In this article, we'll explain the ins and outs of setting up your receiver, so you can get all the audio and video performance you paid for.
From playing music in the den to delivering surround sound thrills or even multi-room entertainment, today's receivers offer more options than ever. Here's what you need to know to find a model that's right for you.
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Learn about the basics of good speaker placement, so you can set up your speakers to deliver the best sound for your room.
If you're thinking of installing in-wall or in-ceiling speakers in your home, this video is for you. We'll cover some of the most commonly asked questions and show you the basics of speaker installation.
Learn how to get hi-fi sound from the music on your computer.
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HDTVs, Blu-ray players, gaming systems, and more — a lot of audio/video gear can connect to the Internet. Learn about what you need to create a connected system.
Want to enjoy better sound with your TV? Here are four ways to make it happen.
Get the scoop on choosing a sound bar for your TV. Sound bars are a great choice for small or difficult spaces, or if you don't want wires running around your room.
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Sound quality is a major part of the home A/V experience, and it sometimes gets overlooked. These upgrades can help you get better sound, and many of them are free.
Have a large CD collection? Learn about the options available on today's CD and SACD players.
In a wireless multi-room music system, the music players in each room communicate using a wireless home network. Learn about how to create your own wireless music system.
With an in-wall multi-room system, the cables, speakers, and even controllers are installed in your walls for a clean, seamless look. Learn about your two main options.
Sometimes a shelf system makes more sense than a rack of full-size components - particularly when space is at a premium. Despite their affordable price tags, you'll find that these systems also deliver great-sounding music.
An overview of satellite radios for the home.
Power line surges and lightning strikes can damage or destroy your precious audio/video gear. The question isn't whether or not to use power protection, but rather which type is best for you.
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Learn how the quality of the power in your home can affect the performance of your TV, DVR, and other audio/video gear. Watch cool hands-on demos to see what can happen when you don't have good power protection and conditioning at home.
HDMI can carry full 1080p video and high-resolution surround sound. It's also your only choice for 3D TV. Learn about other HDMI features, and get tips on choosing cables.
In this article, we'll give you the information you need to choose the right type of audio or video connection, and tips on finding a good, high-quality cable.
Maybe you've got it all figured out, but how about your spouse, kids, or house guests? The answer is a "universal" remote control. But, you're probably wondering, what are my options, and which remote should I choose?
Tips, tricks, and recommendations to help you control your system from other rooms.