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HDMI Splitter vs. Switch: Which Do You Need?

Stop me if this sounds familiar: I have way more things that need an HDMI port than I have HDMI ports themselves. HDMI ports connect your TV to just about everything, from cable boxes to AV receivers, Streaming devices and game consoles to soundbars. But it’s frustrating to crawl behind your entertainment center to swap …

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Blu-ray vs DVD vs 4K UHD: What’s the Real Difference?

One of the most frustrating things about new video formats is having to re-buy all of your old movies again. Not to date myself, but I’ve done that a few times already, switching from VHS to DVD and again to Blu-ray. With 4K UHD Blu-rays on the market as well, do we need to upgrade …

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Does Dolby Atmos Really Make a Difference?

Dolby Atmos finally gets surround sound right. Mostly… Audiophiles and home theater geeks alike agree that speakers can only get you so far. To enjoy truly immersive, realistic sound, you need to use the best audio system available. Many people, including the cinema industry, agree that Dolby Atmos is the best sound system. However, with …

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The Best 24 Inch Smart & Dumb TV’s [2021]

Even though most consumers are shopping for big-screen TV’s, there’s still a place for smaller TV’s. Today, we’re going to look at the opposite end of the spectrum and look at some of the best 24 inch TV’s you can buy. The quality and cost of the 24 inch smart TV has only gotten better …

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Monitor vs TV: Which is Right For You?

If you’re short on space in your home or apartment, you might be considering combining a TV and a computer monitor. With more people turning to streaming services instead of broadcast TV, it’s easier than ever to make one screen do double duty. But, despite what you may think, monitors and TVs aren’t the same …

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60Hz vs. 120Hz TVs and Monitors: Does It Really Matter?

Whether you’re a gamer or streamer, you’ve probably wondered if you should upgrade your older 60Hz TV to a newer 120Hz TV or gaming monitor. What’s the difference, and is it really worth the extra money to get a 120Hz TV or monitor? We’re going to talk about the differences between 60Hz vs. 120Hz, and …

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HDMI ARC vs. Optical Connections: Which Should You Use?

If all you’re looking for is basic sound output from your speakers, it doesn’t matter what connections you use. However, if you’re looking for quality in your home audio system, the HDMI ARC vs. Optical cable debate becomes far more relevant. Here’s everything you should know about these two types of connections, including how they …

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