5 upgrades for your home theater
1. LG OLED65B8PUA ($2,597)
A smart LG OLED TV has again been ranked the best TV available by Consumer Reports' testers. This 65-incher offers "a truly stunning picture," courtesy of excellent 4K UHD resolution and "very effective" HDR imaging. It can also give movie audio a three-dimensional effect. Buy it at Amazon.
2. Roku Streaming Stick+ ($60)
Remote-controlled Roku devices make it easy to access any streaming service, and Roku's customizable interface doesn't play favorites. The "future-proof" Stick+ is worth the premium over the standard Streaming Stick because of its improved Wi-Fi reception and support for 4K HDR. Buy it at Amazon.
3. The Cuddle Couch ($3,995)
An alternative to the usual home-theater recliner, the Cuddle Couch is built for two — as its built-in cupholders suggest. It can be finished to match your theater's decor and ordered with a foot rest and removable swivel tray. Buy it at Elite Home Theater Seating.
4. Optoma UHD60 4K ($1,660)
The best home-theater projector you can get is also one of the first reasonably priced 4K-compatible projectors. "An excellent performer, it showed superb contrast with great pop, edging out the Epson HC4000 for overall picture quality." Buy it at Amazon.
5. Wabash Valley Farms Whirley-Pop ($35)
Made for popcorn purists who don't want any fake-butter flavor, this nifty stove-top popcorn popper "gets it right every time." When you turn the crank, a pair of rotating tines whisks the kernels to prevent burning. Buy it at Amazon.
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