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Roku Streaming Stick review: The best cheap way to make a dumb TV smart

The Roku Streaming Stick offers a solid app selection, good-enough performance, and some neat tricks for $50.

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Vizio P65-C1 display review: Dolby Vision HDR and an Android remote control

The Vizio P-series displays are the first we've seen to offer Dolby Vision HDR. The picture is great, but there's no TV tuner.

JBL Boost TV

JBL Boost TV review: There are great small speakers. This isn't one of them

We like the idea of a sound bar for smaller rooms and smaller TVs, but the Boost TV’s performance leaves much to be desired.

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TCL Roku TV review (model 50UP130): A good picture, and a fantastic user interface

While picture quality is merely good by rapidly improving LCD TV standards, TCL's P-series Roku TVs are a breeze to set up and use.

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Raumfeld WiFi Soundbar review: This speaker and subwoofer duo delivers a powerful 1-2 punch

The combo delivers very solid performances with both movies and music, and it can be incorporated into a multi-room audio system.

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Pronto Peel universal remote control review: Cheap and relatively powerful, but you get what you pay for

As long as your hardware has an IR receiver, and doesn’t rely on Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or some other technology, the Pronto can probably control it.

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Cyberlink PowerDVD 16 review: Enough new features to justify upgrading (from PowerDVD 14, at least)

The biggest new feature is support for streaming to set-top boxes such as AppleTV, Roku, and Chromecast.

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Ray Super Remote review: Almost super, definitely pricey

This universal remote wants to be your living-room’s everything, but it doesn’t quite swing it.

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Monster Power Black Platinum 800 review: Surge protection with a side of networking

Monster’s line of surge protectors include everything you need to connect a network device using your home’s electrical wiring.

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Vizio M65-C1 4K Ultra HD TV review: Great basics, a good picture, and some minor peccadilloes

When it comes to the basics, and we mean the basic functionality that will cover most users, this 4K Ultra HD TV has great chops. The only area it's lacking in is direct playback from USB media and support for peripherals such as mice and keyboards.

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Yamaha YSP-1600 MusicCast sound bar review: Much better with soundtracks than music

This will be a big step up from just about any TV’s speakers, but it can be too bright for music.

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Amazon Fire TV review: The 4K box to beat (for Prime subscribers, at least)

The 4K Fire TV is better than ever at delivering Prime video, but don't bother upgrading from the original.

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Roku 4 review: The best Roku player, but not for the money

The Roku 4 is a just minor improvement over cheaper models, with or without a 4K TV.

Onkyo HTIB

Onkyo HT-S7700 review: An easy-to-set-up home theater in a box with Dolby Atmos

This home theater in a box includes just about every modern feature you could want in a budget-priced system.

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Orb Audio Complete Home Theater System review: A pint-sized, upgradeable music and home-theater marvel

Astonishingly good sound for the price, even though the A/V receiver is a bare-bones model.