Sony XBR 950G 4K UHD smart TV review: Dated technology with a state-of-the-art price tag

If you took the Sony XBR 950G home having seen nothing else, you’d probably be more than satisfied. The image has that unique Sony look that so many people love, and the latest remote finally falls in line appearance-wise with the TV’s overall classy design. But the times they are …

CEDIA Expo 2019: There was a lot to see and hear at the annual confab for custom-installation professionals

In other affordable-projector news, Epson introduced the Home Cinema 3200 and 3800, which look identical on the outside. Both are 3LCD designs with 4K Pro-UHD pixel shifting as well as support for HDR10 and HLG content, a peak light output of 2,900 lumens, and HDMI inputs that operate at 18Gbps. …

Don’t blame AT&T and DirecTV if ESPN gets blacked out

During Monday Night Football this week, Disney kicked off the all-too-familiar dance of a carriage dispute by weaponizing its viewers. In the middle of ESPN’s telecast, Disney warned DirecTV customers that they might soon lose access to ESPN, Disney Channel, and Freeform. The full-screen ad included a phone number that …

AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

If you subscribe to Sling TV—and plan to for a while—the AirTV Mini could be the best streaming device for you. Unlike a Roku or Amazon Fire TV Stick, the $80 AirTV Mini is built around Sling’s live TV streaming service. The Sling TV app launches automatically when the device …

Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

Table of Contents Show More There’s never been a better time to buy a TV. The industry has worked most of the bugs out of LCD and OLED TVs, and today’s prices are lower than ever. In fact, high-end 4K models cost about half of what they did last year. …

Roku adds a soundbar and subwoofer to its audio lineup

Roku rolled out it’s first audio product in 2018: a stereo pair of wireless speakers designed to give life to thin-screen TV audio. This year, the company brings a soundbar and sub-woofer to market. But this is no ordinary soundbar, it’s also a complete Roku streaming device that will work …

Disney+ device streaming limits could be big problem

Late last week, Disney revealed lots of new details on Disney+, the $7-per-month streaming service that it’s launching on November 12. Among the announcements was a troubling bit of fine print: For each Disney+ account, subscribers will only be able to authorize up to 10 devices total. This limitation is …

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition review: This chatty, Alexa-powered playmate keeps tykes entertained and engaged

If you’re looking for an alternative to unleashing your kids on an iPad when you need a few precious moments to yourself, the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition makes for an attentive and surprisingly engaging companion. Loaded up with parental controls aplenty and packed to the gills with games and …

Disney+ device streaming limits could be a big problem

UPDATE: Disney now says that it misspoke in response to questions earlier this week about device activation limits for Disney+. While the company previously said that users would only be able to use 10 devices total, it now says that limit only applies to downloads on mobile devices. “There is …

Frndly TV: A cheap way get Hallmark Channel, Weather Channel and more without cable

Sometimes just one channel stands in the way of someone cutting the cable TV cord. And given what I’ve heard from readers, it can often be something niche like The Hallmark Channel. For those prospective cord-cutters, a new streaming called service Frndly TV might be the answer. It starts at …