Roku’s Smart Soundbar delivers 4K streaming, AirPlay 2, and more at $150 (Save $30)

Amazon is currently offering the Roku Smart Soundbar for $149.99 shipped. Having dropped from $180, today’s offer saves you $30, matches the second-best price of the year, and has only been beaten once before in 2021 by Prime Day. Combining a streaming media play and soundbar, you’ll be able to enjoy everything from Netflix and Hulu to Apple TV and Disney+ in 4K HDR. Roku’s Smart Soundbar also features an internal array of four 2.5-inch full-range drivers to upgrade your TV’s audio, alongside additional smart functionality like HomeKit and Airplay 2 support. There’s also an HDMI port alongside USB and optical. Over 4,000 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating and you can learn more in our announcement coverage. Head below for more.

Up to $800 off 4K TVs ahead of NFL season: LG OLEDs, 2021 The Frame, more from $390

$800 off From $390

We are now tracking a host of new 4K TV deals from Samsung and LG as well as the 2021 The Frame models. First up, BuyDig is offering the LG 77-inch 4K Smart OLED TV with $200 in Visa gift cards and an extended 4-year warranty for $3,296.99 shipped. Originally $4,088, it is currently on sale for $3,300 at Amazon without the gift card, is $200 below our previous mention, and at the lowest price we can find with about $703 in total savings including the gift card credit. Best Buy also has it on sale for $3,300, down from the usual $3,800, without the credit. A 2021 OLED display with over 8 million pixels, it features a 9 Gen4 AI processor, NVIDIA G-SYNC with game optimization settings, and built-in voice commands via Alexa and Google Assistant. You’ll also find AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit compatibility with direct access to thousands of apps and your all of the best streaming services. Connectivity options include four HDMI jacks, three USB ports, Wi-Fi, ethernet, Bluetooth, and more. Rated 4+ stars. More 4K TV deals below. 

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Upgrade to a Dolby Atmos Klipsch 5.1 Home Theater Audio setup at $869 (Reg. $1,169+)

Adorama is now offering Klipsch Reference R-625FA 5.1 Home Theater Pack for $869 shipped. Carrying a regular value of as much as $1,896, this is over $1,000 in savings and the lowest total we can find. Amazon sells a very similar Klipsch home theater pack right now at $1,169, for comparison. If you’re looking for a proper 5.1 setup at a massive discount, this is a great way to scoop up an entire home theater audio setup in one go. It includes a pair of Klipsch reference R-625FA Dolby Atmos floorstanding speakers as well as a center channel array, a pair of bookshelf speakers, and a R-12SW 12-inch 400W all-digital powered subwoofer. All of which are packed full of Klipsch-quality components and the whole thing ships with a 5-year warranty. Rated 4+ stars. More details below. 

Optoma’s UHD60 native 4K home projector up to $750 off at $1,049 (Refurb, Orig. $2,000)

BuyDig is now offering the Optoma UHD60 4K UHD Home Theater Video Projector for $1,049 shipped in factory refurbished condition. Originally $2,000 and typically fetching around $1,800 in new condition at Amazon, today’s deal is up to $750 in savings, about $150 below our previous mention, and the lowest total we can find. Amazon has refurbished models on sale right now at $1,200, for comparison. This is a 4K UHD 2160p projector with 3,000 lumens of brightness, HDR10 compatibility, a DCI-P3 color gamut, and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Connectivity includes HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 as well as “FireTV 4K, Chromecast Ultra, Roku 4K, Apple TV 4K, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, PCs, Macs, mobile devices and more.” Rated 4+ stars from hundreds at Amazon. More details below. 

Bring home LG’s versatile 43-inch 4K smart TV at low of $400 (Save up to $80)

Newegg is offering LG’s 80 Series 43-inch 4K Smart TV for $399.99 shipped when you apply coupon code 72843UPA at checkout. This sells from retailers like Best Buy for upwards of $480, with today’s solid $80 cut marking the best price we’ve tracked. This budget-friendly UHD TV is perfect for intimate settings, so you can enjoy all of your favorite shows and films in crisp 4K quality. You’ll also find HDR10 here for vibrant colors and ultra-dark blacks. Plus, LG’s smart interface for streaming from a myriad of platforms, like Netflix and Disney+, as well as YouTube and even Twitch. Currently rated 5/5 eggs. Head below for more options.

4K TV price drops from $1,200: LG, Sony, OLEDs, Android, more

$500 off $1,098+

Amazon is now offering the Sony 65-inch X85J 4K Ultra HD LED Smart Google TV (2021 Model) for $1,098 shipped. However, you’ll also find this same deal available at BuyDig with a free extended 4-year warranty included with your purchase. Originally $1,600, this model is now on sale for $1,100 at Best Buy and regularly goes for closer to $1,300 at Amazon. Today’s offer is a new Amazon all-time low and the best price we can find. You’re looking at 65-inches of Sony Google TV powered by the X1 4K HDR Processor, enhanced Motionflow technology, and HDMI 2.1 with 4K/120Hz plus “BRAVIA Game Mode for increased frame rate and reduced input lag.” AirPlay 2 is included alongside built-in Google Assistant voice commands and access to over 700,000+ movies and TV episodes from all of your favorite services. Connectivity includes four HDMI jacks, a pair of USB ports, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ethernet, and more. Rated 4+ stars. Head below for more 4K TV deals including the larger version of the model above.  

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LG Eclair sound bar offers Dolby Atmos in a compact package; pre-order now

Recently, LG announced the US rollout of its Eclair QP5 Dolby Atmos Sound Bar, its most compact model to date. Don’t let its small size fool you, as it does have full Dolby Atmos, as well as DTS:X support in a 3.1.2-channel setup. The wireless subwoofer delivers quality bass, and honestly, the entire setup looks killer as well. Should you pick up the LG Eclair QP5 Dolby Atmos Sound Bar? Let’s take a closer look.

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Score Samsung’s 85-inch 4K HDR Smart TV with a $500 Amazon credit + more

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Amazon is now offering the 2021 model Samsung 85-Inch Class QLED Q60A Series 4K UHD Dual LED Quantum HDR Smart TV for $2,797.99 shipped with a $600 $500 Amazon credit attached. Be sure to use code QCEASG5XA8HY at checkout. A similar deal is available on this model via Best Buy at $2,799.99 shipped. You’re looking at a total value of $3,400 with the gift cards/add-on credit, yielding up to $602 in savings. We have never seen this one go for any less directly on Amazon. This is a massive 85-inch display with Quantum HDR that provides a “wider range of color, brightness, and contrast,” as well as an AirSlim bezel, and built-in voice assistants courtesy of Amazon and Google. Direct access to all of the streaming services and apps out there are joined by three HDMI inputs, two USB ports, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. Rated 4+ stars. More details below. 

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Save over $1,000 on LG OLED 4K TVs today with up to $200 gift cards, free $100 earbuds, more

$1,000 off $1,497+

BuyDig is now offering some notable deals on 4K LG OLED TVs with added gift cards and more. One standout is the LG 77-inch GX 4K Smart AirPlay 2 OLED TV for $3,296.99 shipped with a $200 Visa gift card, a free set of LG TONE True Wireless Earbuds, and an extended 4-year warranty. Regularly up to $4,000 at Best Buy and Amazon where it is currently marked down to $3,297+, you won’t get any of the add-ons here and will only receive a 1-year warranty with these options. You’re looking at up to $1,040 in total savings, never mind the value of the extended warranty. The 4K Ultra HD (2160p resolution) OLED panel is joined by AirPlay 2/HomeKit support, hands-free voice control, and direct access to all of the best streaming services. Dolby Atmos, Google Assistant, Alexa, and HDR functionality are in place alongside four HDMI jacks, three USB ports, built-in Wi-Fi, ethernet, Bluetooth, and more. Rated 4+ stars. More 4K LG OLED TV deals below. 

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LG announces official pricing and US availability for its new QNED MiniLED 4K and 8K TVs

Today, LG is officially announcing pricing and availability details on its new lineup of QNED MiniLED TV models. Ushering in a “new era in LCD TV picture quality with richer and more accurate colors,” according to LG, the new QNED MiniLED TVs will begin rolling out at the top of next month, with models ranging in size from 65 inches up to behemoth 86 inches. Head below for more details and a closer look. 

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4K TV deals up to $600 off: 2021 LG AirPlay 2, Samsung The Frame, OLEDs, more from $264

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BuyDig is now offering the 2021 model 65-inch LG NanoCell 90 Series 4K Smart UHD NanoCell TV for $1,296.99 shipped. It also ships with a bonus “4-year Accidental Warranty” you can learn more about right here. Regularly up to $1,500 at Best Buy and currently on sale for $1,300 at Amazon, today’s deal is up to $203 in savings, slightly under the Amazon all-time low, and the best we can find. The “lifelike” 4K NanoCell 2160p display is joined by the a7 Gen 4 AI processor for “authentic” upscaling and more. HDR support, native 120Hz, and a special game optimizer setting is complemented by AirPlay 2 and HomeKit (plus Google Assistant and Alexa) as well as direct access to your favorite streaming services. Connectivity is extensive here with four HDMI jacks, three USB ports, optical audio, ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and more. Rated 4+ stars. Head below for more TV deals. 

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LG 2021 OLED 4K smart TVs up to $500 off: 77-inch with $200 Visa credit + 4-yr. warranty, more

$500 off $1,597+

BuyDig is now offering the LG 77-inch 4K Smart OLED TV with $200 in Visa gift cards and an extended 4-year warranty for $3,496.99 shipped. Originally $4,088, this one is currently on sale for $3,500 at Amazon without the gift card or warranty, is now about $100 below our previous mention, and at the lowest price we can find with about $503 in total savings. Best Buy also has it on sale for $3,500, down from the usual $3,800, without the add-on credit. This is a 2021 OLED display with over 8 million pixels, a 9 Gen4 AI processor, NVIDIA G-SYNC with game optimizer settings, and loads of built-in voice command support via Alexa and Google Assistant. You’ll also find AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit compatibility with direct access to thousands of apps and your favorite streaming services. On the connectivity side of things, there are four HDMI jacks, three USB ports, Wi-Fi, ethernet, Bluetooth, and more. Rated 4+ stars. More 4K TV deals below. 

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Monoprice’s Bluetooth Soundbar + wireless sub upgrades your audio for $85 shipped (Reg. $130)

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Monoprice is now offering its SB-200SW Premium Slim Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer for $84.99 shipped when you apply code HALFWAY2BF at checkout. Regularly $130 direct from Monoprice and currently sitting at $106 via Amazon where it has never gone for less, today’s deal is nearly 35% off the going rate, and the best price we can find. This is a 36-inch sound bar with 160-watts to power a pair of tweeters, four drivers, and the powered wireless subwoofer. It is ready to sit under the TV or mounted on the wall alongside a host of connectivity options including HDMI, digital coaxial, optical, typical 3.5mm analog inputs, and built-in Bluetooth for connecting to your smart devices. Rated 4+ stars. More details below. 

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Toshiba launches new 4K Fire TV lineup to freshen up your home theater

To me, nothing says spring like spending sunny days out on a bike trail and cool rainy evenings curled up with a comfort show. And thankfully, Toshiba is releasing a new line of upgraded Fire TVs that are built to accommodate anyone’s setup and routine. Starring the coveted 4K screen with color remastering, this instant home-theatre also features DTS Virtual X audio engineering and an Alexa voice remote. There’s a lot to unpack with this powerhouse TV, so hit the jump for more info.

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LG’s 2020 4K Smart OLED TV with AirPlay 2 + $120 Visa credit now $1,397 ($1,620 value)

$223 off $1,397

BuyDig is now offering the 48-inch 2020 LG CX 4K Smart OLED TV for $1,397 shipped with a $120 Visa gift card attached. Regularly $1,500 and currently on sale for $1397 at Amazon (without the gift card), today’s deal shaves $223 off with the included Visa credit (can be used just about anywhere) and is the best value we can find. Costco has this model on sale for $1,350 right now, and while that’s less out of pocket and a solid price drop, it’s not quite as good of a value as the Visa gift card bundle. This is a 4K Ultra HD (2160p resolution) panel with HDR, NVIDIA G-SYNC for gaming, AirPlay 2/Apple HomeKit support, and is ready for voice commands via Assistant or Alexa through compatible devices. Alongside direct access to thousands of apps and all of the best streaming services, it also includes four HDMI inputs, three USB ports, optical audio, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ethernet. Rated 4+ stars. More details below. 

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LG 65″ OLED 4K Smart TV + $150 Visa GC, FREE speaker up to $440 in savings, more from $698

$440 off $1,997

BuyDig is now offering the 2020 LG 65-inch Class CX Series OLED 4K UHD Smart TV for $1,996.99 shipped with an included $150 Visa gift card. With the purchase of this TV, you’ll also score a FREE LG XBOOM Go PL5 Speaker (regular $90 value) by filling out this form from LG. Originally $2,800, this TV is going for more like $2,000 at Best Buy right now and the BuyDig bundle is the lowest price we can find with an effective price of $1,847 after the value of the gift card is included (it can be used just about anywhere). Amazon is charging $1,950, which is less out of pocket, but you won’t get the gift card there. This is a 65-inch 2160p 4K TV with HDR, AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, NVIDIA G-SYNC, and direct access to thousands of apps and streaming services. Alongside Google Assistant and Alexa compatibility, it has four HDMI jacks, three USB ports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ethernet, and more. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 4,000 Amazon customers. More 4K smart TV deals below. 

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Logitech Harmony universal remotes are now discontinued, here are the best alternatives

Last week, Logitech officially announced that it would be discontinuing its popular lineup of Harmony smart universal remotes, leaving a gap in the home theater control space. While Logitech is currently noting that those with existing devices won’t be impacted, the lack of new features going forward may very well have current owners looking to make the switch. That’s why we’re rounding up the best Logitech Harmony remote alternatives including Fire TV, Sevenhugs, and more.

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Sony’s 2021 65-inch AirPlay 2 4K Google TV hits Amazon low at $898 ($250 off) + more from $500

$2,200 off From $500

Amazon is now offering the 2021 Sony X80J 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED Smart Google TV for $898 shipped. Regularly $1,148 and currently on sale for $900 at Best Buy, today’s offer is $250 off, a new Amazon all-time low, and the best price we can find. This is a 65-inch 4K panel with an X1 HDR processor, and X-REALITY Pro upscaling for HD content. It is also a Google TV with direct access to thousands of apps, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube, and the Apple TV app, alongside built-in Google Assistant voice commands, AirPlay 2 support, and access to Alexa via compatible devices. A voice remote is joined by four HDMI ports, two USB jacks, optical audio, ethernet, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. Ratings are still rolling in on this 2021 model, but as I’m sure you already know, just about all of Sony’s TVs are highly-rated. More 4K smart TV deals below. 

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Tested: BenQ’s GS2 Portable Projector delivers AirPlay 2 and crisp, colorful visuals

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As one of BenQ’s first portable projectors, its recent GS2 release arrives with a compelling list of features like 1080p visuals, AirPlay 2, and three-hour battery life despite its compact design. But how does it stack up to other portable offerings in the market? Our latest Tested with 9to5Toys is putting this projector through its paces to see if the BenQ GS2 is a must-have for summer movie nights or not. Head below for all of the details.

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Hisense announces new home theater experience with 120-inch 4K L5F Laser Cinema

Hisense, a leader in home theater technology, is offering viewers an all-new experience with its latest L5 Laser Cinema. Delivering a “complete and affordable home theater solution,” this projector offers a 120-inch screen for the ultimate movie night. Powered by Android TV, you won’t even have to use a Roku or Apple TV in order to enjoy Netflix, Disney+, or Hulu. So, what all can the Hisense L5F Laser Cinema deliver to your home theater? Let’s take a look.

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Insignia’s 70-inch 4K Fire TV drops to $550 (Save $100), more from $100

33% off From $100

Best Buy’s official Amazon storefront currently offers the Insignia 70-inch 4K Smart Fire TV Edition HDTV for $549.99 shipped. Usually selling for $650, today’s offer is good for a $100 discount, matches the second lowest price to date, and is the best we’ve seen since October. Upgrade your home theater with Insignia’s 70-inch 4K smart TV. Alongside its massive panel, there’s built-in Fire TV featues for watching all of your favorite streaming content and more. Plus, there’s Alexa control as well as three HDMI inputs. Over 9,100 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating. Head below for more Fire TV deals from $100.

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Polk expands home theater stable with React Soundbar, wireless speakers, and subwoofer

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Today, Polk is out with the latest addition to its stable of home theater products. As its most recent smart soundbar, the new React model delivers built-in Alexa features thanks to four microphones, alongside support for a 5.1-channel surround sound setup by pairing add-on accessories. Plus, there’s also a new pair of wireless speakers and a subwoofer to go alongside the new soundbar. Head below for a closer look at the new Polk React Soundbar.

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Samsung debuts 2021 TV lineup with refreshed Frame, first Mini-LED models, more

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Today, Samsung is refreshing its lineup of smart HDTVs alongside introducing a collection of entirely new models. Slimming down its popular Frame TV series, Samsung is also introducing its very first MicroLED TVs alongside some other additions to its lineup. Head below for a closer look at all of the new unveils in Samsung’s 2021 TV lineup.

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Samsung Premiere Smart Projector lineup now available with HDR10+ support, 4K, more

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About two months ago, Samsung unveiled not one but two new 4K smart projectors. Both fall under The Premiere moniker and look very similar to one another. While many details were shared at that time, pricing and a release date were not among them. Surprisingly, the Samsung Premiere Smart Projector lineup is suddenly now available for order, and the cost for the high-end model is about as high as one would expect, with the base offering clocking in at a lower and much more reasonable price. Continue reading to learn more.

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All-new Hisense Roku TV Soundbars arrive with $69 entry price

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With loads of soundbars on the market, offerings with standout features or affordable price points tend garner the most amount of attention. Hisense is trying to deliver both with its latest batch of releases. There are three new Hisense Roku TV Soundbars, each delivers a compelling price point and respectable feature set that’s ready to seamlessly pair with Roku streaming media players and televisions alike. Continue reading to learn more.

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VIZIO’s 4K OLED TVs are finally available with AirPlay 2, HomeKit, more

VIZIO announced its 4K OLED TV lineup earlier this year, but the selection of TVs is finally available for purchase from Best Buy. You’ll find that these TVs are among the first from a company outside of Sony or LG, and VIZIO makes sure to pack quite a bit into its first-ever 4K OLED panels. From HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to a 120Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision, these TVs are also competitively priced with deals starting at $1,200.

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New Samsung The Premiere laser projector throws 130 inches of 4K on your wall

Just yesterday, we covered Optoma’s new CinemaX P2 4K laser projector. One day later, Samsung manages to one-up that release with two ultra-short-throw projectors of its own. Both are named Samsung The Premiere, with model numbers LSP9T and LSP7T helping to distinguish one from the other. LSP7T creates a 10-foot image like CinemaX P2, but LSP9T takes things further with a picture that measures 130 inches diagonally. That’s right — placing one of Samsung’s new laser projector in the living room will cast either a 120- or 130-inch image onto your wall. Continue reading to learn more.

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New Optoma CinemaX P2 4K Laser Projector wants to banish your wall-mounted TV

The battle between projectors and televisions rages on following the unveiling of the new Optoma CinemaX P2 4K Laser Projector. It’s only been a year since P1 debuted, but that hasn’t halted the folks at Optoma from continuing to push this product line forward. One way this new offering differentiates itself from its predecessor is by delivering “25% more contrast and vibrant color performance.” You’ll also find a new Enhanced Gaming Mode alongside its “state-of-the-art digital exhibit feature.” Continue reading to learn more.

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Samsung’s latest Frame 4K Smart TVs with AirPlay 2 and more now up to $200 off

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Samsung is currently taking up to $200 off a selection of its latest 2020 Frame Smart 4K TVs with prices starting at $1,200 shipped. One highlight is on the 55-inch model which is matched at Amazon and goes for $1,397.99. Down from $1,500, today’s offer is just the second time we’ve seen it on sale and the best since May. Samsung’s latest Frame TV blends into the rest of your home decor with a stylish design that’s as far from the typical black plastic bezels as you’ll find. Instead, there’s a wood finish and picture frame-esque design. Other highlights include smart functionality like AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, a 4K QLED screen equipped with HDR10+, and four HDMI ports. Rated 4.3/5 stars from 110 customers. Head below the fold for more.

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Polk Audio’s Assistant-enabled MagniFi 2 soundbar can play Apple Music

Polk Audio is updating its MagniFi lineup with the MagniFi 2 Sound Bar. This series is designed to “reduce the barrier to entry to a multi-channel home theater,” and this all-new soundbar offers a performance-tuned, 6-driver array to deliver a “huge soundstage and outstanding fidelity.” This simple soundbar is a great option for those who want a mid-range home theater upgrade, something that’s better than a standard 2.1-channel setup but not quite ready for Dolby Atmos.

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VIZIO finally enters the OLED market with two models priced from $1,300

VIZIO is probably one of my favorite TV manufacturers around. Offering a combination of budget-focused options with feature-rich models, you’ve been able to find just about anything in VIZIO’s TV line…that is, except for OLED. But, that all changes as the company is debuting the VIZIO Masterful OLED TV Collection alongside the Dolby Atmos-enabled Elevate Sound Bar. What do these two new products bring to the table? Keep reading to find out.

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Sonos Playbase delivers AirPlay 2, more at an all-time low of $522 (Save $177)

Update: Now down to $521.72.

Amazon is currently offering the Sonos Playbase for $530.94 shipped. Down from $699, a price you’ll find direct from Sonos, B&H, and Best Buy, today’s offer saves you 24%, is $29 under our previous mention, and a new all-time low. Sonos Playbase enhances your home theatre’s audio with a unique design that rests underneath your TV, taking up less space than the average soundbar. An internal audio array looks to deliver room-filling sound with six midrange drivers, three tweeters, and a woofer. Plus, smart capabilities bring AirPlay 2, whole-home playback, and more into the mix. Inputs include optical and Ethernet. Over 680 customers have left a 4.7/5 star rating. Head below for additional details.

This year’s Samsung soundbars wield object tracking sound, Alexa, more

When it comes to technology companies, Samsung is a brand that spans a large amount of product categories. Soundbars are one of them and it just unleashed new models. From object tracking sound to Alexa integration, the latest Samsung soundbars certainly offer some interesting features. The release of these coincide with Samsung Terrace, a new outdoor 4K Smart TV with Apple TV and AirPlay 2 onboard. Continue reading to learn more about the latest Samsung soundbars.

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Polk Audio’s Signa S3 soundbar with Chromecast for Audio arrives at $249

Polk Audio is expanding its Sigma Series lineup of sounders with the Sigma S3, a $249 option to upgrade your home theater. This model offers four performance-tuned drivers and a wireless subwoofer that gives you a fantastic theater experience right inside of your home. You can pass through the latest HD, 4K, and 8K signals and it can even decode Dolby Digital 5.1 content that provides a lifelike home theater sound through a single HDMI ARC connection. Plus, you’ll find Chromecast for Audio built-in here that makes it super simple to enjoy your favorite tunes without turning on your TV.

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New Optoma laser projectors debut with up to 4,200-lumens of brightness

Roughly 6-months after Optoma unveiled its CinemaX P1 Smart 4K Laser Projector, the company is back with three new offerings. Two of these models are Optoma laser projectors with brightnesses that reach up to 4,200-lumens. To put that into perspective, CinemaX P1 has a brightness of 3,000-lumens. Massive 300-inch screen sizes can be achieved and 30,000-hour runtimes yield a theoretical lifespan of around 40-years when watching a full movie each day. Continue reading to learn more.

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Sony unveils new remote control speaker hybrid with charging stand, more

While it’s commonplace for startups to take a shot at an entirely new product category, it tends to occur much less frequently with large, well-known brands like Sony. Sure it’s not entirely new, Sony’s second iteration of its remote control speaker hybrid is quite interesting. It resembles a Bluetooth speaker, yet easily distinguishes itself with a plethora of buttons along the top for controlling a TV. An included charging dock makes it very simple to top off the built-in battery. Continue reading to learn more.

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Roku Surround Sound aims to make premium audio accessible to anyone

With loads of smart TV operating systems out there, it can be hard to decide which is right for you. Thankfully switching between platforms is simple in some regards thanks to an increased level of competition to deliver a full ecosystem of products. While Roku initially became known for its streaming devices, an expansive smart TV rollout and recent launches of a sound bar, subwoofer, and wireless speakers have bolstered its strength as a lineup. Today the company is taking its audio products a step further by letting all of them pair together to create a Roku Surround Sound experience.

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Upgrade your home theater before Super Bowl LIV from $50

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Most people don’t have an upgraded sound system, considering how expensive nicer TVs generally are. However, it’s becoming easier to get a budget-focused home theater setup that’s great in both video and audio. So, if you’ve yet to upgrade your home theater system, now is a great time to do it before Super Bowl LIV comes in just a few weeks. If you’re wanting the best home theater setup for the Super Bowl, this article is for you.

Whether you’re on a tighter budget or are ready to drop it all on a fully-featured sound system, we’ve got the right option for you. Also, be sure to check out our Home Theater guide which is updated constantly with the best deals from around the web.

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Samsung’s 2019 Frame UHDTV lineup returns to Amazon lows at up to $300 off

Amazon currently offers the Samsung Frame 55-inch 4K HDR UHDTV (2019 edition) for $1,097.99 shipped. Both Walmart and B&H are matching the price here, with Best Buy and Samsung direct’s listings entering at $2 more. Typically selling for closer to $1,400, today’s offer is good for a $300 discount and matches our previous mention from the holidays for the Amazon all-time low. The Frame stands out from other TVs on the market thanks to its unique design that more naturally blends into your home. Gone is the usual black plastic casing, and instead you’ll find a wood finish and thin form-factor. Other highlights include smart functionality, a 4K UHD screen equipped with HDR10+, and four HDMI ports. Rated 4.5/5 stars. Head below for more deals starting at $898.

TCL launches the new Dolby Atmos and Roku TV-ready Alto 9+ Soundbar

Today at CES 2020, the TCL Alto 9+ Soundbar has been unveiled. It features an aggressive look that houses triple-channel speakers. While TCL doesn’t get specific, it does compare its new release with options “typically reserved for high-end home theater systems.” This is due in part to its support for Dolby Atmos and RAY·DANZ technology, which beams sound towards reflector units to create “an even wider soundstage than mainstream digital signal processing.”

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What to look for when shopping for home theater gear: Surround Sound

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Shopping for new home theater gear can be quite confusing. Whether you’re in the market for a new TV, sound system, speakers, or something entirely different, there are a lot of terms going around. Maybe you’re not quite sure what “Dolby Atmos Surround Sound” is, but your friend told you that you just had to have it over standard setups. Or, maybe you want the most immersive audio experience possible, but aren’t quite sure how to get it. In this series, we’ll go over everything you need to look for when shopping for new home theater gear.

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Neeo Smart Home Remote arrives with a gorgeous design + loads of functionality

Lots of companies make universal remotes. In fact, they’ve become so ubiquitous that a large variety of options exist for $10 or less. Logitech’s Harmony lineup has been the gold standard for quite some time, but with the Neeo Smart Home Remote, it and others may need to step up their game.

Like Harmony Elite, the Neeo Smart Home Remote tackles more than just home theater. It takes on smart home gear, allowing users to adjust lighting, alter the thermostat, and more. It runs Control4’s Smart Home OS and wields a gorgeous design that easily one-ups Logitech’s high-end remote.

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What to look for when shopping for home theater gear: TV Panel + Resolution

Shopping for new home theater gear can be quite confusing. Whether you’re in the market for a new TV, sound system, speakers, or something entirely different, there are a lot of terms being thrown around. Maybe you’re not quite sure what “OLED” is, but your friend told you that you just had to have it vs LCD setups. Or, maybe you want the most immersive audio experience possible, but aren’t quite sure how to get it. In this series, we’ll go over everything you need to look for when shopping for new home theater gear, including HDR types, surround sound setups, as well as differences in TV panels and resolutions.

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What to look for when shopping for home theater gear: HDR explained

Shopping for new home theater gear can be quite confusing. Whether you’re in the market for a new TV, sound system, speakers, or something entirely different, there are a lot of terms being thrown around. Maybe you’re not quite sure what “Dolby Vision HDR” is, but your friend told you that you just had to have it vs. HDR10. Or, maybe you want the most immersive audio experience possible, but aren’t quite sure how to get it. In this series, we’ll go over everything you need to look for when shopping for new home theater gear, including HDR types (this post), surround sound setups, as well as differences in TV panels and resolutions.

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Anker Cosmos Max debuts as ‘world’s first 4K home cinema with 3D audio’

When it comes to screen size, there’s no doubt that projectors tend to offer the best bang for your buck when compared with TVs. This further compounds when opting for Anker’s value-conscious Nebula projectors and even more so when jumping in on the company’s Kickstarter campaigns. The latest of which includes Nebula Cosmos and Cosmos Max, 1080p, and 4K HDR10 offerings that both run Android, opening them up to a whole slew of apps.

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Amazon discounts Fire TV lineup: 4K Stick at $35, Recast $180, more from $25

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Amazon is currently offering its Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99 shipped. Normally selling for $50, that’s good for a 30% discount, beats our previous mention by $5 and matches the lowest we’ve seen outside of Prime Day. Amazon has brought 4K HDR support to its latest Fire TV Stick, alongside a bundled Alexa Voice Remote that makes searching for content a breeze. Plus, all of your favorite shows from streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and more are available here. Those who don’t need 4K can pick up the entry-level Fire TV Stick for $25, down from $40. Both carry 4.5+ star ratings from over over 40,000 shoppers. Head below for more.

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Walmart unveils simple and affordable Roku Smart Soundbar + Wireless Subwoofer

Walmart and Roku have teamed up to deliver the onn Roku Smart Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer, two new and individually sold products. Both releases come roughly one year after Roku unveiled its Wireless Speakers during the 2018 holiday season. Roku’s new onn Smart Soundbar follows in the footsteps of Roku TV Wireless Speakers with similar features like automatic volume leveling and cable-free pairing.

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Review: VIZIO’s HomeKit-enabled home theater setup is perfect for movie night

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VIZIO’s latest high-end P-Series TV is one to impress. Through features like HomeKit, built-in AirPlay 2, Dolby Vision, 384 local dimming zones, and more, this screen is worthy of any home theater. Over the last several weeks, I’ve spent some quality time with VIZIO’s 2019-edition premium television, and it has reached the top of my recommendation list for a number of reasons. Keep reading to find out why I love VIZIO’s latest HomeKit-enabled 4K TV in our review.

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