Your Guide To Home Entertainment

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Everything is changing. TV companies are trying to become Netflix, video game companies want to stream games to your phones and 8K is on the horizon. Engadget's Home Entertainment guide will help you make sense of it all.

Your Guide To Home Entertainment

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    How to buy a soundbar in 2019

    How to buy a soundbar in 2019

    Engadget - Billy Steele

    You don't need lots of speakers for great TV audio. It's no secret that the built-in speakers in most TVs are trash. They don't project enough sound out to the front so you can hear well -- especially subtle details. Thankfully, you don't have to splurge for a five-speaker (or more) surround-sound …

    The best games for PS4

    The best games for PS4

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    Sony's PlayStation 4 is fast approaching its sixth birthday, and that poses a problem. You see, game developers have seen fit to release a game for almost every day the console has been available, leaving you with well over 1,500 titles to choose from. The sheer volume of games on offer, coupled …

    How to pick a 4K TV in 2019

    How to pick a 4K TV in 2019

    Engadget - Richard Lawler

    Everything you need to know to make an informed decision. Making your way through the sea of flat-panel TVs that fill big box stores and online shopping carts in 2019 is tougher than ever before. Even though many of today's televisions have a baseline picture quality that was nearly unreachable just …

    How to set up your own 'streaming service'

    How to set up your own 'streaming service'

    Engadget - Matt Brian

    Plex is a powerful way to access your media in and outside your home. Video streaming is great -- until you lose access to the movie or TV show that you assumed would always be available on Netflix and Amazon Video. With downloads or physical media, this isn't an issue, because once you've bought …

    The best games for Xbox One

    The best games for Xbox One

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    A series of missteps put Microsoft in second place before the Xbox One even came out. While it's likely to remain there until the next generation begins, there are a lot of people out there who have never experienced what the console has to offer. With the Xbox One X having a clear advantage over …

    How and why to buy a projector in 2019

    How and why to buy a projector in 2019

    Engadget - Steve Dent

    Bring the silver screen to your home on the cheap. A 100-inch 4K screen? To get that the usual way you might be looking at paying close to six figures. Luckily, there's another option that can get you even more, up to a 150-inch screen for a fraction of that price. Yes, film aficionados are …

    The best games for Nintendo Switch

    The best games for Nintendo Switch

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    Nintendo's Switch is on a roll. The youngest of the games consoles is punching above its weight with a mix of core Nintendo games that have pushed iconic characters like Mario and Link into the modern gaming age. The Switch is also a portable console, which has injected new life into older titles …

    The best streaming boxes (and sticks)

    The best streaming boxes (and sticks)

    Engadget - Edgar Alvarez

    You don’t have to break the bank to get a good device. But you can if you want to. We're living in an era with an abundance of things to watch on TV. Gone are the days when you had to rely on a cable or satellite box to keep up with your favorite shows, be it live or on-demand. Nowadays, for many …

    The best games for PC

    The best games for PC

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    So how do you categorize a beast like gaming on the PC? With decades of titles to pluck from (and the first port of call for most indie titles, too), there's so much to choose from. Gaming on your PC adds the benefits of (nearly always flawless) backward compatibility and console-beating graphical …

    Why are there so many TV streaming services?

    Why are there so many TV streaming services?

    Engadget - Billy Steele

    The days of television streaming with limited choices are long gone. The list of options grows longer almost daily, and some big names have plans to launch new services that will further silo the content you want to watch. Exclusives are the new streaming currency, and to get everything you desire, …

    The best games for your smartphone

    The best games for your smartphone

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    Sorry, but mobile gaming is the biggest player in the video game market. In 2018, it made almost half of the industry's global revenue. Smartphone games once existed separately from console and PC titles, but in the wake of titles like Fortnite, it's all got a little blurry. You'll find several …

    The best free-to-play games

    The best free-to-play games

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    Gone are the days where free games equated to ropey puzzle games and knock-off clones of games that had a price tag. These days, courtesy of in-app payments and the ease of offering both a sample of title alongside its full-fat version, there's actually plenty of great games to play without …