Cable could be losing its grip on your set-top box

The FCC has suggested that cable subscriptions should no longer be tied to specific hardware, and while cable companies are nervous, this is actually a good deal for everyone.

CNET March 2, 2016

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Yamaha YSP-5600: A promising yet expensive take on a Dolby Atmos sound bar
The expensive Yamaha YSP-5600 sound bar projects a huge sound field, and no other sound bar can produce as immersive an experience, but you’ll need to buy an additional subwoofer. At an extra $300 this makes the $2,000 end price a little too much to swallow, especially given there aren’t that many discs available. READ MORE »
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