THE BEST Home Theater

Amazon Fire TV Recast

Amazon Fire TV Recast

Amazon’s Fire TV Recast is a DVR for over-the-air TV channels. You can record up to 4 shows at once, and stream both recorded or live videos over Fire TV, the new Echo Show and through your mobile devices using the Fire TV app.

Mofo Pole TV Mount

Mofo Pole TV Mount

The Mofo Pole is a VESA-compatible TV mount that lets you place your TV anywhere in your home, as long as there’s a ceiling. Setup takes under 2 minutes and there are no tools needed. You can easily move and reinstall it as well. It supports TVs between 32″ to 65″.

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2018 Vizio Home Theater Sound System

2018 Vizio Home Theater Sound System

Vizio’s 8-channel home theater sound system supports Dolby Atmos at a competitive price. Its 36″ sound bar has upward-firing drivers for immersive sound. It also has Chromecast built-in and works with Google Assistant. A 46″, 10-channel version is coming soon for $999.

Nebula Prizm Home Projector

Nebula Prizm Home Projector

Anker’s latest Nebula is an incredibly affordable entry-level projector. The Prizm projects an 800 x 480 display up to a 100″. It has a 100 lumen lamp and built-in keystone correction. You can connect devices to it via USB or HDMI.

Logitech K600 TV Keyboard

Logitech K600 TV Keyboard

Logitech’s new K600 TV is a Bluetooth keyboard designed for use with Smart TVs. It has a built-in directional pad and multitouch trackpad, as well as multimedia playback and left- and right-click mouse buttons. It can also be paired with computers and mobile devices.

Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller

Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller

The Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller is a great way to navigate and control your home theater computer, or any Windows or Mac computer for that matter. The keyboard doubles as a multitouch trackpad. It lasts up to 8 mo. on 2 AAA batteries and works up to 65 ft. away.

Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar

Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar

The Klipsch extravagant three-channel speaker is made for deep-pocketed folks who want a soundbar that matches their home theater setup. You can customize your unit’s length – between 54″ to 80″ – as well as its wood veneer and cloth.

Aftermaster Pro for TV

Aftermaster Pro for TV

The Aftermaster Pro is a small gadget that will enhance your TV’s sound, especially if you’re using its built-in speakers. It automatically increases the volume and depth and clarifies dialogue. Simply plug it in between your source and your TV and you’re good to go.

Yamaha YAS-108 Soundbar

Yamaha YAS-108 Soundbar

If you’re looking for a feature-packed soundbar that won’t break the bank, check out the new Yamaha YAS-108. It has Dolby Virtual:X virtual surround sound, a mode that boosts voices for clear dialogue and two built-in subwoofers. Has analog, optical, HDMI and Bluetooth inputs.

LG HU80KA 4K Projector

LG HU80KA 4K Projector

LG’s new 4K and HDR-enabled projector can create up to a 150″ screen. It has Bluetooth, MiraCast, USB and HDMI inputs, but it also has WebOS with popular streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon built-in. You can also stream content from mobile devices.

Amazon Fire TV Cube

Amazon Fire TV Cube

The Fire TV Cube is a 4K media streaming device with Amazon’s Alexa assistant. It lets you control your TV, sound system and cable box with your voice. Like other Alexa devices, it also lets you operate home automation devices, look up information online and more.

DreamScreen Backlighting Kits

DreamScreen Backlighting Kits

DreamScreen offers LED backlighting systems for a wide range of TV and monitor sizes. They even have support for 4K TVs. The backlighting can augment not just video but also music playback. They can also serve as standalone ambient lighting.

LG SK10Y Soundbar

LG SK10Y Soundbar

New for 2018, the SK10Y soundbar is a 550-watt, 5.1.2 sound system with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your voice to search and play songs. It supports Dolby Atmos and Meridian Height Elevation tech to make it seem like dialogue is coming from the screen.

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Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

Amp up your living room audio with this affordable system that sits underneath TVs weighing up to 55 lb, and provides room-filling sound that blows away built-in TV speakers. It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for music. Full review on Technabob.

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+

The Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+ is an upcoming wall-mountable soundbar. Its slim, narrow and monochrome style makes it a perfect match for today’s slim HDTVs. It also has a built-in woofer and has active distortion-cancelling.

DropStream for Mac

DropStream for Mac

An idiotproof way to stream videos and music from a Mac to a variety of TVs, media players and speakers. Just drag and drop files, select a destination and start playing. It works with the Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as devices that support AirPlay and Google Cast.

Sony SRS-WS1 Neck Speaker

Sony SRS-WS1 Neck Speaker

Sony’s quirky personal speakers give you surround sound without taking up space or completely cutting off ambient noise. The SRS WS-1 has 2W drivers and vibration motors with three levels of strength. It comes with a wireless transmitter that can pair with two units at once.

Hisense 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV

Hisense 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV

Hisense’s new 4K TV is actually a home theater package built around an impressive short throw laser projector. It comes with a 100″ Black Diamond projection screen. The projector itself has Harman Kardon speakers with a separate subwoofer, a TV tuner and streaming apps.

Roku Streaming Stick+

Roku Streaming Stick+

Roku upgrades its Streaming Stick with 4K and HDR playback, improved reception and a more useful remote control. The Streaming Stick+ has a Wi-Fi booster in its power cord, and the new Roku remote comes with voice search and TV power and volume controls.

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa

The successor to the Play:1, the Sonos One is a great speaker and a great listener. It comes with Amazon’s Alexa, so you can use your voice to play music, search online, control smart appliances and more. It will soon be updated to have Google Assistant as well.

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Ruark Audio R7 Mk. III Radiogram

Ruark Audio R7 Mk. III Radiogram

Remember when home entertainment systems were gigantic showpieces? Ruark remembers. That’s why it keeps cranking out its R7 Radiogram. The latest version not only plays CDs and radio. It also has Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, USB, RCA and optical inputs.

Amazon Element 4K Fire TV

Amazon Element 4K Fire TV

They’re not the slimmest TVs and don’t support HDR, but Amazon and Element Electronics’ 4K smart TVs are still great deals, especially for Amazon Prime subscribers. They run Amazon’s Fire OS and have support for voice commands via the remote.

Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray Player

Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray Player

Oppo’s top of the line media player plays UHD Blu-ray discs as well as digital 4K video, and supports both HDR10 and the Dolby Vision HDR spec. It also has individual 7.1 channel analog out, audio-only HDMI out, one DAC each for stereo and 7.1, and a built-in headphone amp.

Sonos Playbase

Sonos Playbase

A flat speaker that’s meant to sit and disappear under your big HDTV. It’s meant to serve both as a home theater speaker and as a music playback device just like other Sonos speakers. It has six mid-range drivers, three tweeters, and one woofer. Drops 4/4/17.

2016 Roku Streaming Devices

2016 Roku Streaming Devices

Roku overhauls its lineup of streaming media players. The Streaming Stick is still there, but its less portable siblings now come in five variants, from the $30 1080p-capable Roku Express to the $130 Roku Ultra, which supports 4K and HDR and has voice search.

Uncharted 4 Gaming Center

Uncharted 4 Gaming Center

Super Gamer Builds and Sony installed a PS4 and a 4K TV inside a detailed replica of the treasure chests in Uncharted 4. The custom setup will be given away to a Sony sweepstakes winner. Skip to 7:19 for the reveal.

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