Don't-Miss Home Theater Stories
DirecTV Now has attractive pricing and some clever ideas, but it's dragged down by too many problems.
Quick disc loading, support for both HDR-10 and (soon) Dolby Vision, and tons of audio features push this Blu-ray player to the front of the pack.
These smartly designed speakers are particularly great as the height channels in a Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro-3D configuration.
Sony has forsaken quantum dots and OLED technology to follow its own path to color and HDR.
Google's Chromecast Ultra quadruples the pixels for double the money, but it lacks the bells and whistles of other high-end steaming devices.
You don't get a lot of extra features, but this player delivers excellent performance on both the video and audio fronts.
Microsoft promises a fix in 2017, but today the game console doesn't pass high-def audio bitstreams such as Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Atmos to the rest of your home-theater gear.
This is the only Blu-ray player we've seen that can also play DSD audio files, but don't pay the premium price unless you can take full advantage of its advanced features.
The Xiaomi Mi Box's $69 price tag and 4K HDR streaming help paper over Android TV's shortcomings.
A curved screen? Meh. But HDR and quantum dots result in an LCD TV that gives uber-expensive OLED technology a run for its money.
Improvements to Roku's high-end set-top boxes don't add up to a better value—unless you need 4K HDR video.
The 'wire-free' claim is a wee bit overblown, but that doesn't mean this system isn't a good value.
For $30, Sideclick consolidates TV power and volume controls into a single remote.
Hats off to Terk for building an indoor antenna that can blend into a room's decor.
Despite its omni-directional nature, this antenna couldn’t pull in as many stations as it competitors.