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Vance Tran

Vance is a dad, former software engineer, and tech lover. Knowing how a computer works becomes handy when he builds Pointer Clicker. His quest is to make tech more accessible for non-techie users. When not working with his team, you can find him caring for his son and gaming.

Can’t Find Apple TV App on Your Smart TV? Check Our Guide

The Apple TV app is one of the most popular streaming services available on most smart TVs. With the app, you can stream shows on Apple TV+, iTunes, and other streaming channels.  There are two reasons why the Apple TV app may be missing on your smart TV. Either the app still needs to be …

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Dolby Digital vs. Dolby Digital Plus: What’s The Difference?

The term “Dolby Digital” is one that we are all familiar with because we notice it so frequently, but many of us don’t know the first thing about it.  We often see this phrase and the logo on a computer’s spec sheet, at the beginning of movies, or on those DVD cases back in the …

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S-Video vs. HDMI

As technology continues to evolve, new video interfaces are introduced, replacing old interfaces on media devices. S-Video was popular in the ’90s, superseding composite video as the analog connector of choice. However, it soon had to compete against VGA and component video, which were released shortly after. HDMI is the modern standard for video transmission. …

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Does A Soundbar Make Voices Clearer?

If you want to achieve cinematic quality audio at home, investing in a soundbar is a good idea.  Soundbars are popular for making crisper and sharper background sounds—but does a soundbar make voices clearer in scenes with dialogue?  Compared to your TV’s built-in speakers, a soundbar will have significantly better audio quality. In other words, …

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Is Philips a Good TV Brand?

Philips has been producing televisions for decades, but from all signs, it looks like they are on the way out of this market.  However, you can still buy their TVs, but the real question is, should you? How does Philips compare to other brands, and how reliable are their panels?  These are all questions we …

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Why Is My Chromecast Volume So Low?

The Chromecast is a cost-effective alternative to SMART TVs and Android TVs. It’s an excellent choice for those looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy their favorite media on the big screen. While it works seamlessly for many, for some, there are pervasive issues that need addressing. One of such issues is experiencing inadequate volume …

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How to Make a Movie Night More Fun?

The smell of buttered popcorn. The cold air-conditioning and seeing the lights dim as the trailers start to play. Everyone loves going to the movies. Seeing fantastical worlds, dramatic scenes, and your favorite characters coming to life onscreen is a magical feeling. But who says movie magic can only be felt in cinemas? Movie nights …

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How to Sync a Roku Remote to a TV to Turn It On/Off

Most people spend money on Roku streaming devices and enjoy their favorite programs, but they are still unaware of the full capabilities of their devices. Owning a Roku device adds one more remote controller to your home theater setup. Sifting through multiple remotes and finding the exact one for the device and function you need …

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Can TV USB Power Roku Devices?

Picture this: your wall sockets are occupied, and you’re stuck with a Roku device that will not work unless you connect it to a power source. In this scenario, what are your options? We’ll get there. First, let’s talk about Roku devices.  Roku devices are an excellent addition to the viewing experience, giving you access …

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