Don't-Miss Home Theater Stories
The P-Series color and HDR puts just about everything else in its class to shame.
The LC-55 is a basic LED-backlit 4K UHD TV that offers about as good a picture as you'll find for less than $500.
The new Fire TV has cheap 4K HDR video and a lot of problems.
Roku's Sticks get even better with TV controls, voice commands, and 4K HDR video at the high end.
The MediaSonic Homeworx HW180STB has a dumb-as-a-rock recording features that might remind you of an old VCR.
And an onboard Wi-Fi adapter lets you stream live TV to any streaming box or mobile device on your home network.
Samsung's mid-range MU9000 series gives Sony's 930E a run for its money, thanks to a very smooth and even image.
You don’t need anything more for critical listening, but you’ll want to pair them with a subwoofer—at least—for home theater use.
Highlights include a camouflaged OLED display, better color, and wireless streaming Samsung mobile devices, but there's still no support Dolby Vision HDR.
Highly intelligible dialog and great overall performance make Yamaha's sound bar a top performer in its price class.
Tablo Engine is a simple over-the-air DVR for a single television, but it's far too light on features.
While it has four individually switchable outlets, the Surge works best only as a manual on/off switch.
Two taste treats in one? Or less than the sum of its parts?
This 55-inch TV doesn't offer a lot of peak brightness, but its wide color gamut helps with HDR.