The sound quality won’t be found lacking either thanks to Dolby Digital Plus speakers that pump out full beats to complement the visuals. As was said earlier, the TCL 4 Series uses the Roku TV platform for user-optimized navigational convenience, with minimal lag and information overload. It comes with all the most popular streaming services to keep you entertained for hours — if not days — on end, including Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and HBO NOW, to name a few. The TV is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant if you already have them set up at home for remote voice-automated control. If you’ll be connecting your own external devices to it, the TV has three HDMI inputs and a USB 2.0 port, so your enjoyment won’t be dependent on your Wi-Fi connection. If you’re interested in a good budget-friendly 4K TV with a Roku TV platform, you can find the TCL 4 Series on Best Buy where it’s discounted at $450. … [Read more...] about Cheap 65-inch 4K TVs: Save big on LG, Samsung, TCL, and Vizio
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The built-in Roku TV platform also comes packed with over 4,000 different streaming services for you to choose from, like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ to name a few. The menu is designed to be easily navigated for your ease of use, and the TV also allows you to turn your phone into a Roku remote with the free app, boasting unique features, like private listening and voice control. Other virtual assistants you can use include Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The TCL 4 Series is available on Best Buy for $750 from its retail price of $800. … [Read more...] about 5 TV deals you can’t afford to miss this Memorial Day
Price and design Dell’s XPS 17 starts at $1,500, and Apple’s MacBook Pro 16-inch starts at $2,399. That sounds like a big difference, but these base models can’t be compared on an apples-to-apples basis. The XPS 17 starts with a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution screen, a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, a Core i5-10300H, and integrated graphics. From there, it can be configured up to a 4K+ screen, RTX 2060 graphics, a Core i9-10885H, 64GB of RAM, and 8TB of storage. We’ll know more about the exact configuration options of the XPS 17 when it launches later this summer. … [Read more...] about Dell XPS 17 vs. MacBook Pro 16-inch: Which big laptop reigns supreme?
Although its basic user interface is a bit lacking — the HBO Max home screen is essentially a “featured content” page accompanied by your own to-watch list, and you need to navigate out of it for genre-specific lists, for example — sifting through the library of shows and films feels more rewarding than it does with competitors’ overstuffed, limited, or all-too-similar libraries. The wide net that WarnerMedia casts with its multimedia properties is put to good use in HBO Max. … [Read more...] about HBO Max hands-on impressions: A rough start, but plenty of potential
Identity crisis HBO feels like an old-school network trying to figure out how to emulate Netflix. As a result, they don’t seem to have a strong grasp on who or what they are. Is HBO a channel that you subscribe to that you get through cable or satellite, or is it a streaming service that does on-demand delivery of original and contracted titles? Or is it HBO Max, which is everything that HBO is or was plus all this other content? Beyond that, does HBO Max replace HBO Now? Why is Now still in existence? And if subscribing to HBO through most cable subscribers grants you access to HBO Max, then why does HBO Go still exist? … [Read more...] about I’m not mad, HBO Max, I’m just disappointed