2015 Top Picks Of the Year Extras


Roku 4 Streaming Media Player
(February/March 2016) Finally, a standalone box that delivers both 4K video and high-quality audio to your receiver via HDMI. It doesn’t hurt that the advanced processor makes for a zippy user interface, or that a button on the box helps you find your lost remote. $130, roku.com

Amazon Echo Voice-Activated Assistant
(soundandvision.com, July post) Using voice activation, the Echo functions like a cross between a wireless speaker, a personal assistant ready to provide weather or news, and a home controller for lights or other connected devices. A remarkable addition to any home. $180, amazon.com

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No OLED? From what I've read in the past QD is supposed to be a cheap but inferior technology, nice to find out that it's performing better than advertised (such a rarity).