Category: Equipment Guides
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more