5 Tech Tools to Make Your TV Experience Even Better
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
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.
THE SERVICE: Sling TV
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
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
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.