John R. Quain
John R. Quain has been reviewing and testing video and audio equipment for more than 20 years. For Tom's Guide, he has reviewed televisions, HDTV antennas, electric bikes, electric cars, as well as other outdoor equipment. He is currently a contributor to The New York Times and the CBS News television program.
The 43-inch Amazon Fire TV Edition is tempting, but the picture quality from this set doesn't measure up to the advanced, Alexa-centric interface.
In this guide, we tell you which cables or adapters you'll need to connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, Android device or PC to your TV.
There are more-sensitive antennas, but Turk's amplified Multi-Directional model is good at rejecting weaker signals, and it boasts a unique, tabletop design.
The 5 Series offers all the advances that other luxury carmakers crow about, plus better handling and responsiveness when you want to be the one in control.
Although it’s one of the lowest-priced amplified antennas available, the Viewtek provides only modest reception.
The Holisouse amplified antenna doesn't come in a glossy package or boast a fancy design, but it does the job without fuss.
For TV viewers who want to eliminate the monthly cable bill but still receive local stations, the Mohu ReLeaf is a no-fuss, top-notch antenna.
Logitech's inexpensive air vent mount uses speech recognition to keep drivers' eyes on the road while they use their phones, but it could use some polish.
A ride in Hyundai's first self-driving vehicle reveals a car with very impressive intelligence — and an overabundance of caution.
The Sharp Aquos LC-50N5000U is an attractive 1080p TV with basic smarts and a solid HD picture that make it a good bargain.
Vizio's budget 1080p E55 brings smart TV features to this set using a Google Chromecast-based approach. It also has a top-rated picture for TVs in this class.
Although better known as the purveyor of expensive OLED TVs, LG has a budget LCD winner here with a crisp 55-inch picture and a nifty smart-TV interface.
On first blush, the Insignia 55-inch 1080p set offers a big picture for a modest price, but its image quality leaves much to be desired, and it doesn't have support for smart-TV streaming services.
The Samsung KS8000 offers a sleek, glossy design and good color accuracy, but it's not the best value.
With mediocre performance, the 55-inch Sharp Aquos LC-55N7000U faces tough competition from bargain 4K sets that lack HDR support but produce a comparable picture for less money.
Despite some shortcomings, the TCL Roku TV 55US5800 offers an intuitive, smart-TV interface in a bargain-priced, 55-inch 4K display.
Consider the Hisense 50H8C 50-inch 4K TV if you're looking for an inexpensive 4K TV, but Insignia's 4K Roku TV gives you more at this price.
While this 50-inch 4K TV from TCL has the class-leading Roku TV interface, its picture quality is lacking, even for a sub-$500 set.
A good set for movie fans, the 65-inch Vizio D65u-D2 does an admirable job on overall 4K picture quality, but the set's built-in sound system could use a boost.
A 4K Ultra HD set for those who want more out of a bargain-priced model, the Vizio M-Series supports HDR content as well as the Dolby Vision version of the format.
The Samsung KS9000 delivers the latest HDR performance for a price that’s less than the best OLED sets.
If you like the curved-screen approach, Samsung's top-of-the-line KS9800 is a stunning 4K Ultra HD set that supports HDR programming and is bound to please.
For those who want the best 4K HDR TV available — but have to keep their spending down to a dull roar — the LG B6 delivers a jaw-dropping picture.