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VLC VideoLAN Player

VLC 2.2 for Windows: Hands-on first impressions

This latest version delivers lots improvements you can’t see, and a few you can.

Onkyo LS-B50

Onkyo LS-B50 sound bar review: An underwhelming home-theater effort

Don’t be fooled by its muscular appearance, this entry-level speaker system is a 98-pound weakling both in terms of features and performance.

Nyrius Aries Home+

Nyrius Aries Home+ review: Now you can cut the HDMI cord, too

With this transmitter/receiver pair, you can stream uncompressed 1080p video and Dolby Digital audio up to 100 feet without wires.

polk audio magnifi

Polk Audio MagniFi Voice Optimizing Wireless Soundbar review: Why no HDMI?

Staying within a $400 budget shouldn't force you to sacrifice HDMI connectivity.

sony htct770

Sony HT-CT770 2.1 Sound Bar w/Wireless Subwoofer review: This sleek speaker delivers the goods

Don't let its relatively small size foo you: This sound bar pumps out big sound

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Sharp HT-SB602 2.1 Channel Slim Sound Bar review: This humongous speaker delivers big value

This sound bar can fill a large room with great-sounding audio.

yamaha yas 203

Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer review: Great sound, but light on features

This sound bar has a great price/performance ratio, but it lacks a number of important features.

vizio s5451

Vizio S5451w-C2 54" 5.1 Sound Bar System review: A genuine 5.1-channel audio system

This sound bar delivers everything you big-screen TV needs, except for high-res audio support.

denon dht s514

Denon DHT-S514 sound bar review: A disappointing effort from a noted speaker manufacturer

We've seen some fine audio products from Denon; unfortunately, this isn't one of them.

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Building a better sound bar: TV manufacturers take on speaker builders

Do speakers manufacturers build better sound bars than TV manufacturers? We pit three companies from each camp against each other.

HS-251

QNAP HS-251 Review: NAS meets home entertainment

QNAP has taken the convergence of home networking and entertainment another step further with this handsome, quiet, network-attached storage box that outputs directly to your TV via HDMI

Netflix logo with popcorn

The best Netflix tools: Use these 10 tricks and tips to get the most out of your subscription

Don’t be satisfied with the content that bubbles up to the surface of the Netflix user interface. Use these tools to dig down to the good stuff.

Samsung HW-H750

Samsung HW-H750 Wireless Audio Soundbar review: Tube amp, shmoobe amp

The technology claims made for this product just don’t pass the smell test.