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Does Next-Gen TV spell doom for over-the-air DVR?

Next-gen TV (the ATSC 3.0 TV broadcast standard) could cripple over-the-air DVR products like Tablo and TiVo.

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Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

The home theater category is rife with junk products and outright rip-offs on Black Friday. But here are the living room deals that TV buffs and cord cutters should actually care about.

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Roku upgrade guide: Should you buy a new box?

Time to upgrade your Roku? This guide will help you decide.

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference?

Windows PC owners have three virtual reality platforms to choose from: Here's how the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets compare, compete, and overlap.

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Roku Express review: Cheap, decent, and probably still not the streaming box for you

The new Roku Express is much faster than its predecessor, but the best Roku still doesn’t cost much more.

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The latest free streaming TV service: Your public library

Hoopla and Kanopy offer free streaming movies, TV shows, and documentaries with just a library card.

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Philo is a sports-free TV bundle for just $16 per month

Philo is the cheapest streaming TV bundle yet with AMC, Discovery, and Viacom channels.

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Apple TV 4K review: The high price of polish

The Apple TV 4K gets the little details right, but it's more than twice the price of other 4K HDR streaming devices.

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Media streamer upgrade guide

How to decide if you should replace your Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Roku—or stick with what you have.

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Still waiting for the ideal streaming TV interface

Which streaming box has the best software? None of them.

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Chromecast support quietly pops up in Amazon Music for Android

Amazon Music and Google Chromecast: A sign of amends, or just a test?

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The fear and fantasy of broadband price hikes

Will higher internet prices make cord cutting futile? Here’s some perspective.

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Roku Ultra (2017) review: Stuck in the middle

If you need a streaming box with hardwired ethernet support, the Roku Ultra is the cheapest one available.

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Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: This is a step backward, even with 4K HDR

The new Fire TV has cheap 4K HDR video and a lot of problems.

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Don't buy an old Roku now

Old Roku players are on sale, but the latest models are well-worth the extra cash.

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