamer is still just a little nerdy

The Nvidia Shield TV is still the best Android TV box, and it's not just for techies anymore.

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Roku Express (2019) review: An inexpensive streamer with a cheap remote

The 2019 version of the Roku Express would be a great cheap streamer if it's remote didn't cut corners.

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Infuse your TV with streaming smarts: Roku Express is on sale for $22

The Roku Express is a no-nonsense streaming box available at a no-nonsense price on Amazon right now.

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The all-new Nvidia Shield TV costs $150, but packs advanced features

Nvidia officially outs Shield TV Pro and Shield TV that both support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and use AI to upscale your streamed content

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Amazon Fire TV Cube (second-generation) review: This is the best streaming box with voice control

The Fire TV Cube's voice controls are on another level from competing streamers, though some limitations still apply.

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Roku Smart Soundbar review: Easy controls make a big difference

Roku's streaming TV soundbar doesn't win on audio quality or extensibility, but its speech enhancements really come in handy.

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