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Channel Master DVR+ review: Over-the-air recording that's a bit too basic

This DVR is cheap and simple, but it doesn’t include enough features to justify its price tag.

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HDHomeRun and Plex DVR review: For hardcore do-it-yourself cord-cutters only

This combo is a powerful whole-home DVR for over-the-air channels, but the setup's a doozy and you can't time-shift.

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Tablo review: A complete over-the-air DVR solution with just a few flaws

Tablo is the simplest whole-home DVR for cord-cutters, despite some performance and feature limitations.

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TiVo Roamio OTA review: It feels like going back in time

TiVo's over-the-air DVR box feels a lot like cable, for better and for worse.

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Best media streaming device

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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Sonos Playbase review: Oddly enough, it sounds better playing music than movie soundtracks

The Playbase fits conveniently under your TV, but it’s not the best home theater speaker we’ve heard.

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Sanus Swiveling TV Base for Playbase review: The perfect playmate for your Playbase

We all aspire to hang our TVs on the wall, but most of us will never get ours off the furniture.

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LeEco Super4 X65 TV review:A good picture and great features at a nice price

This large-screen 4K UHD smart TV has a super-responsive interface, and the picture is surprisingly rich given the absence of quantum dots.

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MartinLogan Motion AFX review: Remarkable add-on speakers for object-oriented movie soundtracks

Add Dolby Atmos and DTS:X to your home theater's repertoire without cutting holes in your ceiling.

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Belkin 12-outlet PivotPlug review: Clever design helps avoid blocked outlets

All the features you want from a surge suppressor, and for a reasonable price.

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APC SurgeArrest review: Very near the top of the pack

All the features you want, with just a couple of minor drawbacks.

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Tripp Lite TLP1208TELTV review: Its outlets are packed tight, but it does everything else right

Anyone looking for a surge protector that cuts power when it can no longer offer protection should consider this model.

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AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip review: Very little protection

Amazon recommends this surge protector for all purposes, but it's really just a glorified power strip.

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RAVPower surge protector review: Too many unknowns for us to recommend

It’s full of great features, but it doesn't seem to be UL listed and we were unable to determine other key specifications.

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Best surge protector

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.