Jon L. Jacobi

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Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player

Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player for gamers
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Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player for gamers

If you're a gamer as well as a home theater enthusiasts, Microsoft's game console is also an exceptionally good Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

Oppo UDP-205 Ultra-HD Audiophile Blu-ray player review: Audiophile sound and price tag (plus Dolby Vision)

Oppo UDP-205 Ultra-HD Audiophile Blu-ray player review: Audiophile sound and price tag (plus Dolby Vision)

With 32-bit DACs and other upscale components, you won't hear better analog audio from an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It's also the first player we've tested to support Dolby Vision 4K UHD discs.

Best Windows backup software 2017
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Best Windows backup software 2017

The best Windows applications for backing up your system, disks, and data.

How to get rid of hum and eliminate other noises from your audio and video systems
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How to get rid of hum and eliminate other noises from your audio and video systems

Don't let buzz, hum, or hiss ruin your AV experience. We'll show you how to solve common electrical faults and ditch the noise.

TCL P-series Roku smart TV review: Dolby Vision hits the mainstream
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TCL P-series Roku smart TV review: Dolby Vision hits the mainstream

Support for Dolby Vision elevates the TCP 55P607's image chops.

PowerDVD 17 Ultra review: The best way to play Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on your home theater PC

PowerDVD 17 Ultra review: The best way to play Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on your home theater PC

If you have the proper hardware, PowerDVD 17 Ultra will play Ultra Blu-ray movie discs from your PC. Support for Oculus Rift and HTC VR headsets has also been added.

Intel SSD 545s review: The next great budget SSD has arrived

Intel SSD 545s review: The next great budget SSD has arrived

Intel has released a 64-layer TLC SSD that's cheaper, and considerably faster than Samsung's EVO. The king is dead--long live the king.

Dash cam reviews: What you need to catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving
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Dash cam reviews: What you need to catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

Dash cams can record what's ahead (and occasionally, what's behind), and mark it with GPS (or what's the point?). This is exactly what you need on the mean streets of modern life.

Oppo UDP-203 4K UHD Blu-ray player review: A class act with awesome audio capabilities
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Oppo UDP-203 4K UHD Blu-ray player review: A class act with awesome audio capabilities

Quick disc loading, support for both HDR-10 and Dolby Vision, and tons of audio features push this Blu-ray player to the front of the pack.

Samsung Q9F series QLED smart TV review: Samsung's best 4K UHD TV yet

Samsung Q9F series QLED smart TV review: Samsung's best 4K UHD TV yet

Quantum dots and improved backlighting make for outstanding 2160p HDR. It takes LED-backlit LCD to another level.

Sony A1E 4K TV review: This could be the best OLED TV money can buy

Sony A1E 4K TV review: This could be the best OLED TV money can buy

Take an OLED panel and combine it with Sony's picture processing wizardry and you get what is the best image we've seen on an OLED TV. But how HDR will affect OLED lifespan we don't yet know.

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