Q. I’m going to buy a new TV for the Super Bowl and I see some sets are discounted big time. But they seem to be sets that have name brands that I’ve never heard of. So my question is whether it’s safe to buy a TV from a company with an unknown name brand.
Sony’s Play Station Vue is closing in 11 days, but the service is recommending that subscribers switch to YouTube TV when the doors slam shut. Click Amazon: See Today’s Hottest Deals!! On Vue’s Home Page, the streamer notes that it’s no longer taking trial or paid subscribers. Sony announced last October that it was discontinuing
Q. I love all the news that comes from CES every year about all the new technology products. Are you going to have some of the news in your column? — Gary, Roanoke, Virginia. Gary, the annual Consumer Electronics Show has convened in Las Vegas and several companies yesterday held press conferences to announce their
Q. I read your story about OLED TV prices not likely to come down much. But I just saw that Vizio is going to have an OLED TV. Doesn’t Vizio have lower prices than other TV makers? So, wouldn’t that mean OLED TV will start costing less? — Hank, Reno, Nevada. Hank, you’re right. Vizio,
Q. The picture on my Sony TV seems a little dark, particularly during movies. Is there anything I can do about it? The TV looked a lot brighter when I saw it in the store. — Brian, Anaheim, California. I touched on this in our TV Answer Man feature, ‘How Stores Trick You Into Buying
Q. I keep reading that there’s no better picture than a picture from an OLED TV. I want to get one, but the prices for the sets are so much higher than other types of sets of the same type size. Why is this? Why are OLED TVs so expensive? — Peter, Kansas City. Peter,
If you asked someone which TVs sell best, you would probably get such answers as Vizio, Samsung, Sony or LG. And while those big brands continue to top many best-selling TV lists, a relatively little-known TV manufacturer named TCL is blowing everyone away at Amazon.com. TCL, a Chinese company, today holds seven of the top
Q. I’m thinking of getting a 4K TV to watch all the March Madness and conference tournament games. But is this a good time to buy one? Is the price right? — Dave, Shaker Heights, Ohio. Dave, unlike the Super Bowl, which was a so-so time to buy a 4K TV, this month’s college basketball
Q. I was looking for the DIRECTV Now app on my PlayStation 4, but I couldn’t find it. Do you know where it is? And does PS4 even have DIRECTV Now? Maybe that’s the problem? — Mark, San Diego. Mark, I get this question quite frequently, and I have even written about it. But the
Q. I am shopping for a 50-inch new TV and have a budget of $600-900. My wife thinks that OLED prices will come down to that range in the next year. Do you think a significant price drop is likely? — Willie, hometown withheld. Willie, let me give you the good news before the bad.
Q. I saw a video online yesterday that had Tom Cruise talking about soap operas or something called the soap opera effect. Is that a show he’s doing? A soap opera show? If so, where can I watch it? And what is this soap opera effect? — Tammy, Shaker Heights, Ohio. Tammy, Tom Cruise is
Q. Why won’t OLED TV prices come down? When?! — Kevin, Palatine, Illinois. Kevin, I know it seems like OLED sets from LG, Panasonic and Sony are too expensive. Way too expensive, in fact. Click Amazon: Black Friday Sale Has Begun! But remember this: A high-def LG 55-inch OLED TV cost $14,999 in 2014 when