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Samsung’s Tizen TV OS vs Android TV: Which is Better?

It might surprise you to find out that most of the TVs in my house are Samsung TVs running Tizen OS – even though I run an Android TV website! I’ve always loved Samsung’s picture quality, even more than my Sony Bravia Android TV. Unfortunately, Samsung doesn’t make any televisions that run Android TV. They …

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Smart TV vs Android TV: What’s the Difference?

Smart TVs have been in high demand since streaming services overtook the movie and TV industries in the 2010s. Among the seemingly endless Smart TV options available, Android TVs (and now Google TV’s) consistently stand out as some of the best. I’m obviously biased, since I focus on Android TV. However, I also have two …

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What is Backlight Bleed and How Can You Fix It?

We all want the best colors, brightest lights and darkest darks on when we’re watching TV. Older TV’s can suffer from something called backlight bleed that make our TV’s look worse than they should. What is backlight bleed, and, more importantly, how do you fix it? Read on to find out. Backlight Bleed To fix …

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PCM vs. Bitstream: Which Is Better?

If you’re connecting a media device like a Blu-ray player to your home theater setup, you’ll have two standard audio options available, PCM (pulse-code modulation) or bitstream. Unless you’re a hardcore audiophile, it might be difficult to know which option will help you optimize your sound system’s performance. Although both PCM and bitstream are capable …

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1080p vs. 4K: Is It Worth Upgrading Your TV?

Today, we’re going to look at comparing 1080p TV’s vs 4K TV’s, but we’re going to be taking a different angle than you’re used to seeing. Most people will quickly say that 4K is better than 1080p and end the discussion there. Not very helpful, right? In this article, we’re going to assume that you’ve …

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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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