Yes, school should be all about hitting the books. But only the most dedicated student is going to forego a TV in the dorm. The good news is that cable and satellite is no longer needed -- you can even ditch a disc player, too. That's because nearly every TV sold now is a "smart" model with built-in streaming options. And even an old hand-me-down "dumb TV" can be streamified with the addition of a $30 to $50 add-on.We've covered all those angles below, with favorites at every price level. Keep a few things in mind:This list is Roku-heavy because that's our favorite affordable smart TV operating system. But Amazon Fire TV streaming sticks and TVs are decent substitutes, if you're OK with a slightly more limited app selection.Amazon Prime Day is July 15 and 16. Target and eBay have already announced sales those days as well, and we expect others to join them. That would be an excellent time to buy a TV or streaming device at a discount.All of the TVs have at least 2 HDMI ports, so they … [Read more...] about Dorm TVs and more: Best back-to-school streaming boxes and TVs
From Netflix to YouTube, streaming video is where our entertainment comes from these days. If your dad is yet to join the streaming revolution here are some easy gifts that will help bring him up to speed. If he needs a new TV, one with solid streaming apps built-in is a lot simpler than an external device.These products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.Here are our favorites at every price level. Roku Express ($30) Sarah Tew/CNET The Express covers the basics beautifully with quick response times and Roku's dead-simple interface. If your dad has an older TV without HDMI inputs, the Express+ is a great choice. See at Amazon Read full review Roku Streaming Stick Plus ($60) Sarah Tew/CNET Want a little something nicer? The Plus has all the Roku goodness of the Express with the addition of 4K HDR video, as well as a point-anywhere remote with the ability to control TV … [Read more...] about Best TVs and streaming boxes for Father’s Day
Streaming video should be simple, and the latest devices make setup and use a snap. If your grad needs a new TV, one with solid streaming apps built-in is a lot simpler than an external device. From binging Nailed It to a pizza night with a horror flick these are the best streamers and smart TVs for your grad. Here are our favorites at every price level.Disclosure: CNET may receive a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Best cheap video streamer: Roku Express ($30) Sarah Tew/CNET Less than the cost of a decent bouquet, the Express covers the basics beautifully, has quick response times and Roku's dead-simple interface. And if they have an older TV without HDMI inputs, the Express+ is a great choice. See at Amazon Read full review Best step-up streamer: Roku Streaming Stick Plus ($60) Sarah Tew/CNET The Plus has all the Roku goodness of the Express with the addition of 4K HDR video, as well as a point-anywhere remote with … [Read more...] about Best streaming boxes and TVs for your grad
Best answer: Yes. Since it supports 4K and HDR video streaming, the Xbox One All-Digital is a great device for streaming. However, the lack of a disc drive does mean that you'll be limited as far as how much 4K/HDR content you can enjoy. Why is the Xbox One All-Digital good for video streaming? The reason why the Xbox One All-Digital is good for video streaming is because it has the ability to play movies and TV shows in 4K resolution and with high dynamic range (HDR), provided that the media you're watching has support for it and you have a TV that works with these features. This is especially true if you're a subscriber to services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, since they offer tons of 4K/HDR content. Speaking of services, there are plenty of video streaming ones exclusive to the Xbox One family, though they mostly offer regular HD content. Notable ones include Microsoft Movies and TV, MTV, USA NOW, Syfy Now, FOX NOW, Comedy Central, and, if you enjoy watching video game … [Read more...] about Is Xbox One S All-Digital a good streaming box?
My first task: Install Steam and download a few titles. I opted for Resident Evil 2, Hitman 2 and The Witcher 3. It took around 10 minutes to grab RE2 -- a few minutes to allocate disk space and the rest of the time to download the 23GB game at a steady 50Mbps. Shadow only gives you 256GB of storage (20GB of which is taken up by Windows), which means you'll need to be choosy about which titles you keep around. That's a particularly tough situation when games like Destiny 2 now clock in at more than 81GB. After installing Nier: Automota, in addition to the titles above, I received errors that there wasn't enough disk space to update Resident Evil 2. I was forced to uninstall Nier just to get my zombie fix on.Blade says Shadow supports game streaming up to 4K 60Hz, or 1,080p 1,44Hz. The 4K option is better if you care about image fidelity while the latter's higher refresh rate should deliver smoother gameplay. In comparison, NVIDIA's GeForce Now service, which is still in beta, only … [Read more...] about The Shadow Ghost game-streaming box won’t replace your PC or console