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TCL Updates Roku 6-Series TV to R6 With Brighter Mini-LED

TCL Updates Roku 6-Series TV to R6 With Brighter Mini-LED

The new model touts increased brightness and more local dimming zones than its predecessor, along with a new 144Hz variable refresh rate.

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Vizio M-Series AiO Soundbar Review: Great Sound for Everything Barring Atmos

Vizio M-Series AiO Soundbar Review: Great Sound for Everything Barring Atmos

The Vizio M213AD-K8 offers excellent sound for movies and music, as long as you don't expect too much from its purported Dolby Atmos support.

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Best 65-Inch TV for 2022: Our Top Picks for Every Budget

Best 65-Inch TV for 2022: Our Top Picks for Every Budget

65-inch screens are big enough to fill just about any room, while still offering a measure of affordability. Here are our favorites.

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Reviews and comparisons

Best Streaming Device for 2022: Our Picks from Roku, Google, Fire TV and Apple

Best Streaming Device for 2022: Our Picks from Roku, Google, Fire TV and Apple

There are tons of streaming devices available, but which one is right for you? We've reviewed them all in order to help you choose.

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Best Soundbars to Fix Muffled TV Speech

Best Soundbars to Fix Muffled TV Speech

Want to make dialogue easier to understand on your TV? Here are a few soundbar options starting at under $200.

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Best Smart TV for 2022: Top Picks in Every Budget From Samsung, Roku, TCL, LG and More

Best Smart TV for 2022: Top Picks in Every Budget From Samsung, Roku, TCL, LG and More

Built-in smart platforms from popular players such as Roku, Google and Amazon Fire TV can offer value, but choosing a new TV is a little more complicated than just finding the best streaming option.

Roku Streaming Stick 4K vs. Roku Express 4K Plus: Is One Better Than the Other?

Roku Streaming Stick 4K vs. Roku Express 4K Plus: Is One Better Than the Other?

These excellent streaming devices have similar features and are often close in price. How do you choose between the two? We'll help you decide.

4 Improvements I Want to See in a New Roku Streaming Stick

4 Improvements I Want to See in a New Roku Streaming Stick

The Streaming Stick 4K has a lot to offer, but Roku can make its successor even better.

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The Best Spider-Man Movies, Ranked
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Starz Review: Worthwhile Movies, Originals
Starz Review: Worthwhile Movies, Originals

Starz Review: Worthwhile Movies, Originals

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HBO Max: 32 Best TV Shows
HBO Max: 32 Best TV Shows

HBO Max: 32 Best TV Shows

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Prime Video: 28 Best Movies to Watch
Prime Video: 28 Best Movies to Watch

Prime Video: 28 Best Movies to Watch

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How 100 Live TV Channels Stack Up
How 100 Live TV Channels Stack Up

How 100 Live TV Channels Stack Up

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Netflix Tricks Changed How I Watch TV
Netflix Tricks Changed How I Watch TV

Netflix Tricks Changed How I Watch TV

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8 Steps to Cutting the Cord in 2022
8 Steps to Cutting the Cord in 2022

8 Steps to Cutting the Cord in 2022

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QLED vs. OLED TVs: Which TV Technology Is Better
QLED vs. OLED TVs: Which TV Technology Is Better

QLED vs. OLED TVs: Which TV Technology Is Better

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Marvel's Phase 5 and Phase 6 Explained
Marvel's Phase 5 and Phase 6 Explained

Marvel's Phase 5 and Phase 6 Explained

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Streaming is the present and the future of TV. Netflix started the streaming revolution in 2007 and remains the leader today but numerous other services have become household names too: Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney Plus and more. Meanwhile devices from Roku to Fire TV to smart TVs to your phone and tablet offer those apps and hundreds more, delivering millions of hours of video and a level of choice that traditional cable can't begin to match.

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