Lee has been Reviewed's point person for most television and home theater products since 2012. Lee received Level II certification in TV calibration from the Imaging Science Foundation in 2013, and went on to rework Reviewed's display evaluation methodology and test labs to reflect the latest industry standards for 4K and High Dynamic Range displays.
In 2016, Lee gave a presentation on the importance of HDR benchmarking during CE Week's annual TV Shootout. He's brought at least three stray CRTs (tube TVs) into Reviewed's Cambridge office for safe-keeping, and wants to make sure you recycle yours.
Originally from Kentucky, Lee holds a Bachelor's in Music Performance (classical guitar) with a minor in Literature from Westfield State University. In his free time, Lee moonlights as a guitarist and composer, and occasionally combines his passion for screens and music via long-winded reviews of video game soundtracks. He seems to enjoy sharks.
Articles and Reviews by Lee Neikirk
The Best TVs of 2019
June 17, 2019 – Our picks for the best televisions available today.
How to pick the right 4K TV for your home
June 06, 2019 – Most TVs these days are 4K, and they come in different tiers of quality.
Here's all the 4K content you should be watching
June 06, 2019 – There's plenty more 4K to watch these days. Here are some recommendations.
Is my WiFi good enough to stream 4K content?
June 06, 2019 – It's been a few years since 4K content hit the mainstream, and streaming it is easier than ever. Here's what you need to know.
Yes, 8K TVs exist now—but should you buy one?
June 05, 2019 – Should you spring for the fancy new 8K TVs that are available to buy?
Is the Xbox or PS4 better for 4K gaming?
June 03, 2019 – Which of the two powerhouse home video game consoles is right for you?
Right now is an amazing time to buy a new TV
May 30, 2019 – You can find great prices on the best options from last year.
The Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers of 2019
May 29, 2019 – These little Bluetooth speakers won't bat an eye at an errant wave.
What to check before buying a computer monitor online
May 23, 2019 – Here's how to buy a computer monitor when you can't see it in person.
The Best Cheap Portable Bluetooth Speakers of 2019
May 23, 2019 – These are the best portable Bluetooth speakers you can get under $30.
The Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers Under $50 of 2019
May 20, 2019 – You don't have to pay a lot of money to get a solid portable Bluetooth speaker. These are the best under $50.
Is it worth it to buy an expensive TV?
May 16, 2019 – Can you tell the difference between a $500 and a $1,500 TV?
What are the best TV brands?
May 14, 2019 – It may be time to reevaluate your brand loyalty.
The Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers of 2019
May 14, 2019 – These little Bluetooth speakers provide big, portable audio for all your adventures.
Don't throw your old TV out—do this instead
May 14, 2019 – Don't just dump your old TV on the curb. Dispose of it properly.
The most popular fireplace TV stands on Amazon
March 21, 2019 – These are the most popular fireplace TV stands on Amazon.
Here's how to turn off the 'soap opera effect' on your TV
March 15, 2019 – Motion smoothing is on by default with most new TVs. But should it be?
You can buy affordable extended warranties on Amazon—but should you?
March 13, 2019 – You can buy affordable extended warranties on Amazon, but should you?
The Best Soundbars Under $500 of 2019
March 13, 2019 – We tested the best soundbars under $500 to see which ones are worth the money.
Vizio's best 2018 TVs are on sale in time for March Madness
March 12, 2019 – Vizio has cut prices on two of our favorite 2018 TVs, including the 65-inch P-Series Quantum.