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Consumer Reports Magazine

March 2014
March 2014

Special Section

4 cutting-edge TV remote-control trends
The newest ways to navigate your high-tech set
Easy plug ’n play setup for your entertainment center
Get rid of the tangle of cables behind your TV
Easy ways to improve picture quality and sound on your TV
Take your home-entertainment experience to the next level
How to enjoy your own content on a big-screen TV
New ways to view your personal photos and home videos


Finding the Right Pharmacy
Our survey offers 10 reasons why you may want to switch drugstores
What to Dowhen There Are Too Many Product Choices on the Store Shelves?
Learn how to navigate the flood of options—and save money

Lab Tests

How to choose the best interior paint
But not all finishes shine: A $100 paint fell flat in our tests
Pick the best mattress
New tests yield 10 top choices for a good night’s sleep
What makes the best juice, a blender or a juicer?
A face-off between the Vitamix 5200 and juicers by Bella and Dash


2014 Scion TC hatchback review
The sleek and sporty hatchback's appeal goes only skin deep
Apps that shut out distractions
These can help reduce the temptation to text and drive
Luxury sedans review
Revamped models from Audi, Cadillac, and Mercedes-Benz appeal to different tastes

Up Front

Best popcorns for your super bowl party
Why we liked Trader Joe's and Smartfood
Choosing the best closet system
Some systems are easier to assemble than others

CR Money

Don’t let these ad traps catch you
Always read the fine print


From our president: The next chapter
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace

The March 2014 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.
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