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We Found the Sub-£2500 Home Projector That’s Actually Worth It

Buying a projector is a much more intimidating prospect than buying a TV. You can at least go see most televisions in a store, and once you’ve made your purchase, setting it up can be as simple as putting it on an entertainment stand and plugging it in (though a quick calibration is a good idea too). With a projector, you have to worry about the right lighting and right screen and even focusing the dang thing. Can you find a decent projector that’s not a pain to use without bankrupting yourself? We aim to find out. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Vizio Has a Wacky Idea for Futuristic Dolby Atmos Soundbars

One of the most exciting innovations for home entertainment is Dolby Atmos. The technology adds an element of height to the audio coming out of your sound system, and the effect is honestly game-changing. Vizio has a wacky idea about how to make Atmos even better. What if your soundbar could do Atmos at will? Or, more specifically, what if your soundbar could swivel like a sassy robot and adjust itself to whatever you’re watching? Read More >>

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The Polk Command Bar Is an Ugly Attempt at an Interesting Idea

Smart soundbars are an interesting idea. They’re like smart speakers, except they work with your TV, so you can use your voice like a remote control. Neat! In January, Polk wowed CES attendees with its new Command Bar. Put bluntly, this smart device is a big honking soundbar with an Amazon Echo Dot stuffed inside of it. That means the Command Bar can do anything an Echo Dot can do as well as a few extra tricks. It’s pretty ugly, too. Read More >>

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Roku Made Speakers?

If you’ve ever sat down to watch your Roku-powered TV and thought, “Boy I wish I had some Roku-powered speakers to enhance this experience,” you are in luck. The set-top box maker has announced a new set of speakers that work exclusively with Roku TV televisions. It’s kind of a curious move for the company, but it also makes weird sense. Read More >>

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Don’t Expect Miracles From a Cheap Soundbar

Cheap soundbars are a lot like cheap headphones. Many of them will do the job. Few of them will do it well. The new TV Mate by Samsung fits firmly in the first category. It will indeed make the audio on your TV louder and better. It will not, however, trick your friends into thinking you have a souped-up home cinema. Read More >>

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There Are Maybe 4 People on Earth Who Would Use This Overpriced Universal Remote

In a lot of ways, I love the Caavo universal remote. I have five different devices plugged into it at the moment, and it moves between them with utter ease. It’s informative, beautiful, and far easier to set up than any Logitech Harmony remote I’ve used. Yet for the life of me, I don’t know who the heck would actually want to own this $400 (£286) device. Read More >>

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Listen to Wireless Audio All Over Your House With This Modular Philips Surround Sound System

If you’re looking for sweet new speakers to scatter around your patio, lounge, or Netflix binge dungeon, Philips’ has new Fidelio E6 wireless cinema speakers and a 90W subwoofer that can do just that. Read More >>

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Samsung’s New TV Remotes Will Control Your Whole Set-Up

It’s very easy indeed to end up with a sofa arm littered with button-clad boxes. But while after-market multi-device controllers exist, Samsung plans to solve the problem straight out of the box with its new smart TV remotes. Read More >>

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Ultra HD Blu-ray to Bring Eye-Popping High-Res Movies to Your Living Room

Remember DVDs? You know, boring old DVDs? You bought them or rented them and then stuffed them in your DVD player and watched shows and movies on them. Yeah, they were all right, weren't they? Read More >>

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You Know You Want This 60″ HD Arcade Machine With a Built-In Kegerator

What if you combined your three favourite things into one big toy? What's that? You would combine beer, video games, and high definition TV? No need to imagine, folks. Such a machine exists, and it only costs £3,000. A Bargain! Read More >>

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Philips Quits Home Entertainment in Favour of Juicers and Coffee Machines

After recently binning most of its interest in the TV market, Philips has now sold off its remaining home entertainment teams, leaving the once mighty tech company to focus on mundane kitchen and health products. Read More >>