5 Tech Tools to Make Your TV Experience Even Better

Playstation Vue
Playstation Vue

The latest in how we watch TV, how we listen to it, and even how we can carry a big screen around with us:

THE SET: Vizio TV E32h-C1
vizio.com, $239
Sixty-five-inch screens with 4K resolution selling for upwards of $10,000 may get all the attention, but this budget-priced 32-inch display comes loaded with the latest HD tech. Two million screen pixels form a crystal-clear LED image with impressive contrasts.

sling.com, $20 per month
Since its February debut, this live-TV service for cord cutters has nearly doubled its available channels. AMC, IFC, History, A&E, and Lifetime among others now join original channels like ESPN and the Food Network. Add-on premiums include Epix and HBO.

THE SOUND: Radiant-360 R7 speaker
samsung.com, $499
It may look like Mork’s spaceship, but at 16 inches high, this wireless system takes up as much space as a small side-table lamp and uses a Ring Radiator speaker to push sound 360 degrees around your home theater.

THE BIG SCREEN: LG Smart Minibeam PW800 HD projector
lg.com, $599
It’s been easy enough to take your TV with you on smartphones and tablets–now you can tote a one-pound, 100-inch screen in your backpack. Just hook it up wirelessly to a live TV, computer, or mobile device and aim it at a wall.

THE COMBO: PlayStation Vue
playstation.com, $49 a month
In March, PlayStation launched the superhero drama series Powers, which you could watch on its PS4 gaming console ($399). The company’s live-streaming service Vue soon followed with a launch in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. It features CBS, Fox, NBC, MTV, and Comedy Central, among 50 other channels.