If you rip and library your own media, there's no better tool for storing and streaming it than a NAS box. These versatile storage devices also serve as the perfect personal, secure cloud for backing up your PCs and other devices.
Network-attached storage has a place in the home, and this box covers all the basics in style, but it's missing a few features consumers will find essential.
There is no higher-quality video player available for Windows. It's a bit pricey, but PowerDVD Ultra is also the only software that can play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs on your computer.
For the price, this 12-hour box sounds very good. It has the punch that many speakers in its class lack, as well as a surprising amount of thump.
When you want to stream from older audio equipment that doesn't understand Bluetoth, all you need is this handy, dual transmitter box. It's also useful for computers without Bluetooth audio output.
The DVP-5000S sits between your HDMI source and display and uses a stereoscopic processing trick to create greater apparent detail in 1080p and lower-resolution video.
Compact, with good sound for its size, the SoundCore 2 is a bargain at $39.
With improved image chops to support Dolby Vision HDR, TCL TVs are poised to go where none of them have gone before.
Feature-wise, Sbode has nailed it with this supremely portable and affordable Bluetooth speaker. The sonic quality is decent for a weatherproof speaker, if you don't count the lack of thump.
A new 8K UHD, microLED, ambient mode, and smart features for your phone were all touted at today's Samsung 2018 TV press presentation
If you have quality HDMI cables, they'll likely pass muster for the new HDMI 2.1 standard, as might some of your gear.
The absence of a battery leaves the thumpy Fender Monterey Bluetooth speaker reliant on AC power.
An IPX7 weatherization rating means this speaker can survive a dip in the pool, but it's audio performance left us wanting.
Panasonic announced at CES 2018 that its new OLEDs would be the first in the industry to support the HDR10+ standard, the open alternative to Dolby Vision.
You won't see Dolby Vision or quantum dots at this price point, but you will at least get HDR.
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