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Samsung denies its TVs cheat on power consumption tests

Samsung Electronics has denied allegations that it designed its TVs to consume less energy during tests than they do in real-world situations.

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NASA joins the 4k party with an Ultra HD channel of its own

The new channel, slated to launch November 1st, will showcase footage from NASA missions and the International Space Station.

Yamaha's latest digital sound projector delivers Dolby Atmos surround sound from a single cabinet

Movie soundtracks encoded with Dolby Atmos trick your brain into hearing sound from all directions, not just front and rear.

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Denon adds a sound-bar and subwoofer to its HEOS wireless multi-room audio lineup

New speakers from add a home-theater zone to HEOS networks.

Netflix rules out third-party ads amid growing speculation

The streaming site’s users recently began noticing show trailers before and after their videos, sparking speculation third-party ads could soon be on their way.


TVMC for Kodi makes video piracy uncomfortably easy

This free living room TV software offers vast quantities of movies and TV shows out of the box.


SoundScoopz could be an inexpensive audio enhancer for flat-panel TVs

The low-tech, low-budget solution redirects sound waves from a TV's down-firing speakers towards the viewer.


TiVo will soon stream your media library with Plex support

The DVR box rounds out its app lineup by letting users stream their videos, music, and photos from a networked computer.

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Axel modular headphones to come with swappable drivers

It’s horses for courses with Axel Audio’s assemble-yourself headphones that let you pick different drivers for different genres.

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Dispelling the hype swirling around high dynamic range TV

Hollywood loves HDR and so should you. Here's how it's making 4K's future brighter.


Windows Media Center is dying. Here's how the Xbox can replace it

Microsoft will leave its living-room software behind when Windows 10 arrives. Now it's up to the Xbox to do what the PC never could.

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Plex TV subscribers get support for photos and music as part of a significant update

The Plex smart TV app is now more useful than ever, but you'll need to pony up for a subscription to get the new features.

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VidiPath technology promises to make pay-TV streaming seamless and painless

DLNA's new wireless protocol lets you transmit cable-box content to every screen in your home, without any new wires..

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How to use your mobile device to control your home theater

With the right selection of apps you can transform your iOS or Android phone or tablet into an elegant home entertainment command center.

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Curved TVs: Gobsmackingly great or goldbrick gimmick?

Though there is some science behind the curved screen, reflections, distortions, and huge price tags may leave you bent out of shape.

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TV-remote app Peel adds connected-home commands to its repertoire

Peel users will soon be able to use the TV remote app to command a wide variety of connected-home devices and appliances.