Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

If you have a Philips Hue Bridge in your home, or don’t mind adding one, the Philips Hue Play light bars can deliver bias lighting to your home theater. They’re even better as a responsive bias lighting for your PC monitor, though, especially if you’re a gamer. Hue Play light …

Govee DreamColor for TV with Alexa review: This bias light uses a camera to sync with your TV screen

If you want more from your TV bias lights than a subtle glow that boosts contrast and eases eye strain, this responsive LED light strip from Govee is worth a try. A relatively inexpensive way to make your TV more immersive, Govee’s DreamColor for TV bias lighting kit comes equipped …

The MediaLight bias TV lighting review: Subtle bias lighting designed for videophiles

Don’t expect The MediaLight TV bias lighting to astound your friends with pulsing colors that match the shows on your screen. Designed for discerning viewers who want to enhance their TV’s visuals and ease eye strain while preserving the integrity of the original image, The MediaLight does an impressive job …

How to use synchronized lyrics in Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

Apple’s major new OS releases always come with a whole bunch of updates to its built-in apps. In iOS 13 and tvOS 13, the new marquee feature for Apple Music is the ability to show you song lyrics that sync with the music being played. It’s just the thing to …

Disney+ and Netflix couldn’t be more different

Disney appeared to drop a bomb on Netflix this week by announcing a $13-per-month bundle for all its streaming services. When it launches on November 12, the package will include Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, all for the same price as Netflix’s most popular plan. (Disney+ will cost $7 per month …

Eyes on Sony’s CLED (Crystal LED) display technology: Samsung isn’t the only player in the Micro LED game

TechHive got its first look at Micro LED technology when Samsung demoed their version at CES in January, 2018. Last week, Sony Pictures invited me to attend a screening of Men in Black: International at one of the screening rooms in the Jimmy Stewart Building located on the studio’s main …

Denon DP-450USB turntable review: An ideal tool for digitizing your vinyl collection

If the USB in this Denon turntable’s model number caught your eye, you’ve probably been thinking of digitizing your vinyl collection. And you’ve probably looked at some of the—ahem—less-expensive USB turntables and found them lacking.  Well, here’s the good news: Denon’s DP-450USB turntable delivers great sound and audiophile build quality, …

How to get a single channel guide for both over-the-air and streaming TV

While you might not need an antenna to cut the cable cord, using one can provide additional channels, more expansive DVR options, and better video quality than what you’d get with streaming alone. The problem is that an antenna, on its own, doesn’t integrate with the other streaming services you’re …

This DVR records both over-the-air and streaming cable channels

For a certain kind of cord-cutter, combining over-the-air broadcasts and cable channels into a single DVR has always been the dream scenario. While we’ve seen several attempts in the past—including Dish Network’s AirTV, FitzyTV, and HDHomeRun’s ill-fated Premium TV service—none are quite as elegant as what Channels DVR is launching …

Here’s a better DVR for streaming cable channels

For a certain kind of cord-cutter, combining over-the-air broadcasts and cable channels into a single DVR has always been the dream scenario. While we’ve seen several attempts in the past—including Dish Network’s AirTV, FitzyTV, and HDHomeRun’s ill-fated Premium TV service—none are quite as elegant as what Channels DVR is launching …