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News, reviews, and discussion about the entire A/V world, ranging from 4K TVs and home theater setups to the latest in headphone technology and speakers.

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The Roku Pro Series television seen in a press image.

What is Roku? The streaming platform explained

What is Roku? Is it a device or software or a streaming service? And what does it cost? Our full explainer will make you a streaming media expert in minutes.
Sony A80L 4K OLED TV.

Save $600 on this 65-inch Sony OLED TV in Best Buy’s 3-day sale

Sling TV app icon on Apple TV.

Watch NBA, NFL, and more: Get 50% off a month of live TV with Sling

The LG C3 Series OLED 4K TV in the living room.

Save $400 on the fantastic LG C3 OLED TV in time for the Super Bowl

The U-Turn Orbit Special turntable with a red vinyl record on it.

The best turntables of 2024 to spin your vinyl records

Sony soundbar deal on HT-A7000 7 channel system product image.

Sony’s best Dolby Atmos soundbar is $400 off right now

Bose Ultra Open Earbuds with Kith branding.

Bose Ultra Open Earbuds use a glasses-friendly earclip shape

Borys Szyc in Detective Forst.

The best hidden gems on Netflix right now

An iPhone with the Rolling Stones playing on the Tidal app.

What is Tidal? The hi-fi streaming music service fully explained

A single sage green KEF LSX II LT wireless speaker.

KEF launches a more affordable version of its coveted LSX II bookshelf speakers

YouTube TV app icon on Apple TV.

YouTube TV fixes one of the more annoying parts of its guide

2022 Samsung OLED TV S95B seen on a media unit.

Get it for the Super Bowl: This Samsung 77-inch OLED TV is $1,400 off

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The Cambridge Audio CXA81 integrated amplifier

Best stereo receivers and integrated amplifiers for 2024

Getting ready for a dive into hi-fi? Check our list of the best stereo receivers and integrated amplifiers, including models from Cambridge, Marantz, and more.
Sonos Era 100 top panel showing touch controls.

Best wireless speakers for 2024: Sonos, Apple, KEF, and more

How do you choose the wireless speaker that's best for you? Our picks offer great sound and flexible connectivity options, with each geared for different needs.
100-inch Hisense U8K 4K mini-LED TV.

It still isn’t cheap, but this 100-inch Mini-LED TV is $6,000 off

Best Buy has a huge discount on the equally huge Hisense 100-inch Mini-LED QLED TV. Here's why it'd be perfect for the Super Bowl.
An example of AI-generated art made available on Amazon Fire TV.

You can now make your own AI art with Amazon Fire TV

If you own a 2023 Fire TV Stick 4K Max or a Fire TV Omni QLED Series television, you can now make your own AI-generated art.
TCL 98-inch S Class S5 4K TV.

This gigantic 98-inch TV is $2,000 off, delivered for the Super Bowl

Want a huge TV to enjoy the Super Bowl? Best Buy has an amazing offer on a TCL 98-inch 4K TV right now which is pretty unmissable.
Sony Z8H TV

Best Sony TV deals: Save on best-in-class 4K TVs and 8K TVs

For gorgeous, high-quality TVs, one of the best brands to look for is Sony. We've sought out the very best Sony TV deals already available.
A person watching a Samsung TV.

Best Samsung TV deals: Save on 4K TVs, QLED TVs, OLED TVs, 8K TVs

There are a lot of great Samsung TV deals taking place right now, and we've rounded them all up in one place.
samsung 4k tv deal 58 inch un58nu7100

Get it for the Super Bowl: This 85-inch Samsung TV is $500 off

Best Buy has a great one day only deal on a Samsung 85-inch CU8000 4K TV bringing it down to $1,100. Here's why it's so great.
The TCL S4 television as seen in a handout photo.

This 65-inch TV just had its price slashed to $400 for the Super Bowl

The TCL 65-inch S4 Series 4K TV is a great addition to most living rooms and it's on sale now just in time for the Super Bowl.
The Samsung Q-Series 11.1.4-channel surround sound system set up in a luxurious living room.

Best soundbar deals: Save on Bose, Samsung, Vizio, and more

If you want to upgrade the audio of your home theater setup, check out the soundbar deals that we've gathered here with brands like Bose, Samsung, and Vizio.
Peacock TV home screen.

Peacock TV free trial: Can you stream for free in 2024?

Peacock, NBC's online streaming app, is a cheap way to stream new and classic shows, movies, and even live TV. But is there a Peacock TV free trial? Read on.
The LG booth at CES 2024.

TVs at CES 2024: The big, the bright, and the see-through

CES is a show about televisions as much as anything. And this year's extravaganza didn't disappoint.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Clock front

The best smart speakers for 2024

If you're looking to build a smart home, picking up a smart speaker is one of the first things you should do. Here's a look at the best smart speakers of 2024.
The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12.

Best projector deals: Replace your TV with a big screen from $58

Elevate your home theater setup by buying from these projector deals, which include affordable options and premium models from brands like Epson and Samsung.
The JBL Flip 6 portable speaker.

Best Bluetooth speaker deals: Save on Marshall, Sonos, JBL, and more

Through the Bluetooth speaker deals that we've gathered here, enjoy discounts when buying a speaker made by Marshall, Sonos, JBL, and other trusted brands.
Sharp's prototype QDEL TV is shown at CES 2024.

Sharp secretly revealed the first QDEL TV at CES

With all of the benefits of OLED TV, yet none of its weaknesses, QDEL tech has been tempting us for years. It made its first appearance at CES 2024.
The promo screen for the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins on the Peacock streaming service.

Peacock: AFC Wild Card game ‘biggest live-streamed event in U.S. history’

Streaming service Peacock had the exclusive on the frigid NFL wild-card game between Kansas City and Miami and says the game set a number of records.
The Samsung 75-inch LED 4K Smart TV on a media cabinet.

Get this Samsung 75-inch 4K TV for $580 for the Super Bowl

This Samsung TU690T deal is probably one of the best and most budget-friendly 75-inch TVs you can buy within the Samsung ecosystem right now.
The LG G2 placed in a living room environment.

LG TV deals: Get a 70-inch for under $500 for the Super Bowl

Whether you're after something large and cutting-edge or something more affordable, we've rounded up the best LG TV deals available right now.
The Hisense U6H ULED 4K TV in a living room.

Best QLED TV deals: Save on TCL, Samsung, Vizio, and more

With a QLED TV you're getting some of the best image quality a TV has to offer, and with these QLED TV deals you can save while adding one to your home theater.
A woman in a park wearing Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth wireless noise canceling headphones.

Best Bose deals: Save on soundbars, headphones, and earbuds

Whether you're looking for discount on Bose headphones, speakers, or other audio devices, you're going to find the best offers here, but you have to hurry.
lg 55 inch oled 4k tvs deal walmart class b8 tv

Walmart TV deals: 43-inch 4K TV for under $270 and more

From Vizio to Onn, Walmart has some great discounts on a range of screens up to 75-inches, so grab them while the deals last.

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Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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