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Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR Streams Over-The-Air Broadcasts To Your Devices

The Amazon Fire TV Recast is a DVR for over-the-air broadcasts. Starting at $230 will this allow you to finally cut the cord once and for all?

Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR Streams Over-The-Air Broadcasts To Your Devices
The TiVo Bolt OTA Takes The Pain Out Of Cord-Cutting

The TiVo Bolt OTA (Over the Air) is a DVR designed to record over-the-air broadcasts. Does it have the features you need to ditch cable? Read on

The TiVo Bolt OTA Takes The Pain Out Of Cord-Cutting
Amazon’s Fire TV Cube Lets Alexa Control Your Home Entertainment System

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is an all-in-one media streamer and voice-activated smart speaker. Can we finally ditch our remote controls and let

Amazon’s Fire TV Cube Lets Alexa Control Your Home Entertainment System

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Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR Streams Over-The-Air Broadcasts To Your Devices

Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR Streams Over-The-Air Broadcasts To Your Devices

The Amazon Fire TV Recast is a DVR for over-the-air broadcasts, giving cord-cutters easy access to free programming from major networks and local TV channels. Starting at $230, the DVR streams live and recorded content to the company’s ecosystem of Fire TV media players, as well as to any mobile device running the Fire TV iOS or Android app. Since it doesn’t connect directly to a TV, the Fire TV Recast can be placed wherever your TV antenna and Wi-Fi both have strong reception. Read on to learn more.

The Amazon Fire TV Recast is a DVR for over-the-air broadcasts. Starting at $230 will this allow you to finally cut the cord once and for all? Read on to find out.

— May 20, 2019 00:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

The TiVo Bolt OTA Takes The Pain Out Of Cord-Cutting

The TiVo Bolt OTA Takes The Pain Out Of Cord-Cutting

The TiVo Bolt OTA is a DVR designed to record over-the-air broadcasts, making it easier to ditch cable. Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu leave some cord-cutters missing local news and sports, as well as CBS programming. With an HD antenna and the TiVO Bolt OTA, cord-cutting doesn’t have to be a compromise. Read on to learn more.

The TiVo Bolt OTA (Over the Air) is a DVR designed to record over-the-air broadcasts. Does it have the features you need to ditch cable? Read on to find out.

— February 25, 2019 22:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

Amazon’s Fire TV Cube Lets Alexa Control Your Home Entertainment System

Amazon’s Fire TV Cube Lets Alexa Control Your Home Entertainment System

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is an all-in-one media streamer and voice-activated smart speaker. The new $120 device allows the user to control TVs, AV receivers, sound bars, and even cable boxes using voice commands. Can we finally ditch our remote controls and let Alexa handle all of our entertainment needs? Read on to find out.

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is an all-in-one media streamer and voice-activated smart speaker. Can we finally ditch our remote controls and let Alexa handle all of our entertainment needs? Read on.

— January 20, 2019 00:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

Fluance Launches 4 New Audiophile Turntables at Great Prices!

Fluance Launches 4 New Audiophile Turntables at Great Prices!

Fluance has followed up its successful 2016 entrance into the turntable business with four new models. The RT82 ($300), RT83 ($350), RT84 ($450), and RT85 ($500) offer industry-leading build quality and high-end components at reasonable prices. All built upon a common shared platform, the four models are distinguished by the different platters and cartridges that come as part of the package. We compare the differences to help you decide which one is right for you. Read on.

Canadian audio company Fluance released 4 new audiophile turntables recently: The RT82, RT83, RT84, and RT85 offer industry-leading build quality and high-end components at reasonable prices. Read on.

— December 17, 2018 08:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

Denon DP-450USB and DP-400 Turntables Spinning Vinyl with a Twist

Denon DP-450USB and DP-400 Turntables Spinning Vinyl with a Twist

We’re still seeing a trend of the reintroduction of vinyl in the audio market as evidenced by Denon’s release of two new turntables, the DP-450USB and DP-400 at the 2018 CEDIA show in San Diego. With advanced built-In phono equalizers for easy use, and an integrated sensor to help control precise speed, these new turntables from Denon might be worth the time to dust off your old albums and put the new retro chic hipsters to shame.

Denon released two new turntables, the DP-450USB and DP-400 at the 2018 CEDIA show. With advanced built-In phono equalizers and integrated sensor for precise speed these turntables might be for you.

— September 25, 2018 08:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

Control More With Control4: Entertainment And Automation Controllers

Control More With Control4: Entertainment And Automation Controllers

If you want a complete and cohesive smart home experience, you need a home automation controller to run the show. Industry leader Control4 offers four different automation controllers: the CA-1, the EA-1, the EA-3, and the EA-5 compared in this article. Which one is right for your smart home? Read on to find out and be sure to check out our YouTube video discussion for more details about Control4 products.

If you want a complete and cohesive smart home experience, you need a home automation controller to run the show. Control4 has 4 levels of controllers (CA-1, EA-1, EA-3,and EA-5) compared herein.

— August 26, 2018 10:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

Monoprice Monolith Portable Headphones/Amps Preview

Monoprice Monolith Portable Headphones/Amps Preview

Monoprice Monolith series of products attempt to elevate the brand as evident with their latest USB DAC Headphone Amp, Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with THX AAA Technology, and M565C/M1060C Over-Ear Closed-Back Headphones . Most of these are available now, but the Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with THX AAA Technology have yet to be released. Read on to determine if these items are products of interest or "one hit wonders".

The Monoprice Monolith USB DAC Headphone Amp, Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with THX AAA Technology, and M565C/M1060C Over-Ear Closed-Back Headphones are the newest editions to the Monoprice line.

— July 06, 2018 00:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

SVS SoundPath Wireless Audio Adapter Allows Audiophiles to Cut the Cord

SVS SoundPath Wireless Audio Adapter Allows Audiophiles to Cut the Cord

We’ve seen our share of wireless adaptors through the years, but like upfiring Atmos speakers, some of them get the job done but we usually only recommend them when you can't use the real thing. Knowing the engineers at SVS though they’ve probably upped the ante on these wireless adapters to do wireless sound without compromise. Get the details to see if it's time to cut the cord once and for all.

The SVS Soundpath Wireless Audio Adapter offers an uncompromised wireless connection to run a pair of powered surround or mult-zone speakers or a powered subwoofer. Are you ready to cut the cord?

— May 24, 2018 14:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

5 Best Microphones Under $100 for Recording Vocals

5 Best Microphones Under $100 for Recording Vocals

Are You strapped for cash and in desperate need of a cheap but good microphone to do podcasting in hopes of becoming the next late night talk show host or YouTube internet sensation? The following article goes through the top five budget friendly microphones for recording vocals that you can purchase easily and still have plenty of money left over to focus on building your recording studio or taking vocal coaching lessons.

Looking for a budget friendly microphone for podcasting? We've compiled a list of the top 5 best microphones for under $100 that offer excellent performance for all your recording needs.

Zahub Shahid — April 08, 2018 21:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

Mark Levinson № 515 Turntable Preview

Mark Levinson № 515 Turntable Preview

Looking for a high end turntable to spin your vinyl? Look no further than the new № 515 Turntable from Mark Levinson. With help from VPI Industries this ultra precise turntable incorporates a 3D printed tonearm, precision-machined pulley and triple belt drive, and a a highly damped vinyl-wrapped composite and aluminum sandwich main chassis. If money is no object and you have the $10,000 to spend on a really fancy record player then this might be the unit for you.

Looking for a high end turntable to spin your vinyl? The new № 515 Turntable from Mark Levinson with cooperation from VPI Industries may be your answer. At $10k, it isn't cheap but plays the part.

— December 15, 2017 00:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

McIntosh MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier Preview

McIntosh MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier Preview

Introducing the new MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier from McIntosh. One of the most coveted names in home audio is doubling down on the headphone market, not long after launching its MHP1000 headphones, McIntosh is supporting its new cans with a high-end portable headphone amplifier and DAC. McIntosh says the MHA50 is designed to help you get the best possible sound out of your headphones. Is it worth a whopping $700? Only a true McIntosh fan may be able to answer that question.

Introducing the new MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier from McIntosh. One of the most coveted names in home audio is doubling down on the headphone market. Is it worth the price? Read on and decide.

— October 25, 2017 00:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

Sony PlayStation VR & PS4 Review - Should You Go PS4 Pro or No?

Sony PlayStation VR & PS4 Review - Should You Go PS4 Pro or No?

I'll admit it, when Sony last year announced plans to release their own virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 -- a five-year-old console -- I was skeptical. As positive press about the product started rolling in, I finally decided to purchase a unit earlier this year. But, despite all the great reports let's take a closer look and see if it's worth the significant investment.

The Sony PSVR virtual headset is an impressive looking device but is it worth adding to the aging Playstation 4? Read on to find out.

Brandon Dimmel — October 09, 2017 00:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

ALO Audio Continental V5 Portable Tube Amp Review

ALO Audio Continental V5 Portable Tube Amp Review

The ALO Continental V5 portable amp has been the result of a long-time collaboration between audio manufacturers ALO Audio & Vinnie Rossi. With a plethora of features and options for customizability, this amp offers a richly detailed sound bringing the best of the solid state and tube amplifier sound. At $799, the V5 features a single triode tube with an output power of 325 mW per channel and 9 hour playback. Read our review to find out more about this great device.

The ALO Continental Dual Mono DAC/Amp has a plethora of features and options for customizability. This headphone amp offers compelling sound and the ability to drive a wide variety of equipment.

Smit Patel — August 11, 2017 09:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Review

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Review

Media streaming is a must have feature these days for a modern home theater. Many Blu-ray players and HDTV's do a poor job serving this function, so external devices are usually the way to go. We look at the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV media streaming devices to see how they handle popular streaming services like Netflix, and Amazon Prime, as well as gaming apps. Check out our YouTube Video review for a detailed overview of these products and a tour of their navigation menus to see how they work.

Media streaming is a must have feature for a modern home theater. We look at the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV to see if they are a better alternative to streaming from your source device or HDTV.

— August 10, 2017 00:00 in AV Gadget Reviews