Here's our round up of the best HDMI switchers for anyone looking to expand the number of HDMI ports on their TV.
Review The LG SJ8 is a great sound bar if you have a small entertainment room and enjoy watching action movies in surround sound.
Review The Yamaha YAS-207 has the newest surround sound technology found in sound bars and creates a theater-quality audio experience for a small investment.
The Klipsch RSB-6 sound bar produced some of the best results in our listening tests. Its Dolby surround setting offered a wide sound stage in our movie test, and the wireless subwoofer did a good job of rumbling our AV room, especially for a 6.5-inch speaker.
The JBL Bar 2.1 is a slim and powerful sound bar with an impressive sound stage. There are four 2.25-inch midrange drivers and two 1.25-inch tweeters in the bar, packaged with 6.5-inch wireless subwoofer.
The Sony CT390 is a two-driver, 2.1 sound bar system. This sound bar has a sleek design; it sits flat on your TV stand with the front face angled upward.
Review The Q Acoustics M4 has exceptional vocal clarity, Bluetooth connectivity, and an analog input.
The Focal Dimension sound bar utilizes advanced amplifier and speaker technology to deliver a wide and detailed sound stage. It has five 4-inch paper cone drivers that are powered by a 6-channel 450-watt amplifier.
Even though iTunes is a child of Apple, you can download this steaming service onto your Windows computer through the Windows app store. You’ll need to create an Apple ID to make purchases.
You can stream TV shows and movies with Google Play if you pay per title. Some titles are even available for free, which is great if you just want to try out a couple episodes of a new show before totally committing.
HBO NOW is great because for a long time you had to get a traditional HBO subscription through your cable provider to use the streaming service HBO GO. This new service is just for streaming online and doesn’t require a cable package whatsoever.
The DirecTV Genie is a powerful and versatile DVR. With this device, your household can watch or record up to five programs simultaneously, eliminating scheduling conflicts.
The AVerMedia EzRecorder 310 DVR can record your favorite TV shows and movies from many diverse sources onto a hard drive. As nice as this sounds, however, you are limited to only one tuner, so you can only record or watch one show at a time.
Just because you don’t have a cable or satellite television subscription doesn’t mean you’re forever unable to watch your favorite shows and movies whenever you want.