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Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos review: This speaker covers all the bases

This soundbar features immersive audio for movies, Chromecast for multi-room audio, and Google Assistant support for voice control.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

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

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Channels DVR review: This is a powerful DVR for cord-cutters, but it's also an expensive one

Channels DVR gets a lot of little things right, but the price is wrong.

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Amazon offers $40 off Fire Cube TV and $15 off Fire Stick today for Prime members

Amazon is offering $40 off Fire TV and $15 off Fire Stick today for Prime members. The Fire TV Cube is just $80 right now, and the Fire TV Stick is $25.

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Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

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Hisense H9E Plus 4K UHD TV review: Smooth action and good color, but it's not overly bright

The H9E Plus is the most affordable 120Hz TV we've seen, and the extra 60Hz do make for about the smoothest motion in its class. But HDR still doesn't pop as with some similarly-priced models.

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How to use Google Assistant and Chromecast to control your TV by voice

With Google's smart speaker and streaming dongle, your voice becomes the remote. Here's how to set it all up.

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Best media streaming devices

Which streaming box is best for cord cutters? And what's the skinny on streaming sticks? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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Samsung and LG are bringing 8K smart TVs to market

Samsung and LG both announced 8K TVs at IFA; Samsung the 85-inch Q900 with picture tweaks and a database of upscaling templates, and LG an 88-inch OLED

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Sonos Amp is the most important new product the company has launched in years

It's not a powered speaker, and it's aimed primarily at customer installers. But audio enthusiasts should still be excited about Sonos’ first new product since going public.

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Samsung Q9FN 4K UHD TV review: Top-tier goodness, now significantly more affordable

Samsung's Q9FN TV offers better blacks than last year's model, and is arguably the best TV on the market. The series is also a lot less expensive than it was last year.

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Denon HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar review: Alexa, play 'Jurassic Park'

You’ll find Denon’s Heos HomeCinema HS2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer a solid, feature-rich package.

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Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Is Sling TV better than Hulu, or should cord-cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and one rises to the top.

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Polk Audio Command Bar soundbar review: Good sound, with Alexa at your service

The Polk Audio Command Bar mixes well-balanced and beefy sound (the latter courtesy of the included subwoofer) and Amazon Alexa. It works, but Alexa can be recalcitrant when the bar is producing sound.

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Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 speaker system review: A convenient, but ineffective substitute for in-ceiling speakers

This speaker system delivers a solid surround-sound performance, but it doesn’t provide the perception of height.

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How to control your TV with Alexa

The ultimate guide to voice controls using Amazon's Echo and other Alexa devices.

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In the wake of its IPO, Sonos VP says the company is ‘on a cadence of launching two products per year’

What's next for Sonos now that the speaker manufacturer and multi-room audio pioneer has gone public? Support for hi-res audio is on the company’s to-do list, and the company could add other advanced features that its older products...

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Yamaha YAS-108 review: One of the best entry-level soundbars you can buy

Strong sound, clear dialogue, DTS Virtual:X, and the ability to connect two Bluetooth devices at once make this small speaker a winner.

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