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Recent articles by Ty:

7 tips for a better home theater: Improve performance, mount your TV and more

Our top maintenance and upgrade tips, from free and easy to weekend projects. → Read More

Best AV receiver for 2021

We compared affordable, feature-filled AV receivers from Denon, Onkyo, Sony and Yamaha. Which one wins? → Read More

Polk React soundbar review: Built-in Alexa for your TV speaker

Hybrid smart speaker/soundbars aren't for everyone, but the React does sound very good for the price. → Read More

How do I actually watch Netflix on my TV? Every way to get set up with streaming

Want to watch Netflix? Have a TV? Here are some simple ways to get you connected and streaming. → Read More

AirDrop could be hacked to reveal personal information, researchers say

A privacy gap could let a nearby hacker snag the phone numbers and email addresses of people using AirDrop, say researchers at a German university. → Read More

All the ways you can watch Netflix on your TV (even if it's not smart)

Want to watch Netflix? Here are some simple ways to get you connected and streaming. → Read More

A simple Chromecast trick for playing music in every room of your house

Whether you have an iPhone or Android, Google Nest speaker, or a Chromecast built-in audio device, here's how to use them with Google Assistant to stream music throughout your home. → Read More

Virus-killing fan-maker Big Ass Fans adds former CDC director as advisor

Dr. Robert Redfield will advise on health and safety for the company behind the Haiku UV-C. → Read More

Airbnb doesn't want you having July 4th parties

Airbnb's plan seeks to prevent large gatherings and keep users safer during the coming summer months. → Read More

Apple TV streaming speaker and smart screen in the works, report says

Two new products, an Apple TV-HomePod hybrid and an Echo Show-like smart home screen, are reportedly under development by Apple. → Read More

Vizio M21D-H8 soundbar review: Huge sound, no subwoofer required

If you don't want to futz around with a sub, the Vizio M21 offers great sound and connectivity in a single unit. → Read More

Cambridge Audio Evo high-end streaming amp comes out of the woods

Two new all-in-one streaming amps take on the Naim Uniti Atom with wooden panels and HDMI ARC connections. → Read More

Soundbar vs. speakers: Which TV audio system is best for you?

Whether you're looking at a soundbar or a full surround sound system, we'll help you decide what works for your room and budget. → Read More

AT&T TV review: Great for sports fans and channel flippers, but expensive

With its local sports channels, AT&T TV's $85-per-month plan is the only streaming option for many MLB and NBA fans. → Read More

How visiting a COVID-free country gave me hope for the future

A 22-hour flight and a two-week hotel quarantine showed me how Australia keeps COVID-19 in check, and what it means for the rest of us. → Read More

How to buy a soundbar in 2021

Buying a soundbar is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to upgrade the sound of your television. Here's the questions you should be asking. → Read More

Sonos enables first 24-bit streaming audio support with Qobuz

Streaming provider Qobuz is the first hi-res service supported by Sonos, beating Tidal to the punch. → Read More

How to buy an AV receiver in 2021

If you want truly great sound, you have to move up from a soundbar to an AV receiver with separate speakers. Here's what you should know. → Read More

Fear and COVID in hotel quarantine: What it's like flying overseas right now

A 22-hour flight and a two-week hotel quarantine taught me how Australia keeps COVID-19 in check. → Read More

Best live TV streaming service for cord-cutters: YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu and more compared

Ready to ditch your cable bill but want to keep live news, sports and more? Here's how. → Read More