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Review: Logitech Harmony Hub brings universal remote control to the future

If you're looking to control your home entertainment system with your smartphone, you could do a lot worse than the Harmony Hub line.

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Review: Plair plays Web content on your TV, but needs more work

The Plair video streamer is an interesting concept, but in its current form too buggy for primetime. When it worked, it was pretty cool. But unfortunately it was pretty much hit or miss.

Review: Big Blue Media Tower mostly disappoints

The Big Blue Media Tower lives up to the tower part of its name. But it wouldn't make much sense in your entertainment center.

Review: Sonos's Playbar is a great soundbar for its price

The Playbar is one of the best soundbars in its price range, but it can’t compete with a midrange AV receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker configuration.

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Review: Apple's Remote app gets a new iPad interface, support for Up Next

The third version of Apple's iTunes and Apple TV controller may be the nicest yet, thanks to interface improvements and support for new iTunes 11 features.

Review: Simple.TV DVR and placeshifter handles over-the-air signals, but needs work

Looking to cut the cable TV cord? Really Simple Software’s $149 Simple.TV DVR/placeshifter can record over-the-air or basic digital cable (unencrypted) TV programming and stream it over a local network or via the Internet.

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Sonos Sub adds big bass presence

If the Sonos multi-room music units you're currently using lack the kind of bass frequencies you crave, get to the bottom of the Sonos Sub.

TechHive: Which music subscription service should you use?

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Seeking access to millions of tracks? A subscription service can provide it.

Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD projector sports iPhone dock

The Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD is a portable projector with two built-in ten-watt speakers, bright 2800 lumen output, and a dock for connecting and playing movies and music from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Review: Behringer U-Phono UFO202 offers an inexpensive way to digitize LPs

If you're looking for an inexpensive interface for digitizing your LPs, Behringer provides it in the form of the U-Phono UFO202.

Six connected Blu-ray players for any budget

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With Internet streaming picking up steam, Blu-ray players have evolved from simple receptacles for video discs to one of the most convenient ways to add the Internet to your television. After all, as more video entertainment arrives over the Internet, you need an easy way to watch such services (Hulu Plus, Netflix, and others) on your television. Here are six great players to consider.

Review: Denon RCD-N7 Network CD Receiver with AirPlay packs a lot of functionality into a compact package

The Denon RCD-N7, an AirPlay-enabled receiver, packs a heck of a lot of functionality into a compact package.

McTivia

If you've ever wanted to use your HDTV as a very large Mac display and do so without a direct physical connection to that TV, McTivia provides a workable solution.

Bigstream streaming accessory

The Bigstream streaming accessory for iOS and some iPods is an acceptable solution but, if you can work with a wired connection, is one that you can implement for less money.

Peel Universal Remote Control

The Peel Universal Remote Control earns praise for its ease-of-configuration and ability to control the primary functions of your AV gear. But that may still not be enough for some people.