The AirTV Mini might be of interest to heavy Sling TV users. Otherwise, it's just another underwhelming Android TV box.
Dish customers would be wise to upgrade to the Hopper 3, which can record up to 16 shows at once, streams 4K, and lets you watch four games at the same time.
As 4K HDR streaming devices go, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K does a great job balancing functionality, price and performance.
Thanks to its intuitive interface, superior discovery features and powerful DVR, Sony PlayStation Vue is very close to being a cable killer.
The Vizio M-Series Quantum 65-inch (M658-G1) remixes Vizio's affordable M-Series with an impressive display and a new, improved version of SmartCast.
The Amazon Fire TV Cube is an excellent marriage of an Echo speaker and a Fire TV device that's able to control your living room.
The Apple TV 4K offers an attractive, customizable interface and affordable UHD content, but design flaws and a subpar remote hold it back.
The new Google Chromecast is fast and intuitive, but the attractive little dongle is behind the times.
Sling TV offers some great programming that cord-cutters couldn't get before - especially ESPN - but has some annoying restrictions.
YouTube TV has an attractive interface and a novel recording feature, but it’s lacking in both channel selection and platform availability.
The Caavo Control Center combines all your devices and their content into one interface, but all its best features cost extra.
There's no compelling reason to get a Xiaomi Mi Box S, due to troublesome issues with its picture quality, sound levels and interface.
The LG B7 OLED brings the stunning quality of LG's OLED displays to your living room for a much more palatable price, and doesn't cut many corners along the way.
The Roku Premiere delivers a high-quality 4K HDR experience but cuts a few design corners along the way.
ESPN+ offers a lot of live sports for a little money, but it's no replacement for the mainstream match-ups you'll still find on cable.
The Elgato Stream Deck Mini is a cheap and efficient way to make managing your Twitch streams easier.
DirecTV Now is sluggish, buggy and sometimes broken, but it has long-term potential because of the number of channels you get for the money.
The Samsung 32-inch M5300 is an inexpensive and compact full-HD set with good smart-TV functions, but the picture and sound don't wow.
The Sony XBR-43X800E is a great smart TV and boasts a decent feature set with HDR support and plenty of connections, but you'll definitely want a soundbar.
The TCL Roku 43S403 delivers 4K, HDR and Roku's Smart TV interface for a very good price, but not a lot of frills.
Hulu with Live TV is colorful, robust and effective at recommending new content, but it has some navigation issues and annoying ads.
The AirTV is a good — but not great — streaming box with a novel way to integrate broadcast TV, but it takes some time to prove itself.
The Sony XBR-65X900E combines solid picture and sound quality with a feature-rich operating system and a midrange price. We just wish it had a better remote.
This comfortable universal remote makes it pretty easy to control your entertainment center at a reasonable price.
The Vizio SmartCast E-Series E65-E0 is affordably priced, and gives you 4K quality and HDR support, but has a couple of rough spots.
The Vizio M-Series M65-E0 display looks great, with excellent color and and HDR support for a reasonable price.
The Amazon All-New Fire TV is a versatile streaming box with excellent Alexa integration and a reasonable price tag, but the design is a head-scratcher.
The Roku Streaming Stick is a moderately priced, no-nonsense gadget with lots of stuff to watch and a significantly improved remote.
The Roku Streaming Stick+ is simply the most complete 4K HDR streaming device you can get for the price.
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