Whenever someone tells me they need a new TV, but they don’t want to pay through the nose for above-average performance, features, and size, I steer them towards Vizio. Another reason to love Vizio smart TVs: They replicate a lot of the functionality of Google’s remarkable Chromecast. This is something I first noticed when I did… Read More One more reason to love Vizio TVs
Seriously. I know you have that holiday bonus burning a whole in your pocket. I know you’ve been to your local Sony Store and been blown away by their 4K demo. I know you really want a new TV, and you don’t want to get stuck with “yesterday’s technology.” But you must wait. You have… Read More Your #1 2014 New Year’s Tech Resolution: Do not buy a 4K TV
Note from December 2021: This post is still as relevant today as it was when I first wrote it, and I still get messages from people saying how useful the info is. Hope you find it useful too! A couple weeks ago, I talked about how A/V receivers are avoidable if you really don’t want… Read More How to listen to your Smart TV’s Apps in surround sound
The short answer is “no.” The long answer is “hell no.” Look, if you have a dedicated home theater space with 5 or more separate speakers, then, yeah, you’ll need something to control them. But you already know who you are and you aren’t reading this. If that is you and you are reading this,… Read More Do you really need an A/V receiver?
It’s 2013. Consumer TVs with 3D built-in have only been on sale in the U.S. since 2010. But in just three years, 3D has gone from the whiz-bang “it” feature of the future to the black sheep of the consumer electronics family. There have been many post-mortems on the seeming demise of the technology, so… Read More Eric’s Adventures in the Third Dimension!
Still mourning the loss of your neighborhood Blockbuster? This might cheer you up. (Keyword: “might”)… Read More Redbox Instant by Verizon: Full of potential, light on everything else
Breaking up with your cable company is harder than it looks.… Read More So you want to break up with your cable company…