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Dish subscribers get their Turner back as CNN, TNT, and others come back online

The month-long blackout of several key channels from Turner ends, as several major channels including CNN, TNT, Turner Classic movies, and others return to Dish Network.

Home Theater

The new real: Paul McCartney offers a virtual reality experience of live performance

A new virtual realty app from Jaunt allows fans to view Paul McCartney perform live in virtual reality from multiple angles.

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Denon’s $3K flagship receiver with Dolby Atmos will do everything but wash your car

Denon's new supremely advanced network receiver may not come cheap, but those looking for the ultimate commander of all things home theater will find a formidable frontrunner here.

Home Theater

You got a problem? Better Call Saul … starting February 9

The Breaking Bad spin-off show Better Call Saul, highlighting the character Saul Goodman's life as a lawyer before meeting the infamous Walter White, will enjoy a 2-night premiere February 9 and 10 on AMC.

Home Theater

Does Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick put Roku out to pasture? We pit the two against each other to find out

In our video, we illustrate the key differences between the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Roku Streaming Stick, then pit the two against each other to see if there is a clear winner. The results might surprise you.

Home Theater

Buy before they’re extinct! Samsung’s last great plasma on sale for $1,000

Best Buy throws down the holiday deal gauntlet, offering an incredible price on Samsung's flagship plasma TV, the PNF8500.

Home Theater

Verizon turns the other cheek, offers 1-year of Netflix free with $60 Internet/TV package

Verizon is upping its game in the competitive TV market by offering a new FIOS TV package that includes local TV, HBO, Showtime, and a year of Netflix access for $60.

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JVC’s new 85-inch 4K UHD TV is a price-buster at $8,000, but don’t get too excited yet

JVC's new whale of a 4K UHD TV will be offered this January for a very enticing price, but it comes with a major asterisk.

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Is Taylor Swift taking a stand against Spotify, or spouting propaganda for Google?

Billy Bragg claims Taylor Swift's move from Spotify has less to do with her stance against the devaluation of music, and more to do with a deal to be the lead artist for Google's new streaming service, Music Key. Swift reps have denied the claim.

Music

Google plans to police apps for Android TV

Google is cracking down on Android TV apps, screening them before they get into the Play Store to ensure they work seamlessly with the system, and are compatible with things like the D-pad and Gamepad.

Home Theater

Amazon ships its $40 Fire TV Stick, but it’s now out of stock until January (Updated)

Amazon's Fire TV Stick, which wages war on the Google Chromecast and Roku streaming media sticks, has started shipping out. However, demand has been so high, anyone who wants one now may be in for a long wait.

Home Theater

Netflix continues global expansion with imminent Down Under launch

Netflix is all set to take its streaming service Down Under, announcing plans this week for a March 2015 launch in both Australia and New Zealand. The roll out marks a continuation of the California-based company's rapid global expansion.

Home Theater

Nielsen will start measuring Netflix viewership in December

In an attempt to measure how many episodes of House of Card that you just binge watched, Nielsen will start using audio-monitoring in December to track what digital content is being watched in Nielsen homes.

Home Theater

Hands on: Amazon’s Fire TV stick is slick, speedy and super-affordable

We go hands on with the new Amazon Fire TV stick, an HDMI dongle version of the company's popular Fire TV box. In our video, we take a close look at the hardware and the software interface, and discuss how it stacks up to its competition, the Roku Streaming…

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Yamaha’s premium Blu-ray player offers top-notch performance, but still can’t catch Oppo

Yamaha’s new Aventage BD-A1040 Blu-ray player offers top-notch audio and video playback, excellent upscaling, and plenty of ways to play, but it falls short of knocking the Oppo…

  • Pros: Superb music and audio playback , Quality HD upscaling…
  • Cons: Fewer connections than competing players , Threadbare…

HBO is turning Michael Crichton’s Westworld into a TV series, coming 2015

Popular 1973 movie Westworld will be adapted into a TV show for HBO in 2015, starring actors like Sir Anthony Hopkins and directed by J.J. Abrams.

Home Theater

This Bluetooth speaker pulls double duty as a portable and wall-mounted audio station

The idea behind the Proper Audio 2 speaker is to combine a Bluetooth portable with a more permanent mounting option - bring it with you, or mount it on the wall, or even mount your iPhone to it, too

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Taylor Swift’s Spotify shake-off has Sony rethinking ad-based streaming music

Speaking to investors, Sony Music CFO Kevin Kelleher said that Taylor Swift's recent decision to pull her music from the most popular streaming service in the land has the company rethinking its approach to ad-based streaming.

Music

This Xbox One headset is a must-have gift for the gamer on your list

We go hands-on with Turtle Beach's entry-level amplifier gaming headset for the Xbox One. At around $80, it's a solid option and a must-have accessory.

Home Theater

Best Buy Black Friday madness begins with a $900 4K UHD Samsung TV

Best Buy kicks off the season of shopping madness with a price-busting $900 Samsung 55-inch 4K UHD TV, as well as an incredible deal on a 50-inch Panasonic HD TV for only $200. We'll analyze what these new price points mean, and where you can find more deals.

Home Theater

Now you can pre-order this tiny Bluetooth speaker that generates 3D sound

Mass Fidelity launched an Indiegogo campaign for its powerful Core speaker, which uses Wave Field Synthesis technology to create hi-fi sound.

Music

Your 17-year-old self would definitely buy this wearable subwoofer

The Woojer is a battery-powered bass transducer that aims to supplement the sound coming from your headphones with bass you can feel -- think of it as a wearable subwoofer. The question we had was: does it actually work? We find out in this video

Home Theater

Kickstart your home theater with one of these 7 amazing A/V receivers under $1,000

You can get a lot with a grand, including a terrific premium A/V receiver. Here are our top picks, all of which deliver the features you need and the sound you crave.

Home Theater

Don't let the low price fool you, these entry-level receivers don't toy around

Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's worth buying. Many budget AV receivers look great on paper, but fail to deliver the robust feature set you expect. To help steer you in the right direction, we've assembled a list of the best AV receivers under $500.

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Get your 4K fix with our guide to every content source out now and coming soon

Searching for content for your new 4K UHD TV? Look no further. We’ve got every viable source for you right here, including cost, hardware requirements, and more.

Home Theater

These cans don’t just turn any surface into a speaker, they sound good doing it

Revolution Acoustics has developed a different kind of transducer that can convert nearly any surface into a (potentially) giant speaker that seemingly creates invisible audio. We go hands on with the system in this video to find out if it's all it's cracked…

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DirecTV beats cable companies to 4K, will offer 19 movies Friday, live TV to come

DirecTV announced it will launch its highly anticipated 4K service Friday, marking the first of its kind for satellite or cable services. The new VOD service will test the waters for DirecTV's forthcoming 4K channels in 2015.

Home Theater

PlayStation Vue: Sony’s long-awaited TV service is official, will carry 75 channels

Sony has finally announced its long-anticipated, cloud-based TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue, which has set its sites on cable and satellite TV.

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