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The McIntosh MHT300 Home Theater Receiver.

How we test AV receivers

Deciding on an AV receiver is an important decision. We put these high-tech entertainment devices through the wringer so you don't have to. Here's how we do it.
Bright paint colors on a Hisense U8H.

Hisense U8H mini-LED TV review: a budget videophile’s dream

A lot rides on the U8H TV, Hisense's first mini-LED backlit model. But if history is any indication, the U8H should be an absolute knockout.
Hisense U7H with bright green and yellow parakeet on black backfround, showing color and contrast performance.

Hisense U7H (65U7H) review: punching above its weight

With impressive brightness and black levels and out-of-this-world color accuracy, the Hisense U7H is a formidable challenger to its more expensive sibling.
how to pick the best tv for sports

How to pick the best TV for sports: what to look for and things to avoid

Anyone who says you shouldn't choose a TV just to watch sports is wrong. Here's what you need for a great view of a big game, plus a few big things to avoid.
A village built into a seaside mountainside shown on a Hisense U6K.

Are TCL and Hisense the next LG and Samsung?

TCL and Hisense are on the offensive and challenging the status quo with awesomely specced TVs at competitive prices and major brand partnerships.
Monoprice Monolith Encore T6 Tower THX-465T tower speakers

Discovering Monolith: the best speakers you’ve never heard are made by Monoprice

Monoprice's Monolith speaker line has some sleeper hits just waiting to be discovered. Find out how the Encore T6 and THX 465-T performed in our tests.
A mesa with a snowy base viewed on a Samsung S95C OLED TV.

Samsung S95C OLED TV review: jaw-droppingly gorgeous

Samsung has achieved something truly special with the S95C. Dazzlingly bright, richly colored, and a joy to watch. So why is Samsung holding it back?
A river runs through a fertile valley with a mountain in the distance on a TCL QM8 Mini-LED TV.

TCL QM8 Mini-LED TV hands-on impressions: I’m shook

I've come to expect TCL TVs to pleasantly surprise me year after year. But I wasn't prepared for just how blown away I'd be by the new TCL MQ8 Mini-LED TV.
The LG G3 OLED TV on a stand, showing a mountain scene on the screen.

LG G3 OLED review: dangerously close to perfect

The LG G3 OLED is LG's answer to Samsung and Sony's impressive QD-OLED tech. But does its Micro Lens Array put OLED back on top of the TV heap?
Hisense U7

Hisense’s NBA partnership is a slam dunk for the brand

Hisense recently announced a massive brand partnership with the NBA. I take a look at its game plan for 2023 and the new line of TVs that are coming soon.
SVS Prime Wireless Pro speaker on entertainment stand in living room.

SVS Prime Wireless Pro speakers review: the Swiss army knife of speakers

The SVS Prime Wireless Pro offer high-quality home theater audio from a family-room-friendly footprint.
Roku Plus Series

Roku Plus Series TV review: better than you may expect

Roku's first streaming TV aims to find the perfect mix of premium and accessible, but has it done enough to compete with its own brand partners?
Roku Plus Series television in a living room setting.

Roku bets big on its own TV brand — but is it a good idea?

Is Roku's bid to be its own TV brand hot or not? Its choice could have big implications.
A low-angle view of Klipsch The Nines right-channel speaker next to a TV.

Klipsch The Nines review: way too much fun for just one box

Klipsch builds on the popularity of its HDMI-armed The Fives with a bigger, badder version called The Nines.
Sony X90L

I saw Sony’s 2023 TVs, and I think this model might be the best TV of the year

Sony has revealed its 2023 TV lineup, and I got to go up-close and personal with three of the new models. Here's what we can expect from Sony this year.
TV Brightness Wars

TV brightness wars: how bright does your TV need to be?

In the battle for brightness supremacy, the nits just keep on coming. But how bright is bright enough? Here's what you need to know.
Samsung S95C OLED.

Samsung S95C OLED hands-on review: it’s time to get excited

Don't sleep on the Samsung S95C OLED. At a much more friendly price point, this TV is shaping up to be a worthy challenger to its far more expensive cousins.
Samsung N900C 8K Neo QLED

I went hands-on with Samsung’s two best new QLED TVs, and one of them stunned me

I went hands-on with Samsung's hottest TVs of 2023 and walked away extremely excited about what we can expect from the lineup of Neo QLEDs this year.
Samsung Micro LED

Every TV type, explained

LED, LCD, OLED, QLED. The alphabet soup of TV types can be confusing and overwhelming. This guide will make it simple to understand every TV type available.
Fox Sports Camera

Why aren’t sports in 4K and HDR? It’s harder than you think

We've gotten used to a steady diet of 4K content, but 4K sports are a rare treat indeed. We look at why live sports in 4K and HDR is harder than you think.
Apple HomePod 2023

Apple HomePod (2nd Gen) review: two is better than one

One second-generation Apple HomePod is great. But it really starts to shine when you put two of them together.
The LG 97-inch Signature OLED M3 4K TV and Zero Connect box.

The best TVs of CES 2023

CES 2023 has come to an end, but not before dazzling us with some of the best new TVs we've seen in a long time. Here we run down our favorites from the show.
Samsung's new 77-inch QD-OLED TV with vibrant picture on screen

Samsung confirms ultrabright 77-inch QD-OLED panel for CES 2023. Will it be a TV?

A new 77-inch QD-OLED panel is confirmed, but does that mean we'll see a 77-inch QD-OLED TV soon?
YouTube Subscriber Giveaway

Celebrate our 1,000,000 YouTube subscriber milestone with us and win!

We did it! On November 27, 2022, the Digital Trends YouTube channel reached a major milestone: 1 million subscribers! We’ve been counting down for weeks, and now that the moment has finally arrived, we’re ready to celebrate with those who helped us get here (you!) by giving away more than $4,500 in prizes!
The Roku home screen on the TCL-5 Series (S555).

TCL 5-Series (S555) Roku TV review: unsurprisingly good

TCL's reigning middleweight champion, the 5-series, delivers again with a great balance of cost and performance on the tried-and-true Roku TV platform.
QD-OLED panel technology

The most innovative TV tech of 2022

2022 was an amazing year for TVs as the showdown between OLED and QLED panels has given us the best of both worlds with stunning QD-OLED innovation.
Best Black Friday TV Deals

The best Cyber Monday TV deals under $500 from a TV expert

Every TV on this list of the best Cyber Monday TV deals under $500 is handpicked to ensure you'll be happy with your purchase for years to come.
The Apple TV 4K standing vertically with the Apple logo showing from the front

Get the most out of your Apple TV 4K (2022) with these tips and tricks

Apple TV 4K is already awesome right out of the box, but we're here to show you all the ways to get the absolute most out of your 4K streaming device.
The Samsung Q990B soundbar sitting lengthwise in front of a Samsung S95B OLED TV

Samsung HW-Q990B soundbar review: the best Dolby Atmos soundbar system

Truly great cinematic sound out of a one-box soundbar solution? Samsung's Q990B Atmos soundbar challenges the very concept of what a soundbar can do.
Samsung S95B OLED TV with image of a bright flower on screen.

Samsung S95B vs. Sony A95K QD-OLED battle: we all win

The Samsung S95B and Sony A95K are two of the best TVs money can buy, but which wins in a head-to-head battle of design, features, picture quality, and sound?
The UGREEN 90-Degree HDMI cable.

Your old HDMI cable isn’t good enough anymore. Here’s why

Selecting the right HDMI cable for your setup used to be a simple thing. Now? Not so much. Here's how and why HDMI standards have changed and what to look for.
Controlling Apple TV 4K using an Apple Watch.

Apple TV 4K (2022) review: overpowered in all the right ways

Our Apple TV 4K (2022) review shows the new boxes seem similar to the prior gen, but a deeper look reveals a streamer built for the future.
Art mode on the Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED TV.

Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED review: Amazon’s best screen yet

The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED TV is Amazon's best screen yet, but it may cost a bit more than it should.
Hisense U8H vs TCL 6-Series R655

Hisense U8H vs. TCL 6-Series (R655): Is brighter better?

We compare two of the best and brightest budget TVs you can buy, the Hisense U8H and the TCL 6-Series, to see which comes out on top.