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favorite technology review sites?

bhome83 253 14 September 17, 2016 at 11:04 PM
I'm curious what tech sites you guys trust for reviews on products, especially TVs? Right now I just use Cnet, but because there are so many out there, just curious what you guys use? Please don't say slickdeals. I know there are reviews on here, and I use this site too, but am curious what are some legitimate tech review sites out there. Right now I'm looking for a TV and just scouting around looking at various reviews.

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cnet.com, still my favorite. Tom's Hardware is good too for computers. consumerreports.com if you want to pay for reviews.
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Engadget, gizmodo, CNET, Tom's...pretty much every review needs to be taken with a grain of salt since there are a lot of kickbacks.
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I would not trust CNET myself seems to be ad driven and reviews do not always seem balanced. For some stuff wirecutter is great dpreview for cameras, AVforum for TV and other audio stuff. You can access consumer reports online for free thru most libraries.

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thanks guys. Yeah, I'm always curious what type of kickbacks reviewers receive. Hard to tell how unbiased reviews truly are. I don't assume just because someone receives a kickback that they are going to be biased, but was just curious which sites were the most legit in terms of honesty and transparency.
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And I think I'll use AV forums for reviewing TVs. They seem pretty decent
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ConsumerReports.org through a library is good, but they don't review enough TVs.
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Quote from bhome83 View Post :
thanks guys. Yeah, I'm always curious what type of kickbacks reviewers receive. Hard to tell how unbiased reviews truly are. I don't assume just because someone receives a kickback that they are going to be biased, but was just curious which sites were the most legit in terms of honesty and transparency.
Some are biased based on financial incentives. But some sites have biases with respect to features they care about/neglect.
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I just watch Linus.
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I just watch Linus.
Linustechtips.com?
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Linustechtips.com?
Yup. I find that he explains things very clearly. I am just a little concerned that he is getting more sponsors by the day and that might affect hi views.
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Yup. I find that he explains things very clearly. I am just a little concerned that he is getting more sponsors by the day and that might affect hi views.
yeah, it's pretty much impossible to find tech review sites, where someone isn't making money somehow, either through advertisements, or directly from the company of whose product they review.
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yeah, it's pretty much impossible to find tech review sites, where someone isn't making money somehow, either through advertisements, or directly from the company of whose product they review.
There are still those small youtuber reviewers. Just kinda hard to find them.
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