Whether it's antennas, speakers, sound bars, AV receivers or streamers, these are the best products to enhance your TV and movie watching experience. We've generally ordered them from the cheapest (a $10 antenna) to the most expensive. Game on!
Whether you're cutting cable or not, the dirt-cheap Channel Master Flatenna offers a wealth of entertainment with no ongoing fees. Stick it on your window and plug the captive cable into your tuner and you'll be watching daytime soaps in an instant.
Cutting the cord? You can watch plenty of shows and movies by adding an inexpensive streamer such as the Chromecast to the back of your TV. Fire up the "Netflix" app on your phone, for example, press the TV-shaped "Cast" button and open your favorite beverage -- no cable subscription required!
Not a video device, but you listen to music occasionally right? The Chromecast Audio is more than just the aural equivalent of the original Chromecast, it also enables you to stream music around your house. It's the cheapest and best way to get into multi-room music.
Roku's latest Streaming Stick, equipped with a native Fox Sports Go app, offers headphone listening through your mobile device if you don't want to disturb your household with the sounds of the game. Though we can't be held responsible for any shouting you might do.
With an Echo Dot the home theater of the future is finally a possibility. Lower the shades, turn on your receiver, fire up Netflix and dim the lights all by saying "Alexa, play a movie". While Google is said to be working on an equivalent to the Dot it's still going to be several years behind.
While streaming can bring you more content than you could ever possibly watch, it's not always great for watching something specific. Some movies that are available on Blu-ray or DVD may never be available to stream. Having a machine that can play back a physical library is a must for every home theater, and for under $100 the Samsung BD-J5900 does almost everything you need. It even streams.
The Apple TV offers one of the best onscreen interfaces and is a definite upgrade from the Chromecast. It offers a wide selection of apps and also offers a library of games. Who needs a Nintendo Switch anyway?
One of our favorite sound bars at any price, and also designed by the ubiquitous Andrew Jones, the SP-SB23W will capture every cry and bone-rending crunch of play. Plus you can stream your music over Bluetooth to it when it's all over.
If you're serious about movies, a real surround sound system is the way to go. Nothing captures the feeling of immersion like ambient effects from actual rear speakers. This Vizio is one of the most affordable out there, and it actually sounds good.