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TCL Roku partnership bears fruit, new TV models available 2015

Just last year TCL Roku TV earned awards for “Best TV of 2014” and “Editor’s Choice” from PC Magazine. This year, consumers either new to the brand or just awaiting new models can start planning their streaming binges right now. TCL has just announced it will be offering 11 new models of its Roku TV more »

Free new features for Amazon Fire TV, TV Stick announced

The Amazon TV Stick hasn’t been out for that long, and the company is already looking to send out free updates. Awesome. It’s no wonder that the “Customer response to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick has been overwhelming”, because the TV Stick packs some great hardware and user interface. But now we can look forward more »

TechnologyTell Review: Nyrius Aries Home+ HD transmitter

You had been struck with this vision to create the perfect home theater layout for some time before. As the new HDTV is being unpacked, you’re moving furniture, clearing wall space for a mounting bracket, and relocating power strips. “Ah, it’s going to be perfect”, you think, since you’ve never liked watching TV in the more »

Totally wireless, Flicks delivers home audio, video anywhere

If you’ve ever used a projector for entertainment purposes, you probably know how terrible the built-in speakers are. I keep a compact speaker alongside my projector, since the difference in audio is like night and day. But that’s just for quick/mobile convenience. If I’m setting up the projector for plush movie-viewing, I’m reaching for the more »

TechnologyTell Review: Oco Wi-Fi cloud camera

At CES 2015, there was no shortage of home monitoring and surveillance cameras. Now that there are so many models from different brands available, it may seem that they’re mostly the same. In terms of hardware, it could be true. However, when you get down to it, it’s the software and interface that can make more »

Rupert Murdoch thinks Amazon, Netflix are too big. Duh.

Unless you’re the one in the lead, no one likes monopolies. Few people may understand this concept more than Rupert Murdoch, the 83-year-old founder of one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. If you’ve ever watched some TV, especially anything from 21st Century Fox, he’s made money off of it. But local and cable television more »

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Google Nexus Player launches soon, relief for Ouya owners

Google really wants its hardware behind all the content you might enjoy on your home television sets. If you’ve been interested in a competitive alternative to Apple and Amazon, you’ll be able to preorder the Google Nexus Player soon, with the device hitting major retailers at the beginning of next month. The Nexus Player will more »

NanoTech to deliver native Ultra HD content to Sony TVs

Ultra HD TVs are receiving lots of hype (at least from TV manufacturers), but the bugaboo has been, and continues to be, the lack of “native” Ultra HD content to watch on them. Broadcast, cable/satellite and Blu-ray don’t yet offer it, although Amazon and Netflix are stepping forward with limited offerings. Today comes some welcome news for the category, as there’s going to be a little more to watch soon on demand.

Verizon’s internet TV in 2015 may be a la carte

One huge complaint about cable TV, which has persisted over time, is the lack of choice. I’m not talking about not having enough channels; we actually pay for too many. Out of those hundreds of channels you hand over hard-earned cash for, how many are watched with regularity? Ten? Twenty? For us, it’s about twelve, more »

Sanus and Sonos offering free stuff through #BetterSound Twitter contest

Want some free wireless audio gear and AV furniture? Get on it!

Smart TV Hisense Roku H4 to be available soon

When it comes to streaming internet media to television sets all over the world, Roku is a leader, if not the leader. Cable-cutting in favor of viewing online content has been made easier and more possible by Roku and all of its products. Now, the company has teamed up with Hisense, the fourth largest global more »

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PlayOn giving away free Chromecast for cable-cutting

For the last couple of years, my local cable providers have been setting up aggressive pricing deals. At one point about 18 months ago, AT&T was giving either a tablet or $200 off for new customers signing a 1-year contract (for TV + internet). Surewest currently has internet and TV bundled for only $65 a more »