Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

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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.

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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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Everything you need to know about DLNA: The de facto home-entertainment network standard

If you've ever wished for a way to stream media from your PC to another device, you should know about this technology.

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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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4K content protection will frustrate consumers more than pirates: Meet HDCP 2.2

Before you throw down for that gorgeous 4K TV, know that you might also need to buy a new set-top box, Blu-ray player, and AV-Receiver to watch 4K content.