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Black friday sales drones: Best Black Friday drone deals 2022: Shop DJI, Contixo, Holy Stone, and more

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Best Black Friday drone deals 2022: Shop DJI, Contixo, Holy Stone, and more


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We’ve only seen one DJI drone deal so far this Black Friday season, but it’s a good one.
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UPDATE: Nov. 22, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EST This post has been updated with the best Black Friday drone deals of 2022. Here’s a brief overview:

  • BEST 4K DRONE DEAL: The immersive DJI FPV(opens in a new tab) reaches speeds up to 87 miles per hour and shoots in 4K/60fps video with a 150-degree FOV. Its “Combo” bundle has never been this cheap before — $899 $1,299 (save $400)

  • BEST BUDGET DRONE DEAL: The Holy Stone HS440(opens in a new tab) comes with a carrying case and two batteries for up to 40 minutes of flight time. It’s also sitting at an all-time-low price — $74.99 $109.99 (save $35 with Amazon Prime coupon)

  • BEST KIDS DRONE DEAL: The well-reviewed Holy Stone HS190(opens in a new tab) is an adorable RC quadcopter that can auto-hover and do flips — $23.93 $32.99 (save $9.06 with Amazon Prime coupon)

Anyone who’s shopped for a consumer-friendly drone before knows that DJI is the market’s uncontested leader. They also know that it’s oddly hard to find DJI drones on sale. (And if/when it happens, they still tend to skew expensive.) Even ahead of Black Friday 2022, we’re only seeing one DJI model(opens in a new tab) enjoying a discount across major retailers.


It’s playtime: LEGO sets, Magic Mixies, and more big 2022 toys are already at Black Friday prices

If you’re trying to score a good deal on a drone this holiday season (without completely blowing your budget), we recommend expanding your search to other brands like Contixo, Holy Stone, and Autel Robotics. Below, you’ll find a running list of the best Black Friday deals on drones, from fancy 4K cameras suited for aerial photography to cheap kid-friendly RCs.

Note: Any newly added or updated deals have been marked with a ✨, while deals with a strikeout were either sold out or expired at the time of writing.

4K drone deals

Why we like it

If you’ve got some wiggle room in your budget, the DJI FPV(opens in a new tab) is a really cool drone for advanced users. It can shoot 4K/60fps video with a 150-degree FOV at up to 120 Mbps and reach a max speed of about 87 miles per hour, with up to 20 minutes of runtime and safety features like obstacle sensing that keep it safe during adventurous flights. It comes with goggles for a first-person flight experience (as opposed to just watching its footage from your phone), and can be paired with multiple goggles to share the flight with your friends in real-time.

The DJI FPV Combo (with the drone itself, goggles, a remote controller, batteries, a power adapter, and other accessories) retailed for $999 on Amazon(opens in a new tab) last Black Friday, but this year it’s on sale for only $899. That’s 31% off its $1,299 MSRP and its lowest price to date. (If it sells out there, check Best Buy(opens in a new tab): They had it in stock for $899.99 at the time of writing.)

More Black Friday deals on 4K drones

  • Holy Stone HS175D Foldable GPS Drone with 4K UHD Camera(opens in a new tab) — $135.99 $259.99 (save $124)

  • Contixo F31(opens in a new tab) — $159.99 $199.99 (save $40)

  • Holy Stone HS710 UHD 4K Camera Drone(opens in a new tab) — $186.99 $279.99 (save $93) with Amazon Prime coupon

  • Contixo F24 Pro(opens in a new tab) — $199.99 $279.99 (save $80)

  • Holy Stone HS360 Drone – GPS 2 Axis Gimbal 4K(opens in a new tab) — $235.99 $249.99 (save $14) with coupon

  • Holy Stone HS720(opens in a new tab) — $249.99 $279.99 (save $30)

  • Holy Stone HS720G(opens in a new tab) — $254. 99 $299.99 (save $45) with Amazon Prime coupon

  • Holy Stone HS700E 4K EIS Camera Drone(opens in a new tab) — $254.99 $299.99 (save $45) with Amazon Prime coupon

  • Holy Stone Drone HS600(opens in a new tab) — $288.99 $349.99 (save $61)

  • Holy Stone HS720E Brushless Drone with 4K EIS Camera(opens in a new tab) — $319.99 $339.99 (save $20)

  • Autel Robotics EVO Nano+ Drone Standard Package(opens in a new tab) — $499 $949 (save $450)

  • Autel Robotics EVO Nano+ Drone Premium Bundle(opens in a new tab) — $659 $1,099 (save $440)

  • Autel Robotics EVO Lite+ Drone Premium Bundle(opens in a new tab) — $1,109 $1,849 (save $740)

Budget drone deals

Why we like it

Featuring a foldable design, voice/gesture control support, and an adjustable 1080P HD camera with a 112-degree wide-angle lens, the Holy Stone HS440 is an entry-level quadcopter that’s suitable for users of all experience levels. It comes with two batteries for up to 40 minutes of flight time and a convenient carrying case.

It’s also sitting at a new record-low price ahead of Black Friday: Amazon(opens in a new tab) has it on sale for just $74.99, which is 32% off its suggested retail price of $109.99. (Note the $15 extra savings coupon for Prime(opens in a new tab) members on its product page.)

More Black Friday deals on budget drones

  • Holy Stone HS280(opens in a new tab) — $50.39 $79.99 (save $29.60) with coupon

  • Contixo F16(opens in a new tab) — $54.99 $69.99 (save $15)

  • Holy Stone HS260(opens in a new tab) — $68.39 $99.99 (save $31.60) with coupon

  • Holy Stone HS110D FPV Drone with 1080P HD Camera(opens in a new tab) — $72.89 $89.99 (save $17.10) with coupon

  • Contixo F22(opens in a new tab) — $99.99 $139.99 (save $40)

  • Holy Stone HS110G(opens in a new tab) — $149. 99 $179.99 (save $30)

Kid-friendly drone deals

Why we like it

This cute little foldable RC drone for kids and toddlers (another Holy Stone creation) has a huge fanbase on Amazon, racking up a 4.2/5-star overall rating with more than 10,000 reviews. Highlights include one-key takeoffs and landings, an Altitude Hold mode that keeps it hovering in place when the user’s hands are off the controls, and a High Speed Rotation function that makes it capable of doing 360-degree flips.

The Holy Stone HS190 typically retails for $32.99 on the brand’s website, but Amazon will give it to you for just $23.93 with another Prime-exclusive coupon — that’s a 27% savings. (It rarely ever dips below $24(opens in a new tab).)

More Black Friday deals on drones for kids

  • Holy Stone HS210(opens in a new tab) — $36.99 $43.99 (save $7)

  • Holy Stone HS430 Drone with 1080P Camera(opens in a new tab) — $46. 97 $57.99 (save $11.02) with coupon

  • Holy Stone HS420(opens in a new tab) — $53.99 $69.99 (save $16) with coupon

  • Holy Stone HS430 Mini Sized FPV Drone(opens in a new tab) — $55.99 $79.99 (save $24) with coupon

  • Contixo F19(opens in a new tab) — $57.99 $69.99 (save $12)

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Amazon has put a couple DJI drones on sale for the holidays in years past — 2021 brought us discounts on the DJI FPV(opens in a new tab) and Mavic Mini(opens in a new tab) Combos — but it usually holds out until Black Friday’s actual, official start date. (That would be Friday, Nov. 25 in 2022.) If you’re on the hunt for that particular brand, bookmark this page and check back often as we inch closer to the long Thanksgiving weekend.

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Black Friday drone deals 2022: the best early sales happening now

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The Black Friday drone deals have now fully taken off, with some great price cuts available on all the leading brands from DJI to Autel and Skydio. If you’re looking for a new aerial photography companion, check out our pick of all the latest drone deals below.

With the Black Friday deals now in full swing, most retailers have released their deals into the skies, with some of the best drones appearing in the discounts. Best Buy, for example, has some big discounts on Autel’s impressive flying cameras in the US, while in the UK the DJI Mini 2 and DJI Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo both offer excellent value thanks to their discounts at Amazon UK.

DJI itself is also running some more limited offers, but one that’s definitely worth waiting for (in the US, at least) is a 15% price cut on the DJI Mini 2’s Fly More Combo, which will be available on November 28 only. Whichever model you’re looking for, we’ve rounded up all of the best Black Friday drone deals below in our regularly updated guide.

Black Friday drone deals in the US

Black Friday deals are now live from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart, and some more specialist retailers like Adorama are following suit. We’ve listed all of those sales below, which include some impressive discounts on Autel drones.

  • Amazon: early discounts on beginner drones
  • Adorama: lowest-ever prices on Autel drones
  • Best Buy: massive discounts on Autel drones
  • B&H Photo Video: price cuts on DJI bundles

The best Black Friday drone deals in the US

DJI Mavic Mini Combo: was $499 now $299 at Amazon
Save $100 – This deal shatters the lowest-ever price record for DJI’s mini drone in its ‘Fly More’ combo bundle. The Mavic Mini remains one of the best beginner drones around, shooting smooth 2.7K video and folding down into a neat little 249g package. This bundle includes two extra batteries and a travel case among many other handy extras.

DJI Mini 2 Pro Fly More Combo: was $599 now $509 at DJI (available November 28 only)
Here’s a Black Friday drone deal that’s worth waiting for –on November 28, DJI will be offering a 15% price cut on the DJI Mini 2’s Fly More Combo bundle, which will take it to its lowest-ever price. The Mini 2 is still our top drone for beginners and this bundle is well worth getting, as it includes useful accessories like spare batteries that’d cost a lot more if bought separately.

DJI FPV: was $1,299 now $899 Amazon
DJI’s original first-person view drone has dropped to its lowest-ever price in this Amazon deal, which matches DJI’s Black Friday offer. The FPV serves up an amazingly immersive flying experience, while letting you shoot dramatic 4K/60p video that makes the viewer feel like they’re in flight. This bundle includes everything you need to get started, including Goggles and a controller.

Skydio 2+ Starter Kit: was $1,099 now $899 at Skydio
Widely regarded as one of the best drones around for subject-tracking and obstacle avoidance, the Skydio 2+ is now available with a $200 discount on all its bundles. The cheapest (and best value) is this starter kit, but you can get the same price cut on pricier bundles that include extras like spare batteries and ND filters.

Autel Evo Nano+ Premium Bundle: was $1,099 now $709 at Best Buy
Save $390 – A new low price for Autel’s mini drone takes it into serious bargain territory. A brilliant drone for beginners, it packs a large 1/1.28-inch sensor, 4K video skills and obstacle avoidance sensors into a compelling, sub-250g package. This Premium bundle also includes two spare batteries, a multi-charger and a carry case among other handy accessories.

Autel Evo Nano+ Standard Package: was $949 now $659 at Adorama
Save $290 – One of the world’s best beginner drones, the Evo Nano+ has never been cheaper than in this 30% off deal. Despite weighing under 250g, it squeezes in a larger sensor than the DJI Mini 2 and also includes obstacle avoidance sensors. Whether you want to shoot 4K/30p video or 48MP stills, it’s a great choice – particularly at this price.

Autel Evo Lite+ Premium Package: was $1,849 now $1,199 at Best Buy
Save $650 – We awarded the Evo Lite+ a rare five-star award in our review, which makes this 35% off deal a rare opportunity to get one of the best drones around for an absolute bargain price tag. It’s a superb all-rounder, thanks to its impressive 1-inch 20MP sensor to its 40-minute battery life and useful adjustable aperture. If you’re not a DJI fan, this will likely be Black Friday’s best drone deal.

Autel Evo Lite+ Standard Package: was $1,549 now $1,079 at Adorama
Save $470 – The Evo Lite+ is one of the world’s best drones, with its performance garnering it a rare five-star award in our review. And this is the lowest-ever price for cheapest its Standard Package, which includes a remote controller and all the accessories you need. So if you need a drone with a 1-inch 20MP sensor, 40-minute battery life and DJI-matching performance, we’d suggest snapping up this superb deal.

Black Friday drone deals in the UK

  • Amazon: price cuts on the DJI Mini 2 and more
  • Argos: clearance sale on the DJI Mavic Air 2
  • Drones Direct: discounts on Autel drones
  • Park Cameras: savings on the DJI Mavic 3 and more

The best Black Friday drone deals in the UK

DJI Mini 2: was £419 now £369 at Amazon
Save £38 – The Mini 2 tops our guide to the best beginner drones and is a superb buy in this deal. It captures buttery-smooth 4K/30p video and has a range of automated flying modes that makes it ideal for fledgling pilots. It’s only once briefly dropped below this price in the last year, so we’d recommend picking it up before it jumps back to DJI’s official price.

DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo: was £579 now £499 at Amazon
The DJI Mini 2 is still our favorite beginner drone and its useful Fly More bundle has just dropped to its lowest-ever price. The drone itself can shoot smooth 4K/30p video and its range of automated flying modes make it ideal for new pilots. And this bundle includes three batteries, a charging hub, carry case and many more useful accessories that would cost significantly more if bought separately.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo: was £949 now £649 at Amazon
This classic mid-range drone has just dropped to its lowest-ever price in this Fly More bundle, which makes it superb value for beginner and hobbyist aerial photographers. Our five-star review praised the image quality produced by its 12MP 1/2-inch Quad Bayer sensor, while this bundle includes three batteries, a controller, charging hub and carry case, among other accessories. It’s a cracking deal. 

DJI Air 2S: was £899 now £849 at Amazon
The Air 2S is one of our favorite drones and gets a rare price drop in this deal. Aside from a three-week period in August, it hasn’t been cheaper than this all year, making it a great time to pick up a flying camera that our five-star review described as “one of the best all-round drones you can buy”.

DJI FPV: was £1,249 now £789 Amazon
DJI’s first-person view drone is down to its lowest-ever price in this 37% off deal, which matches DJI’s own Black Friday offer. Thanks to its bundled Goggles, this drone recreates the experience of flying through the air, and let you shoot the whole experience in 4K/60p video. Our review called it “fun in capital letters”.

What should I consider when buying a drone?

If you’re new to flying cameras, it can be tricky to decide which one to target in the Black Friday drone deals. For drones with built-in cameras, rather than cinewhoop stunt drones for FPVs , the best starting point is deciding where you’re planning to publish the video and photos.

For example, if your aerial shots are mainly for social media or B-roll, you might be better off spending less on a compact drone with a smaller sensor. Those who are looking to shoot for bigger TV screens, or in more challenging lighting conditions, will benefit from a camera drone with a larger 1-inch (or larger) sensor, like the DJI Air 2S.

In general, the size of a drone, along with its wind resistance and price tag goes up with the size of that camera sensor. Those who are looking to dabble with drones, or need a gift to give to a budding pilot, will be fine with a toy model like the very affordable Ryze Tello, which is made by DJI, which is considered the leader in the drone market. It has a small sensor and limited 100m range but is a very affordable way to learn the ropes before committing some serious cash to more professional models.

If you need 4K video quality, you’ll need to spend at least $400 / £400 / AU$750. The original DJI Mavic Mini is a good affordable drone to look out for this Black Friday and is below that figure, but it’s only capable of shooting 2.7K video. For 4K resolution, you’ll need to look at the next drone up, which includes the DJI Mini 2, FIMI X8 Mini, or DJI Mavic Air 2. These drones also come with very handy automated flight modes that are ideal for beginners.

Above those drones are the prosumer models like the DJI Air 2S, Autel Evo II Pro, Skydio 2 (US-only), and of course the newly announced DJI Mavic 3. Once you reach this level, the size starts to become a consideration – and it’s worth considering whether the extra shooting power and features are worth that extra bulk. 

In our book, the relatively compact DJI Air 2S, and its DJI Mavic Air 2 predecessor, sit in the sweet spot of size to performance – but you may want to go down to the tiny DJI Mini 2 SE, or up to the 1kg weight of an Autel Evo II Pro, depending on how important video and photo quality is to you.

Is buying a drone bundle worth it?

While buying a drone is a very fun experience, you have to consider all your options before clicking that buy button, like should you buy a drone as a bundle or not in the Black Friday Drone deals?

A lot of drones are sold on their own, with a controller, but they can also be sold as a kit or bundle that includes worthy additional items like spare propellers, extra batteries, ND filters, and a bag to store your new drone and all the extras. Spare propellers, well, sad to say but you’ll probably need these early on as if you’re new to drones, more than likely you’ll have a few dumps along the way.

Batteries are expensive, and it can be a long walk to charge them from where you use them, so these should be seriously considered a factor in the price of a bundle. A well-designed bag can protect all of these (even if you just stuff it inside your preferred bag). Don’t forget, too, that you can’t just get ND filters to fit most drones –the gimbals tend to have one-off lens mounts, all worth bearing in mind.

Our advice would be to really study what is included in the bundle and make your own judgment if the items included are worth the bundle price tag, we would advise staying clear of bundles that only include items like a landing pad, drone lights, amour skins, etc, and only really focus on those that include an extra battery or two, propellers, car charger, or high capacity memory card, so it is a plug-and-play experience for you once it arrives at your door.

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BLACK FRIDAY 2023 (Black Friday) in HELLO

When will Black Friday be in Ukraine in 2023

Black Friday traditionally falls at the end of November. ALLO is an active participant in this annual sale. In 2023, the company decided to be the first to start the holiday season, arranging it from November 18th. The store gives customers discounts that reach 60% on different categories of goods.

How is Black Friday

Although Black Friday technically lasts 24 hours, ALLO decided to meet the needs of customers so that they can enjoy shopping with good discounts to the fullest. You have 10 days to buy everything you’ve wanted for a long time. But do not delay, good goods do not stay on the shelves, they are snapped up like hot cakes.

What can you buy on Black Friday at ALLO

Discounts will be on the most popular product categories:

  • accumulators;
  • power banks;
  • gasoline generators;
  • stabilizers;
  • uninterruptible power supplies;
  • water heaters.

This is a real chance to stock up on equipment that allows you to survive the winter with much greater comfort. Allo will help you stay with the light, warm, in touch, saving on purchases. The promotion will also include products from the categories: smartphones, computers and household appliances, TVs, entertainment, headphones and acoustics, sports and health, home and garden, children’s products.


Do you want a brand new smartphone with a cool camera and a big screen? Black Friday 2023 provides a wide selection of Xiaomi, iPhone, Samsung phones with rear and front cameras, frameless displays and reinforced cases. Fast charging, eSIM support, large battery capacity for long media playback – the latest technologies, top flagships and models from other price categories are already waiting for their owners.


Tablets from Lenovo Pad, Galaxy Tab, iPad for comfortable reading, watching movies and drawing – at promotional prices. Online gaming, social networking and file sharing will be more convenient with the latest advancements from leading brands. IPS-matrices for the transfer of color depth and smoothness of the picture, as well as durable batteries for autonomy. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on a brand new tablet with an ergonomic design and lightweight body!


Ultra-thin, powerful laptops for work, school, and modern gaming: old hardware has been replaced by the latest Intel Core and AMD processors, NVIDIA GeForce series graphics cards and 8 GB of RAM, IPS, OLED, AMOLED, TN + film and others for image smoothness and enhanced gaming experience. After all, the higher the performance of the laptop and the better the picture, the less stress in everyday tasks.


Black Friday is a great opportunity for everyone who has been dreaming about plasma for a long time! Smart TVs with large diagonals, game panels, updated sets of applications at super prices. With QLED 4K and 8K panels, UHD technology, rich colors and stylish designs, you’ll find the best deals on top-of-the-line TVs this Black Friday.

Wireless headphones

ALLO has a huge catalog of wireless headphones of all possible formats – in-ear, vacuum, overhead and full-size models! PC gaming with immersive sound effect, more comfortable watching your favorite movies with better voice acting without being tied to a laptop monitor. Needless to say, how productively wireless headphones complement the workspace and are indispensable during calls? All daily activities, trips, sports or walks are so nice to combine with listening to music, audiobooks, podcasts or a fresh interview!


It is customary to postpone expensive purchases for later. But it is during a big sale that there is a chance to choose a refrigerator that is ideal in all respects. Freestanding and built-in models, with one and two chambers, multi-door, standard and with smart control. Don’t delay upgrading your home electronics, the latest series of refrigerators will hold everyone’s favorite products.

Vacuum cleaners

Cleaning will no longer be routine and long – modern vacuum cleaners can make this process truly exciting. It’s time to replace old household appliances or finally get a new device at a bargain price: from classic to ultra-modern options. Robotic vacuum cleaners or cordless washing models with a large selection of nozzles for different surfaces are popular and functional. Vertical with steamers that are suitable for cleaning furniture, devices controlled from the phone – you can choose several models online, and get to know them better in the offline store. Choose comfortable house cleaning and save time for what you like!

Washing machines

The dream of the hostess is a washing machine with a dozen functions and an ergonomic design. At competitive prices – models with automatic and semi-automatic operation, front, vertical or combined loading, super-slim and full-sized, which wash from 5 to more than 10 kg of laundry in one cycle. Hurry up to pick up a new functional home assistant at a discount!

Sports and health

Keep your body in shape! Be active, you deserve a long and happy life. In ALLO for you – discounts on exercise equipment and other products for beauty and health.

Children’s goods

Your child rides an old scooter, still hasn’t got a LEGO or an interactive robot – it’s time to visit You remember that not far off is the day of St. Nicholas, New Year, Christmas, when children are waiting for gifts from you. Don’t forget godchildren and nephews.

House and garden

Make your home cozy. Decorate the open area, arrange furniture, update textiles. ALLO gives you a chance to feel like a designer.


The company organizes shipment to Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkov, Odessa, Lviv, Zaporozhye, Poltava, Vinnitsa, and other cities of Ukraine. The exception is the occupied regions and places of hostilities. You can receive an order at the branch or from the courier of Nova Poshta and Meest, as well as at the ALLO store in your city.

How to prepare and participate in the promotion

Look for discount offers in the Black Friday section and on the website pages, as well as in ALLO stores. Promotions are valid online throughout the country. Use advice from ALLO so as not to miss great deals during Black Friday in Ukraine:

  • 1. Make a list of all goods in advance. A phone that you want to replace with an advanced model, a power bank, a generator or a vacuum cleaner – it will be more pleasant to make purchases with a list!
  • 2. Check out what’s new from your favorite brands – market leaders often make interesting offers at the main sale of the year.
  • 3. Register by filling out a special form to be the first to receive a notification about the start of the promotion – the number of products with discounts is limited, it is important to have time to choose what you need.
  • 4. The most profitable offers are always for equipment, and only then for shoes, clothes and accessories. Consider in advance how good a gift option for loved ones is.
  • 5. Check the specifications carefully so that you don’t rush to buy a phone of a different color or model.

Take away with a discount everything that is available in a special section! The main task of the Black Friday hunter is to have time to buy what you want, since the number of goods is limited. The discount period has been extended – purchase on any day of the promotion! Sign up to be the first to be notified when sales begin. Pick everything you want in advance and buy at a profit. Promotional products are available both in the Black Friday section and in the main ALLO catalog:

  • open the page with special offers;
  • sort by category or brand;
  • choose a product according to the characteristics you need;
  • add to cart, pay and take home new household appliances!

Everything you could think of will be cheap – with discounts up to 60%. Remember, you have long wanted a new smartphone, laptop, tablet. The old TV is no longer so good. Maybe it’s time to forget about the tedious housework by buying a robot vacuum cleaner. And how many times have you scolded a slow-witted computer, there is a chance to replace it with a modern one. You will find many more useful things on the site Come in, we are waiting!

Opportunities and traditions of Black Friday

Sales after Thanksgiving in the United States were held 100 years ago. Many companies gave employees days off, and stores decided to take advantage of this for themselves, attracting customers. It was a good reason to stock up on gifts for your family for Christmas. Why Friday became Black – versions are different. The sale did not have a name at the time.

In those days, Black Friday was identified only with Friday, which fell on the 13th. There was another negative association. September 24, 1869the gold market collapsed. Since then, the day of every stock market crisis has been called black.

Surviving accounts of sales after Thanksgiving mention an advertisement in a newspaper published in 1894 in Ohio. Already in 1923 in Pennsylvania, one of the stores announced radical discounts, comparing with Black Friday.

Some say the name is an homage to an old accounting practice. Back then, losses were written in red ink, while profits were written in black. After a day of active trading, I had to write a lot. The ledger was completely covered in black text.

Others claim the sale day was nicknamed Black Friday by tired Philadelphia cops in the 1950s. They had to regulate the traffic on the roads, which were crowded with buyers and fans of the weekend football in the city. According to a similar version, the name came from sellers trying to cope with queues, rush, chaos.

Already in the 90s, Black Friday spread throughout the country, was mentioned on TV, in newspapers in a positive sense. Gradually, the tradition was adopted by the rest of the world. And in the 2000s, it was declared the biggest shopping day. Today, more than 100 million people in different countries participate in it.

Artificially inflating prices on Black Friday – true or myth

Fair trading and trusting relationships with customers are not familiar to everyone. On Black Friday, only unscrupulous sellers cash in on their customers. What only yesterday cost 1000 hryvnias is being sold 2 or more times more expensive even for a promotion! Artificially inflating prices is a tool of dishonest marketers.

Retail chains with a well-known name and a reputation built up over the years will never deceive the trust of customers, because sales last all year, and not just on Black Friday. Therefore, favorable conditions are provided for those goods that can be sold cheaper without problems.

Real discounts up to 60% on Black Friday are explained by several reasons at once:

  • 1. Brands want to introduce new products to customers. Developments that speak for themselves are much better than any advertising.
  • 2. Stores want to sell the equipment left in a few units. This also includes a series of products that have been replaced by a new generation.
  • 3. To increase loyalty. Promotions are a good way to build relationships with customers and attract buyers, not only on Black Friday.
  • 4. Possibility to release warehouses for the next shipments of goods. This before the New Year holidays becomes quite relevant.

That is why all promotional goods in ALLO are sold with real discounts of up to 60% – choose what you have been dreaming about for a long time at prices that happen only once a year! The company values ​​the trust of customers and prepares for a big sale in advance, selecting categories and positions that will really be in demand and you will need it at the right time. You can track prices and assortment at any time on the site – the information is relevant for all cities.

The format of Black Friday 2023 at ALLO is no different from ordinary shopping, except for one thing – such prices are available only once a year. Hurry up to choose the best!

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⏩ When does Black Friday start in ALLO?

From 11/18/23 to 11/27/23 – the main sale of the year “Black Friday” in ALLO, during which you can buy gadgets, appliances and many other goods with unprecedented discounts.

⏩ How is Black Friday in ALLO?

The sale will last until the most requested items are sold out. But please note: the number of promotional items is limited. Therefore, we recommend filling out the form on this page so as not to miss the start of the ALLO sale.

Legal regulations

Promotions on the territory of Ukraine (excluding time-limited payback territories) in ALLO stores and on the site allo. ua from 11/18/2023 to 11/27/2023 or docks of promotional goods are available. Kіlkіst goods zamezhena nayavnіstyu on skladі ta u magazinі, usі propozicії dіyut until the end of the stock product. *Under “Black Enchantment” toils on marketing neologism, aiming at privatannya respect to advertising awareness. **From “Price – be enchanted” may be subject to the price change, as it is during the promotion period. The maximum discount on promotional goods is 60%. Prices are shown in hryvnias with the adjustment of MPE. Indicated in the advertisement is an unclaimed price – the price that is valid during the promotion period. The price has been fixed with a sizable retail price at the merezhі stores “ALLO” and on the site The term of the event may be changed at the discretion of the organizer (TOV “ALLO”). Wash assigned shares during the period of її holding can be changed. For more details, think about changing stores, how to take part in the action, find out by calling the hotline: 0-800-300-100 or on allo. ua. Calls from fixed and mobile telephones (Kyivstar, Vodafone, Lifecell) within Ukraine without cost.

How to spend Black Friday as efficiently as possible

You have decided that you will spend Black Friday, you have determined which product will participate in the promotion, what next?

Why do you need extra activity during sales in social networks?

1. Attract new subscribers. On the eve of the holidays, people are looking for great deals, new brands, gift ideas, so Black Friday is a good informational occasion to attract new subscribers to your social network.

2. Convert subscribers into customers. Often, people subscribe to brand pages on social networks, to email newsletters, but do not buy right away. Discounts and gifts for the holidays are a great opportunity to try to buy from you right now.

3. Strengthen relationships. Personalized offers strengthen the emotional connection between the buyer and the brand, increase loyalty.

4. After a while, part of the target audience ceases to be actively interested in mailing lists and brand offers. In this case, Black Friday serves as an excellent information occasion for increasing the involvement of your subscribers in communication, activity, posting reviews, reposts.

What is the best way to prepare?

First of all, warn your audience about the date of Black Friday in your brand. Make announcements on social networks at least a week before the start and remind about the sale.

1. Update the whole community design during the promotion:


⁃ add yellow/purple/bright elements with the inscriptions “Black Friday”, “Big Sale,” 11.11″ on the cover,

⁃ announce your participation in the promotion with a pinned post and status.

– add a tempting offer with a limited duration for the sale period to the profile description.

2. On the day of the promotion, place promotional offers in the “Products” block in the VKontakte application (indicating the size of the discount), use stories on Instagram, make cards with products and links to the site in telegrams.

3. Conduct mailings in email, instant messengers, you can in the network itself in posts in several stages. Prepare a message chain:

For example:
⁃ Sales announcement (start date, conditions) – better in advance, 7-10 days in advance.
⁃ Notification of the imminent start of the event – one day before the start.
⁃ A selection of interesting offers during the Black Friday period – immediately after the start of the sale.
⁃ Sale end alert – a few hours before the end of the sale.
⁃ Exclusive offer for subscribers (additional discount using a promo code or items not included in the general sale) – a couple of hours before the end of the sale.
⁃ “Last chance” (unannounced offer for latecomers) – immediately after the end of the discounts.
⁃ Announcement of offers after Black Friday or announcement of Cyber ​​Monday (in order to retain customers and turn them into regular customers) – a couple of hours after the end of Black Friday.

Black Friday can last several hours, one day, a week or even a month – it all depends on your capabilities and goals.

How do I convert leads/subscribers into buyers?

Use retargeting through scraping programs, aggregators or social networks themselves.
Retargeting can be both for completely new subscribers (subscribed in the past month), and those who comment, like certain posts, etc. If such detailed statistics are not available, a selection of the best offers for the entire audience interacting with your page will do.
With retargeting, you can also catch up with site visitors and show them relevant ads. For example, a user first came to the site and left without buying anything, or left things in the cart, or bought something from you a few months ago. Show him a good offer with the help of a pixel (now there is such an option in Vkontakte) and, perhaps, he will come back for a purchase.

Competitions, games, lotteries, quizzes.
The sales period is the time for contests, games, drawings, quizzes. In all creatives, it is important to indicate the price of the product before and after the discount.
Types of publications that may attract attention:
⁃ Humor. Something funny about Black Friday. You can play around with some products, the brand name, or come up with a funny name, for example, “Sale is coming to us.”
⁃ Gifts for repost. Usually subscribers like to distribute the publication in exchange for a guaranteed prize.
– Gifts for user generated content, reviews, best comment, etc.
⁃ Post with “disappearing offers”. With a frequency of 1-2 hours, post publications offering a super discount to the first user who responds. Gambling subscribers will follow your posts in the hope of “catching” a discount.

Be sure to use video formats: reels, clips, circles, live recordings. Create bright, dynamic or “sticky” Black Friday videos. Do not forget about online broadcasts – live broadcasts from your outlets or from events that you organized for Black Friday.

Movies dbz: List of dragon ball films | Dragon Ball Wiki

Опубликовано: May 30, 2023 в 4:36 pm


Категории: Miscellaneous

Dragon Ball Z Movies List

by San_Rios
| created – 12 Aug 2014
| updated – 25 Nov 2015


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Based On Comic Book

For Grown Ups Animation

Mature Animation

Song During End Credits


Based On Manga

Martial Arts



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Kung Fu

Kung Fu Fighting

Supernatural Power


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Kung Fu Classic

Kung Fu Master

Martial Artist


Superhero Action

Superhero Fantasy


Wish Fulfillment


Good Versus Evil

Karate Kick

Martial Arts Master


Superhero Sci Fi

Angry Man



Bulma Character

Chop Socky


Father Son Relationship

Husband Wife Relationship


Mixed Martial Arts

Power Up

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Super Villain

Tough Guy



3 Dimensional


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Bad Guy Wins



Blowing Up A Planet

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41 min

Animation, Short, Action

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Gohan is kidnapped by Garlic Jr.’s men so he can have Gohan’s Dragon Ball to grant him immortality. Goku and his friends try to stop Garlic Jr. and save the world.

Daisuke Nishio
Masako Nozawa,
Toshio Furukawa,
Hiromi Tsuru,
Mayumi Tanaka


Not Rated
59 min

Animation, Action, Adventure

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The Z-Fighters must stop a mad scientist out to take over the world.

Daisuke Nishio
Masako Nozawa,
Toshio Furukawa,
Mayumi Tanaka,
Hiromi Tsuru


Not Rated
60 min

Animation, Action, Adventure

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A group of aliens visit Earth to plant the Tree of Might, a plant that grants cosmic power by draining the Earth’s life force.

Daisuke Nishio
Masako Nozawa,
Mayumi Tanaka,
Tôru Furuya,
Hirotaka Suzuoki


Not Rated
43 min

Animation, Action, Fantasy

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A Super Namekian named Lord Slug comes to invade Earth and only Goku can stop him .

Mitsuo Hashimoto
Masako Nozawa,
Toshio Furukawa,
Mayumi Tanaka,
Hiromi Tsuru


Not Rated
47 min

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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Frieza’s older brother Cooler travels to Earth to take revenge against Goku for Frieza’s defeat on planet Namek.

Mitsuo Hashimoto
Masako Nozawa,
Toshio Furukawa,
Mayumi Tanaka,
Naoki Tatsuta


Not Rated
45 min

Animation, Action, Fantasy

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Cooler has resurrected himself as a robot and is enslaving the people of New Namek. Goku and the gang must help.

Daisuke Nishio
Masako Nozawa,
Toshio Furukawa,
Mayumi Tanaka,
Ryô Horikawa


46 min

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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The death of Dr. Gero at the hands of Androids 17 and 18 prompts the activation of Androids 13, 14, and 15. They try to kill Goku, who fights them with the help of Trunks, Piccolo, Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan.

Daisuke Nishio
Masako Nozawa,
Toshio Furukawa,
Mayumi Tanaka,
Takeshi Kusao


72 min

Animation, Action, Fantasy

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Goku, Vegeta, and the rest of the Dragon Team search for the fabled Legendary Super Saiyan, a destructive, all-powerful warrior.

Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Bin Shimada,
Masako Nozawa,
Ryô Horikawa,
Iemasa Kayumi


50 min

Animation, Action, Fantasy

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Bojack is a demon who was freed from prison when King Kai’s planet was destroyed. Now, without his father Goku by his side, can Gohan save the Earth?

Yoshihiro Ueda
Masako Nozawa,
Toshio Furukawa,
Mayumi Tanaka,
Takeshi Kusao


48 min

Animation, Action, Adventure

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After seven years went by, Gohan grows up during the time around Goten’s birth. Goku died and when Goten cries, Broly regains life and the Z warriors must stop him again.

Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Masako Nozawa,
Mayumi Tanaka,
Takeshi Kusao,
Yûko Minaguchi


47 min

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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Broly is cloned by Mr. Jaguar, who plans to pit him and other bio-warriors against Mr. Satan in an attempt to expose him as a fraud. Goten, Trunks, Kriilin and Android 18 must stop the new Bio-Broly.

Yoshihiro Ueda
Masako Nozawa,
Takeshi Kusao,
Daisuke Gôri,
Mayumi Tanaka


51 min

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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The universe is thrown into dimensional chaos as the dead come back to life. Now Goku and Vegeta must track down the cause of this uproar.

Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Masako Nozawa,
Ryô Horikawa,
Takeshi Kusao,
Daisuke Gôri


49 min

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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The Z-fighters find themselves in the middle of another extraterrestrial conflict, which includes a sword-wielding warrior named Tapion, a wizard and an enormous kaiju-like monster named Hirudegarn.

Mitsuo Hashimoto
Masako Nozawa,
Takeshi Kusao,
Mayumi Tanaka,
Hiromi Tsuru


85 min

Animation, Action, Adventure

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The Z-Fighters must contend with Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction, but only a God can fight a God, and none of them are Gods. However with the creation of the Super Saiyan God, will the Z-Fighters be able to defeat Lord Beerus?

Masahiro Hosoda
Masako Nozawa,
Hiromi Tsuru,
Ryô Horikawa,
Masaharu Satô

| Gross:
$2. 55M

Not Rated
93 min

Animation, Action, Adventure

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One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Freeza’s army named Sorube and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Freeza. They succeed, and Freeza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiya-jin.

Tadayoshi Yamamuro
Masako Nozawa,
Ryô Horikawa,
Hiromi Tsuru,
Masaharu Satô

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How to Watch Chronologically and by Release Date

The Dragon Ball series is one of the most popular and well-known animes of all time. The series has had enduring popularity for more than 30 years. From its origins in Japan to the American dubbed version from Funimation that countless American children grew up watching on Toonami. Dragon Ball is a classic that people still love to consume.

The television series is where most of the adventure takes place, but Dragon Ball has also brought its over-the-top power extravaganza to the big screen many times. When there’s a villain whose threat is not quite big enough to fill a season of television, a compact movie adventure can deliver a front-to-back story in a much more timely fashion.

Let’s face it, some seasons of Dragon Ball seem to go on forever. As much as we love the stories, it can be a chore to get through the whole Frieza saga. The movies deliver more of a villain of the week type approach in stories that are considered non-canon to the television series, so you rarely see events in the films impact the main storylines on TV. The majority of Dragon Ball movies are just fun side stories that give us a chance to see more of our favorite characters.

They each do have a loose connection to the series. The original theatrical releases in Japan coincided with where the story was in its original airing on television, usually during breaks in the TV show during spring and summer. So you see Future Trunks with the team when movies premiered during the Android and Cell sagas, or Goku in the afterlife before the Buu Saga, but you do not see the events of the films impact those stories on TV. In some cases, films simply retell stories from the series in a more condensed fashion.

It’s often difficult to place where in the timeline each of the movies takes place, but no matter where the movies fall in the mythology, they exist on their own as a way to enrich the universe.

Editor’s Note: This article was last updated on November 27.

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Dragon Ball Movies in Order of Release Date

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1986 – Curse of the Blood Rubies

1987 – Sleeping Princess in the Devil’s Castle

1988 – Mystical Adventure

1989 – Dead Zone

1990 – The World’s Strongest

1990 – The Tree of Might

1991 – Lord Slug

1991 – Cooler’s Revenge

1992 – The Return of Cooler

1992 – Super Android 13!

1993 – Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan

1993 – Bojack Unbound

1994 – Broly – Second Coming

1994 – Bio-Broly

1995 – Fusion Reborn

1995 – Wrath of the Dragon

1996 – The Path to Power

2013 – Battle of Gods

2015 – Resurrection ‘F’

2018 – Broly

2022 – Super Hero

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Dragon Ball Movies in Chronological Order

Image via Toei

Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)

Curse of the Blood Rubies tells a version of Goku (Masako Nozawa) and his first meeting with Bulma (Hiromi Tsuru) different from the first season of Dragon Ball. The Emperor Pilaf storyline is dropped and replaced with King Gourmeth (Shūichirō Moriyama), who seeks to gather the Dragon Balls. Goku and his new friends gather together to stop the evil king from finding the Dragon Balls first and stop his reign of evil over his kingdom.

The movie acts more as an abbreviated introduction to the series rather than a fully-formed part of the mythology. Curse of the Blood Rubies served as the first exposure of Dragon Ball to American audiences after several years of popularity in Japan. The Dragon Ball anime first began to air in America at the time of the movie’s release and helped create the dedicated audience still watching today.

The Path to Power (1996)

The Path to Power is another retelling of the origins of Dragon Ball. It borrows various elements from the first seasons of the original anime following young Goku and his friends’ first search for the Dragon Balls and facing the threat of the Red Ribbon Army.

A Path to Power was released for the 10th anniversary of the original series premiere after the conclusion of Dragon Ball Z. Due to it being a reimagining rather than an original story, the events of the movie do not fit into Dragon Ball continuity. However, it makes for a fun tribute to fans who had been watching since the original anime.

Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle (1987)

Goku seeks out the powerful Master Roshi (Kōhei Miyauchi) to learn martial arts skills and become a more powerful fighter. He is joined by Krillin (Mayumi Tanaka), and their new master sends his students to rescue a sleeping princess from the evil Lucifer (Nachi Nozawa) with the one who succeeds becoming Roshi’s next student. The mission proves to be more dangerous than Roshi initially thought, and it takes Goku’s every ally to face the devil himself.

As is the case with Blood Rubies, Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle reuses many elements from the television series while creating a new version of events. It takes place at the start of Goku and Krillin’s training ahead of the World Tournament and features an expanded version of their first assignment from Master Roshi. The expanded adventure provides a rewarding experience compared to the same arc in the series despite not being considered canon.

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Image via Toei

Mystical Adventure (1988)

Goku and Krillin attend the World’s Martial Arts Tournament hosted by Emperor Chiaotzu (Hiroko Emori). The emperor’s wife has gone missing, so he is instructed by Master Shen (Ichirō Nagai) to gather the Dragon Balls and wish for her return. However, Shen’s motivations are far more sinister. Goku must work together with friends and even former enemies to save everyone from Shen’s evil intentions.

Like its predecessors, Mystical Adventure reuses elements of the television series to construct a new story by adapting elements of the Red Ribbon Army Saga and World Tournament Saga. Its events appear to take place after Goku and Krillin’s training from Master Roshi. Mystical Adventure is a silly adventure not unlike most of the original Dragon Ball, but it delivers entertaining martial arts action and marks the end of the movie adventures of the original series.

Dead Zone (1989)

Dead Zone acts as a prelude to the Dragon Ball Z series. Young Gohan (Masako Nozawa) is kidnapped by Garlic Jr. (Akira Kamiya) who wants the Dragon Ball on Gohan’s hat to wish for immortality. Garlic Jr. sees the latent power within Gohan and decides to take the boy as a pupil rather than kill him. After he gathers the remaining Dragon Balls, Garlic Jr. summons Shenron and is granted his wish. Goku (Nozawa) and his allies must come together to stop the immortal Garlic Jr and save his son from the villain’s clutches.

Some continuity issues prevent this movie from being a fully functional prelude, but it makes for a fun warm-up adventure before the epic sagas that unfold in DBZ despite a very thin plot. This is also the only film that eventually received a follow-up in the show when Garlic Jr. returned from the dark prison he was trapped in to wreak more havoc on Earth between the Frieza and Android sagas.

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The World’s Strongest (1990)

Dr. Kochin (Kouji Yada) gathers the Dragon Balls and wishes to free his master, Dr. Willow (Kōji Nakata), and his lab from a glacier. The villains believe Master Roshi is still the strongest fighter in the world, and they seek his body to implant Dr. Willow’s brain into the strongest fighter in the world to create the ultimate threat. Bulma is kidnapped to lure them in, so Goku and the Z fighters come to the rescue.

The World’s Strongest was released between episodes 39 and 40 of the series while the team is traveling to Namek before the epic Frieza Saga. Goku has King Kai’s symbol on his back which would indicate this story takes place after the battle with Vegeta, and before the journey to Namek. Like Dead Zone, the plot is thin, but the action delivers the classic DBZ thrills.

The Tree of Might (1990)

The Tree of Might adds another Saiyan to the mix when Turles (Masako Nozawa) comes to Earth with his group of space pirates to use the Tree of Might to suck all the life from the planet. The villain bears a striking resemblance to Goku and attempts to use his similarity and Saiyan lineage to bring Gohan into his group, but the boy resists. Goku comes to the rescue and his battle with Turles rages in an epic encounter.

This film was released between episodes 54 and 55 when the Z fighters were in the middle of their struggle with Frieza on Namek, so it is difficult to determine its exact placement in the timeline. Like The World’s Strongest, it seems to take place before the team travels to Namek. Of the DBZ films up to this point, The Tree of Might delivers some of the best spectacles outside the TV show.

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Image via Toei

Lord Slug (1991)

The Earth faces another threat when an ancient Super Namekian named Lord Slug (Kenji Utsumi/Yusaku Yara) comes to the planet to hijack it for its resources, but he learns about the Dragon Balls and summons Shenron (Kenji Utsumi) to wish for eternal youth. With Slug rejuvenated, he’s met by the Z fighters who must stop the evil Namekian from taking over the Earth.

Lord Slug was released between episodes 81 and 82 just as Frieza begins showing off his transformations on Planet Namek. Unofficially, it seems to take place as another adventure before the team traveled to Namek. This movie delivers perhaps the best viewing experience of the DBZ films to this point. The action is top-notch, the story is effective, and it has the bonus of being the first Funimation adaptation to use American heavy metal music such as Disturbed and Finger Eleven for its score, which adds a unique twist to the movie experience versus the TV show for those who prefer watching the American dubbed version.

Cooler’s Revenge (1991)

After Goku finally vanquishes Frieza, the villain’s brother, Cooler (Ryūsei Nakao), comes to Earth to avenge Frieza’s death. Goku is badly wounded by an ambush from Cooler’s minions, and a battle ensues with the Z fighters who must withstand Cooler’s onslaught until Gohan can obtain the badly-needed senzu beans to heal Goku before he can face off with Cooler.

Cooler’s Revenge was released between episodes 99 and 100 when the battle between Goku and Frieza was nearing its conclusion. The events seem to take place after the arrival of Future Trunks, but before the Androids emerge. It’s another villain of the week adventure with little stakes and less plot, but it’s also the first movie to feature Super Saiyan Goku in action, and the first DBZ movie to receive a direct sequel.

Super Android 13! (1992)

Dr. Gero fell to his own creations, Androids 17 and 18, but he installed his subconscious into an underground supercomputer that carried on his mission of creating an android powerful enough to kill Goku and destroy humanity. Androids 13 (Kazuyuki Sogabe), 14 (Hisao Egawa), and 15 (Toshio Kobayashi) are born and set out to bring Goku’s end in an epic battle of Super Saiyans versus androids.

This is the first DBZ confirmed to take place in a parallel universe, so the events do not fit into the main series continuity, but it does seem to take place sometime after the androids awake and before Cell has reached his perfect form. Super Android 13! marks the first movie appearance of Future Trunks (Takeshi Kusao), and it’s also the first time three Super Saiyans have all fought the same villain together.

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The Return of Cooler (1992)

The planet of New Namek is in trouble after colliding with an amorphous star that drains the planet of its energy. Dende (Tomiko Suzuki) calls on Goku to rescue his people, so the Z fighters go to face the threat and rescue the Namekian people. They discover the star is attached to Meta-Cooler, a robotic upgrade of the villain dispatched in the previous movie. Goku and Vegeta (Ryo Horikawa) must put their Super Saiyan powers together for the first time to stop Meta-Cooler from destroying the entire planet.

The Return of Cooler was released between episodes 130 and 131 not long before Androids 17 and 18 emerge. Despite this, context clues put this movie after the Cell Games were announced, but before they take place. It’s the first DBZ movie to feature Vegeta and the first to take place away from Earth. It’s a marked improvement from the story of the first Cooler movie and one of the stronger DBZ movie offerings.

Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)

Vegeta is summoned by a group of surviving Saiyans to lead a new Planet Vegeta. The Z fighters all travel to this new planet and discover not all is as it seems as they uncover a sinister attempt by Paragas (Iemasa Kayumi) to use his ultra-powerful son Broly (Bin Shimada) to take over the universe. Broly gives the Z fighters one of their biggest challenges yet with a power so great, the thought alone brings Prince Vegeta himself to his knees.

Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan was released between episodes 176 and 177 during the Cell Games, and the events seem to take place shortly before the games begin. Broly is unquestionably the most popular character to come from a DBZ film, and this is perhaps the most well-known film of the series. Broly’s story would eventually be adapted into a theatrical film during Dragon Ball Super to make the character officially part of the Dragon Ball canon.

Bojack Unbound (1993)

The Z fighters are all participating in an intergalactic martial arts tournament, but things turn sideways when the action gets lethal at the hands of a group of mercenaries. Bojack (Tessho Genda) arrives and announces his plans to conquer the universe after being freed by the explosion of Cell on King Kai’s planet. With Goku in the afterlife, it’s up to Gohan to take down this new threat.

Bojack Unbound was released between episodes 192 and 193 after the completion of the Cell Games and fits well in the timeline here despite the return of Future Trunks with long hair. The movie works as a great final showing of young Gohan’s powers. With Goku out of the picture, Gohan and the rest of the team get to shine in the spotlight.

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Broly – Second Coming (1994)

Broly makes a threatening return after surviving the events that destroyed the new Planet Vegeta. Driven by his bloodlust for Goku, Broly stalks the Z fighters to achieve his revenge. Goku is no longer among the living, so it’s up to Gohan and his brother, Goten (Masako Nozawa), to stop Broly’s immense and uncontrollable power from overcoming them.

Broly – Second Coming delivers another strong showing for the most popular villain to emerge from the movie adventures. Released between episodes 220 and 221 at the beginning of the Babadi Saga, the events of the movie fit nicely before the World Tournament Saga. It’s a worthy follow-up to the first Broly film and helped solidify his stance as a fan-favorite powerhouse.

Bio-Broly (1994)

The Broly Saga wraps up with its third film. After his defeat in Second Coming, Broly is cloned by a mad scientist to become an ultimate weapon against the Earth. The clone busts out of his confinement and mutates into a horribly deformed creature dubbed Bio-Broly. It’s up to Trunks, Goten, and Android 18 (Miki Itou) to stop the creature from breaking out of the lab and threatening all life on Earth.

Bio-Broly was released between episodes 232 and 233 which was right in the heat of the Buu Saga. It takes place after the conclusion of the World Martial Arts Tournament while the rest of the Z fighters are facing Buu, but Goku is shown in Other World at the conclusion, so the timeline is a little uncertain. It’s the first movie to not have Goku or Gohan as the central hero, so Goten and Trunks get a chance to lead their own adventure in what is, unfortunately, the weakest of the three Broly movies.

Related:Why ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Fans Need to Give ‘Bio-Broly’ and ‘Broly – Second Coming’ More Credit

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Fusion Reborn (1995)

Goku is in Other World competing in one of his favorite pastimes, a martial arts tournament. Fighters from all regions of the galaxy have come to compete, but trouble unfolds when an employee of King Yemma (Daisuke Gori) unwittingly mutates into a powerful, multidimensional being who shatters the barriers between realities. Goku’s boundaries are pushed so far beyond his limits that the only way to victory is through fusion with arch-rival Vegeta.

Fusion Reborn was released between episodes 258 and 259 around the same time Goten and Trucks master fusion to face Buu. The place in the timeline is difficult to identify, but it appears to take place just before the advent of Super Buu. The movie is most notable for introducing the result of a fusion dance between Goku and Vegeta, Gogeta, who wouldn’t be seen again until many years later in Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

Wrath of the Dragon (1995)

In the final movie treat from the initial run of DBZ, a mysterious hero is freed from a music box after an old man tricks Gohan into using the Dragon Balls, and his release will be followed by a great evil that will bring destruction to the Earth. It takes all of their cunning and the power of every Saiyan on Earth to face off against this enormous monster and save the planet from its wrath.

Wrath of the Dragon was released between episodes 270 and 271 while the team was still fending off Buu, but the events of this film take place after Buu’s defeat, even though continuity errors remain such as Shenron only granting one wish. The movie delivers another fun side adventure with one of the biggest Saiyan team-ups ever up to that point, but it somewhat undermines the epic conclusion reached at the end of the TV series after a long and illustrious run.

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Battle of Gods (2013)

In an epic return to cinemas, Battle of Gods brings the biggest threat to the Earth yet when Beerus (Kōichi Yamadera), the God of Destruction, comes hunting for his new nemesis, a Super Saiyan God. As soon as Goku hears about Beerus’s unmatchable power, he can’t help but step up to the challenge of facing the god and testing his abilities. Beerus is easily offended and will destroy the planet on a whim, and Goku is the only one with a chance to fend off his evil and divine power.

Battle of Gods was the first movie released considered part of the official Dragon Ball canon. It serves as a sequel to the original TV series almost two decades after the conclusion of the show. It became the most successful theatrical release of any movie in the series and signaled a renewed popularity in Dragon Ball that has carried into the present day. The events of the film were adapted into the first season of Dragon Ball Super where the story was significantly expanded.

Resurrection ‘F’ (2015)

The follow-up to Battle of Gods featured the return of the original big threat of DBZ. Frieza (Ryūsei Nakao) is brought back to life and his immediate attention is to seek revenge from his defeat years ago. Goku and his friends have grown in strength tremendously since their encounter with Frieza, so the villain must exceed the power of his foe by unlocking a new and more grand transformation than any of his previous forms. Does Frieza’s new golden transformation match up with the new heights achieved by Goku?

Like Battle of Gods, Resurrection ‘F’ was considered part of the main story continuity when released, serving as a direct sequel to the prior film. It also received a major theatrical release and garnered acclaim from critics and fans alike. This film was also adapted and expanded into a season of Super, using this story as the second season before continuing on into some of the biggest stories in all of Dragon Ball in later seasons.


Super became the main continuity for a strong run of 131 episodes. Once it completed its sagas, the series moved back to the movie format for its next adventure. As the title suggests, Dragon Ball Super: Broly reintroduced the fan-favorite Legendary Super Saiyan Broly and made his story officially part of the Dragon Ball canon. Frieza recruits Broly and his father, Peragus, in his continued effort to defeat his sworn enemy in Goku.

Broly was yet another major hit in theaters upon release and delivers some of the most dazzling animation seen in Dragon Ball to date. The film also reimagined Gogeta, the fusion dance form of Goku and Vegeta from Fusion Reborn, making him part of the Dragon Ball canon as well. Broly delivers on the fan service long-time viewers have come to expect from the Dragon Ball movie experience.

Super Hero (2022)

The Super storyline continues in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. The movie focuses on Gohan facing a new threat of androids from the newly reformed Red Ribbon Army. The film is set in the Dragon Ball Super timeline, which means it should ideally be watched after the three immediately previous films, but it does work as a standalone watch. The movie picks up a while after Broly with the legendary Super Saiyan training under Whis alongside Goku and Vegeta. Unlike most Dragon Ball movies, the focus is not on the two main protagonists, instead following the other Z fighters and Gohan’s daughter Pan as they go up against the Red Ribbon Army. The movie is also notable for reintroducing Cell, a fan-favorite villain from Z who essentially works as Gohan’s arch-rival.

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Dragon Ball Z Movie: Broly the Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)

Dec. 4 at 17:27, 2020 / 20,853

Type: Completed Feature Films / 1 ep. [~75 m.]

Year: March · 1993

Genre: Martial Arts, Comedy, Adventure, Superpower, Shounen, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action

Author: Toriyama Akira

Director: I Mauti Shigeyasu ( Yamauchi Shigeyasu)

Viewing: Off-screen · One-voice | Subtitles

Rating: PG-13

Studio: Toei Animation

Voice: [Shocker]

Subtitles: [MaxImUs, mxslive]

pearl Z Movie: Broly – the legendary Super Saiyan) Once a Saiyan named Paragas arrives on Earth and asks Vegeta to help defeat the legendary Super Saiyan who is destroying the galaxy. Giving consent, Vegeta and his team arrive on a new planet. After several days of searching, they find no visible threat. But when Paragas’ son Broly loses control of his power, it becomes clear that he is the legendary Super Saiyan! To win, this time Goku and his friends will have to fight Broly at full strength.

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1986 Dragonball Season 1

[153 eps]

1989 Dragonball Z Season 2

[ 291 eps]

1996 Dragonball GT Season 3

[64 eps]

2009 Dragon Ball Kai

[97 eps]

2014 Dragon Ball Kai (2014)

[61 eps]

2015 Dragon Ball Super

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1986 Dragonball Movie: Curse of the Blood Rubies

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1987 Dragon y Pearls Movie: Sleeping Princess in the Devil’s Castle

[1 ep. ]

1988 Dragonball Movie: Mystery Adventure

[1 ep]

1989 Dragonball Z Movie Bring Gohan Back!!

[1 ep]

1990 Dragon Ball Z Movie: World’s Strongest

[1 ep]

1990 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Decisive Battle for Earth

[1 ep]

1991 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Super Saiyan Son Goku

[1 ep]

1991 Dragonball Z Movie : Cooler’s Revenge

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1992 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Cooler Returns

[1 ep.]

1992 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Super Android 13

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1993 Dragonball Z Movie: Broly – Legendary Super Saiyan

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1993 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Galaxy in Peril

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1994 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Broly – second appearance

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1995 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Rebirth

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1995 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Wrath of the Dragon

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1995 Dragon Ball Z Pearl the Movie: The Road to Power

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2013 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Clash of the Gods

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2015 Dragon Ball Z Movie: Resurrection F

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Nothing is more frustrating than having a print fail as you’re hurrying out the door to meet a tight deadline. Perhaps you’re printing a cover letter and CV for a new job, and you want your words to be as crisp and clean as your new tie. We understand: you’re a busy bee, and when your printer ink runs out, you don’t always have time to go to the store and buy new ink, let alone replace it in your printer. Not to mention the cost of new ink. Fortunately, there is another option for resolving your printing issues. It turns out that refilling your ink cartridges is just as effective, less expensive, and environmentally beneficial as buying new ones. Although this may appear to be a daunting process, it is actually pretty straightforward. Read on for a step-by-step guide to refill Epson 288 ink cartridges so you can get back to printing right away!

It’s a problem that every printer owner must deal with, but the good news is that replacing Epson 288 Ink Cartridges or refilling ink is a straightforward process. Continue reading the article to read more about this procedure. If you want to check the ink levels in Epson cartridges, you can do so by looking at the control panel or looking at the ink tank.

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The best 48-to-50-inch TVs 2023: perfect 48in and 50in TVs for all budgets

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The best 48-inch to 50-inch TVs are the perfect size for your home cinema setting. You’ll be surprised at how these TVs can fit into most average sized homes without looking to chunky. Typically they’ll cost less than the best 55-inch TVs too!

These 48, 49, and 50-inch TV options provide a lot more screen surface area than the best 43-inch TVs, so will hit the ideal sweet spot for many buyers. There’s all kinds of quality in this list, too, from the best OLED TVs to some of the more premium best TVs in small form-factor. 

And if gaming is your thing, then these 48-inch and 50-inch TVs give you some great features, but to be more specific, check out our guide to the best gaming TVs too, if that’s something that matters to you. 

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The best 48-inch TV for most people is the LG OLED C2. This OLED delivers stunning images, and while it’s less bright at 48-inch than its larger panels, it’s an ideal option if you want quality.

The best premium 48-inch TV is the Sony A90K. Sony’s premium OLED only comes in 42- and 48-inch sizes, designed for AV nerds who want the best possible image quality at such a scale.  

The best affordable 50-inch TV is the Hisense A7H. Looking to spend less? Hisense’s A7G and A7H models bring 50-inch scale without the big price tag, and perform well too. 

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The best 48-inch TV for most people


Panel type: OLED

Screen sizes: 48in / 55in / 65in / 77in / 83in

High dynamic range (HDR): HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG

HDMI: 4 total (2x HDMI 2.1)

Today’s Best Deals

Reasons to buy


Great picture


Works amazingly well with games


Plenty of connectivity

Reasons to avoid

No HDR10+

Middling sound quality

Less bright than larger models

The LG C2 is the TV that keeps on giving: it appears in all manner of best-of guides because it’s a great OLED panel, it’s great for gaming (thanks to HDMI 2. 1) too, and cinema fans love it for the super quality. It’s also available in this 48-inch size, delivering for a whole other market who aren’t after a massive panel. 

As said in our LG OLED C2 review: “this is the best OLED TV for most people”. LG is the king of all OLED (literally, it makes the panels for other brands) and so knows exactly what it’s doing when it comes to delivering top-tier quality. It’s less bright than the larger options also available in the range, and if you can find an LG A2 for less then that’s also worth considering.

(Image credit: Sony)

2. Sony A90K

The best premium 48-inch TV


Panel type: OLED

Screen size: 42in / 48in

HDR: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG

HDMI : 4x HDMI 2.1

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Reasons to buy


Accomplished and convincing images


Good gaming feature-set (4x HDMI 2.1)

Reasons to avoid

Lacks outright brightness

Startlingly expensive

If you’re a cinema superfan and want the best possible image quality, but at a not-giant scale, then Sony has a refreshing tonic for your consideration, as its X90K OLED TV only comes in 42-inch and 48-inch formats. Its target is clear: to deliver the best quality from a smaller TV panel.

It’s not cheap though, which may be a hurdle for some. As we said in our A90K review: “you have to get beyond the asking price… when you do, you’re left with a tiny OLED TV that’s capable of big image quality.” It’s also adept for gamers, thanks to four HDMI 2.1 ports, whereas most competitors only offer two with that spec. 

(Image credit: Hisense)

3. Hisense A7G

The best value 50-inch TV


Panel type: LCD (QLED)

Other sizes available: 43in / 50in / 55in / 58in / 65in / 75in

HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG

HDMI : 3x HDMI 2.0

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Reasons to buy


Superb picture quality for the price


HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos


Good smart TV features

Reasons to avoid

HDR brightness isn’t class-leading

Sound could be improved

If you want a modest panel at a modest price then Hisense has a great LCD option. As said in our review: “the Hisense A7G is a 4K QLED TV that goes above and beyond its mid-range price tag.”

There are some compromises, of course, such as the HDMI ports only being 2.0 designation, meaning no top-tier gaming features (no 120Hz, no VRR, no ALLM). But for 4K viewing of TV and movies that’s no problem at all, plus there’s HDMI eARC for audio passthrough should you want to add one of the best soundbars to beef audio up. 

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(Image credit: Philips)

4. Philips OLED 907

The best 48-inch TV for extra immersion


Panel type: OLED

Screen sizes: 48in / 55in / 65in

HDR: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG

HDMI : 4 (2x HDMI 2.1)

Today’s Best Deals

Reasons to buy


Poised, accomplished images from any source


Ambilight is always a treat

Reasons to avoid

Not cheap considering OLED competition

Needs tinkering to get its best

Philips’ OLED TVs never fail to impress thanks to Ambilight, whereby the picture is ‘projected’ in real-time beyond the TV’s frame. That’s what makes the Philips 907 so special, plus it sounds way better than many of its competitors, which is why its asking price begins to seem all the more reasonable.

As said in our Philips 907 review: “it doesn’t look any kind of bargain on paper, but once you realise there’s no need for further spending on a soundbar the Philips OLED 907 starts to seem better value. Then you see the picture quality of which it’s capable, and add in the unique effect of its three-sided Ambilight, and the price suddenly seems absolutely fair enough. This is a TV superstar.”

(Image credit: Samsung)

5. Samsung BU8500

The best budget 50-inch Samsung TV


Panel type: LCD

Screen sizes: 43in / 50in / 55in / 65in / 75in


HDMI: 3x HDMI 2.0

Today’s Best Deals

Reasons to buy


Superb 4K picture quality


Good looks for the money

Reasons to avoid

Sound could be better

Only HDMI 2. 0, so not great for gamers

If the Hisense further up page doesn’t take your fancy then one of the best budget Samsung TVs is this one. As said in our Samsung BU8500 review: “Samsung has an ability to hit a price point without compromising all that obviously or in too many areas. It’s good quality and good value if you don’t want to fork out masses of cash on a top-tier telly.

No, you don’t get top-tier gaming features and, no, you won’t get OLED levels of precision from this LCD panel. But even so, what’s so impressive about the BU8500 is just how mild its shortcomings are by comparison. There are lots of size options for low prices, too, so if you were to consider something larger than 50-inch but still for under £1000 then Samsung has got your back. 

(Image credit: Samsung / Future)

6. Samsung Q80B

A great 4K QLED TV for gamers


Panel type: Neo QLED (Mini LED)

Available sizes: 50in / 55in / 65in / 75in / 85in

High dynamic range (HDR): HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

HDMI: 4x HDMI 2. 1

Today’s Best Deals

Reasons to buy


Impressive high dynamic range (HDR) performance


4K 120Hz HDMI support for new-gen gaming

Reasons to avoid

No Dolby Vision HDR format

Blooming evident on some content

As said in our review: the Samsung Q80B is an impressive option if your budget won’t stretch to Samsung’s higher-numbered Neo QLED Mini LED models. The Q80B’s vibrant picture performance is easy to like, there’s high frame rate gaming support, plus a solid smart platform with plenty of streaming options.

So what’s the downside? Samsung doesn’t support Dolby Vision, and in this Q80B model you’re going to get some backlight blooming because it’s not got as many dimming zones as the higher-end models in Samsung’s range. No biggie, though, as it’s well balanced for picture quality to asking price. 

(Image credit: Panasonic)

7. Panasonic LZ980

An excellent 48-inch OLED option


Panel type: OLED

Panel sizes: 42in / 48in / 55in / 65in

HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG

HDMI: 4 total (2x HDMI 2. 1)

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Reasons to buy


Effortlessly believable and properly refined images


Thorough HDR support

Reasons to avoid

‘Only’ two full HDMI 2.1 sockets

Not particularly bright

When we reviewed the Panasonic LZ980 in its smaller 42-inch format, we didn’t think it was much to look at, as it’s a bit overly thick for a small TV, but its images are “extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyable watch.” There’s a full raft of HDR support, plus gamers will be content with the HDMI 2.1 ports to enable faster refresh rates. 

Panasonic is sometimes seen as the underdog, as it doesn’t release commercial TVs in the USA, but it makes really great options for the UK market. So if you’re looking for an OLED option that delivers big on image quality, and find it at the right price, then this is a very safe option indeed. It sounds a bit wheezy, though, so consider adding a decent soundbar too. 

(Image credit: Samsung)


Samsung The Frame

The best 50-inch TV for low reflection


Panel type: LCD (QLED)

Panel sizes: 32in / 43in / 50in / 55in / 65in / 75in / 85in


HDMI: 3x HDMI 2.0

Today’s Best Deals

Reasons to buy


Displays art when it’s powered down


Minimal reflection 

Reasons to avoid

Art Store requires subscription

Nothing for gamers here

If you want something innocuous that you barely even notice as a TV then Samsung’s The Frame is a superb option because 1. it displays art when it’s ‘off’ and 2. its minimal reflection panel is so convincing that you’ll think you’re looking at actual paintings, not a television. 

That matte screen does mean less pop for movies and such like, plus there’s nothing here for gamers given the lower refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 type, but for TV and streaming you’re not going to notice that at all. 

As we said in our The Frame review: “even when it’s switched off it will add life to your living room by displaying your favourite artworks or family photos. While the sound won’t knock you off your feet, the picture is something to behold and there are loads of other useful features to discover as well.”

Best 50-inch TV: Is this the right size for you?

While 43 inches remains the most popular screen size, a 50-inch 4K TV is perfect for today’s living spaces if you want a big upgrade to your visual oomph. As homes have gone more open-plan, so the demand for a bigger screen you can see from a greater distance has increased. In general, a 48- to 50-inch Smart TV can be viewed well from 10 feet away or more, though if you’re a little close, you’ll get a a good eyeful of that 4K detail.

Best 50-inch TV: What to look for

At this screen size you should be looking for 50-inch LCD TVs that are fully-specified. That means you can expect a direct LED backlight and local dimming in higher-end models, which will give you more vibrant colours and brighter highlights plus greater contrast for dark scenes in moves. 

To really elevate those parts of movies, you’ll also want extensive HDR format support – particularly Dolby Vision and HDR10+ where possible (though most TVs will limit you to one or the other).

Here in 2021, we’re also looking for AI-enhanced image processing, which improves the ability to upscale from SD or HD to fill the 4K screen. And we expect Dolby Atmos support, comprehensive smart systems, and additional gaming features from more expensive sets.

How to Buy a TV: Spring 2023 Edition

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The seasonal TV replacement cycle is cyclical, with new TVs announced in January and hitting stores in the spring and summer. The price of those TVs starts to drop like leaves in the fall, before reaching rock bottom for Black Friday. We’re already starting to see 2023 TVs hitting the shelves, but you can still get a good TV deal by sticking with a discounted 2022 model. They aren’t significantly different from their more recent counterparts and are the best way to save money this spring. 

Think of this guide as an oasis in the vast desert of information about TVs. We strive to provide you with easy-to-understand information to help you select a new television. It won’t answer every question, and when you read it, it won’t tell you “the perfect TV for you” at the end. But we hope it can provide you with the basic tools you need to feel confident when you buy that new set.

Read more: Best TV for 2023

Which TV should I buy right now?

If you just want to skip all the details and buy a great television, we have a few go-to choices among the TVs available right now.

When is the best time to buy a TV?

The best time to buy a TV is on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That’s because TV prices go down as the year progresses until they typically hit bottom on the biggest shopping days of the year. Those Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are best known for absurd, doorbuster pricing on no-name televisions, but the fact is that just about every TV gets a holiday price cut.

Right now, we’re at the high point of the buying cycle. New 2023 TVs were announced in January and are just now dropping into stores at their full retail prices. This trend will continue throughout the spring and into the summer, as manufacturers release their 2023 offerings. 

That said, there are still some 2022 models available at a discount. Those will start to disappear as the year progresses and more 2023 TVs take up space on the shelves. Generally, we tell people to wait until the fall to get a new TV, as that’s when you’ll save the most money. But if you need a new one right now and don’t want to pay for all the newest tech, grab a 2022 model while you still can. 

Wondering exactly how to figure out the TV for you? Here’s some advice.

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What TV specifications matter most?

As a rule of thumb, the main purpose of a TV’s specification sheet is to bombard you with confusing terms and numbers in an attempt to get you to “step up” and buy the more expensive version. Just about the only worthwhile numbers are found under Inputs and Weight/Dimensions.

Rather than rely on the spec sheet to provide hints on which TV will perform better than another, our advice is to simply ignore it. The sheet can help when trying to differentiate a TV based on features, such as whether it has HDR, smart TV capability or a fancy remote, but it’s close to useless when used as a tool for divining picture quality.

How big a TV should I buy?

We recommend a size of at least 43 inches for a bedroom TV and at least 55 inches for a living room or main TV — and 65 inches or larger is best.

In fact, more than any other “feature,” stepping up in TV screen size is the best use of your money. One of the most common post-TV-purchase complaints we’ve heard is from people who didn’t go big enough. And we almost never hear people complain that their TV is too large.

If you want to fit an existing entertainment center, make sure you have at least an inch on the sides and top of the TV cavity to allow for ventilation. Or just junk that old furniture and get a bigger TV.

Read more: Why You Can (Probably) Get a Bigger TV Than You Think

Trust us, bigger is better.

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Do I need 4K and HDR?

TVs with 4K resolution, also known as Ultra High Definition TVs, have four times as many pixels as standard 1080p resolution TVs. That sounds like a big improvement, but in reality it’s very difficult to tell the difference in sharpness between a 4K TV and a good old-fashioned HDTV.

On the other hand, 4K TVs are easy for manufacturers to produce, so they’re basically standard now. Just about every TV 50 inches or larger has 4K resolution, and many smaller sets are 4K, too. Aside from the smallest sizes, 1080p and lower-resolution models are quickly becoming resigned to the bargain bin.

Read more: Best 75-Inch TVs

Many streaming services offer 4K HDR TV shows and movies.

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Most of the 4K TVs have HDR compatibility as well. HDR delivers better contrast and color, so unlike 4K, chances are you’ll actually be able to see an improvement compared with normal HDTV. How big of an improvement (if any) depends on the TV, however, and just like with 4K, you’ll need to be watching actual HDR content. And just because a TV is HDR-compatible doesn’t mean it actually performs better, with or without an HDR source.

Streaming services including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus and HBO Max offer both 4K and HDR, but not on every title (although most original series and movies on both services are in 4K HDR). Actual 4K or HDR TV channels are largely nonexistent in the US, but certain special events (like the Olympics) are sometimes shown in 4K HDR.

Bottom line? All of the best TVs are 4K TVs with HDR. If you’re shopping for a medium-size or larger TV, you’ll probably end up with a 4K one anyway, and chances are it’ll do HDR, too.

Read more: Why All HDR on TVs Isn’t the Same

Every CNET TV review is conducted as a side-by-side comparison with other TVs.

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What TVs have the best picture quality?

We consider the best picture quality for the money a sort of holy grail in the quest for a new TV. It’s still consistently the No. 1 thing TV shoppers cite as important to their buying decision.

If you don’t place as high a priority on PQ, you’ll get the best value by simply sorting a list of TVs by price along with the screen size you want, choosing the cheapest from a brand you trust and calling it a day. Or at least skip to the next section of this guide.

After nearly 20 years reviewing TVs, we feel comfortable conveying some generalizations we’ve observed about picture quality:

  • OLED TVs have the best picture quality available, but they’re still quite expensive.
  • QD-OLED brings quantum dot technology to the OLED display. This should result in deep blacks and higher brightness, with better color in bright areas. We haven’t been able to review them in person yet, but the first Sony and Samsung TVs featuring a new OLED panel by Samsung Display are going to be expensive, and we probably won’t recommend most people buy them over more affordable OLEDs like the C2.
  • Nearly every TV, including Samsung’s QLED, uses LED LCD technology, which (despite the “LED” similarity) is very different from OLED.
  • LED LCD TVs with local dimming often outperform those without. LCD also has other tech, like quantum dots and mini-LED, that help improve its image quality.
  • The ability to produce a deep shade of black — which translates into high contrast — is the most important ingredient in a good picture.
  • For HDR, image brightness and local dimming are essential for the best performance.
  • Color saturation, which is directly influenced by contrast/black level, is second most important, followed by color accuracy.
  • In a bright room, matte screens are the best overall at reducing reflections. The best glossy screens preserve black levels well.
  • Less important factors include color gamut, video processing and display resolution.
  • Many people don’t realize they’re watching the soap opera effect and might like their TV’s picture quality better if they turned it off.
  • Poor picture settings on a good TV will usually look worse than calibrated picture settings on a crappy TV.

In sum, picture quality is more complex than just counting pixels or reading a spec sheet, and your best bet is to read reviews, such as those at CNET. Hopefully you can also get the chance to see a good TV in person along with someone who can explain why it’s good.

Read more: How We Test TVs at CNET

Considerations beyond size, price and picture quality

Those are the “big three” of TV buying, but a few other things are worth knowing about. 

8K is here, but don’t worry about it

A TV with 8K resolution has twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of 4K, for a whopping 7,680×4,320 and 33,177,600 total pixels. Not only is that four times the total pixel count of 4K, that’s an incredible 16 times more pixels than 1080p.

A few TVs with 8K resolution are available today, but we don’t recommend them. They’re expensive and there’s nothing in 8K to watch today. Moreover, from what we’ve seen they don’t provide much, if any, picture quality improvement compared to 4K TVs.

In the future 8K TVs will surely get cheaper and more mainstream, but it will be years before they’re worth considering for all but the richest TV buyers.

Read more: What You Need to Know About 8K TV

Voice control, including Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Another big trend in gadgets, including TVs, is the ability to be controlled by voice commands. Many TV remotes have built-in mics and “push to talk” functionality, for example to search for TV shows and movies, and many work with one or both of the two major voice assistants, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. A handful of newer TVs even have built-in mics that allow them to respond to a “Hey, Google” or “Alexa” wake word, much like a Google Nest or Echo speaker. And numerous models work with existing Alexa or Google speakers too.

Voice control makes some tasks easier than hitting buttons on a remote. You can not only search for TV shows and movies, but order pizza, play trivia games and music, and control lights and other smart home devices. Other activities, however, are still easier using the remote.

Many TVs can be controlled hands-free with Google Home and Alexa speakers.

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HDMI connections

TV connectivity has gotten less complex as important inputs have dwindled to one kind: HDMI. Just count the number of devices you’ll want to connect, and make sure your TV has at least that many HDMI ports (or one or two extra if you’ll be expanding). 

USB inputs are nice for displaying photos, but hardly necessary. You only need to worry about the analog ports if you have an older device to connect; the Nintendo Wii is the classic HDMI-free offender. And of course you’ll need an antenna input (standard on nearly every TV) if you’re cutting the cord and want free over-the-air TV.

Nearly every new 4K TV has enough robust HDMI connections (version 2.0, 2.0a or 2.0b, with HDCP copy protection) to work with a range of the latest 4K and HDR gear. The latest HDMI 2.1 standard is available on many newer TVs, but for now it’s mainly useful for gamers who have a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X and want to maximize their graphics capabilities. And yes, you should just buy the cheap HDMI cables.

Read more: Best HDMI Cables for Your New 4K and HDR TV

Newer TVs with HDMI 2.1 often have “4K/120Hz” or gaming labels near the applicable inputs.

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Smart TV

Since you can connect an inexpensive Roku or Amazon Fire TV stick or box to make any TV “smart” — in the sense that you get access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and the rest — the “apps” on TVs are often redundant. Even so, your next TV will likely have smart apps whether you use them or not.

One advantage of built-in apps is that they’re likely 4K and HDR if your TV supports those formats, whereas the cheapest external streamers are not. On the other hand, you can get a great 4K HDR streamer for less than $50, and often the experience will be much better than on the TV.

Read more: Best Streaming Device

Roku TVs are cord-cutter-friendly, with scads of streaming apps and great antenna support.

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TV antenna tuner

If you’re planning on cutting the cable TV cord, or you have already, you might want to make sure the TV you get has a built-in over-the-air tuner. It will allow you to watch free local TV broadcasts, usually in higher quality than cable, satellite or streaming.

Some new TVs like Roku TVs and Amazon Fire TV Edition sets are particularly tuner-friendly, with full grid-style program guides for antenna TV shows.

Read more: Best TV Antenna

Remote controls

We prefer simple TV remotes without a lot of buttons.

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If you aren’t planning to use a universal model or the remote that came with your cable box, pay attention to the TV’s included clicker. It’s nice when it can command other gear directly so you can ditch those extra remotes. We prefer smaller, simple remotes with just a few buttons that consign most of the action to the screen.

Read more: Best Universal Remote

High-end styling, hidden wiring

Since TVs are basically furniture, manufacturers have concentrated on making their sets look nicer. Many TVs today look like almost all picture from the front, and when seen from the side or hung on a wall, the thin cabinets almost disappear. Other innovations include channels to hide wiring and, in the case of high-end Samsung TVs, a separate input box to further reduce clutter.

Some TVs have channels behind the TV for hiding wires.

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the best TV brand?

We don’t have a favorite brand; instead we try to judge the TVs I test on their individual merits, largely ignoring brand cachet or reputation. We don’t test TVs over the long term, but from what we know all of the major brands are more or less equally reliable. Some brands do perform more consistently better than others in my tests, or deliver remotes, smart TV systems or designs we prefer over competitors, but these can change on a fairly regular basis.

Another way to answer that question is to check out our current list of best TVs.

What’s the best TV for gaming? What about sports?

Trick question! We believe the best TVs for watching pretty much anything are the TVs with the best black level, color and other standard performance characteristics (not to mention the biggest screen). Motion resolution isn’t a major concern since most blurring on TV sporting events is inherent in the source, and input lag, which we measure for every TV review, can often be improved by specialized gaming modes common on most TVs.

The exception, as mentioned above, is for gamers with next-generation consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X who want features like 4K/120Hz and variable refresh rate. Those are only found on newer, more expensive TVs.

Read more: Best Gaming TVs

Input lag is measured for every TV we review.

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What about all those picture settings? Should I pay for a calibration?

Properly adjusting the picture is very important to getting the most out of your TV. That said, simply selecting the “Movie,” “Cinema” or “Calibrated” preset will get you the most accurate picture on most TVs. If you want to go deeper, or perhaps bring in a professional to help, check out our picture settings tips and professional calibration explainer.

What accessories should I buy?

Let me reiterate: All HDMI cables are the same. If you want better audio, we recommend starting with a soundbar or investing in a home theater system. And if the built-in smart TV system on your set isn’t up to par, check out a streaming device.

How long will my new TV last?

The short answer is “it should last a very long time. ” Here’s the longer version.

Can I use my TV as a computer monitor?

Yes you can, and it should work very well, whether you use HDMI or go wireless. 

How come you never mention rear-projection or plasma TV?

Because rear-projection TVs are no longer on sale as of 2012, and the last plasma TVs were manufactured in 2014. They’re sadly missed.

OK, what about projectors?

Unlike dinosaur rear projectors, we think front projectors are really cool. Here’s our favorite home theater projectors and portable projectors.

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What happened to 3D TV?

Once a futuristic add-on filled with promise — remember the original Avatar? — 3D TV is now basically dead. The last two major brands to support 3D, Sony and LG, dropped support entirely in 2017, joining Samsung, Vizio and most other brands. All of the TV makers we asked cited lack of interest from consumers.

Which HDR format is better, HDR10 or Dolby Vision? What about HLG and HDR10 Plus?

Neither one has proven better in our tests yet, and it mostly depends on the TV. For more info, check out our guide to HDR formats and an in-depth look at HDR10 Plus.

Where can I find the latest TV reviews again?

Right here.

9 Best 48 inch TVs – Ranking 2023

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To find a 48″ TV that fully meets your personal preferences, requirements for functionality and ease of use. In the absence of technical knowledge and current offers on the electronics market, it is extremely difficult to do this. It will take a lot of time to select a really worthy TV, and no one will guarantee that a number of mistakes will not be made. For example, it might not include the right port, a picture setting option, support for smart features, or the ability to install the right apps. As a result, the purchased first TV that comes across will not bring anything but negative emotions, and most likely it will not be possible to use it comfortably.

Therefore, a reasonable solution would be to use the information from the expert rating of the best TVs, which was compiled this year and includes the most worthy models. It includes functional and reliable TVs that provide maximum opportunities for their price, are ergonomic and have excellent build quality. With a thoughtful approach, weighing each decision made, any errors will be excluded.


  1. Sony KD-48A9
  3. Samsung UE48JU6690U
  5. Samsung UE49MU8000U
  6. Sony KD-49XG7096
  8. 900 13 Samsung UE49N5570AU

  9. Sony KD-49XH8596

Sony KD-48A9

TV Sony KD-48A9 It is made in a thin-framed case, has a minimalist design style, thanks to which it can easily harmonize with the interior of any type of room. Due to the powerful and reliable metal frame, a number of problems associated with the movement or installation of the TV are eliminated. An OLED matrix is ​​installed, which is able to form a clear and detailed picture with an impressive level of realism. Ports for connecting external devices are located on the left end and bottom parts, access to them is convenient. The standard stand has a massive thin base that provides a stable position of the panel and does not affect the attractiveness of the appearance.

This model has a modern X1 Ultimate image processor installed, which completely eliminates situations with slowdowns or the appearance of artifacts in dynamic scenes. Deinterlacing and upscaling functions are implemented in real time without delay. When watching TV broadcasts, the scrolling line is displayed very smoothly and the text is clearly visible, which is not always well implemented even for high-end TVs.

4K native resolution 60Hz sensor;

Dolby Vision and HDR10 surround enhancement features;

The Android TV 9 operating system is installed with a high level of compatibility with most of the software presented in the Google Play Market;

Integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth;

Connectable to Apple HomeKit or Google Home smart home system;

Built-in high quality 25W stereo speakers with Acoustic Surface technology;

3-port USB hub;

CI/CI+ access card slot;

Optimal OS performance with 4-core Cortex-A73, 2. 5 GB RAM, 16 GB storage;

Color depth 10 bit;

Support for automatic sound leveling.

The response of programs is average, delays are noticeable when performing a number of tasks;

Slight glare visible at the corners of the screen.











Excellent functional TV, made in a minimalist style, equipped with a high-quality high-speed screen, as well as good stereo speakers . The level of ergonomics is optimal, since access to the ports is provided in any installation method. The performance of the operating system is sufficient for comfortable everyday use of familiar functions.


The LG OLED48C2RLA Smart TV runs on the WebOS operating system, providing an excellent level of functionality out of the box. Equipped with an OLED screen with a diagonal of 48″ and native support for a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels at a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz. The picture looks realistic thanks to rich colors and a good level of brightness. The presence of a light sensor allows you to automatically adjust the image quality to ensure high comfort when watching movies or TV shows. To improve surround perception, Dolby Vision, HDR 10 Pro is supported.

The TV set has a minimalist design but is very attractive. Frameless design allows you to fully immerse yourself in movie scenes and enjoy watching. For fixing on a horizontal surface, a standard stand with a wide base is provided. It is also possible to mount the panel on the wall using a bracket. On the back side there are USB, HDMI, RS-232 (technological), RJ-45 ports.

Excellent operating system performance;

Stylish modern design, thin bezel design;

Cinema HDR support;

40W quality 2.2 speaker system delivering Dolby Atmos surround sound;

Built-in 3 port USB hub;

Self-illuminating pixel sensor for realistic and vivid picture;

Color depth 10 bit;

Airplay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi;

Innovative image processor that delivers superb picture quality regardless of frame size;

Pixel Dimming backlight control technology;

Support for 9 picture modes;

Compatible with LG Smart ThinQ smart home system;

178° wide viewing angle sensor with 120 Hz refresh rate;

G-Sync and FreeSync adaptive sync technologies;

Smartphone audio streaming to TV, Bluetooth Surround supported.

Poor implementation of dynamic contrast;

There is a color shift effect when viewing the screen from an angle;

The webOS operating system supports a small number of programs.








10 /10



high-quality matrix, speakers with a decent level of power, as well as all the necessary ports for connecting external devices. For the money, a great option for organizing a home theater.

Samsung UE48JU6690U

The Samsung UE48JU6690U TV is based on the proprietary Tizen operating system, which provides excellent functionality out of the box. A universal SVA matrix is ​​installed with support for a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The native resolution of 3840×2160 pixels is optimal for the diagonal of the matrix, the picture is detailed, rich and bright. Color depth 8 bit. The dynamic contrast ratio is 1M:1, Frame rate control is supported, making the picture look smooth and realistic. The surface of the matrix is ​​coated with a glossy anti-reflective coating, which copes well with the appearance of reflections of interior items, which ensures a high level of comfort when watching movies and TV shows.

Stylish modern case design, thin bezel design;

Sturdy TV stand with original shape and attractive appearance;

20W quality speaker system with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound reproduction, DTS Premium Sound 5.1 and auto leveling;

Built-in USB hub for connecting external drives;

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless modules;

Slot for access cards to paid channels CI/CI+;

Minimum power consumption;

VESA brackets;

Universal tuner for analogue and digital channels;

High Tizen OS performance with 4-core Hawk-M processor;

Proprietary technologies Auto Motion Plus, PurColor to improve picture quality.

Slight backlight visible at the corners of the screen;

The Tizen operating system supports a limited number of applications.








9/ 10



just high-quality, but a great picture, as well as a stylish modern design and built-in acoustics with optimal parameters. On board there are all the necessary ports for connecting external devices, access to which is convenient. For the money, a great option for organizing a home theater.


The LG OLED48A1RLA TV is one of the most affordable TVs with a 48″ OLED screen and support for native 4K resolution. It runs on the webOS 6.0 operating system, which has excellent performance and a high degree of security when connected to the Internet. There are no problems with providing the required functionality, since all the necessary applications are available. The TV is made in a stylish plastic case with a frameless design. On the rear end there are all the necessary ports for connecting external devices: USB, HDMI, RJ-45. Airplay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Miracast wireless connections are supported.

Discount of the day!

Although the TV is thin, the sound quality from the built-in 20W speakers is decent. There are no extraneous noises, the entire range of sound frequencies is perfectly audible clearly.

OLED panel with decent image performance and optimal performance;

Color depth 10 bit;

Implemented game mode for connecting consoles, supports VRR and ALLM;

Image quality enhancement technologies Dolby Vision, HLG;

Intelligent upscaling technology;

Universal digital tuner capable of receiving cable, terrestrial and satellite TV channels;

CI+ slot for pay TV access cards;

Can be used in conjunction with smart home systems from Apple, LG, Yandex;

Good quality built-in speakers.

Unreliable standard TV stands;

Bluetooth headphone connection not supported;

Insufficient brightness level for full implementation of HDR;

Limited number of applications that are installed on webOS.








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Good TV, excellent functionality, easy to use use, reliable, has excellent build quality. A matrix is ​​installed with good color reproduction and support for an extended dynamic range of contrast, acoustics with decent reproduction of the entire range of audio frequencies. Despite the installed webOS, there are no restrictions on the use of the necessary applications.

Samsung UE49MU8000U

Samsung UE49MU8000U TV is positioned by the manufacturer in the premium segment, so users can be sure that they will get an excellent level of functionality, an excellent clear picture with impressive detail and built-in acoustics with high-quality volume sound. A VA-type matrix with a native resolution of 3840×2160 pixels performs well when displaying static and dynamic scenes. The level of realism is high, the color quality is 10 bits. To view a video signal with a lower resolution, upscaling technology is implemented, thanks to an interpolation index of 2600, there is no color distortion or detail. Viewing angles maximum 178°.

Stylish case design, slim frame design with convenient connectors for connecting external devices;

Optimum sensor performance with 100Hz frame rate and <8ms response time;

Local Dimming, Mega Contrast, Dynamic Crystal Color for image enhancement;

3 USB ports available;

Bluetooth, WiDi, Wi-Fi wireless technologies;

CI/CI+ access card slot;

Excellent quality built-in acoustics due to the presence of 2 full-range speakers and a subwoofer;

Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround, DTS support;

Bright, even backlighting of the Edge LED screen;

Glossy anti-reflective coating that prevents reflections of interior items on the screen;

Tizen smart platform that provides great functionality out of the box.

UHD video may experience stuttering or frame drops;

Non-critical artifacts may be present in dynamic scenes;

Not very convenient and intuitive operating system interface; Unreliable standard stand;

The remote control is uncomfortable, poorly made of cheap plastic.








9 /10



A very decent TV for comfortable watching TV and movies on a wide screen with high realism of color reproduction and detailing of objects. Due to the use of Tizen OS, it is necessary to know in advance whether the required function is implemented. In general, there are no significant complaints about this model; it is quite worthy to take pride of place in the living room or bedroom.

Sony KD-49XG7096

The Sony KD-49XG7096 TV is equipped with an IPS panel capable of displaying a realistic picture with a high level of clarity, brightness and contrast. The viewing angles of the display are 178 °, there are no color distortions in the entire range. Although the screen refresh rate is 50 Hz, when displaying dynamic scenes, frames are not torn, the geometry of objects is preserved. This setting is optimal for viewing most types of video formats by ensuring smooth frame transitions. Thanks to Motionflow XR interpolation technology, there is no graininess, the detailing of objects is at an optimal level. The image processing speed is at a high level due to the installed powerful 4-core processor. The brightness level is an impressive 450 nits, providing maximum comfort when watching TV in any room light intensity. Static contrast ratio is typical 1000:1.

Dual band Wi-Fi;

The matrix is ​​made using the unique Triluminos technology, supports native 4K resolution;

The operating system uses Linux, providing a wide range of user options and an excellent level of configurability to personal preferences;

Availability of digital and analog video for connecting external devices;

Built-in 3 port USB hub;

CI/CI+ slot for pay-per-view cards;

High-quality built-in speaker system, supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, Bass Reflex;

Stylish bezelless body with excellent ergonomics and classic form factor;

Powerful 4K X-Reality Pro GPU;

Extended contrast dynamic range support;

Built-in media player capable of playing all modern video file formats from external drives.

Insufficient black depth;

High-frequency noise is heard from the built-in power supply, which is clearly audible at night;

Light sensor missing;

Application store to enhance the TV functionality is not supported.








9 /10



the level of detail of objects, has a stylish appearance, and also provides users with an optimal level of functionality. Suitable for installation in living rooms, bedrooms and children’s rooms, as it will be in perfect harmony with the environment.


The LG OLED48A2RLA TV is made in a stylish thin frame case, has a laconic strict look due to the minimalist design style. A 10-bit color matrix is ​​installed, the natively supported resolution is 3840×2160 pixels, which is optimal for a 48″ diagonal. With wide 178° viewing angles, the whole family can sit in front of the TV and enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows in comfort. The matrix is ​​fast due to the response time of only 1 ms, which will allow you to easily connect game consoles to HDMI and enjoy the gameplay without distortion of the geometry of objects or artifacts. The refresh rate is 120Hz, so dynamic scenes look very natural. HDR 10 Pro dynamic contrast ratio has been implemented to improve the depth of perception of the picture.

This model runs on WebOS, which provides the required level of functionality. Although the number of supported applications is limited, there will be no problems with a number of popular streaming services and information programs.

Advanced Alfa7 Gen 5 AI Processor capable of processing and enhancing image quality in real time;

Stylish body design, minimalist design, frameless design;

Availability of all necessary ports for connecting video signal sources, as well as drives;

Wireless support via Airplay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi;

Ability to connect to the “smart home” system;

Built-in 20W stereo speakers provide optimum sound quality without background noise or distortion;

HDR 10 Pro dynamic contrast support;

Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital surround sound enhancement technologies;

Fast sensor with 120Hz high refresh rate is installed.

Not supported by VRR;

Unevenly lit areas may be visible on the image sensor.








9/ 10



, therefore, provides users with excellent image quality, wide possibilities for connecting external devices, as well as excellent functionality thanks to the webOS smart platform. Despite the high cost, due to the high level of performance and manufacturability, it will fully meet all expectations, since the technical characteristics are impressive.

Samsung UE49N5570AU

Samsung UE49N5570AU is a budget TV that does not produce strong positive emotions by modern standards, but nevertheless allows you to get a 48″ wide screen for minimal money. A resolution of 1920×1080 pixels is supported, which is clearly insufficient for such a matrix, however, the picture quality is quite acceptable when placing viewers at a distance of at least 1. 5 m from the TV. Otherwise, pixelation will be noticeable. The frame refresh rate is 50 Hz, while watching regular TV broadcasts the picture is clear, detailed, there are no distortions, but if it is 60 Hz from the signal source, slight flickering may be noticeable with peripheral vision. To improve the perception of the picture implemented dynamic contrast HDR. Thanks to the Edge LED backlight, the matrix is ​​evenly illuminated without glare.

Wide viewing angle sensor with eye-pleasing color reproduction;

Strict thin-frame body design, decent level of ergonomics, easy access to connection ports;

Stereo loudspeakers reproduce the sound without distortion, the function of auto-leveling of the volume is perfectly realized, as well as the surround sound of Dolby Digital, Surround Sound;

Excellent color reproduction with PurColor technology;

Micro Dimming Pro, capable of improving image detail, as well as fine-tuning brightness and color temperature;

Airplay, Wi-Fi, Miracast wireless technologies;

CI/CI+ slot for pay TV access cards;

Ability to interact with the “smart home” Yandex;

Alice voice assistant support.

Unstable standard stand, with slight mechanical impact, the TV starts to sway a little;

Outdated remote control design;

Screen refresh rate is 50 Hz.

Appearance 9Total


video streams over the Internet, as well as video files from external drives. Although the resolution of the Full HD matrix, the picture looks decent, the color reproduction and detail is excellent.

Sony KD-49XH8596

Smart TV Sony KD-49XH8596 runs on the Android TV operating system, supports the installation of applications from the Google Play Market, so there will be no problems with the functionality. A universal VA matrix with a diagonal of 48.5″ and a native resolution of 3840×2160 pixels is installed. Thanks to proprietary Triluminos technology, the image quality due to the excellent color reproduction is impressive. Support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 is implemented to ensure complete immersion in virtual movie scenes. There are no complaints about the accuracy of the displayed colors, however, slight uneven backlighting may be noticeable, which in general does not spoil the positive impression of this TV. The screen refresh rate is 100 Hz, so there is no flicker, dynamic scenes look realistic and detailed.

Native 4K fast sensor;

Stylish case design, simple design;

Android TV smart platform with good support for modern applications;

Connectable to Apple Home Kit;

Built-in 20W stereo speakers with good sound quality;

Dynamic contrast formats Dolby Vision, HDR10;

Optimal embedded application performance: no freezes or stuttering;

Maximum screen viewing angles 178°;

Built-in 3 port USB hub;

CI/CI+ connector;

Optimum internal storage capacity 16 GB.

The build quality of the case leaves much to be desired, since gaps are visible at the joints, the plastic creaks under slight mechanical stress;

Uneven screen backlight, especially noticeable against a dark background;

Unsteady unreliable standard stands;

The remote control has an outdated design.








10/ 10



Good TV for home use with solid average technical characteristics and affordable price. Made in a frameless case, has excellent ergonomics, allows you to install various applications from the Google Play Market. The picture quality is excellent, there are no complaints about it.

This rating includes only the best TVs with screens whose diagonals are 48 °. Models from various price categories are presented with an excellent level of functionality, equipment, design, equipment, as well as technical characteristics. All of them are reliable, have an attractive appearance and good ergonomics, so they can last at least 5 years. However, due to the fact that each buyer has his own personal preferences, requirements for technical and software equipment, it is recommended to independently choose the optimal model from the list presented. Only with a competent approach, after a thorough study of information about the advantages and disadvantages, as well as a personal examination of the model of interest, the likelihood of making various mistakes will be reduced to zero. The lack of haste when buying a TV will have a positive effect on the ease of use of a precisely matched model.

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Pingtwitter – the best 48-, 49- and 50-inch TVs: cinematic 4K TVs that don’t take up the whole room

The best 48-inch, 49- inch and 50″ TVs are where you can experience the wonderful world of entertainment on the big screen. They are still small enough for most living rooms in the UK and cramped apartments around the world, but represent a big leap in floor space. compared to the best 43-inch TVs, giving you a cinematic experience close to what the world’s best TVs give you.0005

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You’ll find that our list of the best 50″ TVs is dominated by 4K LCD panels because until recently, you had to upgrade to the best 55″ TVs before you could buy an OLED TV – although this will change in 2020 year with some of the best OLED TVs being released in 48-inch versions for the first time.

Generally, picture quality on 43″ TVs with these larger LCD panels improves significantly, especially when it comes to HDR performance – bigger screens mean more room for brighter backlights in LCD models, which means brighter colors, especially from panel technologies such as QLED.

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    Our selection covers a wide range of prices, and we’ve made sure to list the specific areas each TV specializes in, so you can choose the set that perfectly matches your priorities.

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    Best 50″ TV. Is this size right for you?

    While 43 inches remains the most popular screen size, the 50-inch 4K TV is ideal for modern living spaces if you want to greatly enhance visual appeal. As homes became more open-plan, there was a growing need for larger screens that could be seen from a greater distance. In general, a 48-50-inch Smart TV can be viewed well from 10 feet or more, although if you get a little closer you can get a good look at 4K detail.

    The best 50-inch TV: what to look for

    With this screen size, you should be looking for 50-inch fully equipped LCD TVs. This means you can look forward to direct LED backlighting and local dimming in higher-end models, giving you brighter colors and brighter highlights, as well as more contrast for dark scenes in motion.

    To really enhance these parts of the movies, you’ll also need advanced support for the HDR format, especially Dolby Vision. and HDR10+ where possible (although many TVs limit you to one or the other).

    Here in 2020, we are also looking for AI-enhanced image processing that improves the ability to scale from SD or HD to fill a 4K screen. And we expect support for Dolby Atmos, comprehensive smart systems, and additional gaming features – some of the sets here are in our pick of the best gaming TVs.

    Top 48, 49 & 50 Inch TVs List

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    1. LG OLED48CX

    Best 48″ OLED TV and best choice in every way
    Reasons to buy

    + Stunning OLED contrast + Fantastic detail and zoom + Best gaming TV on the market planet

    Reasons to avoid

    -NO HDR10 + TODAY’S BEST OFFERS Check out Amazon

    • Read our full LG CX review

    4K screen quality level produced by LG (and LG is one of the best in the department), but at a price that makes it one of the most affordable OLED TVs out there. .

    This year, LG (or anyone else, for that matter) created a 48-inch OLED 4K TV for the first time this year, and it’s a truly amazing TV: the nuances it can reproduce in high-contrast scenes are far superior to what Here you can get by with LCD TVs. Moody’s scenes have a realism much closer to what the eye can perceive, and OLED’s ability to have bright highlights next to dark areas with no see-through in between gives this level of dazzle nothing else on this list can match – and we’re is really like the TVs on this list.

    LG’s processing does a great job of taking regular HD material and bringing it closer to true 4K, which is great since many of the streaming services are still in HD. But with native 4K and Dolby Vision HDR, the set really loosened up the hair… and gosh, that hair is crisp and well-textured.

    In addition to unsurpassed picture quality, it also has a truly user-friendly and intuitive Smart TV platform with excellent application support. And it’s loaded with cutting-edge technology features, including all four HDMI connectors, supporting all the latest PS5 and Xbox Series X special features, including 4K video at 120fps, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). ).

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    2. Sony KD-49XH9505 / XBR-49X950H

    Best 50″ LED TV for overall picture quality
    Reasons to buy

    + Excellent image processing + Dolby Vision support + Good built-in audio

    Reasons to avoid

    -No HDR10+ -Lack of latest gaming features TODAY’S BEST OFFERS Check out Amazon

    • Read our full Sony XH9 review5 / X950H

    The Sony XH95 (or X95H in the US) is the company’s flagship 4K LED TV for 2020, and it’s put a lot of effort into packing tons of high-quality picture technology into a more compact size. The result is truly impressive performance for a 49-inch 4K TV – the panel features full-array direct LED backlighting with local dimming, as well as a plethora of imaging features.

    These include the Sony X1 Ultimate processor for top-notch processing (nobody does better than Sony, and it’s Sony’s elite level chip) for upscaling from HD to 4K, making SDR more like HDR, and combining it with X-Motion Clarity technology for the smoothest and most precise movement.

    Because of this, the XH95 is the perfect 50-inch smart TV for sports fans, but no less for movie lovers, thanks to its great HDR performance and excellent contrast control. Images are bright, detailed and colorful, and exceptional motion processing means you won’t miss out on any of the action. Our review lists this TV as “best in class” at this price point. It combines loud sound with images that are really beautiful most of the time.”

    Even the sound is good enough that you don’t have to add a soundbar right away!

    The Android TV operating system includes a built-in Google Assistant but also works with Amazon Alexa, and while the choice of streaming services isn’t as extensive as LG’s or Samsung’s, the XH95 remains an excellent 49-inch smart TV.

    The only real downside is that it lacks the latest and greatest PS5/Xbox Series X gaming features like 4K@120fps and VRR, but if you don’t like the latest gaming features this won’t be a problem at all .

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    3. Panasonic TX-50HX800

    Best value for money 50″ TV, perfect for gaming
    Reasons to buy

    + Superb picture fidelity + Dolby Vision and HD support R10++ Dolby Atmos

    Reasons to avoid

    -Smart system is the foundation TODAY’S BEST OFFERS Check out Amazon

    • Read our full Panasonic HX800 Review

    In terms of performance and features, the Panasonic HX800 is a 50-inch 4K TV that is worth surpassing. This model utilizes Panasonic’s extensive imaging know-how to produce stunning images with remarkable detail and accuracy.

    The HCX processor makes the most of every source using the latest scaling and noise reduction technologies, while a rich LCD panel and local dimming deliver superior HDR performance. Best of all, the HX800 supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, so you can enjoy both dynamic HDR formats.

    The emphasis may be on picture quality – Panasonic is renowned for tuning their TVs for cinematic fidelity – but gaming performance is top notch here too, with incredibly low latency.

    The My Home Screen smart platform is quite simple, but includes basic video streamers as well as Freeview Play and also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. If you want to add more apps, check out one of the best 4K media streamers that starts around £40/$40.

    Add to that an attractive design and an equally attractive price, and you have a 50-inch HDR TV with the best value for money.

    (Image credit: Samsung)

    4. Samsung QE49Q80T

    Great 49″ TV for HDR and gaming
    Reasons to buy

    + Superior HDR performance + Comprehensive smart platform + Excellent gaming features 9000 5

    Reasons to avoid

    -No Dolby Vision or Atmos Best Deals TODAY Check Amazon

    • Read our full Samsung Q80T review

    The Q80T is a great balance of Samsung’s lineup, bringing together all the major features the brand brings in 2020, including a QLED 4K local dimming panel, as well as better processing and Smart technology TV, as well as the latest gaming features – in a 49-inch set. The result is particularly impressive HDR with beautiful colors, lots of shadow detail and dazzling specular highlights.

    By incorporating a quantum processor with AI-enhanced upscaling and image processing, you get a 50-inch HDR TV that can deliver an impressive picture no matter what you’re watching.

    It’s a winner as an all-rounder for visual quality – QLED colors make movies lush, upscaling is an easy way to convert HD shows to take advantage of resolution, and it’s very well suited to motion. For the price, there are no major downsides here.

    Samsung even made some notable efforts to improve the sound by placing the speakers on the edges of the display, which should have added some height and width to the process. They do a solid job, although the actual quality isn’t amazing, and the lack of support for Dolby Atmos makes you wonder if they could do it even better if it was included.

    Q80T includes Samsung’s complete smart system, which means a full suite of video streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Apple TV+, Disney+ and catch-up services in the UK. The Samsung system is one of the best in terms of ease of use and the features it includes, which include support for Alexa and Google Assistant.

    The Q80T is also great for gaming thanks to its low input lag. However, unlike larger versions of this model, this 49-inch version does not support 120Hz or variable refresh rate.

    (Image credit: LG)

    5. LG 49SM8500

    Best 50-inch Smart TV
    Reasons to buy

    + Impressive picture quality + Dolby Vision and Atmos + AI-enhanced processor + Awesome smart platform

    Reasons avoid

    -No HDR10+ Supports TODAY’S BEST DEALS Check Amazon

    The LG SM85 is a great example of a versatile 50-inch 4K TV, even if it’s actually a 49-inch screen. It uses LG’s NanoCell technology, which basically means an LED backlit LCD TV capable of displaying more colors and brighter images.

    It also includes an advanced AI processor & alpha; 7 which is designed to upscale content at a lower resolution resulting in cleaner and more detailed images. This 50-inch HDR TV also includes Dolby Vision, although as with all LG TVs, HDR10+ is out – the latter being the less common of the two enhanced HDR formats (mostly used by Amazon Prime Video), so we can live with that.

    The SM85 boasts a decent sound system and support for immersive Dolby Atmos audio, but it’s a smart platform that really impresses. Powered by the revolutionary webOS operating system, it is responsive, intuitive and full featured smart assistant with built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

    A comprehensive set of video streamers that includes Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Apple TV+, Disney+ and UK catch-up services makes the SM85 the smartest 50-inch TV you can buy.

    (Image credit: Philips)

    6. Philips 50PUS6814

    Best 50″ TV for HDR
    Reasons to buy

    + Dolby Vision and HDR10 ++ Dolby Atmos support + Great Am lighting bilight

    Reasons to avoid

    -Smart -the system is the foundation TODAY’S BEST OFFERS Check out the Amazon

    The Philips 6814 is one of the best 50-inch 4K TVs when it comes to HDR and is nearly inferior to the Panasonic GX800 in terms of performance and features.

Best dslr cameras cheap: The best budget DSLRs in 2023

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TechRadar Verdict

Despite its ages, the D5600 is still a very capable advanced entry-level DSLR. This is a camera which is very much a sum of its parts rather than having one single standout feature. There’s a high-resolution 24.2MP sensor which produces very detailed images, an articulating touchscreen, a decent 39-point AF system and polished handling are some of the highlights that make the D5600 one of the most well-rounded entry-level DSLRs available.

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Nikon’s entry-level DSLRs can be split into two groups: the D3xxx series, epitomised by the excellent D3500, offering a very affordable way into DSLR photography; and the D5xxx range of DSLRs designed for those looking for a few more features and greater creative control. 

The D5600 is the most recent camera in this latter series, but it’s far from new, being introduced to the market in 2016. Still, if you don’t crave the latest technology, but instead are happy with a bit of a bargain, you can pick it up for a very reasonable price. It replaced the Nikon D5500, but that’s pretty hard to track down now.

The D5600 was a bit of a modest upgrade compared to its predecessor, with the big news at the time being the inclusion of Nikon’s SnapBridge technology, facilitating easy and automatic transfer of images directly from the camera to your smart device. 

With a range of beginner-friendly features, and excellent image quality, we think the Nikon D5600 is one of the best DSLR cameras you can buy, as well as one of the best cheap cameras currently available.

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  • Excellent APS-C CMOS sensor with a 24.2MP resolution
  • Nice and large 3.2-inch, vari-angle touchscreen
  • Only 1080p video capture

Nikon D5600 specs

Sensor: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS

Lens mount: Nikon F-mount

Screen: 3.2-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,037,000 dots

Burst shooting: 5fps

Autofocus: 39-point AF

Video: Full HD 1080p

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth

Battery life: 820 shots

Weight: 465g

As far as features go, the specs for the D5600 are pretty much identical to those of the D5500. Resolution remains the same at a decent 24.2MP, with the APS-C-sized CMOS sensor again shunning an optical low pass filter in the quest to pull out even more detail from the data recorded.  

The D5600 also uses the same EXPEED 4 image processor, with a native sensitivity range running from ISO100 to 25,600 meaning it should be quite comfortable shooting in a range of lighting conditions.

The optical viewfinder provides coverage of 95% of the frame (pretty standard on a entry-level DSLR), so for some key shots you may want to double-check the composition on the rear display to ensure that nothing unwanted has crept into the extreme edges of the frame. 

Speaking of the display, there’s the same 3.2-inch vari-angle touchscreen display with a 1,037,000-dot resolution, although its operation has been improved. It now offers the frame-advance bar we’ve seen on both the D5 and D500 to speed up toggling through images, as well as a crop function for use during playback.

As far as features go, the specs for the D5600 are pretty much identical to those of the D5500

Another addition to the D5600 over the D5500 is Nikon’s timelapse movie function, as featured on models higher up the Nikon range. This allows for timelapse movies to be captured and put together entirely in-camera, with an exposure smoothing function helping to even-out variations in lighting as your sequence is captured.

While 4K video is pretty much a standard specification in 2021, when the D5600 was introduced it was often reserved for more premium offerings. As such, you won’t find it here, with Nikon sticking to 1080p capture. You get a choice of 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p frame rates so unless you’re a hardened film-maker, there’s probably plenty here to be going on with. You can even use a dedicated microphone if you wish, with a dedicated 2.5mm port on the side of the camera.

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As we’ve touched on, the most pronounced difference between the D5500 and D5600 is the inclusion of Nikon’s SnapBridge connectivity. While the D5500 featured Wi-Fi and NFC for image transfer, SnapBridge creates a constant connection between the camera and your smart device, once you’ve downloaded the free SnapBridge app and the initial setup’s been completed.

Using a low-energy Bluetooth connection, batches of images – or rather 2MP JPEG versions to be precise – can be automatically transferred from the D5600 to your device, or you can select individual images to transfer at full size, though again this is JPEG-only.

To make the most of the camera’s 24MP sensor, you’ll want to think about investing in extra lenses down the line

SnapBridge can also be used to transfer movies wirelessly, and for the remote capture of still images – in these cases Wi-Fi is used rather than Bluetooth.

The D5600 can be purchased body-only, but will more than likely be bought with the bundled AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens (there’s a non-VR version as well, but for a few dollars or pounds more it’s definitely worth the extra outlay for a lens with anti-shake technology).

The lens is nice and compact, as well as offering Nikon’s new silent AF and up to four stops of image stabilisation. It’s more than up to the job of getting you started, and fine for general photography, although to make the most of the camera’s 24MP sensor, you’ll want to think about investing in extra lenses down the line.  

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The Best DSLR for Beginners in 2023

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Manufacturers have not said that they aren’t developing DSLRs anymore, but if you’re buying a camera for the first time, you should most likely opt for a mirrorless camera.

If you have a set of Canon or Nikon DSLR lenses or know that you prefer an optical viewfinder and don’t want to spend big on a camera, a beginner DSLR could be just the ticket. The Nikon D3500 is our pick for the best DSLR camera for novice photographers because it offers outstanding image quality for its price and a truly useful Guide Mode that helps you learn along the way. It boasts excellent battery life, easy smartphone connectivity, 1080/60p video with silent autofocus, and intuitive controls in a highly portable and lightweight body.

As we explain here, if you don’t already have some DSLR lenses and don’t dislike electronic viewfinders, or plan to frame your photos on a screen the same way you do with your phone, you should look for a mirrorless camera.

Our pick

Nikon D3500

This lightweight, easy-to-use camera offers both great image quality and battery life.

The Nikon D3500’s 24-megapixel sensor can create images with pleasing colors, and its Guide Mode has insightful explanations of camera modes and operations. Its battery lasts far longer than that of most competitors, and it is lightweight for a camera in this category and portable enough to carry anywhere. Connecting the D3500 to your smartphone is easy, which allows you to share what you capture quickly. It shoots 1080/60p video too.


Upgrade pick

If you’re more into video than stills, or if you prefer composing your shot on a swiveling touchscreen, the Canon Rebel SL3 may be a better, if slightly more expensive, choice for you. The SL3 can shoot 4K video, and its intuitive touchscreen is ideal for beginners, especially if you’re used to working with a smartphone.

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Our pick

Nikon D3500

This lightweight, easy-to-use camera offers both great image quality and battery life.

Upgrade pick

The research

  • Why you should trust us
  • Who this is for
  • Why not just buy a mirrorless camera?
  • How we picked
  • How we tested
  • Our pick: Nikon D3500
  • Flaws but not dealbreakers
  • Upgrade pick: Canon Rebel SL3
  • The competition

Why you should trust us

I’m a photojournalist, a writer, and a professional photographer, and I have a wide range of experience researching, testing, and writing about photography trends, techniques, and tools—including in my role as mobile-imaging editor at DPReview. I also teach photography to students of all ages, and I have firsthand knowledge of the most common points of confusion for fledgling photographers. I’ve written a few iterations of this guide over the past five years and have hands-on experience with all the top contenders in this category,

Who this is for

If you’re frustrated with the limitations of capturing photos or videos with your smartphone and are interested in learning the ins and outs of how a camera’s settings can affect resulting images, you should consider getting either a beginner-level DSLR or a mirrorless camera.

DSLRs have much larger imaging sensors than budget point-and-shoots and smartphones (which means better performance with less light and the ability to capture a wider range of lights and darks in a single image), more manual controls (to let you fine-tune how your photos will look), and the versatility of interchangeable lenses for different subjects (which provides more options for capturing the perspective you want). They also let you use high-power flashes so you can control your lighting conditions, and most DSLRs today can even record impressive HD video footage—better than your old camcorder—with external microphones for a soundtrack that matches your images. DSLRs even give you more options after you’re done shooting, since they can record what is known as a raw image, a larger type of file that stores more data than a JPEG, which you can edit with Photoshop, Lightroom, or other image-editing software to get the best result possible.

Great budget DSLRs—like our top pick in this guide—can even teach you to be a better photographer, walking you through the process of shooting in various modes by providing helpful hints and guides embedded in their control menus.

Why not just buy a mirrorless camera?

That’s a very, very good question. Choosing between a mirrorless camera and a DSLR might be tough, as they provide very different sets of strengths and weaknesses—and they both take excellent photos. But when deciding you should know that mirrorless cameras are the future and camera makers are putting their resources into developing them rather than trying to make significant advances with DSLRs.

Generally speaking, a mirrorless camera will be significantly smaller and lighter than a DSLR, but with equivalent image quality. Mirrorless cameras tend to have more modern feature sets that include touchscreens, Wi-Fi integration, and focus assistance when shooting video, and they generally run on the more affordable side. But they tend to have a battery that lasts hundreds of fewer shots. Their small size means shooting for long periods, which can potentially be uncomfortable for your hands; you have fewer lenses to choose from; and you’re limited to electronic viewfinders (some people prefer optical ones), if you even get a viewfinder at all. If you came of age using digital cameras and you’re accustomed to holding your camera out from your body and looking at the screen, rather than up against your eye, you might not miss a viewfinder. And a portable, light camera that you’re likely to take with you everywhere could be a better match than a bulkier DSLR, which you might end up just leaving on a shelf. Honestly, for a beginner, a smaller, lighter mirrorless camera makes a lot of sense over a DSLR.

However, if you have some past experience with Canon or Nikon systems, or some DSLR lenses at your disposal, it might make sense to continue down that path rather than learning a new camera language altogether or building your lens library from the ground up. Or maybe you prefer a more sizable camera in hand.

If you’re interested in what your options are, have a look at “What Camera Should I Buy?” for advice.

How we picked

Photo: Rozette Rago

We spent hours researching DSLRs that had been identified as top budget picks by the top photography sites in the world—DxOMark, DPReview, Photography Blog, CNET, and more. We also pored over customer reviews on Amazon, B&H, Adorama, and other top retailers, and we drew on our own years of experience with trends in photography.

An entry-level DSLR has to be able to do a lot these days. Here are some of the things we looked for:

  • Excellent image quality: Images should be sharp and clear (even when shot in low light), have accurate-looking colors, and have a wide dynamic range (so that you can see detail across your image, in both the darkest shadows and brightest highlights).
  • Easy to use: Even someone who has never tried a complex camera before should be able to quickly learn how to handle it. The best beginner DSLRs have some explanation of camera shooting modes and other features built in so that you can learn as you explore the menus and modes.
  • Manual controls: You’ll probably start out using your DSLR like a point-and-shoot in fully automatic mode, but the camera should have manual controls so you can step up to using them as you improve your skills.
  • Smartphone connectivity: You should be able to connect your camera and your smartphone so you can transfer images off the camera and share them with friends online quickly.
  • Long battery life: Most beginner-level DSLRs don’t have the best battery life, so you’ll end up having to carry an extra battery or two. We favored cameras that can last longer than 1,000 shots between charges.
  • Portable: If a camera is too large or too heavy, you won’t be inclined to take it with you. We looked to keep the camera size smaller than 5 inches wide and the weight to about a pound.

How we tested

For our latest update, I compared the Nikon D3500 directly against the Canon Rebel SL3, our two top contenders from our current research combined with past hands-on testing. I also compared images and video from our previous upgrade pick, Canon’s EOS T7i, with our results from this round of testing.

I did a lot of comparison shooting with each camera in everyday situations in Seattle and while visiting Sun Valley, Idaho, focusing mostly on our two puppies thanks to social-distancing measures. I observed each camera’s user interface, autofocus, special features, overall handling, menu layouts, and battery life. I connected each camera to my smartphone to see how quickly you could start to share images.

Our pick: Nikon D3500

Photo: Rozette Rago

Our pick

Nikon D3500

This lightweight, easy-to-use camera offers both great image quality and battery life.

If you’re ready to advance your camera skills and purchase your first DSLR camera, the Nikon D3500 is the best option for a beginner. Its best-in-class 24-megapixel sensor can capture sharp images with high dynamic range, meaning both bright and dark areas will show details, and it excels in low-light situations. It’s particularly easy to use, has a Guide Mode to help you learn, plus manual controls that you can grow into, and connects to your smartphone through Bluetooth. Small and light enough to carry all day, it also has a battery that can last through long shoots.

The Nikon D3500 comes with a Guide Mode that explains how certain settings work and when to use them. Photo: Rozette Rago

The Guide Mode cleverly coaches beginners to choose their shooting situation while offering instructions about how the camera will perform in each scenario. The easy operation mode offers simple explanations for when to use settings such as Night Portrait and Moving Subjects. If you select the advanced Guide Mode operation, you’ll have more control in a setting like Soften background, which prompts you to select your f-stop in aperture priority mode. As your photography skills grow, you can take off these training wheels to explore full manual controls and start shooting in raw.

You can easily use Nikon’s SnapBridge app to connect the camera to your phone and harness the camera’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity to continuously keep the images you shoot downloading to your phone, as long as they are smaller than full-resolution raw files. Once this option was set up, images seamlessly downloaded to my iPhone each time I turned on the camera. You can also use the app to control the camera remotely. Most other cameras will let you control the camera wirelessly but don’t send all the images you shoot to your phone. Instead you have to select which images you want to transfer after they’re shot.

The D3500 has truly impressive battery life—1,550 images per charge—a whopping 350-image increase over its predecessor and a previous top pick in this category, the D3400. That should easily equate to days of shooting before the battery needs to be recharged.

The camera’s lightweight and compact size is critical for a new user who might be graduating from a pocketable smartphone to their first interchangeable-lens DSLR. If a camera feels burdensome, it’s difficult to develop the habit of always bringing it with you. Here, the D3500 shines by weighing only 615 grams with the kit lens—or about as much as your grande latte. It’s one of the lightest DSLRs you can find.

Small and lightweight, the Nikon D3500 can be easily slipped into a bag or worn around your neck all day. Photo: Rozette Rago

The D3500 comes with Nikon’s collapsible AF-P 18–55mm Nikkor lens, which helps keep the camera’s size down when not in use. It uses a stepping motor to achieve speedy, ultraquiet focusing—something particularly useful in video mode. The D3500 can smoothly shoot full HD video at 1080/60p, and a half press of the shutter button while filming helps to keep your subject in focus.The kit lens is basically the same as you’ll get with any DSLR of this level, but when it comes to continuous focusing during video capture, Canon’s Dual-Pixel AF doesn’t require a half button press to maintain focus.

The Nikon D3500 accurately captures highlights and shadows, and a shallow depth of field even with the kit lens. Photo: Erin Lodi

The Nikon D3500 offers a Sports mode that makes it easy to freeze motion, like a dog shaking off after a swim. Photo: Erin Lodi

Weighing about as much as your large latte, the Nikon D3500 is convenient to bring along so you’re always ready to take a quick picture at brunch or anywhere else. Photo: Erin Lodi

The Nikon D3500 accurately captures highlights and shadows, and a shallow depth of field even with the kit lens. Photo: Erin Lodi

The D3500 boasts a burst rate of 5 frames per second, which should be sufficient for most basic fast-action photography and is as fast as you can expect from any camera in this category.

The D3500 offers an 11-point autofocus system, which should do a slightly better job at keeping your subjects in focus when shooting through the viewfinder than the Canon Rebel SL3’s 9-point system. In our hands-on testing we did not observe any noticeable difference.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

We couldn’t stop trying to tap the D3500’s fixed LCD screen. Most of the competition has either slightly higher-resolution LCDs (1,044,000 dots to the 921,000 on the D3400), hinged screens, or touchscreens (or some combination of the above). For the price and image quality, we still settled on the D3500 as our top choice, but if you’ll mostly be shooting video or in live-view mode, or if retraining your brain not to tap a glowing digital screen feels insurmountable, you might want to take a look at the Canon SL3.

While the D3500 can capture high-quality 1080/60p video, this camera is not designed with the videographer in mind. Although the non-rotating, non-touchscreen display is likely the greater hindrance to filming, the D3500 also neglects a microphone jack.

The Nikon D3500 is paired with a collapsible 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens, which allows for keeping the camera compact when not in use but also requires you to push a button on the lens to rotate the lens before using it. A helpful on-screen prompt will remind you of this each time you turn on the camera if the lens isn’t already extended. (You can opt to leave the lens extended, but then you also lose that bit of compactness.) This is a bit annoying but also a habit you’d likely form quickly and is easily remedied by upgrading to better lenses in the future, which is, after all, the point of a camera with interchangeable lenses. We offer a beginner’s guide to “The First Nikon Lenses You Should Buy”.

If you do start to experiment with new lenses on the Nikon D3500, beware: This camera offers no automatic sensor cleaning. This common mechanism can help remove dust that makes its way to the sensor when switching lenses, which will display as dark spots on your image. Owners of the D3500 will need to be ultracautious about when and how they swap lenses to avoid any sensor dust.

Upgrade pick: Canon Rebel SL3

Photo: Rozette Rago

Upgrade pick

If you’re more interested in video than stills, or if you prefer a rotating touchscreen—which can be especially useful when shooting video and when focusing on fast-moving children and pets—the Canon Rebel SL3 is a better, though slightly more expensive, option.

Though the SL3 only offers a 9-point autofocus system when shooting with the viewfinder, in Live View you can select from 3,975 focus points on its very responsive touchscreen. Live View also uses Canon’s Dual Pixel autofocus technology to keep moving subjects in focus when shooting stills or video: just tap to select your subject and the camera keeps focus locked as the subject moves, or even as you move the camera. The fully rotating touchscreen makes shooting from any angle easy—including selfies or videos starring you—and the SL3 can shoot up to 4K video while our main pick tops out at 1080/60p video.

The very responsive, fully rotating touchscreen on the Canon Rebel SL3 makes shooting video, or quick-moving subjects, easier. Video: Rozette Rago

Connectivity is simple via Canon’s Camera Connect app, which offers step-by-step instructions. It took only a few seconds to start downloading images to my iPhone, even raw files. You can also shoot remotely using the app. Unlike our main pick, you can’t have the camera send all of your images to your phone as they’re captured.

When shooting in Live View, the Canon Rebel SL3 can lock focus and keep tracking as the subject moves or even as you move the camera. Photo: Rozette Rago

The Canon Rebel SL3 menus offer plenty of explanations and definitions aimed at new shooters. Photo: Rozette Rago

When shooting in Live View, the Canon Rebel SL3 can lock focus and keep tracking as the subject moves or even as you move the camera. Photo: Rozette Rago

The standard kit lens paired with the SL3 is the EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM, a typical inexpensive zoom lens for everyday shooting. This lens should serve you well for shooting in bright conditions and is so quiet that it won’t interfere with sound when you’re shooting video, but as you grow in your photography knowledge and interest, you’ll likely want to invest in a better lens. (See our guide to “The First Canon Lenses You Should Buy.”) Though EF-S lenses aren’t as capable as their counterparts designed for full-frame DSLRs, they are considerably less expensive and lighter. Together, the SL3 and its kit lens weigh just slightly more than the Nikon D3500, but the combo is portable enough that you can easily wear it on your body all day, or stuff it into a purse or backpack easily.

Even the kit lens with the Canon Rebel SL3 can create beautiful-looking out-of-focus backgrounds. Photo: Erin Lodi

The Nikon D3500 offers a Sports mode that makes it easy to freeze motion, like a dog shaking off after a swim. Photo: Erin Lodi

Though slightly heavier than our top pick, the Canon Rebel SL3 is still small and portable enough to take along to brunch. Photo: Erin Lodi

Even the kit lens with the Canon Rebel SL3 can create beautiful-looking out-of-focus backgrounds. Photo: Erin Lodi

Though the SL3’s battery life of 1,070 shots per charge (about 500 less than the D3500) should carry you through days of shooting stills through the viewfinder, shooting video and in Live View will quickly deplete your battery. We always recommend carrying a spare battery in your camera bag.

The competition

Our previous upgrade pick, Canon’s EOS Rebel T7i, hasn’t dropped much in price, and though it offers a more effective Dual Pixel autofocus system, we think the SL3 offers a better value in this category. The Canon Rebel SL3 also has significantly better battery life at 1,070 images per charge versus 600 from the T7i, and it’s smaller and lighter, making it all the more portable.

Canon’s Rebel SL2 is the Nikon D3500 camera’s closest competitor in scale, but it still outweighs our pick when paired with a comparable kit lens. Its Feature Assistant suggestions can’t compete with the dedicated Guide Mode instructions the D3500 provides, giving our top pick an advantage in both portability and accessibility. The Canon’s outdated nine-point autofocusing system may also hinder your ability to find focus quickly when shooting through the viewfinder. For a better beginner experience (at a better price), the Nikon D3500 beats out the SL2.

We also considered older Canon models, such as the EOS Rebel T6i and T5i, as well as the SL2, but the newer features and handling of the SL3 pushed it to the top of our list.

Nikon’s D5600 offers a few more features than our top pick, like a fully rotating, higher-resolution LCD screen and a much better 39-point autofocus system, but it can’t compare with the value of the D3500 or the 4K video capabilities of the lower cost Canon Rebel SL3.

We considered but did not test Pentax’s K-70. Its control system is geared toward more-advanced shooters, and in DPReview’s test of the camera Samuel Spencer notes that the AF system—especially during continuous AF and tracking AF—is disappointing. Also, at 1½ pound, it’s on the heavy side, and its battery life of 410 shots per charge is lackluster.

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Erin Roberts

Erin Roberts is a freelance writer reporting on cameras and camera accessories at Wirecutter. She started her career as a photojournalist working in newspapers—shooting film—and was the mobile-imaging editor at DPReview. She is also a professional photographer who has made her living photographing everything from rock stars to humpback whales.

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Nikon cameras, budget and SLR

Nikon is a Japanese manufacturer of optics and imaging devices. It was founded in 1917. Engaged in the production of optics for the Japanese Navy. After the Second World War, they retrained for the production of products for the population. In 1946, the first Nikon camera was released. Since then, the company has been improving its technology and producing new cameras.

Since 2006, the company has practically ceased the production of film cameras, and concentrated on the production of digital cameras. In addition, Nikon manufactures photographic accessories, binoculars, scanners and microscopes. Camera lenses are produced under the Nikkor trademark.

Nikon is one of the most successful companies in the camera market. Their main competitors are Canon and Sony.

Nikon’s range of cameras is quite wide. For lovers of the classics, an improved diaper reflex camera F6 is currently being produced.

Digital cameras are divided into three main categories: SLR, COOLPIX series and Nikon 1 series.

SLR cameras are divided into two types: amateur and professional. SLR cameras have a unique system that allows you to see the subject through the lens used to take the picture. Among professional models, the D700 model is very popular, as well as the new D4.

Consumer SLR cameras are now on the crest of a wave of popularity. In the top sales of online stores there are such models as D7000, D3100, D5100 and of course D90. Amateur cameras differ from professional ones in that they are more compact and somewhat limited in their capabilities.

The COOLPIX series are conventional compact zoom cameras. In turn, this series is divided into three groups. Group S (Style), are compact, modern and colorful design and low cost. Popular model S2600.

Group L (Life) are practical zoom cameras. The model line includes both superzooms and cameras with a wide-angle lens. In group L, the L25 is popular.

The P (Performance) group is designed specifically for those who want a versatile camera that keeps up with the times at an affordable price. These are hybrid cameras that look like SLR cameras. One of the most popular models is the P510.

Nikon also manufactures a specialized camera for people leading an active lifestyle COOLPIX AW100. The model is waterproof, frost-resistant and durable, equipped with a built-in compass and GPS with a world map.

The Nikon 1 series are compact cameras with an interchangeable lens. So far, only three models are presented: J1, J2, V1. Differ in an intellectual choice of a picture, a mode of instant shooting. Captures up to 60 frames per second.

Nikon continues to look for new camera technologies. The main trends in the development of the company are the improvement of optics and cameras.

Best Inexpensive Camera

Both DSLRs and mirrorless compacts can claim to be the best camera in the $800 price range. Our short review will introduce you to several camera models that offer the best value for money.

Consumers often face the question: what camera to buy if the budget allocated for its purchase is small? The final choice depends on the specific features or functions of a particular camera, and both DSLR and mirrorless compact cameras can compete for your attention. The reason for this is the fact that both types of cameras often offer extensive functionality, impressive performance and high image quality. In addition, both are quite diverse in terms of their physical size, although mirrorless compacts are usually much more compact than DSLRs. We’ve selected seven different models in our hunt for the best camera under $800. Perhaps among them is your future camera.


  • 1 Best inexpensive camera: Nikon D3300
  • 2 Best inexpensive camera: Canon 100D
  • 3 Best inexpensive camera: Pentax K-50
  • 4 Best inexpensive camera: Canon 1200D
  • 5 Best Inexpensive Camera: Sony NEX-5T
  • 6 Best Inexpensive Camera: Panasonic Lumix G6
  • 7 Best Inexpensive Camera: Fujifilm X-M1

Best Inexpensive Camera: Nikon D3300

Best in Image Resolution .

Price from $799 for bodysuit.

Released earlier this year, the D3300 is the successor to the D3200 as the entry-level model in Nikon’s line of DSLRs. It retains its predecessor’s 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, but removes the low-level anti-aliasing filter to improve image clarity. HD video recording has also been improved to 60fps at 1080p (up from 30fps on the D3200). Other important improvements include new HDR and panorama auto shooting modes, as well as a fire rate increased to 5 frames per second. Nikon’s new camera model has retained a handy User’s Guide mode that helps you become familiar with basic manual and semi-automatic shooting modes by displaying tips and tricks on the display.

More about Nikon D3300

Best value camera: Canon 100D

Best for mobility.

Price: from $770 with 18-55mm lens.

released in the summer of 2013, a miniature 100D is equipped with an 18-mega-pixel CMOS APS-C sensor and an updated Canon Digic 5 image processor. However, the main marketing skate of this camera is that this is the smallest mirror from all offered by the market, making it the best choice for users with small hands. However, this does not mean that this camera has reduced functionality or underestimated performance. Canon100D equipped with 9-point autofocus system, support for recording Full HD video at 1080p resolution, and several in-camera filters. The good news is that the 100D is now available for $300-$350 off its launch price.

Best value camera: Pentax K-50

Best value camera.

Price: from $780 with 18-55mm lens.

Released in 2013, the Pentax K-50 is equipped with a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and its own Pentax PRIMEM image processor. This combination allows the K-50 to offer the user a very impressive sensitivity range: from ISO 100 to 51,000, coupled with a 6 frames per second rate of fire. All this is crowned by an 11-point autofocus system, a 3-inch LCD display. But what really elevates the K-50 above the competition is the 81-point all-weather sealing of the body, which allows the camera to be used in all weather conditions! Overall, this is one of the best entry-level DSLRs in this price range.

Best inexpensive camera: Canon 1200D

Best for beginners.

Price: $720 with 18-55mm lens.

While Canon’s previous EOS 1100D was a reasonably good camera, the market has come a long way since its release in 2011. The recent release of the 1200D allows Canon to close this gap by improving the previous model in a number of key areas. The main upgrades are a new 18-megapixel sensor that captures more detail, a sharper LCD, and 1080p Full HD video recording. In addition, the surface of the 1200D case is made of a textured coating, which gives it a very pleasant tactile sensation.

Learn more about the Canon EOS 1200D

Best Inexpensive Camera: Sony NEX-5T

Best in size and performance.

Price: $720 with 16-50mm lens.

The Sony NEX-5T is the successor to Sony’s most successful 2012 mirrorless compact camera line-up: the NEX-5R. Based on the same 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor as its predecessor, the NEX-5T is no different. The main innovation used in this camera is the NFC connectivity, which can be used to share files with other devices instead of Wi-Fi, provided that the devices support NFC. In addition, the NEX-5T retains a beautiful 3-inch LCD display, 99-point “hybrid” autofocus using phase sensors built into the sensor for faster autofocus performance. In addition to this, you will get the ability to record FullHD video, as well as automatic HDR and Panorama modes.

Best value camera: Panasonic Lumix G6

Best for ease of use.

Price: $780 with 14-42mm lens.

The Lumix G6 is the successor to the hugely popular 2012 camera, the G5, and while there are few new features added to the new model, it’s a fantastically all-round camera. In fact, the G6 uses the same 16-megapixel LiveMOS sensor as its predecessor, paired with a Panasonic Venus image processor. This allows the camera to shoot from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with continuous shooting up to 7 frames per second. The camera is equipped with a rotary 3-inch LCD touch screen. And the ability to transfer files via Wi-Fi and NFC allows the G6 to claim the title of the best camera in the $800 price range.

Best value camera: Fujifilm X-M1

Best in portability and performance.

Price: $700 with 16-50mm lens.

Fujifilm’s premium “X” series has received a lot of positive feedback lately for its light blend of retro design and cutting-edge technology. The X-M1 continues this trend while also targeting a wider consumer audience thanks to its lower price point than other X-series cameras. The X-M1 features an innovative 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans sensor and Fuji’s proprietary EXPEED2 image processor. The X-M1 offers a sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 25600 and a maximum burst speed of up to 5.6 fps. In addition: 3-inch LCD display, built-in Wi-Fi module, support for Full HD video recording and 49-point autofocus system.

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Lowe’s appliances packages: Lowe’s Appliances Deals | Lowe’s Appliance Sales

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How to Shop and Save on Appliances at Lowe’s

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, moving to a new home, or just replacing something, you may be in the market for a new appliance. You might consider buying from Lowe’s for their selection of major brands and widespread locations. If so, you should know that Lowe’s regularly offers sales and deals on refrigerators, ranges, microwaves, washers, dryers, and more products in this category.

This guide will help you find your next appliance at Lowe’s, and show you how to get a discount.

Appliance Types

Lowe’s sells the following types of large appliances:

  • Refrigerators
  • Ranges
  • Wall Ovens
  • Cooktops
  • Microwaves
  • Range Hoods
  • Dishwashers
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Freezers and Ice Makers

Additionally, Lowe’s sells a variety of small appliances, parts, and accessories.

Appliance Brands

Lowe’s offers many major appliance brands, including:

  • Whirlpool
  • GE
  • Bosch
  • Samsung
  • Frigidaire
  • Maytag
  • LG

Choosing an Appliance

Lowe’s provides a variety of appliance buying guides to assist with product selection. These are some of the main things to consider when buying a major appliance:


Some customers will have a certain brand preference based on experience. Alternatively, they may develop one in the process of researching which appliance brands are most reliable , as Consumer Reports states this is the most important criteria for its members over price or performance. You may also want to match the brand of other existing appliances in your home.


There are many options for appliance colors and finishes, including black, white, stainless steel, black stainless steel, slate, or even matte versions of some of these options. This is largely a personal preference, but the fingerprint-resistant options can be important. This should be considered if you have concerns about constantly wiping smudges off.


For refrigerators, this can be deciding on a top or bottom freezer, french door style, or side-by-side models. For washers and dryers, it’s things like top- or front-loading and capacity. For cooktops and ranges, it’s fuel source (gas or electric) and the number of burners. Some appliances can be smart, controlled from an app or integrated with home automation systems. There are numerous features available for each product type, so decide if any are must-haves for you, and then narrow in on models that offer what you need or want while shopping.

Size and Price

Unlike the features above, size and price do not tend to be a matter of personal preference. It’s clearly important that the appliance will fit where it’s intended to be placed, so measure the space carefully and choose accordingly. Likewise, if you only have a certain amount to spend, this will limit the models you can select.

How to Save on Lowe’s Appliances

Once you’ve decided on a product to buy (or a few potential options), you’ll need to know how to get the best price on that item. Below, we’ve listed ways to get appliance deals at Lowe’s.

But before we cover ways to save, keep in mind that Lowe’s has various terms and conditions for their discounts. Deals typically can’t be combined with each other and may exclude items already on sale. For instance, Lowe’s often will not allow a coupon discount with any other savings, even price matching or standard cardholder or military discounts. There can be exceptions, but it’s something to watch for when planning your purchase.

Choose the single option that gives the best price, and don’t expect to stack other promotions. Check the terms of the offer or ask Lowe’s customer service to be sure you aren’t missing any extra savings if you’re eligible for more than one offer.

Use Filters

When shopping at Lowe’s, you can use the filters they provide on shopping pages to find models that match the criteria you are looking for. Having a certain brand or two in mind, a size range, a price range, and a few desired features can certainly narrow down the large number of choices facing customers when shopping for appliances.

Sales and Coupons

Lowe’s has regular sales on appliances that take up to 40% off a selection of models. Keep an eye on these sales to find models at a discount.

It’s also worth doing a quick check for a coupon code. Lowe’s does not offer many coupon codes to the general public (they are usually one-time use codes released to specific customers), but occasionally something will be available. As of this writing they are offering promo codes for appliances on their website if you click to generate a unique code.

Lowe’s also reportedly includes 10% off moving coupons in change of address packets at the post office, although we can’t confirm if this is still available. You can purchase a Lowe’s coupon on eBay as well. This may be worth doing in some cases, but review the coupon terms carefully before bidding.

Price Match

Lowe’s offers a Price Match Guarantee . To take advantage of this, you’ll need to research the models you are considering to find out the pricing at other stores. If you find it at a lower price from another store, you can request that Lowe’s match it by calling (for online matching) or showing a store associate proof of the lower price. There are a few restrictions and limitations around this policy, but it can be a good way to get a lower price if you prefer to buy from Lowe’s.

Lowe’s Credit Card

If you have a Lowe’s Advantage Card , you can get a 5% discount or choose special no-interest financing for 6 months — or sometimes longer when limited-time promotions are offered. If you are spending over $2,000, you can opt for 84 fixed monthly payments at a reduced interest rate. New cardholders may be able to get a higher discount on their first purchase when special offers are available.

Military Discount

The Lowe’s military discount gives active military personnel and veterans a 10% discount . Qualifying customers can enroll online through their MyLowe’s account or at the customer service desk in store.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to buy appliances?

We’ve found that May is a good time to buy large appliances , particularly around Memorial Day. Additionally, we see plenty of deals on Black Friday. Check for ad previews from the major stores up to two weeks beforehand to see the appliance deals out in advance.

What does Lowe’s charge for appliance delivery and what’s included?

Lowe’s offers free appliance delivery on purchases of $396 or more. The delivery includes hooking up the new appliance if the connections are also purchased from Lowe’s, a quick demo, and relocating the old appliance somewhere else in the home if desired. For $30, the old appliance can be hauled away and recycled. The service does not include installation, although this may be available for an extra fee.

By: Sarah Jones, Coupon Content Manager

Sarah Jones is the resident coupon expert at DealNews and oversees a team that covers deals, coupons, and Black Friday content. Her articles or quotes have been featured on sites such as Christian Science Monitor,, Fox Business, Kiplinger, and Lifehacker.

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Do you tip Lowes delivery drivers? (Appliance Delivery Guys)


When you receive a delivery from Lowes, the driver will always treat your belongings with care. If you have a new appliance delivered from Lowes, you may be wondering if you should be the type of delivery person. So do you tip Lowes delivery drivers?

No, you don’t need to tip Lowes couriers. In fact, company policy states that drivers cannot take tips.

However, if your delivery person is doing their best to help you, a tip of $5 to $10 is a nice gesture to show your appreciation for unloading and getting the appliance up the stairs. Of course, the amount of the tip is up to you – just be sure to include it in your budget so you don’t spend more than you planned. Keep reading this article to see what else I learned about Lowes tip delivery.

Do you tip the Lowes delivery driver? (Answer)

No, you don’t tip Lowe’s delivery drivers because the company doesn’t allow its employees to accept tips from customers. Let’s say you still want to tip the appliance delivery guy because you got exceptional service. In this case, it is important to ask if he can take some extra money before offering it.

How much do you tip Lowes couriers? (Guide to Tip Etiquette)

Want to know how much to tip your delivery guy? Lowes’ policy is that employees are not allowed to accept tips from customers. However, some people tip their couriers between $5 and $20 to deliver large appliances such as a refrigerator or washing machine.

If you’re not sure if a driver can accept a tip, it’s always best to ask the driver before tipping. If they can receive tips, small tips will be appreciated.

Do you tip on deliveries of Lowes lumber?

No, you do not need to tip Lowes Lumber Carrier as they cannot accept tips from customers. Since they cannot accept tips, a bottle of water or a positive review on the Lowes website or social media page is always welcome as long as you are happy with the service you received.

How much do Lowes delivery drivers make?

Unlike other service workers, delivery drivers do not rely on tips because they are well paid. According to ZipRecruiter, Lowe’s average delivery driver salary is $37,934. Although couriers often have to travel long distances to deliver equipment, they return home every evening.

Does Lowe’s have a tip policy?

Lowe’s does not allow its employees to accept tips from customers. When hiring, Lowe employees sign an agreement that they will not accept money from clients. Delivery and set-up workers who break tipping rules will be subject to disciplinary action.

Lowe employees are generally paid fairly and do not rely on tips for income. So don’t be discouraged if a Lowe’s employee has to politely decline your tip.

How much does Low’s delivery cost?

Orders over $500 get free local shipping from Lowe’s. Otherwise, if the order you delivered is worth less than $500, a fee of $79 will apply. For an additional $20-$30 at the checkout, Lowe’s will pick up your old appliances, including refrigerators. The company will supply all major appliances sold in its stores, including new refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers and ovens.

Lowe’s device delivery status

To check the delivery status of your Lowe’s device, follow the link in your delivery confirmation email. You can also check the status of your order online at the Lowe Order Tracking Website.

Lowe’s Delivery Service

You can reach Lowe’s Delivery Service at 1-800-445-6937. Customer Service Hours: 8:30am to 7pm (Eastern Time Zone) seven days a week.

Does Lowe’s install home appliances?

Yes, Lowe offers home appliance installation services for an additional fee. Customers may add an installation package when purchasing a device or by contacting Lowe Installation Services at 1-877-GO-LOWES. The company offers special financing options and a one-year warranty on the work of its licensed third-party installers.

Do you tip Lowe’s appliance installers?

Short answer: You don’t have to tip Lowe’s. appliance installers because they don’t have to accept money from customers. However, if you want to show your gratitude for a job well done, a cash tip of $5 to $10 per installer is a good amount.

Should I tip for a curbside pickup at Lowe’s?

You don’t have to tip for a curbside pickup at Lowe’s. Lowe’s employees are not allowed to accept tips and are paid the same as other store employees.

Do you tip Lowe’s loggers?

Lowe’s lumber section offers wood cutting services and the first few cuts are usually free. There is a small fee if you need more than a few cuts. Unfortunately, Lowe’s lumberjacks are not allowed to accept tips. Company employees agree not to take tips from clients during job orientation.

Do you tip tilers?

It is not customary for tile installers to be tipped for their work. However, you can tip $10 to $30 per day if the installer did an exceptional job or if you are delighted with their work. Ultimately, it’s up to you to tip the tile installers or not.

Lowes tip delivery FAQ

People often have specific questions about Lowes tip delivery. Here are answers to some of the most common questions people ask about Lowes tips and delivery.

Is delivery to Lowe’s free of charge?

Lowe’s Local Appliance Delivery is free for orders over $500. Otherwise, fees up to $79 may apply.

Can I tip Home Depot appliance deliveries?

You don’t have to tip Home Depot appliance deliveries. Company policy is that employees are not allowed to accept tips from customers.

Is it customary to tip when delivering a mattress?

In some cases it is customary to tip for the delivery of a mattress, in others it is not. If your mattress deliverer has to lift a mattress up a flight of stairs, consider tipping them between $5 and $10. If your mattress is delivered to your door, you don’t need to tip them.

If you are unsure about the tipping protocol, it is best to ask the courier or company in advance.


In conclusion, there is no need to tip for Lowes delivery. Tipping is neither common nor expected, and Lowes does not allow his couriers to accept money from customers. However, if you think your courier deserves a tip for a high level of service, etiquette experts agree that a $5 to $20 tip is a great way to show your appreciation.

A positive review on the Lowe website is always welcome if your driver cannot accept cash tips. You can also leave a great review on Google or Yelp. Thank you for reading our article on Lowes tip delivery.

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LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its latest addition to IoT infrastructure at CES 2016, the SmartThinQ™ Hub. LG SmartThinQ Hub not only serves as a link between smart sensors and connected devices in the home, but can also display reminders from personal calendars and play music through the built-in speaker. The elegant design of the SmartThinQ Hub includes a 3.5-inch color LCD screen. SmartThinQ Hub connects to your smartphone using an app for two-way communication with smart devices and sensors in your home.

SmartThinQ Hub extends the SmartThinQ platform to control household appliances, including washing machine, refrigerator, oven, robot vacuum cleaner, air conditioner, and a whole range of sensors. The SmartThinQ Hub device will play a key role in the smart home platform for collecting information from smart and conventional devices connected to SmartThinQ sensors. Data is displayed as notifications on the LCD screen or announced through the built-in speaker, allowing the device to act as the “central control point” in the home.

SmartThinQ Hub is compatible with a range of devices from other manufacturers and service providers that support the AllJoyn® Alliance open environment. Customers will soon be able to purchase special packages around the SmartThinQ Hub that include plug-in devices from other manufacturers. The Energy Package will consist of a SmartThinQ Hub paired with smart lighting, an energy meter and Google’s Nest self-learning thermostat. The security package, in addition to the SmartThinQ Hub, will include Lowe’s Iris motion sensor, a contact sensor, and a water leak sensor. The collaboration with Google and Lowe is the biggest advantage of LG’s smart home system, with inter-brand compatibility being one of its top priorities.

Like all other LG home and consumer products, the LG SmartThinQ Hub is designed to look great in any home. This device is housed in a metal case, available in two attractive colors: gold and black. The LCD screen is angled to make it easy to read notifications, and the high-quality speaker can stream music from thousands of free radio stations via iHeartRadio or play any music from your tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth connection.

Dyson vacuum stick sale: Dyson Vacuum On Sale : Target

Опубликовано: May 25, 2023 в 4:36 pm


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Through June 3, save up to $200 off the best-selling Ball Animal 3 upright vacuum, V8 cordless vacuum, HEPA filter air purifiers and more at Dyson, Amazon, Best Buy Target and elsewhere.

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Need to clean up your home maintenance act? In addition to Black Friday, Memorial Day (May 29) is one of the best times of the year to score deals on furniture, mattresses and appliances and other home goods — including on Dyson’s best-selling upright and cordless stick vacuums, air purifiers and refurbished products. Through June 3 until midnight CT, the company is offering up to $200 off its products at its website, and other retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot and Target are also slashing prices on Dyson.

Although Dyson’s newest Airwrap isn’t on sale for Memorial Day weekend, the company is offering the best-selling hairstyling tool with an exclusive presentation case valued at $60 and a free wide-toothed comb engineered for curly and coily hair. (Hollywood hairstylist Jen Atkin is among the multi-styler’s ambassadors.) You can also save $100 off the previous Airwrap model alongside other hair tools, vacuums and more at Dyson’s online outlet shop that offers refurbished products at major discounts.

Below, check out some of the best Dyson deals to shop now and beyond Memorial Day, from $200 off the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute (which includes four extra tools valued at $135), off the lightweight V8 cordless vacuum and $100 off the Dyson Ball Animal 3 upright vacuum for pet owners to special savings on Supersonic hair dryers and more.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Vacuum ($200 off)


Dyson’s Cyclone V10 Absolute vacuum is on sale for only $400, or $200 off the original price. Designed for homes with pets, it converts into a handheld device and comes with the exclusive Fluffy cleaner head, a stubborn dirt brush, a fabric and mattress tool, an up-top adapter, a light pipe crevice tool with LED lights and a Dyson Floor Dok that also includes with five extra accessories.


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Dyson V8 Cordless Vacuum ($100 off)

Dyson’s original V8 cordless vacuum is on sale for only $350 at Dyson and Best Buy, or $100 off the original price. It converts into a handheld device and comes with five accessories: a de-tangling Motorbar cleaner head for carpets and hard floors, a hair screw tool that effectively removes pet hair from small spaces and upholstery, a combination tool and crevice tool. Plus, buy from Dyson and get free tools valued at $70. (The V8 Origin model, reg. $430, is on sale for $380 at Target.)

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Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum ($100 off)

The Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal cordless stick vacuum is on sale for $450 (reg. $550) and promises up to one hour of run time, three cleaning modes and deep cleaning suction power for pet hair and particles as small as 0.3 microns. You’ll also get a free tool kit valued at $70.

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Get three free gifts valued at $140 (including a presentation case, travel pouch and charging dock) when you buy the Dyson Corrale straightener and styler directly from the brand. It features flexing manganese copper alloy plates that offer more styling control with less heat and damage.


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Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra Upright Vacuum ($100 off)

Dyson’s Ball Animal 3 Extra upright vacuum is $100 off (or 25 percent off the original price), and promises the best cleaning performance for homes with pets for just $400. The detangling attachment keeps hair from getting stuck, and it comes with a free tool kit worth $110 when purchased from Dyson.

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Dyson TP01 Pure Cool Tower Air Purifier and Fan ($100 off)

Certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the Dyson TP01 Pure Cool Tower Air Purifier and Fan is on sale for $300, or 25% off the original price. It promises 360-degree HEPA filtration for wildfire smoke, particles and pollutants as small as 0.3 microns and diffused and focused oscillation.

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Dyson Ball Animal 3 Upright Vacuum ($100 off)

Regularly $400, Dyson’s Ball Animal 3 upright vacuum is $100 off on Amazon. It’s one of the best vacuums for cleaning up pet hair in large homes, has three cleaning modes and comes with two accessories. (The Ball Animal 3 Extra model is also on sale for $400 at Dyson, Best Buy and Target.)


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Dyson’s V12 Detect Slim cordless vacuum is on sale at Best Buy for $100 off, bringing the price down to $550. It’s the company’s “most lightweight intelligent cordless vacuum” and features the Laser Slim Fluffy attachment that helps you spot microscopic dust for better cleaning. It converts to a handheld and comes with a Motorbar accessory for deep cleaning carpets and hard floors.



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Dyson Outsize+ Vacuum ($250 off)

Dyson’s largest cordless Outsize+ vacuum promises up to two hours of run time (twice the amount of its other devices) and 90 percent more suction power. It comes with a laser-equipped attachment that reveals microscopic dust and a free tool valued at $70 when you buy it from Dyson.



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Purify your air and keep your space warm with Dyson’s Pure Hot+Cool HP01 Purifying Heater and Fan, which is $120 off the regular price of $520.


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Save $100 off Dyson’s Purifier Cool TP07 fan, which delivers 50 percent cleaner air via the HEPA h23 filter and is 20 percent quieter than the previous model.

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Dyson’s vacuums and fans have earned a remarkable reputation for being efficient, durable, and relatively quiet. Cleaning your home is never going to be fun, but having the right tools can save you time — who wants to go over the same spots twice?

Dyson rarely offers discounts, which is why it’s important to jump on a deal when you spot it. Right now, the brand’s popular Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless Vacuum — our favorite vacuum for pets — is $100 off across retailers like Best Buy and Amazon, putting the price tag at $449.99.

Dyson V10 Animal Cordless Vacuum



The Cyclone V10 is made specifically with pet parents in mind: It comes with a de-tangling Motorbar cleaner head designed to keep hair out of the brush bar as well as a hair screw tool to pick up pet hair from upholstery and hard-to-reach areas. All of Dyson’s vacuums use a whole-machine HEPA filtration that can trap up to 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.

Buy Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless… $449.99

As its name suggests, the Cyclone V10 vacuum is powered by Dyson’s V10 motor, which the brand says boasts about 20% more suction power than the V8. You can transform the cordless vacuum into a handheld mode to use it in your car and for other small messes; because it’s lightweight at just under six pounds, you can also lift it up to tackle spiderwebs and other messes in high areas.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute



If you often clean more delicate hard floor surfaces, the similar Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute model is also on sale and comes with the soft roller cleaner head attachment, which is designed to clean dirt and debris using a soft roller rather than bristles. Normally the Cyclone V10 Absolute is $50 more than the V10 Animal, but they are currently discounted to the same price.  

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Buy Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute $449.99

Exclusively on Dyson, the V10 Absolute also comes with three additional attachments: the fabric and mattress tool (for mattresses and upholstery), the stubborn dirt brush (for messes that won’t budge) and the up-top adapter (for higher, harder-to-reach areas).

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The weather’s heating up and if you’re on the hunt for a cooling fan, go with the Dyson Pure Cool. It’s currently on sale at, down to $299.99 — a $120 discount (originally $419.99).


This fan’s got dual functionality, doubling as an air purifier with a HEPA filter. This means it can both purify and cool your home in the summer, or just purify the air in the winter. It’s asthma and allergy-friendly and features a filter than can trap everything from pet dander to bacteria and pollen.

Wireless mouse lag: How to Fix Mouse Lag in Windows 10/11? Try These Simple Methods!

Опубликовано: May 24, 2023 в 4:36 pm


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How to Fix Mouse Lag in Windows 10/11? Try These Simple Methods!

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Mouse lag is a major issue when you are using a wireless mouse. This will have an influence on your user experience and it always appears on Windows 10/11 when switching to this operating system, when it comes to games, etc. Now, let’s read this post from MiniTool and learn how to fix Windows 11/Windows 10 mouse lag.

My Mouse Is Lagging in Windows 11/10

Computer lag is a common issue that has been mentioned in our previous article – 10 Reasons for Computer Lagging and How to Fix Slow PC. In addition, when using a computer, you can also experience another lagging problem – mouse lag.

It often happens when scrolling a mouse cursor with a wireless mouse. This situation is common if you switch to Windows 10/11 operating system or play games. Then, you may ask: why is my mouse lagging. Mouse stuttering or lag is mainly caused by mouse driver, outdated graphics card, Internet problem, etc.

Now, the important thing is fixing the laggy mouse. So, the following is on how to fix mouse lag in games on Windows 10/11.

Solutions to Wireless Mouse Lag

Reinstall or Update Your Mouse Driver

Before starting the issue fix, you can try your mouse on another PC to check whether the lagging issue still occurs. If it works well, it is possible that there is a faulty mouse driver on your computer, causing the lagging mouse in Windows 10/11. Reinstalling or updating the driver could be a solution.

Step 1: Press the Windows logo and X keys to open the Start menu, and then choose Device Manager.

Step 2: Expand Mice and other pointing devices, right-click your mouse driver and choose Uninstall device.

Step 3: Restart your computer and Windows 10 will automatically install a driver.

Alternatively, you can right-click your mouse driver, click Update driver and follow the on-screen instructions to update the mouse driver to fix your lagging mouse.

Update Your Graphics Card Driver

As mentioned above, the mouse lag issue can be caused by an outdated graphics card driver, so the solution is to update this driver. The steps are also very simple.

Step 1: Go to Device Manager (as described in method 1).

Step 2: Click Display adapters, right-click on your graphics driver and choose Update driver.

Step 3: Automatically search for updated driver software and install. After that, check if you have solved Windows 10 mouse lag.

Disable Scroll Inactive Windows Feature

In Windows 10/11, you can simply hover over an inactive window with a mouse pointer and then use the mouse wheel so as to scroll such a window. And the contents of the inactive window can be scrolled. Disabling this feature might be useful to fix the wireless mouse lag issue.

Step 1: Go to Start > Settings > Devices.

Step 2: Under the Mouse tab, locate to the Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them option and turn it off. Then, check if your issue is solved.

End Realtek Audio Process

Realtek audio card might interfere with your mouse, causing the lagging issue. So you can terminate or end the Realtek audio process to fix this problem.

Step 1: Right-click on the Start button to choose Task Manager in Windows 10.

Step 2: Find the Realtek audio.exe process from the Processes tab and right-click it to choose End Task.

Other Options

Now, we have shown you four common methods to fix Windows 10 mouse lag. Additionally, you can try other solutions.

  1. Disable Cortana
  2. Disconnect other USB devices
  3. Change Power Management settings for USB
  4. Disable Fast Startup

Hope you can easily fix the issue of wireless mouse lag after trying these methods.

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How to Fix Mouse Lag on Windows 10

A mouse is a key to navigating your device. While many things can be done with only keyboard shortcuts and inputs, you’ll most likely need your pointer to do everything better and faster. However, many Windows 10 users notice that their mouse is lagging, slow, stuttering, or freezing when using their device.

If you have this issue too, continue reading to learn how you can fix mouse lag on Windows 10 within minutes.

Jump to section:

  • What is mouse lag and what causes it?
  • How to fix mouse lag, freeze, and stutter
  • Method 1: Make sure it’s not your mouse itself
  • Method 2: Update your mouse driver
  • Method 3: Enable or disable Scroll Inactive Windows
  • Method 4: Terminate the Realtek Audio process
  • Method 5: Change the Palm Check threshold
  • Method 6: Set your touchpad to No Delay
  • Method 7: Turn off Cortana
  • Method 8: Disable NVIDIA High Definition Audio
  • Method 9: Connect your mouse receiver to a USB 2. 0 port
  • Method 10: Use a USB extender
  • Conclusion

What is mouse lag and what causes it?

The terms “lag” and “lagging” are used to describe a situation when an unusually long time passes between the initiation and completion of a task.

For example, when talking about mouse lag, you might notice that the movement of your mouse pointer is not in sync with your hand movement at all. You might become frustrated because the left and right clicks happen slower, or even notice that your mouse pointer is frozen in place. Some other issues include:

  • Mouse lag in games. Many users report that their mouse only seems to lag while playing games. This can be a huge issue for video game lovers, as many popular genres require you to use your mouse.
  • Mouse stutter. The mouse stuttering may cause a significant drop in your productivity. It makes everyday tasks much harder to complete, as you need to deal with a slow, sluggish mouse.
  • Mouse freezing, not moving. Perhaps the worst of all is when your mouse pointer freezes in place and doesn’t move at all. It doesn’t only give you a scare that your entire system is unresponsive, but makes it hard to figure out what the next step should be.
  • Wireless mouse lag. Not even a wireless mouse is free from the lagging issue. However, our steps below should make it simple to fix this issue. 
  • Mouse input lag. Mouse input refers to pressing any of the buttons on your mouse. Some only have two, the left- and right-click, however many newer models come with extra buttons to help speed up your work. If these buttons aren’t working properly, you might lose efficiency.

Unfortunately, similarly to many other issues with Windows as a whole, there isn’t one definitive cause for your mouse lagging.

How to fix mouse lag, freeze, and stutter

So, the bottom line is that this issue can cause significant performance drop when working, make it impossible to play certain video games, and can set you back in many different ways. Luckily, we have many fixes to help you get rid of this annoyance.

Some of these methods involve hardware changes, while others focus on possible issues with your system itself. We recommend testing the system solutions first, as they can easily confirm where your issue is coming from.

Method 1: Make sure it’s not your mouse itself

The very first thing you should do is check if it’s a problem with your mouse itself.

You can test this easily by disconnecting your mouse, then plugging in a different mouse. Doing this, you can confirm whether or not other models also lag on your computer, or if only one specific mouse has the issue.

Make sure to use the same USB port for each mouse. We’ll be testing different ports later on in Method 10.

Do this as many times as you want to — it’s even possible that only specific brands experience lag, while others don’t.

Method 2: Update your mouse driver

Drivers make it possible to use accessories and core computer parts on your device. If your drivers are outdated or corrupted, you’ll without a doubt run into issues sooner or later.

Here’s how you can quickly update your mouse driver to make sure you’re using the latest version.

  1. Press down the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to launch the Run utility.
  2. Type in “devmgmt.msc” and click the OK button. This is going to launch the Device Manager window.
  3. Expand the “Mice and other pointing devices” category by clicking on the arrow icon next to it. You should see your mouse listed there.
  4. Right-click on your mouse and choose the Update driver option.
  5. Choose the option to look for a driver. This will allow Windows 10 to find the latest driver update and correctly install it on your computer.
  6. Wait and follow the on-screen instructions to update your current driver.

After you’re done updating drivers, it’s recommended to give your computer a restart for good measure. After it boots up again, try and see if your mouse still lags.

Method 3: Enable or disable Scroll Inactive Windows

Windows 10 comes with a feature that allows you to scroll within inactive windows when hovering your mouse pointer over them. Many users report that this feature often causes issues with the mouse, however, they also report that turning it on fixed lag.

Depending on whether or not you have it enabled, follow the appropriate steps to either enable or disable your Scroll Inactive Windows feature.

Step1: Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left of your screen, then choose Settings (indicated by a gear icon). You can also use the Windows + I shortcut to launch the app.

Step 2: Click on the Devices tile.

Step 3: From the menu on the left side, choose Mouse or Mouse & Touchpad, depending on if you’re using a PC or a laptop.

Step 4: You should see an option called Scroll Inactive Windows. Click on the switch under it and either enable or disable the feature.

Step 5: Check if your mouse still lags. If it does, restart your computer and check again.

If Scroll Inactive Windows is a feature you can live without or one that you don’t mind turning on, this fix can solve your mouse lag quickly. However, many people prefer to keep their systems configured the way they are used to it. That is why we still have many options to troubleshoot mouse lag on Windows 10.

Method 4: Terminate the Realtek Audio process

Something that might work when fixing mouse lag issues is disabling the Realtek Audio process. If you use an NVIDIA part, you might also try Method 8 to disable the NVIDIA High Definition Audio component.

  1. Right-click on any empty space in your taskbar and choose Task Manager.
  2. If the Task Manager launches in compact mode, click on the More details button in the bottom left of the window.
  3. Make sure you’re on the Processes (default) tab.
  4. Under Background Processes, locate and select Realtek HD Audio Manager.
  5. Click the End task button that becomes available in the bottom right of the window once the process is selected.
  6. Test if your mouse still experiences lag issues.

Method 5: Change the Palm Check threshold

This method is intended for those who use a trackpad or touchpad, for example on a laptop or an external one for your PC.

Note that not every computer is equipped with the same drivers. We can’t give you a detailed guide on this method that will 100% fit your device settings. However, the steps below follow the streamlined process of changing the Palm Check threshold on most laptops.

  1. Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left of your screen, then choose Settings (indicated by a gear icon). You can also use the Windows + I shortcut to launch the app.
  2. Click on the Devices tile.
  3. From the menu on the left side, choose Mouse & Touchpad.
  4. Click on the Additional mouse options link at the bottom of the page.
  5. Choose the TouchPad or ClickPad tab at the bottom of the Mouse Properties window.
  6. Click on Settings. This will open up a control panel. When it’s open, find a tab for Advanced settings.
  7. Locate the Palm Check Threshold control, and move it all the way to the minimum value. The example below is from the Synaptics Control Panel.
  8. Click OK.

Now, test if your mouse works as intended! You can always reset these settings by going back into the same tab and changing the value to what’s comfortable for you.

Method 6: Set your touchpad to No Delay

Another solution for trackpad users is setting the delay before your cursor moves to none. This feature is implemented into Windows 10 to ensure your cursor doesn’t accidentally move while you type, however, for many users it’s more harm than good.

Here’s how you can turn it off.

  1. Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left of your screen, then choose Settings (indicated by a gear icon). You can also use the Windows + I shortcut to launch the app.
  2. Click on the Devices tile.
  3. From the menu on the left side, choose Mouse & Touchpad.
  4. Under Touchpad, make sure you set the delay to No delay (always on).
  5. Test if your mouse works correctly. 

Method 7: Turn off Cortana

It may seem like a totally unrelated feature, but many Windows 10 users have reported that Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant, seems to cause mouse lag. If you currently have Cortana enabled, we recommend giving this solution a try. After all, if it didn’t help, you can always turn Cortana at any time.

Here’s how to turn off Cortana on Windows 10.

  1. Click on the Cortana icon in the taskbar, then choose Settings (indicated by a gear icon).
  2. Make sure that you’re on the Talk to Cortana tab.
  3. Turn every Cortana option Off. This will ensure that its services are completely turned off.
  4. If you want to, you can hide the Cortana button from your taskbar by right-clicking on it and choosing the Hide Cortana button option.
  5. Test if your mouse is working correctly now that Cortana is turned off.

Method 8: Disable NVIDIA High Definition Audio

Similarly to an earlier method involving a different audio manager application, you might have mouse lag issues because of NVIDIA’s High Definition Audio process. It’s extremely easy to disable, so it might be a quick and easy solution to many.

  1. Right-click on an empty space in your taskbar and choose Task Manager.
  2. If the Task Manager launches in compact mode, click on the More details button in the bottom left of the window.
  3. Make sure you’re on the Processes (default) tab.
  4. Under Background Processes, locate and select Realtek HD Audio Manager.
  5. Click the End task button that becomes available in the bottom right of the window once the process is selected.
  6. Test if your mouse still experiences lag issues.

Method 9: Connect your mouse receiver to a USB 2.0 port

Even if the issue isn’t caused by your mouse itself, it’s possible that something is wrong with the USB port it’s connected to.

Especially with the newer USB 3. 0 ports rolling out, it’s possible that you’ve plugged your mouse into the wrong hole. Not every computer accessory is capable of functioning properly with the USB 3.0 port, which means you need to make sure you try plugging it into a USB 2.0 one.


It could also be that the USB port you’re using is damaged. Make sure to test it with other accessories such as a keyboard or a pen drive.

Method 10: Use a USB extender

Some users report that they have mouse lag issues on Windows 10 due to poorly configured power settings. This can be fixed easily by following the next few steps.

  1. Press down the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to launch the Run utility.
  2. Type in “devmgmt.msc” and click the OK button. This is going to launch the Device Manager window.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking on the arrow icon.
  4. Right-click on a USB Hub and select Properties from the context menu.
  5. Switch to the Power Management tab.
  6. Make sure to uncheck the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option.
  7. Click OK and test if your mouse works properly.


We hope that this guide was able to resolve your issues with the mouse lag on Windows 10. 

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Should I switch to a wireless mouse

Are wireless mice advanced enough to keep up with wired mice?

Wireless mice are more common than ever and it can be difficult to tell how they are different and similar compared to a traditional wired mouse.

Here’s an introductory explanation of wireless mice, how they work, and trade-offs with their wired counterparts.


Rival 650

A few years ago, when wireless mice like the Rival 650 were in their infancy, I spent some time talking to gamers about wireless mice.

This was a surprisingly controversial topic.

Someone was really excited about the prospect of a wireless version of their favorite mice. Others looked at it with a mixture of horror and disgust, explaining why they would never buy a wireless mouse, citing the risk of losing signal or power in the middle of a game.

Of course, as with most controversial topics, there were a large number of people who didn’t really have an opinion on the matter.

What’s important in a mouse

Before we can talk about the advantages of wired and wireless mice, we need to have a basic understanding of what makes a good mouse.

Think about what is important to you in mice. One of the most common answers to this question is ergonomics.

If you’re going to play with a mouse for six, ten or twelve hours at a time, you’ll want the mouse to feel good and natural in your hand.

Most of us have experienced the awkwardness and distraction of an uncomfortable mouse.

A good mouse should feel so natural you might even forget it’s there – a true extension of your hand.

Wireless mice should be no different in terms of ergonomics – what works for wired mice also applies to wireless mice.

The second thing people often value is performance, and this is where most of the doubts about wireless mice come from.

Unfortunately, whether it works or not, “performance” can be a relatively abstract concept, and the average consumer can’t usually appreciate it at a super-detailed or specific level unless something clearly went wrong. Manufacturers will post specifications, but without some context, it can be difficult for most people to determine what truly has an effect.

Measuring mouse performance

The best definition of mouse performance is that a high-performance mouse should “represent the movement of my hand as accurately as possible on the screen.

This is usually achieved in three ways:

  1. Sensor accuracy
  2. Delayed firmware
  3. Polling rate for PC connection

For example, the Rival 650 mouse has the same sensor as its wired counterpart, the Rival 600, so sensor performance is maintained.

However, moving to wireless can have a profound effect on latency and polling rate, which we’ll discuss below.


Mouse latency is measured as the amount of time it takes for your hand movements to reach the PC.

This number is important because if the latency gets too high, your mouse will become laggy or late.

This shaking sensation can be really harsh and unnatural and even cause motion sickness.

Because of this, the firmware developers work very hard to keep latency to a minimum, so there is a minimal amount of time between your mouse action and the on-screen reaction.

Polling rate

The minimum delay that a device can have is determined by the so-called polling rate.

The polling rate is a measure of how often the PC “asks” the mouse if it has any data.

The polling rate is usually negotiated between the OS and the mouse when the mouse is first connected. The polling rate is usually measured in hertz: a polling rate of 1000 Hz means that the device is polled 1000 times per second, hence the polling rate is 1 ms.

If the device is polled at 500 Hz, this means that the minimum delay is 2 ms.

The polling rate affects not only latency but also the smoothness of your cursor. This is because the polling rate also determines how many patterns the PC receives from the mouse.

Basically, more patterns (1000 per second) equals more parts.

That’s why SteelSeries USB mice use 1ms polling by default and are so popular with competitive gamers.

Cord cutting

So now that we have a good baseline to measure performance with sensor, firmware and polling rate, let’s see how performance is affected by moving to wireless…

Is Bluetooth an option?

As mentioned above, SteelSeries USB mice have a default polling rate of 1000 Hz, which is the maximum supported by a full speed USB connection. By comparison, the maximum polling rate supported by Bluetooth is 125Hz or less when other variables are taken into account.

This means that Bluetooth latency is at least 8 times higher than the equivalent USB device.

This drastic reduction and change in polling rate affects the smoothness of the mouse so much that in many cases it more than negates the effectiveness of a high quality sensor.

In short, Bluetooth is not a valid wireless solution for mice (just as it is not the best solution for high quality wireless audio!)

Dongle solution

So if Bluetooth isn’t an option, what is?

As with wireless headsets, wireless mice come with a special dongle that uses its own RF protocol, providing significantly lower latency than Bluetooth. As a result, a wireless mouse can provide more bandwidth and lower latency while maintaining the same 1ms polling rate as a wired mouse.

How to deal with interference

One of the big problems that all wireless devices can face is interference from other devices.

Wired devices are effectively protected by their wire, which means that no two wired devices will interact with each other as they are not physically touching each other.

All wireless devices operate in the same space, and if two devices try to communicate on the same frequency at the same time, interference will occur.

Almost all wireless mice on the market operate on the 2.4 GHz ISM band. This is a set of 80 frequencies from 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz in the electromagnetic spectrum.

This frequency band is used by many Wi-Fi routers and all Bluetooth devices.

So if you have a lot of people in the room, you will have more interference.

This frequency range is also used by microwave ovens, so even an old microwave oven without much protection can affect wireless performance.

So we’ve found that the 2.4 GHz band is very noisy and devices must be able to compensate for this.

In general, there are two ways to deal with this:

  1. Frequency hopping: a circuit in which both the device and the dongle agree on a list of frequencies, and they switch between this list. This means that if any one frequency is busy, devices can switch to a quieter channel.
  2. Creation of a protocol with confirmations. For example, in Rival 650, all packets sent from a mouse must be validated with a dongle. If the mouse does not receive an acknowledgment, it resends its data. If you want to provide a certain delay, you need to send packets at least twice as fast. With this, you can recover a missed packet and never “lose” or “drop” data due to interference.

Wireless Mouse Power

With wireless devices, the more data you transfer, the more power you use.

This means that high performance, low latency mice will consume more power than conventional Bluetooth mice.

To make up for the power consumption, wireless gaming mice need a good built-in battery that adds weight. This can be a problem for some people, so if you prefer an ultra-light mouse, a wireless mouse might not be the best choice for you (at the moment).

If you’re over the battery life of your mouse (or headset), you can turn off all the LEDs or have them turn off after a certain amount of time without use, which saves a lot of battery life (similar to turning the brightness down on your phone).

A good wireless mouse can also be used while plugged in, so a low battery should never slow you down.

So it works

Some of the biggest complaints about wireless mice have to do with performance and power concerns, but new developments and technologies have helped wireless mice redirect and overcome those concerns and create efficient, affordable wireless mice. It not only works, but it works just as well as its wired counterpart.

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How we measure the delay of the mouse button

Review of existing methods conditions, performance in games will be higher, especially in very dynamic games. Determining this delay, based on subjective feelings, is at best only qualitative, which makes it difficult to objectively compare gaming mouse-type controllers.

Among gaming peripheral reviewers, perhaps the most common way to measure mouse button latency is by using Nvidia’s Latency and Display Analysis Tool (LDAT). The kit consists of a slightly modified (more on that below) Logitech G203 Prodigy mouse, the LDAT sensor itself, and a USB 2.0 cable with type A and Micro plugs.

On top of the sensor there is a signal LED and a connector for connecting a cable from the mouse microswitch. Below is a window behind which there is an optical sensor. On one end there is a Micro-USB connector, on the other there is a 3. 5 mm mini-jack microphone connector.

The moment of pressing the button is determined by the actual closing of the mouse microswitch contacts (which requires disassembling the mouse and soldering wires to the microswitch pins; the mouse from the kit is already modified in this way) or by the click sound that is heard when the mouse button is pressed (you need to connect a microphone). The moment of the end is determined by the change in brightness on the screen area, for example, from the flash of a shot made in the game. On the screen, the sensor is fixed with an elastic cord.

Nvidia offers a special program for processing data from the sensor, it can also be used for tests instead of games – a large area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe window changes brightness, simulating a flash from a gunshot. It also has an automatic mode, in which the contacts of the mouse button are closed by the LDAT sensor itself with a specified frequency.

There are at least two negative aspects of this technique. First, you need LDAT. Secondly, in this way the total delay is determined, which is contributed by too many software and hardware stages of signal processing and transmission. The second makes it difficult to determine the contribution of the mouse itself and makes it difficult to compare results obtained under different conditions – for example, when using different monitors and versions of graphics drivers (or their settings).

We tested three mice using the MSI Oculux NXG253R gaming monitor, which features a very high refresh rate (360Hz) and low output lag (2.7ms according to our data). Using LDAT, we determined the average value of the total delay, and subtracted the monitor output delay from it. The results are presented in the rightmost column with the heading “LDAT: delay, ms (Delay, ms)” in the table below and in the diagram.

The second column with the heading “Delay, ms (Delay, ms)” and also in the diagram shows the results obtained on our bench of the second version – see below. It can be seen that the difference between the delays determined by the two methods is from 4.2 to 4.7 ms. This is the value of total system latency minus mouse and monitor latency. It turns out that with the help of LDAT, it is possible to compare mice with each other with a fairly high accuracy if tests are carried out under the same conditions. However, this is not indicative, since the overall system latency is quite high compared to the mouse latency in the case of fast manipulators. In addition, with any change in the system, even after installing new drivers, you need to conduct repeated tests, and, if necessary, adjust the results.

Note that in the case of a new version of the LDAT sensor, apparently, it is possible to determine the delay of the mouse, apparently, not by a flash on the screen, but by the arrival of a system message. However, the prospects that we will have this sensor are not very optimistic. Looking ahead, we point out that the principle of operation of such a new LDAT sensor is exactly the same as that of the first version of our test bench – see below.

There is another option: the team from uses the click sound of the button as the start of the measurement, and the end is also determined by the registration of the event, and not by the flash on the screen.

Thus, to determine the delay of just pressing the mouse button, the beginning of the event is determined by the closure of the mouse contacts (either the closure itself is recorded when the button is pressed or the moment of closure with the help of a remote controller) or by the sound of a button click, and the end is determined by the arrival of the system messages.

The first version of the stand

Developing our method for measuring the delay of the mouse button, we decided to abandon the use of a microphone. At the first iteration, we also abandoned the mechanical closure of the microswitch contacts – let the control controller close the outputs. For the latter, we used what was at hand, namely the Seeeduino Xiao module, based on the SAMD21G18 microcontroller, now manufactured by Microchip.

Correspondence of the module pins to the microcontroller pins (hereinafter the reference will be to them) shows a fragment of the module diagram below:

Sven GX-950 Gaming became an experimental mouse. We took it apart:

And soldered two wires to the microswitch contacts of the left button:

To avoid possible mutual influence of the mouse controller and the control module, the contacts were closed using a phototransistor, that is, with galvanic isolation. The diagram is shown below:

And assembled module:

Plus and minus on the pins of the microswitch can be easily determined using a multimeter on a connected mouse, and in this case, the “minus” contact was also zero.

The delay measurement in this case is as follows:

  1. The PC program sends a command to the Seeeduino Xiao module to press the mouse button via USB.
  2. The Seeeduino Xiao module, through the phototransistor module, closes the mouse button and starts the delay countdown timer.
  3. During USB polling, the mouse on the PC sends a button press event, which is passed to the program by the system as a WM_LButtonDown (or WM_LButtonDblclk) message.
  4. The program, having received these messages, sends a command to the Seeeduino Xiao module to complete the delay measurement via USB to the Seeeduino Xiao module.
  5. The Seeeduino Xiao module stops the delay countdown timer and sends the timer value to the PC program, which is converted into milliseconds by the program.

In the case of our test mouse Sven GX-950 Gaming, the average latency for 100 measurements was 28.7 ms, the minimum was 24.1 ms, and the maximum was 33.9 ms. This is for the standard 125Hz polling rate.

The second version of the stand

However, it seemed to us that disassembling the mouse and soldering the wires every time is too expensive, so we decided to exclude this stage. Without disassembling the mouse (and without using a microphone), the only option left is to press its button in a regular way, but by doing it on command with a minimum delay. A person cannot be trusted with such a function, so a mechanized finger comes to the rescue. One of the fastest and most affordable drives suitable for this task is the hard disk drive. Based on it, a stand with a mechanized finger was made:

The actuator with a fixed rubber head is fixed on threaded posts with the help of corners, which allows you to finely adjust its height relative to the mouse.

An angled steel stop and glued-on rubber strips hold the mouse in place and prevent it from moving during a series of button presses. Stand with mouse Sven GX-950 Gaming:

And in the case of a smaller mouse, A4Tech G7-630:

After some time, the design of the stop was changed so that even in the case of large mice, the stop could be moved far enough and the striker fell to the edge of the button petal. Now the stop is a piece of plywood, moved with effort along steel rails:

The base also purchased rubber feet, which were used bottle caps:

General view of the updated booth:

The robotic finger, under its own weight, descends to contact with the mouse button, which actually corresponds to the position of the relaxed finger of the user. To press, it is enough to apply a current pulse of the desired polarity to the drive coil, and in the absence of current, the “finger” will return to its original position. This made it possible to get by with the simplest drive with one transistor. His scheme:

And implementation:

Reverse side:

Since a long-term supply of 12 V voltage greatly heats up the drive coil, the maximum pulse duration was software-limited to an interval of 250 ms, but during normal operation, voltage is applied to the drive for no longer than a few milliseconds. The maximum pressing force on the mouse button before the microswitch actuated, among those mice that we had access to, varied from 0.6 to 0.9 N. The static force developed by the finger of the stand was at the level of 0.75 N, which, taking into account the kinetic energy gained during the movement was enough to trigger the buttons of all tested mice.

The general wiring of all units is shown below (12 V power supply for the Driver is not shown):

Connecting to the mouse microswitch contacts is optional in this case, and is used only if you need to determine the delay from signal transmission to the drive (HDD Head) until the microswitch contacts close.

The video below demonstrates the operation of the stand in the case of a cycle of 10 clicks.

With mechanical finger and in case of Sven GX-9 mouse50 Gaming (shown in the video), the average latency for 100 measurements was already 33.8 ms, the minimum was 28.4 ms, and the maximum was 39.3 ms. Latency has increased as it takes extra time for the actuator to actuate and the mouse button to free-travel. However, from our point of view, this reflects the real situation better, since the user’s finger usually rests freely on the mouse button, and does not push it in advance almost until the moment of operation. Soldered wires still allowed using Seeeduino Xiao to determine the delay from signal transmission to the drive until the microswitch contacts close. In case of Sven GX-9 mouse50 Gaming, this delay was about 4.5 ms, and, looking ahead, in the case of a very low latency mouse (Corsair Katar Pro), this delay is less, about 3.75 ms (in the case of the Logitech G203 Prodigy, even less – 3. 2 ms ), which may be due to a shorter stroke of both the microswitch itself and the body tab on which the user’s finger rests.

The delay measurement algorithm for the mechanical finger version is as follows:

  1. The PC program sends a command to the Seeeduino Xiao module to press the mouse button via USB.
  2. The Seeeduino Xiao module energizes the drive coil through the driver module and starts the delay countdown timer.
  3. Optional (if wires are soldered to the button): at the moment of closing the contacts of the button, the value of the timer is remembered.
  4. While polling via USB, the mouse sends a button press event to the PC, which is passed to the program by the system as a WM_LButtonDown (or WM_LButtonDblclk) message.
  5. The program, having received these messages, sends a command to the Seeeduino Xiao module to complete the delay measurement via USB to the Seeeduino Xiao module.
  6. The Seeeduino Xiao module stops the delay countdown timer and sends the timer value to the PC program, which is converted into milliseconds by the program. Optionally, the first stored value of the timer is also passed, which is converted to milliseconds.

The window of the control program after the completion of the measurement of both delays:

The measurement procedure is as follows:

  1. All preparatory work is performed: installing the mouse on the stand, selecting the mouse operation parameters, connecting the Seeeduino Xiao module via USB and 12 V power to the driver, starting programs, etc.
  2. The program selects the number of tests (usually 100), the delay between tests (500 ms is enough for the mechanical finger to rest on the mouse button after pressing and releasing), and whether to measure the first delay.
  3. The mouse cursor is placed on a pale yellow field (although it can be placed on any empty space in the window) and the “Start!” button is pressed using the keyboard.
  4. At the end of the measurement cycle, the Delays window displays the average, minimum and maximum values ​​for one or both delays, as well as a list of the delays themselves (the first one is displayed on the right).

Materials on the topic, including the source code of the control program and firmware of the microcontroller module, are available on github. Work is still in progress, so the current version may differ from the above, and the description may be missing.

Preliminary results

To test the work of the stand, we tested several mice that were in the nearest access. The results are shown below (RF stands for RF with factory receiver; lowest average latency among tested mouse settings).

These mice can be conditionally divided into four groups according to the delay: very fast (about 6 ms), fast (about 10 ms), medium (less than 20 ms) and slow (above 25 ms). It is difficult to predict how much the difference between these groups will affect in a real game, but for very dynamic games at a high frame rate, I would like to recommend mice only from the first and second groups, that is, with a delay (determined by our method) no more than 10 ms.

In the case of gaming mice, as a rule, in the settings you can select an increased polling frequency, in our case up to 2000 Hz. Let’s look at the example of three Corsair mice, how the delay is affected by the polling rate:

It can be seen that there is practically no difference between 2000 and 1000 Hz. Between 1000 and 500 Hz there is a difference rather than not. Between 500, 250 and 125 Hz the difference is significant. But in any case, for very fast mice, even in the case of a minimum polling rate of 125 Hz, the delay is still very low. It is noteworthy that the RF interface in this case increased the delay only slightly.

Reasoning about the polling rate of 2000 Hz and above

As we were told in the comments to the first version of this article, in the case of Full-Speed ​​USB devices (and all mice from the list above are exactly like that), the polling frequency cannot exceed 1000 Hz. With an alleged frequency of 2000 Hz, the polling actually occurs at a frequency of 1000 Hz, but two sets of coordinates (and, apparently, button states) are transmitted in the packet. The mouse driver processes this packet and issues two sets of messages to the system at short intervals. In theory, it is possible that the second set is obtained by extrapolation, and not from actual data. Actually, therefore, there is no difference in delay between 2000 and 1000 Hz.

The MouseTester program allows you to identify the described case with two sets in one package. To do this, you need to plot the dependence of the update interval on time. Let’s show this on the example of the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro mouse. First, the graph for the polling rate of 500 Hz:

It can be seen that the messages arrive after 2 ms with a very small spread. Now for 1000 Hz:

The spread is also negligible. And for 2000 Hz:

In this case, there is a repeated deviation after one coordinate update up and down from 0.5 ms. This proves that the packets arrive every 1 ms, and the driver issues one coordinate update, for example, immediately, and the second after an interval greater or less than 0.5 ms.


In the case of very dynamic games and with a high image refresh rate, the result is likely to be significantly affected by how long it takes from clicking on the mouse button to making a shot.

What is a mesh wifi system: What is a mesh Wi-Fi router, and do you need one?

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What is a mesh Wi-Fi router, and do you need one?

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A mesh Wi-Fi router or mesh Wi-Fi system joins two or more Wi-Fi access points together to create and share a single, seamless Wi-Fi network that can be expanded to cover even the largest homes or buildings.

If the Wi-Fi router you used in your apartment doesn’t give you the wireless connectivity you want in a larger house, then a mesh Wi-Fi router system could be the perfect solution.

If you have a large home – at least 3,000 square feet — or one with an unusual layout that rises more than two stories or has brick walls in its interior, then you’ll likely encounter Wi-Fi dead zones. This means your home could be a good candidate for a mesh system instead of a traditional Wi-Fi router.

Modern mesh Wi-Fi systems provide super-simple setup through their dedicated apps while letting you get rid of internet dead spots once and for all by filling in the gaps in your home coverage. Once installed, you can enjoy wireless internet in every room as well as in your backyard.

Here’s everything you need to know about what the best mesh Wi-Fi systems do and whether one might be right for your home.

Mesh Wi-Fi system vs a traditional Wi-Fi router

A regular Wi-Fi router creates a single access point that broadcasts Wi-Fi signals to limited area whereas mesh networks link two or more access points (which are also called nodes) together.

With a mesh Wi-Fi router, one access point acts as the router or base station and connects to one of the best cable modems to get internet access. Meanwhile, the other nodes act as satellites, receiving internet from the base station and then rebroadcasting it to nearby devices.

All of these units share data back and forth and provide multiple sources of Wi-Fi. One of the best things about a mesh system is that unlike with Wi-Fi range extenders, they all share the same network, so you won’t have to switch to a new network as you move throughout your house.

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Several of the big players in consumer networking equipment offer mesh-router solutions. Google’s Nest Wifi used to be one of our top picks thanks to its excellent performance, easy setup and the fact that each access point also works like a Google Home speaker. However, its new Nest Wifi Pro loses its predecessor’s’ smart speaker capabilities in favor of adding Wi-Fi 6E support.

The Netgear Orbi line is another long-time favorite, delivering great performance across a growing ecosystem of products from the latest Netgear Orbi WiFi 6e to the original Orbi RBK50.

For more affordable mesh networking, we really like the TP-Link Deco X20 as it provides great Wi-Fi 6 speeds for the whole house without costing much more than a standalone unit. If you want upgrade to the latest wireless standard though, the TP-Link Deco XE75 supports Wi-Fi 6E at an affordable price. We also recently rounded up the best cheap mesh routers for those on a tight budget and these devices can fill your home with Wi-Fi for less than $100.

Given their increased popularity, you may be wondering whether a mesh router might work for you. If that’s the case, here’s an overview of this new take on home networking to help you decide if a mesh Wi-Fi system is the right choice for your needs.

The basics of a mesh Wi-Fi router

At the center of all traditional Wi-Fi networks is the router which broadcasts a wireless signal to all the devices you want to get connected online.

A router, as its name suggests, seamlessly routes internet traffic between a connected modem and Wi-Fi enabled gadgets like computers, tablets or smartphones. Most people completely forget about their routers though, until their Wi-Fi signal goes down.

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The main issue with traditional routers is that the reach of the Wi-Fi signals they send out is limited. Large buildings that require internet access on multiple floors often have areas with little or no service, often referred to as dead zones, when the main network uses a standard single-point router.

Mesh routers can help eliminate dead zones though. Instead of broadcasting Wi-Fi signals from a single point, mesh router systems feature multiple access points. One node links to the modem and acts as the router, while the other access points or satellites, capture the router’s signal and rebroadcast it to each other.

For those who aren’t sure if they need a mesh Wi-Fi system, or plan on moving into a larger home soon, you don’t have to commit to a pack of two or three mesh units to benefit from the expandable coverage of mesh Wi-Fi.

Many of the latest standalone routers can actually be set up as base stations for mesh coverage which lets you expand your Wi-Fi further by adding more nodes from the same manufacturer down the line. This way you don’t have to get rid of your current equipment.

The benefits of mesh routers

Besides creating a strong, reliable Wi-Fi signal throughout your whole home, mesh Wi-Fi systems have a few other notable benefits which include:

1. Easy Network Management: One main feature that distinguishes mesh routers from traditional routers is the easy network access they provide. Many mesh routers are totally automated which allows for easy management through a mobile app, even when you’re not at home. Setting up a mesh router with a smartphone app is far easier than plugging a computer directly into a router and configuring it through a connected browser.

Many mesh router apps allow users to quickly scan their speeds, cut off Wi-Fi access to certain networks, create guest networks, test the quality between various connection points and even connect to smart home devices. Some high-end traditional routers have similar features, but you’ll usually need to be connected to the local network using a desktop web interface to turn them on.

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2. Streamlined connections: With traditional routers, range extenders are often used to repeat the signal so a Wi-Fi connection can reach even further. However, even the best Wi-Fi extenders require you to create a separate network (with a separate name) for the range extender. This means you’ll likely have to manually switch Wi-Fi connections as you move around your house.

A mesh router on the other hand, doesn’t require constant reconnections, even as you move from room to room. You also won’t have to deal with as much lag as the access points all broadcast the same signal, rather than having to route requests through multiple networks.

3. Tight security: Along with easy management, mesh routers often come with improved security. Thanks to the aforementioned easy network management, it’s not hard to keep your devices safe as many automatically check for and install firmware updates.

The drawbacks of mesh routers

Like most pieces of networking equipment, mesh-router systems aren’t without their drawbacks. Here are a few of the bigger ones.

1. High costs: A good two piece mesh-router kit will likely cost $200 or more, with additional satellites costing $100 to $600 each. The standalone models on our list of the best Wi-Fi routers generally range from $80 to $250, while range extenders can run anywhere from $20 to $100. That’s a big price difference, even for the most basic mesh-router setup. 

2. Wasted resources: In small homes and buildings, mesh routers are often a bigger solution than what is needed. Covering 3,000 to 5,000 square feet with a simple two-unit mesh network is overkill for many homes.

If you don’t regularly have Wi-Fi connectivity issues or your internet demands aren’t extensive, a mesh router may be excessive. A few Wi-Fi dead zones can be easily fixed with a range extender, by putting your existing router in a more central location or by upgrading to a better traditional router with longer range.

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3. More equipment: Although most mesh-router system access points are small and discreet, you may actually need several of them to take full advantage of their capabilities. This means finding places for multiple devices throughout your home. This could be problematic for those who prefer to keep their networking devices limited to one or two inconspicuous locations.

Do you need a mesh router?

Many traditional routers can’t fully cover large houses with multiple floors and walls that block wireless signals. At the same time, if you’re interested in smart home features, mesh routers offer easy remote management through their mobile apps which is a huge plus.

On the other hand though, if you live in a small home or apartment and only see your Wi-Fi connection dropping every so often, you can probably pass on a mesh router. A simple range extender, or even a long-range router, will work just as well to get rid of any Wi-Fi dead zones.

Slow internet speeds or Wi-Fi dead zones aren’t something you have to deal with when you have the right networking equipment. If you’re tired of constantly having to reset your router or adjust its antennas, now is a great time to upgrade to a new traditional router with more coverage, a mesh router kit or a range extender – whichever product best fits your current situation and budget. All are optimized to deal with home obstructions and can connect homes using a variety of frequencies.

There are plenty of wireless networking products that can give your home Wi-Fi signal a major boost, so analyze your Wi-Fi needs first to determine which solution is best for your home.

Adding mesh routers to your existing network

While most mesh Wi-Fi systems are sold in a package of two or three devices, with the option of adding additional nodes for wider coverage, a lot of newer routers and extensions are made to offer mesh capability. 

If you like your existing router, but want to get that same coverage across a larger area, you can sometimes do that by adding one or more mesh nodes, creating a mesh system without replacing the hardware you already have.

Many routers, like the Linksys Max Stream MR9600, can be doubled up with mesh nodes from the same brand to create a mesh network. It’s a handy function that gives you the choice of of a single unit for smaller homes and apartments or a more expansive mesh system for larger homes.

Wi-Fi extenders traditionally aren’t capable of creating mesh networks, but that’s also changing, with products like the Netgear AX1800 Mesh Extender (EAX20) . When paired with other devices, it offers the same coverage and network, with no need to manually switch networks or bands when you move from one end of the house to another. 

The best part? It’s not limited to Netgear products but works with any wireless router, including the combination modem/router gateway devices provided by many internet service providers.

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Mesh WiFi or Whole Home WiFi systems consist of a main router that connects directly to your modem, and a series of satellite modules, or nodes, placed around your house for full WiFi coverage. They are all part of a single wireless network and share the same SSID and password, unlike traditional WiFi routers.[1]

Picture this: You’ve just set up your home network with the latest WiFi hardware and a 100 Mbps Internet connection. But for some reason, you still encounter buffering when you try to stream video in the bedroom. You called your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and everything checks out, so what’s the deal? Chances are, your WiFi isn’t set up efficiently for a mesh WiFi system.

What’s Slowing Down Your Network?

The weakened signal or WiFi dead spots could be the result of physical obstructions. Simple things like the floor, doors, and walls of your home can come between you and your router, especially if they’re made of metal, brick, or concrete. Or perhaps the distance is simply too great in a large home, and your traditional router is only capable of reaching as far as the kitchen, but not to the backyard, the garage, or a distant bedroom. Interference from other devices could also be the culprit, whether it’s your microwave, cordless phone, or baby monitor. If you live in close quarters with other WiFi networks and devices—such as in an apartment complex—this problem increases tenfold. Think of it like a room full of people who are all speaking at once—nobody’s going to be heard very well.

Blanketing Your Home with WiFi

A better solution is WiFi that works with your home design, instead of against it. Think of a standard router like a speaker. You could be playing music loudly in the front of your home, but the office in the back will only hear a faint echo. A standard router works the same way—you can only move so far from it before the signal starts to wane, and eventually it’s going to cut out altogether.

Instead, why not install a “speaker” in each room of the house? That’s how whole home WiFi or mesh networks work, with multiple nodes installed around your home so you’ve got solid WiFi coverage from one end to the other.

Modular Expansion

A modular mesh whole home WiFi system is flexible and scalable, giving you a customizable method of expanding your WiFi without the need to add range extenders, which have performance and ease-of-use issues. It’s just like installing lighting fixtures to illuminate your home; you can place your nodes anywhere in your home. You choose which rooms need the coverage, and when it’s time to add more to extend the signal even further.

Easy Guided Set Up and Management

Most mesh systems use a mobile app for a guided setup. —The app walks you through the set-up process for optimal placement of nodes throughout your home.[2] It will help you find dead zones, so you can place nodes in those areas that otherwise wouldn’t receive WiFi coverage. The mobile app also incorporates some cool features to help you manage your WiFi, such as parental controls, device prioritization, guest access, and more.

Whole Home WiFi Devices Blend into Your Home Environment

Let’s face it—today’s WiFi routers are often oversized and unsightly, requiring extra space to extend the antennas and creating a mess of cables jutting every which way. More often than not, homeowners attempt to disguise them, hiding routers in the closet or behind the TV, which only serves to reduce their wireless network performance. Most home WiFi devices have a much smaller footprint in your home, and actively reduce clutter. You can leave them out in plain sight without worrying about them becoming eyesores, because their home-friendly design is unobtrusive enough to blend in with the rest of your décor.

Standout Features of the Whole Home WiFi System

Here are a few key features to look for in a whole home WiFi system:

Wired and Wireless Expansion

In a modular system, there’s one node connected to your modem that acts as a router. Each additional node finds the best channel and path to wirelessly connect to the previous one, creating a seamless and reliable WiFi connection throughout your entire home.

However, if your home is already wired with Ethernet cables in every room, some mesh systems can still connect the nodes together using an Ethernet cable to create a whole home WiFi system. Even using the wired option, you’ll still be able to expand your signal to hard-to-reach areas such as the garage or basement.

One Network and Seamless Roaming

The name “mesh network” itself implies that every component of your WiFi system is working together, and seamless roaming is a perfect example of that. When you use a router and range extender combination, you have to switch between the networks manually as you move from one coverage zone to the other.

But with seamless roaming, you only have one network with one name and password—that means that as you move about your home, you’ll never have to manually switch from one network to the other. So go ahead, stream video in the living, kitchen, or bedroom without worrying about buffering or a dropped connection.

Guest Network

Using a guest network keeps your primary WiFi network safe from intrusion, blocking outside users from accessing your personal data. But never fear, you can still provide Internet access to your dinner guests or babysitter without compromising the security of your main network. Simply adjust the guest settings using your mobile management app.

Why Not Use a Range Extender?

Comparing range extenders to whole home WiFi is like comparing apples to oranges. Range extenders are certainly effective when it comes to increasing the range of your router, but they do so at the expense of WiFi performance, which gets cut in half.

In a large space where WiFi struggles to reach every corner, a range extender can actually diminish the overall performance of your network, creating a bottlenecking effect. You might also experience connection issues when jumping from the router to the extender, because you’ll need to switch networks manually. For example, even when standing next to the range extender, you can still experience dead zones or slowdowns if you haven’t manually changed your device over from the router’s signal. These two separate networks also have different names and interfaces, which can be a serious hassle.

Not All Mesh WiFi Systems Are Created Equal

All mesh systems are slightly different, so it’s important to examine the technology that each brand uses. For example, some tri-band systems are better than others, and some dual-band systems have bandwidth limitations. Take a close look at the tech being offered to ensure that your whole home WiFi projects an effective, efficient signal that blankets every corner of your home with WiFi connectivity.


  1. John R. Delaney, “The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Network Systems of 2018”, PCMag – Ziff Davis, July 24, 2018
  2. Sarah Brown, “What Is a Mesh Wi-Fi Router, and Do You Need One?”, Tom’s Guide, March 5, 2017
  3. Bradley Mitchell, “Setting Up and Using a Guest WiFi Network”, Lifewire, March 26, 2018



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WI-FI MESH WHAT IS IT – 9 advantages and 2 disadvantages

Even a user who has never had to configure routers before can understand WiFi Mesh, understand what it is. For the network to work, you do not need a computer: just install the application on your smartphone and do a series of simple manipulations. What else is good about Mesh technology? Read on and find out.

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Wi-Fi mesh: what is it?

Mesh networks provide comfortable Internet for owners of houses and apartments with an area of ​​150-200 sq. meters. Even a powerful router is unlikely to serve such a quadrature. Before the advent of Mesh technology, the problem was solved by installing several routers or adding repeaters to one advanced device that could extend the signal to remote areas. In both cases, you will have to bother with the settings, and the option with repeaters has other disadvantages:

  • Each new link is a decrease in Internet speed. There is a drop in traffic by 2 times or more.
  • When moving around the living space, a laptop or smartphone will reconnect from the router to signal repeaters. The result is a disconnect. And when the Internet is lost even for a short period of time, unpleasant things happen: video communication, online games and other activities are interrupted.

Mesh system is a seamless transmission of traffic. Typically, kits consist of 2-3 modules, which are installed at a distance from each other. Put, for example, on each floor at a point. As a result, with a wired connection, a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi network with a serial topology or in the form of a star is obtained. In the second case, you will need a switch, since system elements usually have 2 LAN ports.

The modules are the same. The nature of their work depends on the place of connection. A gateway is installed at the entrance of traffic to the house, and from it the Internet signal goes to the nodes via cable or Wi-Fi. The nodes relay the Internet to computers, phones and other equipment. To configure the modules, there are applications with which you can administer the network, find errors in its operation. Having understood in general terms what the Mesh system is, let’s move on to a more detailed overview of the principles of the technology.

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The principle of operation of mesh systems

Wireless networks are usually built using Mesh technology, in which there is no clear centralization, each node works independently of the others. For the correct functioning of this configuration, the devices exchange information with each other. To do this, a separate amplifier and antenna for the service communication channel are installed under the body of each transmitter. As a result, the buyer receives an antenna unit consisting of elements that provide:

  • traffic transmission for PC, smartphones and other equipment;
  • Bluetooth communication;
  • service communication channel.

Budget mesh kits – dual band. They operate on 2 channels: 2. 4 and 5 GHz. Both can carry traffic for users. The 5 GHz channel is faster, but radio waves pass through walls worse when it is selected. With a frequency of 2.4 GHz, the problem may be air pollution due to neighbors’ routers. If necessary, the modules themselves switch from 5 to 2 GHz, since an imperfect connection is better than none. Two channels is a significant advantage over conventional single-channel routers. The user and service signals are in different ranges, which contributes to a comfortable traffic speed.

Tri-band mesh kits are slightly more expensive. They have 3 channels: two user (2.4 and 5 GHz) and one service (5 GHz). Accordingly, additional components are installed under the module cases to ensure the operation of the third channel. Advanced models can also have a USB connector and more than two LAN ports, the latter makes it possible to connect TVs, game consoles and other equipment to the Internet via twisted pair.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a network?

Of course, there are more advantages:

  1. When moving around a spacious living space, the Internet signal is not lost when changing its source.
  2. The multi-channel system achieves impressive data transfer rates.
  3. The wireless mesh network will not stop functioning if one of the modules fails. This advantage is achieved through decentralization.
  4. Mesh modules are able to select channels and change settings to ensure maximum traffic speed.
  5. Modules do not need to be configured. They will be ready for use after connecting the power and a few user taps in the application on the smartphone.
  6. Advanced Mesh models are able to integrate into smart home systems.
  7. Parental control and content filtering are useful when configuring an access point in a child’s room.
  8. Mesh modules look nice. As a rule, they do not have horn antennas, so they do not spoil the interior design.
  9. Mesh devices can be integrated into an existing home network. If you are not sure about the required number of modules, start small, and then buy more. It is possible to interact with access points that belong to different lines of the same manufacturer.

There are also disadvantages:

  1. Rather high cost. Mesh modules are more expensive than conventional routers with similar characteristics.
  2. The limited functionality of the mesh network elements is a direct consequence of the “plug and play” concept. For example, setting up a DMZ zone will not work.

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How to build a mesh network for your home?

The classic scenario for building a home mesh network involves choosing a wireless configuration. When the signal is transmitted via Wi-Fi, there is no need to drill walls, pull cables, or install boxes. Changing the location of the nodes will not cause inconvenience, especially if, when laying the wiring in the house, they did not save on sockets. Nodes do not have to be reconfigured. The placement of the modules depends on the layout of the housing. Examples:

  • One-story house or apartment in the shape of an elongated rectangle. If the kit includes 3 devices, one is placed in the middle of the dwelling, and the other two are closer to the edges. The situation is similar with the L-shaped house. When placing points, homeowners should take care of the quality of the patio cover. Perhaps it makes sense to place some node closer to the window. Glass transmits the signal much better than load-bearing walls.
  • Two-three-storey house. At least one node is installed on each floor. If there are reinforced concrete floor slabs between the floors, then when walking through such an obstacle, the signal will noticeably weaken. In this case, it may still be worthwhile to run a cable between nodes located at different levels.

Wi-Fi attenuation table when passing through obstacles:

The effective distance shows how much Wi-Fi weakens after overcoming an obstacle. For example, if the signal without obstacles extends to 200 m, its maximum range after the brick wall will decrease to 200*15/100=30 meters.

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How to connect a mesh system to a router or provider cable?

Mesh network equipment is sold by many well-known brands, such as: Asus, Keenetic, Zyxel, TP-Link and others. One of the budget, and therefore widespread options are Deco tlink networks. How to connect Deco mesh system to router? The setup technology is simple:

  1. There is a QR code on the package of the system, by which we download software to the smartphone to configure the mesh network nodes. We register our TP-link ID in the application.
  2. We go into the created account on the smartphone, select the type of Deco equipment. In the future, the application will display tips for setting up.
  3. Disconnect the modem from power. If there is no such equipment, skip this step.
  4. We connect the first module with a cable. The choice of port does not matter.
  5. Connect the modem to power. It may take a couple of minutes to load. The Internet indicator should eventually turn on without blinking.
  6. We connect the module to the socket. At first, the indicator will flash yellow, then blue. Blue color indicates that the equipment is ready for configuration.
  7. The smartphone will most likely connect itself to the created Wi-Fi network. If he can’t handle it, you need to manually log in.
  8. Selecting the Deco location: bedroom, hallway, living room, etc. You can enter your own instead of the standard name.
  9. We set up an Internet connection using the provider’s data. To do this, it may be enough to select an item with a dynamic IP.
  10. Enter the name of the Wi-Fi network to be created and the password.
  11. When the smartphone and mesh are connected, the Deco LED will glow white. The utility will prompt you to add another node or complete the configuration.

We connect other modules via Wi-Fi without disconnecting the first one and without touching the modem. Then we arrange them around the house, paying attention to the color of the indication. If it blinks red, the connection to the network is lost. Also, the activity of the nodes can be viewed in the application.

In conclusion, mesh networks have a bright future. At first, many experts did not take such equipment seriously, but progress in this direction is obvious: hardware and software are being improved, new interesting engineering solutions are emerging. There is hope for further improvement in the value for money of mesh devices.

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Setting up a home wireless Wi-Fi network using a single router is simple, gives the administrator access to the equipment’s web interface, and with the right choice of router, provides acceptable coverage over the entire area of ​​​​an apartment or private house. However, the Internet connection at different points is uneven: the signal weakens in a square-proportional way to the distance traveled, and obstacles on the way, from walls and columns to furniture, further reduce the quality of communication. The way out is mesh technology; in an article from the Good Deeds Service, you will learn what it is and why a mesh network is better than installing additional devices – access points or standalone routers.

Problems with uneven signal

Usually connected to a Wi-Fi network without
wired connection, home computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets,
smart TVs, other “smart” equipment. A single router is capable of transmitting
strong enough signal for simultaneous operation of all equipment, however
the radio wave inevitably weakens due to:

  • Traveled distance.
  • Standing in the way
    concrete/reinforced concrete/brick walls.
  • Obstacles in the form of furniture, screens.

Without knowing what a mesh system is, achieve a uniform
coverage is not possible. Hotspots installed throughout the house increase strength
the weakened signal reaching them in “bursts”: leaving this zone, you
again encounter an unstable connection or a complete lack of connection
with internet.

It is also impossible to eliminate “dead zones” with the help of additionally installed autonomous routers. Firstly, automatic switching between networks will occur at a critically low signal level. Secondly, each such router will have its own network cable. Thirdly, it will be necessary to manually configure each router, which greatly complicates the task.

What is a mesh system

Mesh networks are a new generation of home Wi-Fi technology that provides uniform wireless signal coverage over the entire serviced area. The structure of networks is cellular: it includes mini-routers interacting with each other, creating a single Wi-Fi space. With an increase in the area, the grid can be supplemented with new cells-routers; if a piece of equipment is not needed, it can always be excluded from the network, thus reducing the reception area.

Mesh or seamless WiFi allows:

  • Freely change the structure of the wireless network.
  • Put a mini-router in every room.
  • Move around the entire reception area, staying within
    one Wi-Fi coverage area.

Installation of the system requires the provider to bring into the house, as well as using a single router, only one Internet cable. Additional patch cords, if they already exist, can be used to directly connect devices: PC, smart TV and other stationary Internet consumers.

Pros and cons of mesh systems

Advantages of meshes based on cellular (seamless) technology:

  • Possibility to change the area if necessary
    coverage: expand it or, conversely, reduce it by including or
    exclusion of individual routers-links.
  • Uniform internet speed
    over the entire coverage area.
  • Seamless network is configured once, has
    single name, data for authorization.
  • Automatic node recovery. On failure
    one router, the mesh automatically redirects the signal through the other, so that
    you are always within reach.

The disadvantages of the technology include the possibility of expansion
meshes only using routers from the same manufacturer: for example,
enable Asus mesh router
will not enter TP-Link cells. Second minus
– in outdated systems, setting up seamless Wi-Fi is carried out only with
smartphone or tablet: a familiar web interface with access to thin
there are no parameters.

Choosing a mesh kit for the home

There are many mesh solutions for the home available in stores. For example, the Tenda system (MW3-2 version) provides uniform Wi-Fi coverage over an area of ​​up to 200 square meters with a connection speed of up to 300 Mbps at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. The TP-Link option (AC1200 line) provides a stable signal over an area of ​​up to 220 square meters at speeds up to 300 Mbps at the specified frequency. The DECO-M5 line from the same manufacturer already provides speeds up to 400 Mbps at 2.4 GHz, and also has its own firewall.

When choosing a mesh network, pay attention to:

  • Number of mini-routers included. Than them
    more, the more area the signal covers.
  • Availability of LAN ports. They allow you to connect
    equipment (for example, a stationary PC) by wire.
  • Work log. A good option is 802.11ac,
    combining the transmission of the Internet simultaneously at frequencies of 2.4 and 5.0 gigahertz.

Also look at the manufacturing company. Not worth it
trust unknown (most often Chinese) brands. major suppliers,
for example, TP-Link offer affordable mesh WiFi meshes that require
warranty applies.

Still have questions or need more advice? Call or write to the Good Deeds Service – we will conduct a remote consultation and tell you how to choose the best mesh kit for your home, based on your needs!

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Security DVR, or digital video recorder, is an important component of a surveillance system. Security DVRs are the heart and brains of the system, recording digital footage to aid in criminal prosecution or resolution of disputes. DVR recorders use siamese BNC cabling that conveniently provides video and power over a siamese cable. Our NVRs have built-in Power Over Ethernet (PoE) ports that are designed for wired PoE cameras, using only one cable to connect to the camera.

With Smart Motion Detection capabilities, you can receive push alert notifications to your smartphone to keep an eye on your property. Our modern security recorders provide exceptional convenience with free remote viewing from a smartphone, PC or Mac, and support for major browsers like Chrome or Safari. With our skilled US-based customer and technical support, you can be confident that purchasing one of our recorders will meet and exceed your expectations.

Whether you’re upgrading an old DVR, replacing analog security cameras with an exciting new IP security camera system, or designing a brand new system, we have the recorder for you. We stock recorders for security camera systems of all sizes, including 4, 8, 16, and 32 for both HD Analog and PoE IP cameras, as well as 64 and 128 for IP. Are you concerned about the amount of time that footage is saved before being overwritten? We can help you determine the amount of storage needed to meet your recording time requirements by using our Security NVR and DVR Hard Drive Calculator, or learn more by contacting one of our trained sales associates.

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What is a security DVR vs.

NVR and how does it work?

There are two types of security DVRs; both are standalone video recorders that can work without an internet connection to provide reliable on-site video recording:

  • DVR (Digital Video Recorder) – for use with analog security cameras that have BNC ends and send analog video over coaxial wire such as RG59 siamese cable.
  • NVR (Network Video Recorder) – for use with IP cameras or PoE cameras that transmit digital video and power over network cabling such as CAT5e or CAT6.

A DVR recorder is commonly referred to as an Analog DVR or Coax DVR, because it allows digital recording of video from analog video sources. Our DVRs support older analog security cameras using composite video (CVBS) as well as newer high-definition digital signals such as HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD that enable use of up to 4K security cameras over old coaxial cable.

All of the DVRs we sell are XVR recorders, which are hybrid recorders that provide functions of both an Analog DVR and NVR in one box. They allow use of both BNC cameras and IP cameras. There are BNC ports in the back for a direct connection to coax wire, and an additional PoE switch can be used to connect PoE or IP cameras.

NVR recorders can only be used with IP or PoE cameras and do not support Analog cameras. They provide the best possible integration with supported IP cameras to take advantage of AI smart security camera features such as smart motion detection and auto tracking. There are PoE NVRs for up to 16 channel security systems which have built-in PoE ports to allow for easy plug-&-play setup with compatible cameras. For larger systems, professional 4K NVRs can be scaled to support up to 128 cameras per recorder over a local computer network using PoE switches.

Regardless of which type suits you best, both our DVR and NVR offer advanced features including easy to set up remote viewing over the internet from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best security camera DVR? How do I choose?

Many factors must be considered when choosing the best security DVR for your home or business. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions when shopping for a DVR:

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Send us an email with the model number of your old system for our team to recommend the best replacement.

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Do you want to use your existing coax cameras with new IP cameras?

Consider purchasing one of our hybrid XVR systems that can do just that.

How many channels do you need?

There are security DVRs that support up to 4, 8, 16, and 32 channels.

There are security NVRs that support up to 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 channels.

Do you intend to add more cameras in the future?

If you start with 4 cameras, consider purchasing an 8-channel recorder to allow for future expansion. Consider getting a 16-channel recorder if you start with 8 cameras, and so forth.

Are you interested in the latest and greatest 4K or 8MP cameras?

Check the specification sheet for analog DVRs to see if the model you want supports 4K 8MP, as some only support up to 2K 4MP.

All of the NVRs we sell support a minimum of 4K at 8MP. Some of our higher-end NVR models are compatible with the best video quality, 4K 12MP security cameras that we have to offer.

Do you have video storage requirements that exceed 3 or 4 weeks?

On most of our models, you can select hard disk combinations that can store up to 3 or 4 weeks of continuous footage. However, for security camera systems with more than 16 cameras or storage requirements of more than 3–4 weeks, you should consider getting one of our larger models that can accommodate 4 or more hard drives.

If you need further assistance choosing a recorder, feel free to contact us by phone or email.

How can I access a security DVR?

Remote viewing apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones/tablets are available for our DVRs. We have PC and Mac software for desktop and laptop users. For web browser access, most of our DVRs and NVRs now include HTML5 support, allowing users to view their systems using their preferred browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.

Can I get notified on my iPhone or Android when there is motion?

Yes, you can receive push notifications straight to your smartphone by using our remote viewing app. There’s no need to worry about the hassle of configuring email alerts or your email provider blocking essential emails.

Can you use any DVR with security cameras?

No, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that makes security video technology work. If you try to blend manufacturers, brands, or models, you will run into compatibility concerns. This is especially true when working with NVRs and IP cameras due to the indefinite number of different IP camera protocols.

For example, with analog coaxial systems, there are five major signal formats available, and cameras that are directly compatible with the recorder are required for the system to function.

Resolution is also an issue for both system types. If your camera generates an image that is too big for the recorder to accept, it will not work with that recorder.

Can you use a security DVR without the Internet?

Yes, all of our analog DVRs and IP PoE NVRs work without an Internet connection. They can both accomplish actual closed-circuit television with no outside access. However, internet access is required for remote monitoring via PC software or smartphone apps.

What is a smart DVR?

Smart DVRs use cutting-edge Smart Detection technology. Basic Smart Detection technologies such as Digital Tripwire and Intrusion Detection use artificial intelligence to analyze video in real time to detect whether people, cars, or animals are crossing digital boundaries defined on the camera’s image. These technologies assist by only capturing events as they occur, reducing false alerts, making events easier to search for, and using less storage space than regular motion detection.

Some of the more advanced Smart Identification functions include abandoned and missing object detection, face detection or recognition, people counting, heat mapping, and Smart Motion Detection. Because it exclusively detects individuals and cars, Smart Motion Detection is more reliable than traditional video-based motion detection.

Most of our IP cameras and NVR systems support Smart Detection. AI capabilities are only available on a few analog DVR models.

Is there a wireless DVR?

Yes, it is possible to have a wireless NVR system. WiFi NVRs provide a wireless radio network that can be used to connect wireless IP cameras. WiFi IP cameras, however, still require electricity, and there are no DVRs or NVRs that can connect to the internet wirelessly.

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What’s the latest from Lorex? A battery-powered doorbell with industry-best 2K HD resolution. Video doorbells with more than a 1080p HD resolution are rare, and battery-powered ones are much harder to come by. The Lorex 2K Battery Video Doorbell costs $200, and it comes with top-shelf features like person detection, built-in siren, and color night vision.

Lorex made a name for itself with its incredibly tough and high-tech commercial security cameras, but it’s more than just a security camera brand for businesses. Even Lorex’s residential line is booming with lots of good options.

If you’re like most security camera shoppers, however, you might find it a little difficult to choose a Lorex security camera for your home. Lorex has tons of products with different pricing, features, and setup.

That’s where we come in. We may not be Lorex experts, but we have lots of first-hand experience buying, using, and testing security cameras from the brand, and we can help you find the right Lorex products for your budget.

Package pricing
Lorex security camera packages Price range
Analog camera systems $269. 99-$1,499.99
Digital camera systems $399.99-$8,799.99
Wi-Fi camera systems $139.99-$899.99
Wire-free camera systems $369.99-$629.99

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Equipment Options: Cost, Features & Installation

In our experience, deciding where to start is the toughest part of unweaving the Lorex web. Lorex has a wide selection of different security cameras, DVRs, NVRs and accessories.

Tip: Want to learn more about Lorex? Check out these Lorex FAQs.

We recommend starting by checking out Lorex cameras based on their categories. The most common types of Lorex cameras are analog cameras with DVRs, digital IP cameras with NVRs, Wi-Fi cameras, and wire-free cameras. You’ll also find a few that are hybrid, meaning, they fall into two or more of those categories.

Analog Digital Wi-Fi Wire-Free
Wired or wireless? Wired (coaxial cables) Wired (Ethernet cables) Wireless Wireless
Plug-in or battery? Plug-in Plug-in Plug-in Battery
DVR or NVR? DVR NVR Standalone NVR
Internet required? No* No* Yes Yes
Indoor or outdoor? Both Both Both Both
Max. resolution** 4K 4K 1080p 1080p
Night vision** Yes Yes Yes Yes
Local or cloud recording?** Local (DVR) Local (NVR) Local (microSD card) and Cloud Local (NVR)
Livestreaming** Yes Yes Yes Yes
Motion alerts** Yes Yes Yes Yes
24/7 recording** Yes (DVR) Yes (NVR) No (Motion events only) No (Motion events only)
Least Expensive Package $269.99 $399.99 $139.99 $369.99
Most Expensive Package $1,499.99 $8,799.99 $899.99 $629.99

*Some features, like remote live streaming and push notifications, require an internet connection.
**Not all models support these features. Check the specific camera models before making any purchase.

In addition to those categories, Lorex also offers security camera bundles under the Fusion collection. These bundles include a specialized NVR with channels both for digital IP cameras and Wi-Fi cameras, allowing you to combine the reliability of the former and the smarter features of the latter in your home. We’ll also discuss Lorex’s pricing on Fusion products in this review.

Analog Cameras

Analog cameras are about as old-school as Walkman and Betamax, but that doesn’t mean they’re no longer relevant. Analog cameras from Lorex record analog videos and transfer them to a recorder via coaxial cables. The recorder is a DVR, and here’s the modern twist: The DVR processes the analog videos to make them digital and readable using modern computers. If there’s footage you want to keep, you can transfer it to your computer or even upload it to your personal cloud storage.

FYI: One caveat of analog cameras is they use coaxial cables, which are thick (about ¼-inch), usually black cables. They are not as flexible as Ethernet cables. Also, aside from the coaxial cables, analog cameras typically require a power cable as well.

On top of that, Lorex DVRs are designed to integrate into modern home security and automation systems. You can watch live videos on your smartphone or even pair your cameras with Alexa or Google Assistant with some DVRs, allowing for hands-free control. So even though analog cameras are old-school, Lorex has kept them relevant and useful.

In total, Lorex offers over 50 analog camera systems. You read that right, 50! Their components vary, from 1080p to 4K, fixed to pan-and-tilt, and indoor to outdoor camera models. We selected the most popular systems for this chart.

Product Code Price DVR Type Cameras
MPX851DZW $799.99 8-Channel 4K DVR
(2 TB)
5 Indoor/Outdoor Dome-Type 1080p Cameras 1 PTZ Indoor/Outdoor Camera
MPX1684DW $729. 99 16-Channel 4K DVR
(3 TB)
4 Dome-Type 1080p Outdoor Cameras 8 Bullet-Type 1080p Outdoor Cameras
MPX84AW $549.99 8-Channel 4K DVR
(1 TB)
4 Indoor/Outdoor Vandal-Proof 1080p Audio Cameras
4KMPX44 $469.99 8-Channel 4K DVR
(1 TB)
4 Outdoor Cameras with 4K Resolution and Colored Night Vision
LHV514K84 $449.99 8-Channel 4K DVR
(2 TB)
4 Active Deterrence 4K Outdoor Cameras
MPX88DW $449.99 8-Channel 4K DVR
(2 TB)
8 Indoor/Outdoor Dome-Type 1080p Cameras
MPX44MDW $419.99 8-Channel 4K DVR
(1 TB) with Monitor
4 Indoor/Outdoor Dome-Type 1080p Cameras
4KA88 $387.99 8-Channel 4K DVR
(1 TB)
4 Outdoor Cameras with Smart Detection & Smart Home Voice Control
4KMPX82 $352. 99 8-Channel 4K DVR
(1 TB)
2 Outdoor Cameras with 4K Resolution and Colored Night Vision
LX1081-44BD $269.99 8-Channel 4K DVR
(1 TB)
2 Dome-Type 1080p Outdoor Cameras 2 Bullet-Type 1080p Outdoor Cameras

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Digital IP Cameras

A step-up from analog cameras, digital IP cameras from Lorex are more scalable. That’s because they use either Ethernet cables or Wi-Fi instead of the coaxial cables their analog counterparts use. As a result, you can easily have up to 16 cameras in one system, whereas with analog, the limit is usually eight cameras.

On top of that, digital IP cameras tend to be easier to install, especially if they are Wi-Fi capable. You don’t need to snake wires through your ceiling to connect them to your DVR. In some cases, IP cameras use Power over Ethernet, and while this setup requires a bit of cable work, the Ethernet cable that provides connectivity also provides power to the cameras, so there’s significantly less wiring required.

That being said, because they connect to the internet, IP cameras are more prone to hacking. There are even websites that livestream IP camera footage from hacked accounts. While Lorex IP cameras come with adequate security, we should also do our part. Don’t get hacked; avoid using the worst passwords of 2023.

Another downside of IP cameras? The cost. Digital IP cameras are typically pricier than analog ones. So even though digital IP cameras support larger ecosystems, we suggest keeping the system small to save money.

Product Code Price NVR Type Cameras
4KHDIP1610 $1,549.99 16-Channel
(3 TB)
10 Bullet-Type Outdoor Cameras with 4K Resolution
4KHDIP822 $1,499.99 8-Channel
(2 TB)
2 Nocturnal IP Cameras with 4K Resolution and Real-Time 30 FPS
2 Nocturnal IP Cameras with 4K Resolution and Varifocal Zoom
LN1081-168BDB $1,079. 99 16-Channel NVR
(3 TB)
4 Dome-Type Outdoor Cameras with 2K Resolution
4 Bullet-Type Outdoor Cameras with 2K Resolution
LN10802-168W $1,079.99 16-Channel
(3 TB)
8 Bullet-Type Outdoor Cameras with 2K Resolution
4KHDIP88AD $1,024.99 8-Channel
(2 TB)
8 Active Deterrence 4K Outdoor Cameras
4KHDIP86 $899.99 8-Channel
(2 TB)
6 Active Deterrence 4K Outdoor Cameras
4KSDAI84 $879.99 8-Channel
(2 TB)
2 Active Deterrence 4K Outdoor Cameras
2 Smart Outdoor Cameras with 4K Resolution and Motorized Varifocal Lens
4KHDIP84W $799.99 8-Channel
(2 TB)
6 Bullet-Type Outdoor Cameras with 4K Resolution and Smart Home Voice Control
LN10804-86W $749.99 8-Channel
(2 TB)
6 Bullet-Type Outdoor IP Cameras with 2K Resolution
NK182-45CBE-W $599. 99 8-Channel
(2 TB)
4 Bullet-Type Outdoor Cameras with 2K Resolution and Smart Home Voice Control

Hot Tip: You can mix and match wired PoE cameras and wireless cameras to reduce the need for wire management.

Wire-free Cameras

Wire-free cameras are digital IP cameras with NVRs, but as the name suggests, there are no wires involved. That means they transmit videos to the NVR wirelessly and draw power from their batteries; no outlets needed! If you’re like us who’d rather not deal with wires, Lorex’s wire-free cameras are an option.

One thing to keep in mind, though, is that wire-free cameras need battery changes every so often, although some can be recharged. Either way, you’ll need to set aside time to make sure each camera has enough battery power. Usually, wire-free Lorex cameras can run for about six months on a full battery.

Product Code Price NVR Type Cameras
LWF2080B-66 $629. 99 6-Channel DVR
(1 TB)
6 1080p wire-free cameras
LWF2080B-64 $499.99 6-Channel DVR
(1 TB)
4 1080p wire-free cameras
LWF2080B-63 $449.99 6-Channel DVR
(1 TB)
3 1080p wire-free cameras
LWF2080B-62 $369.99 6-Channel DVR
(1 TB)
2 1080p wire-free cameras

Wi-Fi Cameras

When compared to the other camera types offered by Lorex, Wi-Fi cameras are the odd ones out. They don’t work with NVRs and DVRs; instead, they send recordings directly to the user’s smartphone via the Lorex app and store videos locally to a micro-SD card. They connect through Wi-Fi, thus they are wireless, but they still need to be plugged into a wall outlet.

This type of security camera is much more similar to the ones we see from brands like Nest Cam and Ring. You can read our Ring camera review for an overview. Wi-Fi cameras are flexible since you can manage each camera independently rather than as part of a camera system. That being said, we don’t recommend Wi-Fi cameras if you’re looking to buy a bunch. Each camera will need to connect to your Wi-Fi router, and having six or more of these Wi-Fi cameras can crowd your network and cause it to slow down.

Product Code Price Cameras
W281AA-6PK $899.99 6 Smart Outdoor Cameras with Active Deterrence (1080p)
W281AA-4PK $549.99 4 Smart Outdoor Cameras with Active Deterrence (1080p)
W261AQC-4PK $349.99 4 Pan-and-Tilt Indoor Cameras (1080p)
W281AA-2PK $304.99 2 Smart Outdoor Cameras with Active Deterrence (1080p)
W261ASC-4PK $259.99 4 Fixed Indoor Cameras (1080p)
W261AQC-2PK $175.99 2 Pan-and-Tilt Indoor Cameras (1080p)
W261-KIT $169. 99 1 Fixed Indoor Camera (1080p)
1 Pan-and-Tilt Indoor Camera (1080p)
W281AA-W $163.99 1 Smart Outdoor Camera with Active Deterrence (1080p)
W261ASC-2PK $134.99 2 Fixed Indoor Cameras (1080p)
LNWDB1 $129.99 1 1080p HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
W261AQC-E $93.99 1 Pan-and-Tilt Indoor Camera (1080p)
W261ASC-E $69.99 1 Fixed Indoor Camera (1080p)

Money Saving Tip: Lorex offers Open Box deals, which are products returned to them after minimal or no use. These Open Box deals are cheaper compared to regular packages. Also check out Lorex’s Deals of the Day, which change daily and offer enormous discounts.

Fusion Collection

As briefly mentioned earlier, Fusion bundles support both wired digital IP cameras and Wi-Fi cameras in one security camera system. As the Wi-Fi cameras offer the most advanced features, they take Lorex’s IP camera systems to the next level when used with Fusion bundles. Here are a few examples to choose from.

Product code NVR channels IP cameras Wi-Fi cameras Price
N845-4L 8 wired, 8 Wi-Fi n/a 4 Spotlight Indoor/Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 cameras $899.99
FN4K2SL-84WB-JP 8 wired, 8 Wi-Fi 4 Smart Security Lighting Bullet Cameras 1 Wi-Fi Indoor Cam and 1 2K Pan-and-Tilt $682.49
FN4K2SL-84WB-DS 8 wired, 8 Wi-Fi 4 Smart Security Lighting Bullet Cameras 1 2K Wired Doorbell and 1 set Sensor Kit $772.49
FN4K2-84WB-DS 8 wired, 8 Wi-Fi 4 IP Bullet Cameras 1 2K Wired Doorbell and 1 set Sensor Kit $618.74
FN4K2-84WB-JP 8 wired, 8 Wi-Fi 4 IP Bullet Cameras 1 2K Pan-and-Tilt and 1 Wi-Fi Indoor Cam $532. 49

Fusion bundles are the most flexible, and since they use both digital IP cameras and Wi-Fi cameras, you can easily build a system to cover your entire property. For instance, you might find it easier to install Wi-Fi cameras outdoors and wired IP cameras indoors. With Fusion bundles, you can do just that.

Installation Cost

Most security camera brands these days don’t require professional installation, and the same is true with Lorex. Lorex will ship your new cameras to you, and then you’ll install them yourself.

Of course, there’s the question of whether you can install the system yourself or not. Even we experienced hiccups while installing Lorex, and we have decades of experience with security cameras.

If you’re more comfortable having trained technicians do the job, Lorex partnered with InstallerNet, a third-party home installation service. InstallerNet has a nationwide network of technicians qualified and trained to install Lorex systems. And while Lorex doesn’t provide pricing, we find that the average installation service costs about $100.

Monthly Fees and Monitoring Costs

Mounted Lorex Camera

One of the great things about Lorex is that there are no mandatory monthly fees. Since most of Lorex’s cameras record to a DVR or NVR locally, you don’t need a cloud subscription, which is what most camera brands charge for monthly.
That said, some cameras, especially Wi-Fi cameras, have the option to backup footage in the cloud for a fee. The fee depends on the exact camera model, but it’s usually less than $10 per month for 30 days of cloud storage for several cameras. It’s not as inexpensive as Ring’s $10 per month 60-day storage for unlimited cameras, but it’s also not bad.

Tip From Our Experts: Because Lorex doesn’t have monthly subscriptions, it complements professionally monitored security systems well. We recommend using Lorex in conjunction with a security system with sensors and professional monitoring.

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Other Integrations

Whenever we review a security system, we always stack its value not only based on its built-in features but also based on how well it works with the smart home products in our lives. Although the specific system we ordered didn’t have any smart home integrations, we’ve found that some newer DVR/NVR and camera models work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple TVs, and Google Chromecasts.1

The Alexa and Google Assistant integrations make it possible to control Lorex using your voice. You could ask Alexa or Google Assistant to show you live feed from cameras on a smart speaker with a screen, like the Amazon Echo Show for Alexa or Google Nest Hub for Google Assistant. On the other hand, the Apple TV and Chromecast integrations provide a way to check real-time feeds on a bigger screen. If you own any of these smart home products, aim for Lorex systems that advertise smart home voice control and smart TV integrations.

Amazon Alexa Google Assistant
Analog Systems -D841 Series DVRs
-D441 Series DVRs
-D241 Series DVRs
-D841 Series DVRs
-D441 Series DVRs
-D241 Series DVRs
Digital Systems -N841 Series NVRs
-N881 Series NVRs
-N841 Series NVRs
-N881 Series NVRs
Wire-Free Systems -LHB927 Series NVRs
-LHWF1007 Series NVRs
-LHB927 Series NVRs
-LHWF1008 Series NVRs
-LHWF1007 Series NVRs
Wi-Fi Cameras -W281AA
-W261AS Series
-W281AQ Series
-W261AS Series
-W281AQ Series

Is Lorex Better Than Its Competitors?

Lorex Camera on Box

We also want to show how Lorex compares to other brands and to industry standards. By doing so, we aim to help you see its real value to your home security.

What stood out the most for us about Lorex was the number of options it offered. Some security camera companies like Canary and Ring only offer a handful of equipment selections, but Lorex provided us multitudes of choices. We admit that choosing was intimidating at first, but once we figured out what we wanted and needed, we were able to narrow down our options.

When it came to features, it was clear that Lorex isn’t your run-of-the-mill security camera brand. It offered features we don’t commonly see such as 4K video quality, smart motion detection a.k.a. person detection, and continuous recording. Most brands that offer such features (Arlo, for example) charge a monthly fee.

Of course, we also experienced setbacks like with wire management and limited app features. Those weren’t deal-breakers for us, but we thought you should know before spending hundreds of dollars on a security camera system.

Summary: What We Liked Most About Lorex

To sum things up, we think it’s only right to tell you what we felt were Lorex’s strongest points. If these are what you’re looking for in a security camera system, then Lorex might be the right one for you.

Professional-grade equipment

In our hands, Lorex cameras didn’t feel cheap. The cameras were made of metal instead of cheap plastic that we commonly see in security cameras today. Most of the outdoor models were also rated at least IP66 (safe from dust and water jets) and IK10 (vandal-proof).

No monthly fees

No matter how many Lorex cameras we used, we weren’t asked to pay a monthly fee. This is especially beneficial if you have a large property as other camera brands charge a higher monthly fee as you expand your system.

24/7 continuous recording

Except when we told it to stop, Lorex recorded 24/7. It captured every moment, so we rested easy knowing that we’ll have hard evidence in case of a break-in. We know that recordings are crucial in helping law enforcement solve crimes!

Lorex Video Quality

Crisp and clear videos

The video quality is always important to us, so we were glad to see Lorex deliver high-quality images all the time. Our system consisted of 1080p cameras or higher that captured and streamed crisp and clear videos with infrared and color night vision.

Advanced, High-Tech Features

Although Lorex still sells analog security cameras, which are quite outdated now, it manages to keep its cameras relevant by adding modern, high-tech features that rival that of newer brands. Our Lorex system offered smart detection and remote app viewing, while more advanced models even have voice assistant and smart TV integrations.

Our Final Thoughts

When we reviewed Lorex, it showed us how professional-grade, high-end surveillance systems fit in a residential setting. We felt protected and secured, and not only because we had eyes watching our home 24/7, but because Lorex is a trustworthy brand.

That said, Lorex isn’t for everybody. Since the brand is camera-centric, it’s not the best choice if you’re looking for a whole-home security system with sensors and automation features. With Lorex, you’ll have to self-monitor as well.

If you’re after a more traditional home security approach with professional monitoring, check out our list of the best home security systems. However, if you’re looking for a security camera — or rather, a camera system — to supplement your existing home security, Lorex is definitely worth considering.

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What to choose: a hardware DVR or a computer-based DVR?

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What to choose: a hardware DVR or a computer-based DVR?

There is a perception among video surveillance installers that computer-based digital video surveillance systems are not reliable enough compared to hardware-based DVR solutions. Let’s consider this problem and try to compare both classes of devices, as well as highlight the factors that affect their reliability.

To analyze the problem, let’s highlight the main factors affecting the reliability of the DVR, both based on a computer and fully hardware.

First of all, it is necessary to examine in detail the internal structure of both devices.

Components of two types of DVRs

The hardware DVR consists of a processor serving video capture chips, video output chips and a hard drive interface. Naturally, the processor has RAM and flash memory.

Flash memory is used to store the Linux system and the software of the DVR itself. Schematically, the DVR is implemented on a single board, so it has a fairly low cost.

Computer-based video recorder consists of a motherboard, processor, video card, RAM, hard drive and video capture cards. These devices are interconnected and function as a single complex.

Obviously, both devices have a similar structure and are built on the same type of element base. The only difference is that a hardware DVR is a single board computer, while a computer based DVR is a computer that consists of multiple boards.

Element base of used computers

Usually both devices use the same video capture and video output chips. This is due to the fact that a fairly small range of chips and, accordingly, boards are being developed for video capture, and almost any modern chip can be used for video output, since a video surveillance system is not so demanding on the performance of a video output board, unlike, for example, modern games.

The processor is the heart of any video surveillance system. Naturally, the performance of the entire system almost completely depends on the performance of the processor. A measure of processor performance is clock speed and architecture.

The clock frequency of the processor used in a hardware DVR (and in general in specialized single board computers) usually fluctuates between 500 and 1000 MHz due to the complexity of heat dissipation and the use of chip technology (at least three to four years old). Developing a board using the technologies of the current year costs a lot of money, the manufacturer first needs to recoup the previous development by selling already released boards. Manufacturers of computer motherboards and processors can afford this due to very high sales volumes. Sales volumes of DVR boards are thousands of times lower than sales volumes of motherboards for computers.

The clock speed of a modern computer is 3.2 GHz, which is 7 times the clock speed of a hardware DVR. It would be appropriate to note that the architecture of a modern processor with modern RAM brings an even more than twofold increase in performance. Thus, the performance of the computer is more than 14 times higher than the performance of the DVR.

Based on the above, it can be argued that the elemental composition of both devices is similar, so they have the same reliability. Moreover, a computer-based solution is much more productive.

In fairness it should be noted that the only factor that indirectly affects reliability is the use of several components (motherboard, video card, processor) instead of one (single board computer). But this factor can be neglected due to the fact that modern computer components have locks and latches that allow you to firmly fix the parts together and exclude poor-quality contact.

So where is the difference in reliability? We did not find it in the composition of the equipment. Maybe it is in the software installed on this equipment?

Software for two types of systems

First, consider the operating systems used. Hardware DVRs usually use various distributions of the Linux system, often compiled specifically for this device. Computer-based DVRs usually use the Windows system – as the most common at the moment.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (the latest version of Windows) according to experts, is comparable in its stability to the Linux system, but continues to concede to Linux in terms of protection from external influences due to a fundamentally different kernel architecture. At the same time, Windows XP has a much larger set of features, and it has become much more widespread. It is the prevalence factor that is decisive in assessing the reliability of both systems.

A large set of functionalities (not only related to surveillance) provoke users of video surveillance systems to use them, and general computer literacy in using Windows has created an army of pseudo-professionals who can install a computer game, but are not aware of the possible consequences of this action for a modern security system.

Modern games replace some system files, making it difficult or impossible for the video surveillance system to work. Taking all the resources of the processor, they do not allow the system that is initially quite demanding on them to function normally. And even if users do not play on the computer, they are able to completely disrupt the system with a few unskilled actions (delete a file, change boot options, etc.). Even if the video surveillance system replaces Windows Explorer and loads before the shell, the guards know perfectly well how to switch between tasks and load another program.

Linux does not have such a wide range of software tools and so many users familiar with it. In addition, in hardware DVRs, access to the system is usually limited. The user can only perform predefined actions.

Therefore, Linux-based systems are much more reliable than Windows-based systems due to the large number of users who can influence the work of the latter, and also due to the impossibility of completely restricting access to Windows service functions.

System resistance to external threats

Consider the reliability of systems protection from external influences (virus attacks and targeted actions from an external network, such as the Internet). The Linux system is certainly much more protected than Windows, although at this point in time there have already been viruses that can disable this system as well.

The main vulnerability of both systems are open ports through which data is transmitted. But if the video surveillance software transmits data through several predefined ports, then using a software firewall that provides a security barrier between the computer and the Internet, the possibility of virus infection is almost eliminated.

Thus, with proper software writing and the use of a firewall, both systems are equally reliable in terms of protection from external influences.

Video Surveillance Software

Typically, a computer-based digital video surveillance system has more flexibility than a pure hardware solution. This is due to the fact that, using the common platform of the Windows operating system, it is much easier to create a wide range of subsystems with different functionality, as well as to integrate the developments of other manufacturers, both software and hardware. A computer video surveillance system can be integrated with a cash desk in a retail store, work in conjunction with an access control system, recognize license plates and people’s faces, integrate IP video cameras and IP video servers, work in conjunction with fire and security alarm systems. The average DVR does not have any of the above features.

Even when considering only video-related system functionality, hardware DVRs are inferior to computer-based solutions, having a smaller set of functionality and, accordingly, less flexibility in adapting to customer requirements. It should also be noted that the DVR has a hard-coded functionality, and if you need to expand it, you will have to change the DVR, while with a computer-based solution, it is usually enough to add or update the software.

An important factor is that a purely hardware solution has a significantly lower performance – as a result of lower processor performance, therefore, other things being equal, the system cannot perform more than a certain minimum of actions. As a result, hardware solutions often cannot simultaneously display real video and a video archive, while continuing to record the image to the hard drive, because they simply do not have enough resources. There is nothing to say about video transmission over the network. If it is, then with a significant decrease in quality and FPS.

The reliability of video surveillance system software is determined primarily by the professionalism of the developer company. Approaches to creating software are the same when using any operating system. Quality control services operate on a similar principle. Often, the same programming languages ​​are used, and it is not uncommon for a system, being written for one operating system, to be ported (that is, simply transferred) to another.

In this regard, the software of video surveillance systems cannot be a factor that gives an advantage to one of them.

Thus, we see that the software of digital video surveillance systems based on a computer is much more functional than hardware video recorders. At the same time, the reliability of the software is the same and depends on the professionalism of the developer company.

User Interface

This is the third factor that affects system reliability. A hardware DVR usually has a control panel placed on the front surface of the device. A computer system typically uses a keyboard and mouse.

Of course, it is equally easy for a person who has read the instructions to understand both the buttons on the front panel of the video recorder and to study the software interface of a computer video surveillance system. At the same time, it should be noted that the computer system interface should not be similar to the DVR front panel interface, but should use standard Windows system solutions that are intuitively understandable to any novice user.

An important factor in ensuring reliability is access to the settings of the video surveillance system. In hardware solutions, settings are usually not easily accessible, while in computer-based solutions, the user usually has easy access to settings and can easily disrupt the system.

The factor influencing the efficiency of work with the video surveillance system is the use of the computer keyboard. When working, far from the entire keyboard is used (usually only the keys for entering numbers are involved), but psychologically, the inclusion of the user in the work is nevertheless complicated (imagine a DVR with 104 buttons on the front panel!). This applies even to those users who consider themselves able to work on a computer. A computer mouse is usually not perceived as a complex device due to the simplicity and speed of learning to work with it.

A detailed analysis of both types of DVRs allows us to draw the following conclusions.

  • Hardware DVR and computer based DVR are identical at the device level and therefore equally reliable. At the same time, a computer-based system is much more functional and productive.
  • The Windows operating system is less reliable than Linux due to the user’s ability to influence its operation.
  • The software of operating systems is equally reliable in terms of protection against influences from external networks.
  • The advantage of a hardware DVR over a computer-based DVR is influenced by the human factor – easy access to system settings and the presence of a keyboard are important.

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Types and technical parameters of video recorders

DVRs are used in video surveillance systems to receive, process, record and store video images from surveillance cameras, broadcast video on monitor screens, transmit over a local or global network and archive video images.

Proper selection of a video recorder will ensure not only the safety and quality of video images, but also the effectiveness of the video surveillance system as a whole, since its main task is to record unauthorized actions.

DVR types:


Digital video recorders DVR – digital video recorder – are used to digitize, record, store and broadcast video from analog cameras. The devices are quite easy to connect and operate. A coaxial cable is used to connect to CCTV cameras.

DVRs are actively used in security systems, as they are characterized by low cost, good quality and rich functionality, as well as the ability to integrate and consolidate with additional security systems, such as: video intercoms, fire alarms, actuators, access control systems.

Recently, analog video surveillance and video coding systems have achieved significant breakthroughs, which has made it possible to create new types of analog-to-digital video surveillance, and, accordingly, new types of digital video recorders:

  • HD-SDI video recorders are designed to digitize and record video images from HD-SDI standard camcorders, which are equipped with megapixel lenses and matrices and are capable of broadcasting high-quality FullHD video.
  • 960H standard DVRs record from analog video cameras that work on the basis of progressive Sony Effio DSP video signal processors, which allows shooting at a resolution of 700TVL


Network video recorders NVR – network video recorder – store the video stream broadcast from network IP surveillance cameras. A network video recorder is a typical video server with video surveillance software installed, because unlike a digital video recorder, a network video recorder does not digitize or process the video stream, since IP cameras broadcast the video image already in a digitized and compressed format.

Distinctive features of network IP video recorders is the support of a large number of network protocols, which allows for multi-channel broadcasting of video images, access to archives and video system settings via a local network or the Internet. Also, the NVR DVR provides the flexibility to expand and upgrade the system, since to connect an IP camera to the system, it is enough to connect it to an existing network via a local cable or Wi-Fi connection with a router.

Hybrid DVRs

Hybrid HVR video recorders are a symbiosis of digital and network video devices, since they can record video from both analog and network cameras at the same time. Thus, combined video recorders are an excellent option for objects with an existing analog-digital video system, which will expand and upgrade it with the installation of additional network cameras.

Hybrid video recorders combine all the advantages of both types of video systems, however, as a rule, they have limited resources, since a sufficiently large system computing power is required to work with network and analog video cameras at the same time. Therefore, when choosing a hybrid hdvr video recorder, pay detailed attention to all the characteristics and consider the possibility of expanding the video system.

Key Features of DVRs

All video recorders, regardless of their type, budget segment or equipment, have basic technical characteristics that determine their compliance and compatibility with other components of the video system, as well as their capabilities in terms of quality, expansion, additional functions, etc.

Number of video channels (connected video cameras)

DVR channels are called inputs for connecting CCTV cameras, so this parameter is fundamental when choosing a DVR. Thus, when choosing a registrar by channels, you only need to decide on the number of cameras that will be used as part of your video surveillance system.

Among the DVRs, the most common are 4-camera DVR, 8-camera DVR and 16-camera DVR. There are also DVRs with 32 and 64 channels, and network video devices support the expansion of the number of video channels.

Hybrid DVRs usually do not have many video inputs, and in most cases support an equal number of channels for individual camera types, for example, 8 analog and 8 network cameras.

Video quality

The quality of video recording that can be obtained using a DVR primarily depends on the cameras used and their technical characteristics. Also, the quality of video recordings is affected by the following characteristics of DVRs:

  • Compression algorithm (compression method, compression codec).
  • Frame rate (video recording speed).
  • Video resolution.

Compression algorithm or compression method is a software package according to the method by which the video signal is digitized and compressed. At the moment, the following algorithms are the most common:

  • MJPEG is the oldest video encoding format, uses frame-by-frame compression typology, which is characterized by a large volume of output video recordings, so videos in this format take up more space on the hard disk. In addition, the video quality in this format is worse than other encoding methods. In IP video surveillance systems, this format is used as a secondary format for broadcasting video to monitors.
  • MPEG4 is one of the most advanced and widely used video formats. An algorithm of this type consists in fixing not individual frames, but only those changes that have appeared in comparison with the previous frame, which allows to significantly reduce the size of output video recordings, approximately ten times, in comparison with MJPEG.
  • H.264 is the latest MPEG-4-based advanced coding format that is currently the most widely used. Significant differences compared to the previous encoding method are improved color rendering and video clarity, as well as better compression – video recordings take up almost half as much free hard disk space as MPEG-4.

Frame rate or FPS recording rate is a characteristic that determines the number of frames captured by the recorder in one second. The optimal speed for good perception, realism and informativeness is FPS 25 frames per second.

It is far from always worth it to “chase” high speed, since for some cases a speed of 15 fps or less will be enough. Recording at real-time speed is needed to fix high-speed objects, therefore, for home security or parking monitoring, you can choose a device with a lower recording speed for each channel, which will significantly affect its price.

Also, don’t confuse write speed with display speed. The second parameter characterizes the frame rate displayed on monitor screens.

Video resolution is the horizontal and vertical frame size in pixels in which video recordings are saved. The video recording resolution directly determines the quality of the video, because the higher the resolution, the better the picture is detailed, which means that you can see all the details more clearly.

The resolution of analog cameras does not exceed the PAL standard, that is, 720 by 576 pixels, so for DVRs, this is also the maximum resolution, which is called full frame or D1. There are also resolution options CIF 352*288, 2CIF or 2HD1 – 704*288 pixels. DVRs of the 960H standard provide recording from modern progressive analog cameras 700 TVL, so video recording also corresponds to the format – 960H – 960 * 576 pixels.

When using high-performance HD-SDI cameras and recorders of a similar standard, you can compress and save video images in resolutions up to 1920 by 1080 pixels – FullHD. Network video recorders and the “network part” of hybrid recorders do not digitize and compress video, but receive a video stream in a ready-made format, so the recording quality directly depends on the network video surveillance cameras used.

Additional tips on basic parameters

IP cameras and NVR NVRs have pre-installed software for working with video streams, so some devices in this segment may not correspond to each other. For selection, you must either choose models of both types of devices from the same manufacturer or purchase devices that are compatible with ONVIF or PSIA standards.

When specifying the quality of DVRs, keep in mind that some manufacturers often use some kind of marketing ploy, indicating the overall speed of the system or the highest resolution relative to one channel. If you specify the recording speed for the entire system, for example 60 fps, then you need to divide it by the number of channels, for example 4 channels, which will correspond to 15 fps per channel.

If the specifications indicate the maximum resolution, then it is possible that it corresponds to recording at the lowest speed, so this parameter should be clarified. Most DVRs have the ability to configure each channel, which allows you to set individual parameters for speed, resolution and compression method for each camera. It is also possible that the maximum resolution only matches when using some channels, and when all available channels are active, the resolution will be reduced.

Video archives

To record archives in video recorders, HDD hard drives are used, which are installed inside the case. When choosing a DVR, pay attention to the number and size of supported hard drives. Most modern devices have the ability to connect up to two HDDs no more than 3 TB each.

Also, DVRs can be equipped and support additional sources for saving archives, for example, with an eSata interface, you can connect RAID arrays or JBOD storage, and additional USB ports allow you to connect external hard drives or USB flash memory to create backups.

DVRs that support network protocols (including digital DVRs) can save video recordings to remote FTP servers or NAS network disk storages.

To determine the optimal amount of hard drive that will be enough to record video for the required period of time, you can use the formula:

S = N*F*V*T*0.0824 , where:

  • S – amount of disk space (GB)
  • N – the number of channels on which the recording is carried out
  • F – frame size (kB) (depends on the compression format, see the specifications of the video recorder)
  • V – recording speed per channel (fps)
  • T – time during which it is necessary to record (number of days)

You can also use an indicative table of output sizes, for example, according to the H. 264 format.

Recorder operating modes

Depending on the modes supported by the registrar, you can significantly increase the efficiency of the video surveillance system and reduce the size of archives, since video images will not be saved in a constant mode, but only according to the criteria set by the mode. The following video recording modes are available:

  • Permanent record.
  • Scheduled.
  • By motion sensor.
  • By triggering security external sensors.


IP NVRs are usually equipped with a set of networking capabilities, so those options that relate to digital devices can also be fully equipped with NVR devices. Among the networking options may be the following options:

  1. Connecting a 3G modem to establish a connection via the Internet.
  2. WEB interface provides access to the main functions of the device through remote computers.
  3. Support connection via mobile phones, smart phones and tablets.
  4. The DDNS client allows you to set up external access without acquiring a static IP address.
  5. Support for cloud services makes it possible to establish a connection without configuring network settings and send video recordings to the cloud storage for backup.
  6. Sending notifications and photos to e-mail when a digital motion sensor or external security sensors are triggered.


Additional features of DVRs can significantly increase the efficiency of the system and improve the operation process, however, they are not key and their absence has little effect on the operation of the system, in contrast to the cost.

  • Availability of audio channels – you can record sound from microphones on cameras or separate ones, synchronously with the video stream.

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