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Android
 
Favi Smartstick
Favi Smartstick
Favi Smartstick

FAVI SmartStick Review

Netflix changed the way people viewed their televisions -- less because of streaming video itself and more due to an “application” that normally would have had to be used on a computer now being integrated with the TV. It’s rar...
 
Home Theater
 
Leaf Ultimate Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna main screen
Leaf Ultimate Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna main screen
Leaf Ultimate Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna main screen

mohu’s The Leaf Ultimate Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna Review

There was a time when watching a television show didn’t involve paying someone for the broadcast signal. A passive pole antenna -- “rabbit ears” as they were known -- was placed on top or to the side of the TV and got plugged i...

 
Home Theater
 
Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar
Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar
Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar

Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar Review

A sound bar must server two purposes in order to succeed: the first being to provide an accurate and faithful rendering of the audio being outputted from a television (or video source device that is connected to the TV). The se...
 
Blu-ray
 
Pioneer BDP-150
Pioneer BDP-150
Pioneer BDP-150

Pioneer BDP-150 Blu-ray 3D Player Review

Blu-ray players are no longer the expensive components they once were. As a result, the emphasis now is less about the price and more on the additional features that add to its basic purpose of playing high-resolution video dis...

 
Holiday Gift Guides
 
Soundbar Gift Guide
Soundbar Gift Guide
Soundbar Gift Guide

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Soundbars (list)

Flat-panel TVs may look great, but the chassis doesn’t allow for the room necessary to add great sound to the mix. That’s the reason for a sound bar -- it can go below the TV, if on a wall, or just in front of it if seated on a...
 
Home Theater
 
Sony XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV main
Sony XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV main
Sony XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV main

First Look at Sony’s XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV at Santa Monica’s Video & Audio Center

Big is better, but it’s not about size this time, it’s about resolution.  Sony hosted an event at the Video & Audio Center in Santa Monica to present their XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HDTV. The XBR-84X900 displays an image ...

 
Blu-ray
 
Main shot
Main shot
Main shot

Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray Player Review

There are those who say that a Blu-ray player should do more than just play discs, but also provide a conduit to the Internet and access to applications and websites in a manner similar to that of “Smart TVs” and mobile devices...
 
Home Theater
 
VIZIO SB4021M-A1 Home Theater Sound Bar main
VIZIO SB4021M-A1 Home Theater Sound Bar main
VIZIO SB4021M-A1 Home Theater Sound Bar main

VIZIO SB4021M-A1 Home Theater Sound Bar Review

VIZIO is known for their TVs, but you wouldn’t say the same when it comes to stand-alone sound systems. In fact, when the UPS guy delivered the rectangular box to my door, I couldn’t figure out how VIZIO got a TV into the box. ...

 
Home Theater
 
MaxTV MT2 with TV
MaxTV MT2 with TV
MaxTV MT2 with TV

Proficient Audio MaxTV MT2 TV Sound Speaker Review

Sound bars make a lot of sense, especially now that TVs have gotten so thin. There’s no space for large speakers or heavy-duty audio amplification of them. So a stand-alone set of speakers that don’t take up the space of a trad...
 
Computer Accessory Reviews
 
DIR-826L Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router front
DIR-826L Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router front
DIR-826L Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router front

D-Link DIR-826L Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router Review

It may not be fair to say all routers are alike, but the fact is that the singular purpose at their core is the same: to modify an Internet signal so that it can be shared by multiple devices without concern. And with routers h...

 
Accessory Reviews
 
IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit main
IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit main
IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit main

IOGEAR GW3DHDKIT Wireless 3D Digital Kit Review

Transmitting video wirelessly has been one of the “Holy Grails” of the home theater world. The idea of sending a video wirelessly from a video source device (be that for television or from a disc) means you lose the need for ga...
 
Accessory Reviews
 
@TV Plus front main
@TV Plus front main
@TV Plus front main

Belkin G1V1000 @TV Plus Review

 Some reviews are difficult not because of the technology discussed, but because the purpose of that technology doesn’t come across as having any value. We can all say that TV has its good moments amidst the bad -- and that’s w...