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SVS SB16-Ultra subwoofer

SVS SB16-Ultra subwoofer review: This astonishing sub will rock your house—and your neighbor's, too

High-tech features and a supremely powerful amplifier team up to produce some of the deepest, cleanest bass you'll experience outside of an IMAX theater.

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DirecTV Now review: An extremely rough draft of a great streaming bundle

DirecTV Now has attractive pricing and some clever ideas, but it's dragged down by too many problems.

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Oppo UDP-203 4K UHD Blu-ray player review: A class act with awesome audio capabilities

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.

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SVS Prime Elevation speaker review: An incredibly versatile audio solution for the home theater

These smartly designed speakers are particularly great as the height channels in a Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro-3D configuration.

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Sony X930D 4K UHD TV review: Color and HDR done the Sony way.

Sony has forsaken quantum dots and OLED technology to follow its own path to color and HDR.

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Chromecast Ultra review: 4K HDR streaming with no frills

Google's Chromecast Ultra quadruples the pixels for double the money, but it lacks the bells and whistles of other high-end steaming devices.

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Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player with weak surround-sound support

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.

Panasonic DMP-UB900

Panasonic DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: A great choice for audiophiles and home theater buffs

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.

Samsung UBD-K8500

Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: The best bang for your buck

You don't get a lot of extra features, but this player delivers excellent performance on both the video and audio fronts.

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Xiaomi Mi Box review: Android TV elevated with cheap 4K HDR streaming

The Xiaomi Mi Box's $69 price tag and 4K HDR streaming help paper over Android TV's shortcomings.

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Samsung KS9800 4K UHD, 65-inch smart TV review: Quantum dots + HDR = Wow!

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.

Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra and Roku Premiere+ reviews: The priciest Roku still isn't the best Roku

Improvements to Roku's high-end set-top boxes don't add up to a better value—unless you need 4K HDR video.

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Enclave Audio CineHome HD review: Plenty of bang for the home theater buck

The 'wire-free' claim is a wee bit overblown, but that doesn't mean this system isn't a good value.

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Sideclick review: This gadget fixes the biggest problem with Roku and Fire TV remotes

For $30, Sideclick consolidates TV power and volume controls into a single remote.

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Terk Horizon indoor amplified antenna review: A good antenna need not be ugly

Hats off to Terk for building an indoor antenna that can blend into a room's decor.