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Vizio Home Screen

This one move could change everything for Vizio

Once the undisputed king of budget TV brands, Vizio's crown has long since slipped off. Here's what Vizio will need to do to stage a comeback.
A teenager looks through records on the floor next to a Victrola Bluetooth portable record player.

This Victrola record player with Bluetooth is $20 right now

Grab some big savings and a unique way to listen to your music with the Vitrola Bluetooth record player, which is just $20 today.
Apple TV Sleep Timer options.

How to set a sleep timer on Apple TV

Apple TV finally has a sleep timer, which will turn off the hardware and your television after a set amount of time. Here's how to use it.
The Roku Channel app on Google TV.

The Roku Channel is now available as a Google TV app

The Roku Channel — the free, ad-supported streaming service from Roku — is now available on Google TV and Android TV as a standalone app.
Digital Trends Best Prime Day Soundbar Deals

These are the very best Prime Day soundbar deals we’ve found

The Prime Early Access Sale is almost over, but we have the details on all of the best Prime Day soundbar deals to shop today. Don't miss these discounts!
Digital Trends Best Prime Day Deals

Prime Day Deals Live Blog: All the best offers you can shop today

Digital Trends Best Prime Day TV Deals

Best Prime Day TV deals: Get a 50-inch 4K TV for under $200 and more

The start of Prime Day will be a great opportunity to get a new TV for your home theater, but there are a lot of early Prime Day TV deals already available.
The Audio Technica AT-LP120XUSB turntable.

Audio-Technica has three of its best turntables on sale for Prime Day

Three of Audio-Technica's most popular turntables, the LP120XUSB, LP60X, and LP60XBT, are going for a song right now for Amazon Prime Day.
The Victrola 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player Multimedia Center with its top open.

This stylish victrola Bluetooth record player is $81 off for Prime Day

This Prime Day speaker deal on the Victrola Bluetooth Record Player put it at nearly 50% off. Normally $200, you can get it today for just $119, saving $81.
A press image of the Samsung 83-inch S90C OLED television.

This Samsung S90C OLED TV news is literally huge

Samsung's excellent S90C OLED line now comes in a whopping 83 inches, with a price tag to match.
Digital Trends Best Prime Day Headphone Deals

Bose and Sony: Our picks for the best Prime Day headphone deals

Prime Day headphone deals are looking good, so we've picked out some of our very favorites around right now.
Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime

Stream your favorite British shows on Britbox for under $1

Britbox is a great way to watch popular British shows through Prime Video Channels. It costs just $1 per month right now when you sign up today.
Sonos Era 100 top panel showing touch controls.

Best wireless speakers for 2023: 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.
The Marshall Emberton II sitting on a table.

The best Bluetooth speakers for 2023: Marshall, Sonos, JBL, and more

Choosing a Bluetooth speaker can be a tough task, which is why we've put together this roundup to shine a light on all the best speakers for 2023.
Phil's backyard. It's perfect.

Six years in hell: My aging Sonos speakers have survived outside

We wouldn't recommend leaving an expensive Sonos speaker outside all day and all night. In Florida. In the heat and humidity. And yet ...
Prime Day 2022 Samsung deals graphic.

Samsung 4th of July sale: Save on TVs, phones, appliances, and more

With the 4th of July upon us, Samsung has created discounts across the board for all their products, so be sure to check out our picks and the complete sale.
Two Tidal UI screens on smartphones.

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.
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Best Buy 4th of July sale: Appliances, TVs, laptops, and more

The Best Buy 4th of July sale has some huge discounts on TVs, kitchen appliances, and plenty of other great additions for your home. Here's the best.
Closeup of blue KEF LSX II speaker driver

How we test speakers

Great speakers are essential for any home theater or music setup, so when we review the latest, we do it with helping you in mind. Here's how we test speakers.
The Lightning connection on the AirPods Pro case.

A new USB-C case may be in AirPods Pro’s future

It's no great secret that Apple is moving to USB-C, but the switch may not be quite what you think at first.
Montblanc MTB 03 wireless earbuds inside charging case.

Montblanc’s first wireless earbuds get a little help from Axel Grell

Montblanc has followed up its 2020 entrance into the world of audio with its first set of wireless earbuds, tuned by Axel Grell.
Amazon Echo Buds 2023 edition in their case.

Amazon’s new Echo Buds wireless earbuds are already on sale

The third-generation Amazon Echo Buds were just released in early June, but they're now on sale from Amazon with a $15 discount that lowers their price to $35.
Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V Home Theater Speaker System - Black

Bose recalls subwoofer bass modules over fire risk

Bose is recalling over 1 million bass modules due to a potential fire risk. Here's how to know if your system is affected.
best buy offers free tidal with select products

Tidal begins its rollout of hi-res lossless audio

Tidal's HiFi Plus subscription service has launched the availability of hi-res lossless audio in FLAC format to a limited number of its users.
AirPods Pro resting on an iPhone with open charging case nearby.

AirPods Pro just crashed to their cheapest-ever price

Amazon has lowered the price of the Apple AirPods Pro 2 to their lowest ever price. Here's why you need them in your life.
The box for the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

How we test streaming video devices

Whether it's Roku, Amazon, Apple, or others — we apply the same standards to every streaming device that comes our way. Here's how we test them.

How we test TVs

We explain our testing methodology for TV reviews and explain how that translates into a TV review you can trust.
Vizio SmartCast Home Screen 2023.

Vizio’s aging SmartCast reborn as Vizio Home Screen, with better content discovery features

Vizio gives its smart TVs a full visual and usability refresh with an updated home screen that makes content discovery easier.
Woman working out at home using LG's Smart Cam.

LG’s $100 webcam lets its newest TVs do video calls and more

LG's new webcam costs $100 and will let owners of newer LG smart TVs do video calls, fitness classes, and telehealth.
best walmart tv deals hisense 50 inch u6h qled lifestyle

Early Prime Day deal gets you a 58-inch QLED TV for $440

The 58-inch Hisense U6 Series 4K TV, which features the brand's mini-LED QLED technology that it calls ULED, is available from Amazon for an affordable $440.
Toshiba M-Series 4K Fire TV.

This 65-inch 4K TV just had its price slashed from $530 to $330

The 65-inch Toshiba C350 Series 4K TV, which is powered by Amazon's Fire TV with support for Alexa, is currently available from Best Buy with a $200 discount.
A JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker sits on a beach.

This waterproof Bluetooth speaker doubles as a portable charger, and it’s $30 off

Grab JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker for the beach or the backyard and save $30 along the way.
DirecTV Stream app icon on Apple TV.

DirecTV Stream will have NFL RedZone, for what it’s worth

NFL RedZone and the NFL Network will still be available on DirecTV, DirecTV Stream, and U-verse, leaving the legacy services at least some football.

TCL QM8 mini-LED TV review: massive appeal

It's big, it's beautiful, and it's going to be the best buy for the biggest number of people. TCL has done it again with the QM8 mini-LED TV.
Section Editor, Audio/Video

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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