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You Asked Ep 32 Feature

You Asked: QLED and mini-LED burn-in, missing HDR, and Apple TV and HDMI 2.1

Can QLED and mini-LED TVs get burn-in? How to get HDR from the YouTube app on Apple TV 4K. And is a computer monitor better than a smart TV for privacy?
Hulu with Live TV.

Hulu with Live TV: plans, price, channels, bundles and more

The LG G3 OLED TV on a stand, showing a mountain scene on the screen.

How to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV

The Google TV home screen on a Hisense UX.

What is Google TV? Here’s everything you need to know

Product image of the Viotek GFI27DBXA 27-inch 180Hz gaming monitor

IPS vs. VA displays: Which is best for your monitor or TV?

The BenQ V5000i in a living room.

The 10 best short throw and ultra short throw projectors

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (2023) and Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023).

The most common Fire TV Stick issues and how to fix them

Close up of Sonos logo on a Sonos Arc soundbar.

The best soundbars of 2024: a sound upgrade for your TV

The SVS Sound SB-16 Ultra subwoofer placed next to a TV stand.

The best subwoofers for 2024: Klipsch, KEF, Kanto, and more

The LG S90QY soundbar in the living room.

LG soundbars are ridiculously cheap at Best Buy today

The Anker Nebula Vega portable projector with its remote control.

This Anker portable projector is on sale for $400 — 50% off!

The MoGo 2 Pro projector with the lamp shining from the land.

The best projectors for 2024: from 4K to ultra short throw

Original Series
Roku Streaming Stick 4K.

Roku closes the barn door, badly, after a half-million accounts are compromised

Roku has finally turned on two-factor authentication -- after it learned that more than 500,000 accounts were hit by a credential-stuffing attack.
A Sunbrite 43-inch Outdoors TV at a side angle.

This outdoor TV has a $600 discount in time for summer

Get your shaded porch all set up for summer with the awesome Sunbrite 43-inch Outdoor TV which is currently $600 off at Crutchfield.
The Samsung Q60C QLED 4K TV against a white background.

Rare deal drops this 75-inch QLED from Samsung to $850

Snap up a huge Samsung 75-inch Q60C for $550 off at Crutchfield right now and enjoy superior picture quality for less.
[EMBARGO IMAGE 04/12] Cambridge Audio CXA81 integrated amplifier.

Cambridge Audio’s CXA81 Mk II amplifier gets a tune-up and a sweet new DAC

Cambridge Audio announced a slightly improved version of its award-winning CXA81 integrated amplifier, called the CXA81 Mk II. It launches in May for $1,199.
best buy shuts down insignia line smart home products store 2 768x768

Best Buy deals: Save on laptops, TVs, appliances, and more

We've collected some of the best Best Buy deals happening today, whether it's computers or appliances, to help save you a bit of extra money.
An iPhone with the Rolling Stones playing on the Tidal app.

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

In search of the highest-quality streaming music available? Check out Tidal. It has a huge music catalog and higher-quality audio than many others can claim.
Sony ULT Wear and ULT Field 1.

Sony’s ULT Power Sound headphones and speakers go big on powerful bass

Sony has grouped its most popular headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and party speakers under a single brand: ULT.
An actual picture of an Apple TV, with a camera lens added by Photoshop's generative AI feature.

Let’s discuss an Apple TV 4K with a camera

Can Apple put a camera in Apple TV 4K? Sure. But that doesn't mean it'd make much sense — especially when the iPhone exists.
The onn. 70-inch 4K Roku TV hangs on the wall as part of a home theater arrangement.

You’ll be shocked how affordable this 75-inch 4K TV is right now

The 75-inch Onn 4K TV, which is powered by the Roku platform for smart capabilities, is currently on sale from Walmart for only $448 following a $50 discount.
Phil Nickinson with the Sennheiser Momentum Sport, and a thermometer.

Sennheiser Momentum Sport earbuds take your temperature the easy way

The Sennheiser Momentum Sport squeezed a thermometer in the earbuds. The real question is whether you actually need that sort of stat in your daily workout.
The KEF LS50 Wireless II placed on a surface in a living room.

These KEF wireless bookshelf speakers are $300 off at Crutchfield

Over at Crutchfield, you can enjoy a pair of KEF wireless bookshelf speakers for $300 off, instantly boosting your sound quality at home.
The Hisense 75-inch U6 placed on a wall.

This 65-inch Mini-LED TV just had its price slashed to under $500

Snap up a Hisense 65-inch Mini-LED QLED TV for substantially less as part of a deal going on at Walmart right now.
Samsung S95C Sony A95L LG G3 Best OLED 2023 (18)

The 12 best TVs of 2024

The best TVs of 2024 are QLEDs, OLEDs, and QD-OLEDs from brands like Sony, Samsung, and LG. Here are our 12 favorite models you can buy right now.
A shot of mountains on the TCL Q7 Series.

The 7 best TVs for under $1,000 for 2024

TVs are some of the most expensive consumer tech items on the market, but a few brands make awesome sets for less than $1K! Here are seven we love.
The TCL Q6 television as seen in a press lifestyle picture.

Best gaming TVs of 2024 for Xbox Series X, PS5, and more

The best gaming TVs deliver rich colors, cutting-edge HDMI optimizations, and intuitive settings and customizations. Here’s a few of our favorite sets for 2024.
Samsung HW-Q800A soundbar

Stop! Don’t buy this soundbar bundle at Samsung

Over at Woot, you can get a great Samsung Q800C soundbar bundle for a substantial discount compared to going direct to the source. Here's why you need it.
A handout picture of the Roku Pro Series television.

Roku Pro Series TVs finally go after the high(er) end, start at $899

With a new operating system and higher-end hardware, the Roku Pro Series smart TV hopes to start to break in to the more premium side of the market.
A Pioneer Xumo TV from Best Buy.

Quick! Best Buy just discounted this 50-inch 4K TV to $200

The 50-inch Pioneer Xumo TV, an affordable TV with 4K Ultra HD resolution that's powered by the Xumo TV platform, is even cheaper from Best Buy at $100 off.
Jabra Elite 10 in case with lid open.

Save $50 on the Jabra Elite 10 true wireless earbuds at Best Buy

The Jabra Elite 10 are fantastic noise-cancelling and versatile earphones and they're even more tempting while they're on sale at Best Buy.
The Epson Home Cinema 2350 4K projector on a white background.

Save $200 on this Epson 4K home theater projector at Best Buy

The Epson Home Cinema 2350 projector, which offers 4K Ultra HD resolution and screen sizes of up to 500 inches, is available from Best Buy with a $200 discount.
Samsung's 2024 The Frame QLED 4K TV.

Reserve Samsung’s new Frame TV now and get a free 65-inch TV

If you preorder the 2024 model of the 65-inch Samsung The Frame QLED 4K TV for $2,000, you'll get the 65-inch Samsung TU690T 4K TV that's worth $530 for free.
Woman wearing Soundcore C30i clip-style open earbuds.

Soundcore’s clip-style earbuds are glasses- and budget-friendly

Soundcore follows Bose's Ultra Open Earbuds with a much more affordable set of clip-style earbuds.

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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. He’s also a candidate for Pensacola City Council, District 1.

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

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