Amazon just knocked $400+ off Sony’s 75-inch 4K AirPlay 2 Smart TV, now $1,598 + more

Amazon is now offering the 2020 Sony X900H 75-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $1,598 shipped. Originally $2,500 and fetching closer to $2,000 these days, today’s offer is a 2021 low at Amazon, at least $402 off, slightly below the current Best Buy sale price, and joins this week’s notable deal on the 85-inch model. Centered around a 4K 2160p resolution panel with HDR support, it has X-Reality PRO HD upscaling and Dolby Vision, as well as Google Home, Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and AirPlay 2 functionality. Alongside thousands of apps and all of the best streaming services at your finger tips (or with a voice command), it has built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ethernet, four HDMI jacks, and a pair of USB, just for starters. Rated 4+ stars from over 2,700 Amazon customers. More details below. 

Upgrade movie night with Hisense’s 55-inch 4K Android TV at $480 (Save $50) + more

Amazon is currently offering the Hisense 55H8G Quantum Series 55-inch Android 4K UHDTV for $479.99 shipped. Typically fetching $600, this model just recently dropped to $530 and is now down an extra $50 to match our previous mention for the second-best price to date. Centered around an Android TV experience, you’ll be able to pull up content from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and other services alongside access to Chromecast features, Google Assistant integration, and more. A 55-inch panel with Quantum Dot delivers 4K HDR picture quality and there’s even a built-in Dolby Atmos speaker system. A pair of HDMI ports round out the package. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 1,600 customers. Head below for more.

Sony’s X900H 85-inch 4K Smart Android TV with AirPlay 2 now $430+ off at $2,170 shipped

Amazon is now offering the 2020 Sony X900H 85-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $2,169.99 shipped. Price automatically drops in the cart or clip the on-page coupon (if it isn’t already). Originally $3,498, this one regularly fetches closer to $2,600 at Best Buy where it is on sale for $2,200 right now. Today’s deal is more than $1,300 off the orignal price on Amazon and $430 off the going rate for the lowest we can find. This is a massive 85-inch, 2160p Android TV with HDR, Dolby Vision, Netflix Calibrated Mode, and X-Reality PRO for upscaling HD content. Alongside direct access to all of your favorite apps and streaming services, it has built-in Google Assistant for voice control alongside AirPlay 2 and a voice remote. Four HDMI, two USB, optical audio, Wi-Fi, ethernet, and Bluetooth round out the connectivity here. Rated 4+ stars from over 2,700 Amazon customers. Head below for more. 

TCL’s Alto 9+ AirPlay 2 Dolby Atmos Soundbar returns to all-time low at $249, more from $149

Amazon is offering the TCL Alto 9+ 3.1 Dolby Atmos Sound Bar with AirPlay 2 and a wireless subwoofer for $249 shipped. This $51 savings returns the price to its all-time low, which we’ve tracked only once before. This latest iteration in the TCL home theater lineup is backed by Dolby Atmos surround sound and RAY∙DANZ technology for an “incredibly immersive, ultra-wide soundstage.” Enjoy crystal clear sound with bass you can feel, thanks to the Bluetooth-enabled wireless subwoofer. And connect all of your home favorites via AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, or Chromecast integration. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 2,000 customers, but you take a closer look through our launch coverage. See below for more from $149.

Give your home theater an upgrade with the Dolby Atmos VIZIO 5.1.4-Ch. Soundbar at $600

Amazon is offering the VIZIO 46-inch 5.1.4-Channel Dolby Atmos Home Theater Sound System with Wireless Subwoofer (SB46514-F6) at $599.99 shipped. Normally around $779, today’s deal matches our last mention, comes within $1 of the all-time low at Amazon, and is the best available. VIZIO’s 5.1.4-channel home theater system is perfect for bringing you deeper into every movie you watch. With five audio channels, one subwoofer, and four upward-firing speakers, it delivers room-filling sound that fully engulfs you in anything you watch. I use a 3.1.2-channel system at home and it’s already great, so upgrading to a 5.1.4-channel setup will be even better. No wiring is required either here, as the rear speakers plug into the wireless subwoofer for a clean and easy install. Chromecast is also built-in making it easy to send audio from your smartphone or computer to your new speaker setup. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

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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TiVo’s Stream 4K media player brings Android TV to the home theater at $35 (Save 28%)

Amazon currently offers the TiVo Stream 4K Streaming Media Player for $35.54 shipped. Down from $49, you’re saving 28% with today’s discount beating our previous mention by $4 and marking a new Amazon all-time low. Bringing Dolby Vision and 4K HDR playback to your TV, TiVo’s Stream 4K is centered around Android TV and packs Google Assistant features. There’s also added TiVo functionality here to stand out from other streaming players which brings shows from HBO Max, Disney+, Netflix, and other services into a centralized place. Over 3,000 customers have left a 4.2/5 star rating and you can get a closer look in our hands-on review. Head below for more.

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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Apple TV 4K see rare refurbished discounts from $149 (Save $30)

Apple is currently offering its latest Apple TV 4K 64GB for $169 shipped in certified refurbished condition. Typically fetching $199 in new condition, today’s offer amounts to $30 in savings and is the lowest we’ve seen in any condition this year. You’ll also be able to score the 32GB model for $149, down from $179. In either case, today’s price cuts are rare opportunities to score Apple’s streaming box for less than retail. Apple TV 4K delivers Ultra HD content with support for HDR and more. Alongside being able to act as a hub for extending your HomeKit setup, there’s integrated Siri control which can be accessed from the voice-enabled remote. Perfect for enjoying movies, TV shows, Apple Arcade, and much more for those in the Apple ecosystem. Ships with the same 1-year warranty you’d find on a new model. Head below for more.

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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Optoma unveils new 4K projector + two 120Hz offerings targeted at gamers

With TV manufacturers innovating by leaps and bounds, the pressure is on the projector market to remain competitive. Optoma is keeping its head down and moving on with three new models hitting the market soon. The model with the highest pixel count is the UHD52ALV, which is a smart 4K projector that features 3,500 lumens of brightness. The other two models are HD39HDR and GT1080HDR. Both of which peak at 1080p, but deliver a smooth 120Hz refresh rate.

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Denon targets Sonos Beam with two new AirPlay 2 sound bars

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Sound bars have covered a lot of ground over the last decade. Technology like Dolby Atmos has significantly reduced the gap between surround systems and a mere sound bar with subwoofer. Simple connectivity seems to be the latest push in the space with the launch of two new Denon AirPlay 2 sound bars.

Dubbed DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H, both new models are marketed as premium with 4K HDMI input(s), Class-D amplification, and HEOS, for easy to manage multi-room playback with compatible speakers. Users of Alexa or Google Assistant will also be able to control these sound bars when using either voice assistant.

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Two new Marantz AV Receivers arrive with support for 4K, Atmos and AirPlay 2

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With the release of two new Marantz AV Receivers, it’s clear that the company has every intention of delivering an option for various sized home theaters. New models arrive on the scene at around the same time the company unveiled an AirPlay 2-equipped stereo receiver. Both models have a total of eight HDMI inputs, providing enough headroom for loads of consoles and streamers. With support for this many devices, both of these swiftly kick inexpensive switches to the curb.

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Marantz announces new AirPlay 2 stereo receiver with moderate price tag


Having over 65 years in the high-end audio business, Marantz has become a well-respected brand. With AirPlay 2 functionality often being aimed at the high-end market, it should come as no surprise that the upcoming Marantz stereo receiver supports Apple’s wireless streaming protocol.

The new Marantz stereo receiver has been given a model number of NR1200, and joins a crowded lineup of the company’s other offerings. These new offering sports a moderate price tag that customers will have a hard time undercutting unless they opt for slightly older models that offer less performance.

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NEC unveils ‘the quietest 6,000-lumen projector’ w/ 4K, a 20,000-hour lifespan

Projectors can be an inexpensive way to score an extremely large display. No matter how fancy they tend to be, the downside generally boils down to insufficient brightness levels. With a 6,000-lumen offering, the new NEC P Series projector takes aim at solving this recurring issue.

Not only is it bright, it is also very quiet. In fact, NEC has called it “the quietest 6,000-lumen projector”. Other notable features include 4K and a USB port that yields enough power to run many of today’s most-popular streaming media players.

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LG intros three new XBOOM speakers w/ multi-room support, TV pairing, more

Despite there being oodles of speakers to choose from, LG is holding fast to its XBOOM lineup with today’s announcement of three new offerings. Each of the new LG XBOOM model has a distinct form-factor and use-case. Options include a tower, portable speaker, and full-blown music system.

With such easily-distinguishable offerings, LG appears to have found enough separation to justify the purchase of each to most consumers. Whether you’re looking for a way to improve your home theater, take music on-the-go, or shake the walls in your home, the new LG XBOOM offerings aim to get the job done.

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VIZIO debuts new home theater audio lineup tailored to fit every price point

Alongside all-new TVs with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, VIZIO announced earlier today new offerings being added to its sound bar lineup. From sound bars to premium Dolby Atmos home theater systems, the company is striving to have an option for each segment of the market.

Unsurprisingly, each one of VIZIO’s new and upcoming products is sold at a compelling price point, with cost-conscious solutions ranging from $70 to $700. Unlike its TVs, none of the announced audio systems are compatible with AirPlay 2, but it does appear that everything works with Chromecast.

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Epson’s new 4K projectors raise the bar w/ outstanding black performance, HDR10, and more

As projectors gain increased brightness and 4K resolution becomes mainstream, the list of reasons that generally makes most folks stick with TVs is gradually fading away. Over the past several months we’ve covered projectors from Miroir and InFocus that zero in on portability, but leave us high and dry when it comes features that make us seriously consider replacing TVs.

At roughly the same time as BenQ debuted its newest home theater projector, Epson is now showing its latest and greatest offerings. Dubbed the Home Cinema 5050UB and 5050UBe, these new Epson 4K projectors sport 2,600 lumens, HDR10, and much more.

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Miroir’s new Ultra Pro Projector has USB-C, is made for Apple devices, and weighs under 2-pounds

Over the past few years the projector market has been booming. ViewSonic recently debuted its impressive portable projector and Anker isn’t holding back either. While these two offerings merely scratch the surface of what’s going on, they do paint a picture of what consumers are looking for, and that’s portability.

With the release of the Miroir Ultra Pro Projector M631, consumers now have an option designed from the ground up to work with iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Apple TV. It weighs less than two pounds, is battery-powered, and charges via USB-C.

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