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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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Best universal remote control

Which remote control is the best companion for your smart TV and the rest of your entertainment system.

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Over-the-air DVR prices compared

Comparing the cost of TiVo, Tablo, Fire TV Recast, and other DVRs for cord-cutters.

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PowerDVD 19 review: 8K UHD playback and 4K UHD TrueTheater enhancements

Cyberlink's PowerDVD series just keeps getting better, with PowerDVD 19 adding 8K video playback to its bag of tricks. Don't have an 8K display? The new 4K True Theater color, lighting, and HDR are worth a look.

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WiSA, the low-latency, wireless multi-channel audio standard is ready for take-off

WiSA is a wireless audio standard that promises hassle-free setup for up to 7.1-channel surround with latency as low as 2.6 millisecond, lag that's barely perceptible to humans.

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Q Acoustics Concept 300 loudspeaker review: Grand sound in a compellingly intriguing package

The company’s engineers and designers tweaked every imaginable aspect—including the stands—to enhance the performance of these high-end speakers.

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IKEA just put a Sonos speaker in a table lamp

The Swedish furniture maker also partnered with Sonos to build a low-cost wireless bookshelf speaker.

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Panasonic DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Here’s one manufacturer that’s not bailing on Blu-ray

Streaming offers instant gratification, but only a high-end Blu-ray player like this can reveal just incredible your 4K TV can look.

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How to make the most of Roku voice controls

Everything you need to know about controlling Roku with Alexa, Google Assistant, or your voice remote.

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How to rip (copy) Blu-ray and other movies, so you can stream and archive them

As long as movies have been distributed on home media, buyers have wanted to back them up or copy them to media that's more convenient for playback or streaming. We trace the history, how copy protection works, and how to circumvent...

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Channels DVR review: A powerful but pricey DVR for discerning cord-cutters

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

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How to choose a TV antenna

Attention cord cutters: This in-depth guide to HDTV antenna tech will help you find just the right model for tuning in free over-the-air broadcasts.

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Marseille mCable Cinema Edition review: This expensive HDMI cable is mostly worth it

The Marseille mCable Cinema Edition is great for upscaling DVD, Blu-ray, and even TV, but we can't recommend it for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players because it doesn't support HDCP 2.2.

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Q Acoustics’ Concept 300, first impressions: These speakers make a bold statement

The out-of-this-world tripods they rest on render them more like tower speakers than bookshelf models.

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The first Sonos architectural speakers are available for preorder

The Sonos multi-room audio company has partnered with Sonance to design in-wall and outdoor passive speakers for its Sonos Amp.

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Harman Kardon Enchant 800 soundbar review: There are many better values in home audio

This Harman Kardon soundbar beats the audio quality of a TV's onboard speakers, but other options offer far better value.

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Winegard FlatWave Amped indoor TV antenna review: This one pulls in the channels

The FlatWave Amped (model FL-5500A) is one of a series of small, lightweight indoor antennas in Winegard's collection.

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TiVo talks streaming apps, Android hardware, and a potential live TV service

TiVo's Ted Malone on where the venerable DVR maker is going next.

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Sennheiser’s AMBEO soundbar promises acoustic alchemy

Best known for building high-end headphones and mics, Sennheiser is now getting ready to enter the soundbar market. We got a demo during CES.

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Sony’s “Future of Sound” CES demo recasts surround sound in an even more embracing form

Think Dolby Atmos, but designed to be experienced with headphones.

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