LG announces pricing and availability of its 2019 OLED smart TV lineup

LG announced today that its 55- and 65-inch C9- and E9-series OLED TVs will be available at authorized dealers beginning in April, with additional models and sizes hitting stores in May and June. LG’s 55-inch C9 OLED (model number OLED55C9PUA) will cost $2,499, while the 65-inch version (model OLED65C9PUA) will …

10 awesome (and not-so-awesome) things I learned while becoming a cord-cutter

After years of reading, research, and really close calls, I finally made the plunge. I canceled my Comcast Triple Play bundle, disconnected the coaxial cables running all over my house, and returned the boxes I’ve been renting for the last two years. That’s right, I’m officially a card-carrying cord-cutter. I’m …

Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

There’s never been a better time to buy a TV. The industry has worked most of the bugs out of LCD and OLED TVs, and today’s prices are lower than ever. In fact, high-end 4K models cost about half of what they did last year. We’ll give you our top …

Cord cutting: A beginner’s guide

Now is a better time than ever to cut the cable or satellite TV cord. Instead of paying upwards of $100 per month for a bloated channel bundle, you can replace it with streaming TV services—and perhaps an TV antenna—at a fraction of the cost. Sorting through these new options …

How to catch March Madness without paying for cable TV

For millions of sports fans, brackets—not baseball—herald the arrival of spring. With its big upsets, Cinderella stories, and weird mascots, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship has transcended sports to become a cultural event. But it’s a bittersweet time for cord cutters. If the logistics of following more than …

6 big questions cord-cutters should ask about AT&T’s and HBO’s next streaming service

Changes are afoot for HBO under its new corporate overlords at AT&T. But what those changes might be are still anyone’s guess. After longtime HBO CEO Richard Plepler abruptly resigned last week, AT&T executives went on a media tour to talk about the channel’s future, take shots at Netflix, and …

Apple’s management of its video service isn’t a plot twist, it’s business as usual

This week the New York Post published a report that fits into every narrative about Apple’s forthcoming video-streaming service: Apple, a skittish tech company that’s not used to having its fate determined by content produced by outsiders, has been heavy-handed in providing feedback to the people creating TV series for …

Tivoli Audio Fonico review: These true wireless earphones are inexpensive, but they’re not a great value

My experiences with past Tivoli products led to high expectations for its Fonico true wireless earphones. And based on my initial out-of-box experience, I thought I’d have a similarly high regard for this new product. But in tech, as in love, first impressions never tell the whole story. The Fonico …

How to rip (copy) Blu-ray and other movies, so you can stream and archive them

The entertainment industry has spent an untold amount of money creating and implementing copyright protection for its content. Because copy protection prevents casual copying to other media, such as a hard drive, NAS box, or USB stick; it makes it difficult to make legal back-up copies of the digital media we …

Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

It’s great what a little competition will do. Ever since cord cutting became a genuine trend, TV networks and pay TV providers have scrambled to bring their channel bundles to the internet. But with more competition comes more confusion. Between Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, …