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Category: Equipment Guides

Roku Express

Roku Express Review

by | Dec 11, 2023 | Equipment Guides, Reviews

Roku Express is a tween—not quite an over-the-top streaming box or an HDMI stick but somewhere in the middle. The distinction matters less than the price: it’s just $24.99, which makes the Express the cheapest full-featured streaming device on the market.

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Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra Review 2023

by | Dec 11, 2023 | Equipment Guides, Reviews

As the name suggests, the Ultra is Roku’s top-of-the-line streaming device—and it lives up to the title. It doesn’t look much different from the original matte-black squares from the dawn of Roku (yes, streaming was a thing back in 2010), but the Ultra is a fully-loaded modern powerhouse.

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Best Smart TVs

Best Smart TVs 2023

by | Dec 8, 2023 | Best Of, Equipment Guides

We’ve compared several new smart TVs, considering these questions and more, and found four to recommend to you. The Samsung QN90B is our overall favorite, the LG C2 OLED is our pick for best picture, and bargain hunters will love the Hisense U8H ULED Google TV and TCL 5-Series Roku TV.

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Person plugging cord into a router

Fastest Wireless Routers 2023

by | Nov 30, 2023 | Equipment Guides

Our experts compared 81 Wi-Fi 6 routers to find the fastest routers on the market.

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Best Mesh Wi-Fi Systems 2023

by | Nov 29, 2023 | Best Of, Equipment Guides

Our experts compared 55 mesh Wi-Fi systems to find the best one for your home.

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Best Wi-Fi Extenders 2023

by | Nov 28, 2023 | Best Of, Equipment Guides

There’s more to Wi-Fi than just speed: your Wi-Fi network’s range is also an important part of performance. Improve your internet reliability with a Wi-Fi extender.

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TV Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right TV

by | Nov 16, 2023 | Equipment Guides

With a big purchase like a TV, you want to be sure you’re making the right decision. We’re here to help you learn what to look for in a TV so that once you’ve got it set up, all you need to worry about is which show to watch first.

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5G Home Internet Guide

by | Nov 9, 2023 | Equipment Guides

5G home internet uses cellular networks to bring fast download speeds to your home.

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Hopper 3 vs Genie

DISH Hopper 3 vs. DIRECTV Genie

by | Nov 3, 2023 | Equipment Guides, Versus Reviews

When you sign up for DISH or DIRECTV, you’re not just choosing a TV package—you’re choosing a DVR/receiver, which is your portal to all that delicious, mind-rotting eye candy.

Feature-rich and powerful, the DISH Hopper 3 is consistently named the best TV box in the biz. DIRECTV’s Genie is well-regarded, but not as mighty, and consistently second-banana to the Hopper 3. If you want more details, keep reading to see what we’ve dug up on both boxes.

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Your Guide to Internet Speeds

by | Aug 17, 2023 | Equipment Guides

Internet service providers use a lot of specialized language to talk about Wi-Fi and internet plans. If the technical stuff goes over your head, you’re not alone. But you don’t have to be confused about your internet plan anymore—we’re here to explain internet speeds so you can be a Wi-Fi wiz.

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