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Home automation buying guide
by Eric Angevine

Home automation, once a Hollywood fantasy, is now real, affordable, and available. Learn how it works and what it can do for you.

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.

4K and Ultra HD TV
by Steve Kindig

4K Ultra High Definition TVs can display four times the detail of typical HDTVs. We explain what that means for you, and look at Sony, Samsung, and LG 4K TVs.

A dedicated car GPS solution like an in-dash or portable navigator offers several advantages over smartphone navigation. Here are eight ways a GPS device is better.

2012-2015 Toyota Yaris
by Jon Paulette

The Yaris is a great example of small car tech in the early 21st Century. It's a smart, peppy little car, and a new stereo will make it even more fun to drive.

Do Wi-Fi boosters work?
by Joshua Crane

Wi-Fi boosters (also known as range extenders) rebroadcast your router's wireless signal to distant parts of your house and yard. How well do they work?

Adding new component speakers is a great way to improve the sound of your vehicle, but installation can involve a few more steps than coaxial speakers.

Component speaker systems are the audiophile's choice for superior mobile sound. But what are component speaker systems, exactly? And why do they sound so much better?

Having trouble hearing dialogue when you watch TV? Want big movie sound without disturbing others? A pair of wireless TV headphones might the solution you need.

Alpine Restyle kits transform your vehicle's ho-hum stereo and dash into an aftermarket work of art with a large touchscreen that looks even better than factory.

There are lots of good reasons to buy speakers with built-in amps. And there are many different varieties of powered home speakers. We'll help you sort it all out.

Think surround sound systems require running wires to the back of your room? Not anymore. Check out options for wireless surround systems.

DAC buying guide
by Joshua Crane

Learn how to find the best outboard digital-to-analog converter for your home or portable audio applications.

Installing a car stereo in a modern vehicle requires sophisticated installation hardware. And that hardware costs more than it used to. This article explains why.

JVC's KD-AV41BT receiver combines Bluetooth and iPhone control in a smaller 2" tall chassis. You can play DVDs and CDs, or pop in a USB drive full of music and videos.

JVC's KD-AV31 DVD receiver has a 2" tall chassis that'll fit almost any vehicle. You can play DVDs and CDs, or USB drives full of music and videos.

A great-sounding marine stereo can add a lot of enjoyment to your boating experience. If you're serious about sound, you need a set of quality, marine-rated speakers.

Tour one family's Sonos multi-room wireless audio system. See photos of Sonos Wi-Fi speakers in the bedrooms, kitchen, family room, and more.

Here are 10 wireless speaker systems that combine stylish design with high-performance sound. Some use Bluetooth, others Apple AirPlay or DLNA.

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