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Yamaha's YSP-1600 sound bar gives you an instant upgrade in movie sound, and it works with Yamaha's MusicCast to stream music over your home network.

From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's audio video receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find the one that's best for you.

Wireless router buying guide
by Eric Angevine

How a new Wi-Fi router supports bandwidth-hungry activities like HD video streaming, audio streaming, online gaming, and video chat.

If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.

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

If you know you want home theater sound, but you're not sure which speakers you need and what they all do, check out this helpful guide.

Apple CarPlay offers car-friendly interface for iPhone through touchscreen receivers. We imagine how it might work without a wired connection, via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

2009-2014 Ford E-Series
by Jon Paulette

The final version of Ford's long-running E-Series (nee Econoline) is arguably the most van-tastic van ever. A new stereo will bring some much-needed boom to this box.

Security camera buying guide
by Eric Angevine

Keep your home and business safe with surveillance and monitoring gear. This article will help you figure out which type of security camera will best suit your needs.

Pioneer's DEH-X3910BT puts Bluetooth on board your car. And with excellent smartphone compatibility, you'll have plenty of musical options. Take a look in this demo.

Pioneer's DEH-X1900UB CD receiver plays MP3 or WMA files on disc and thumb drives, supports many Android phones, plus outstanding sound. See it in this demo video.

When 4K TVs first hit the market there was almost no 4K content. Now there are nearly a dozen ways to get it. This article will cover the currently available options.

HDMI cables buying guide
by Steve Kindig

HDMI connections deliver outstanding picture and sound quality. This article explains how HDMI works and how to choose the right cables for your gear.

The projectors we carry are optimized for home theater use. You no longer need a dark room to get a great picture, and some projectors can display 4K Ultra HD programs.

The Pontiac Grand Prix offers swoopy styling and plenty of power. Upgrading the not-so-exciting factory stereo will make this car even more enjoyable.

Enjoy the music, videos, games and apps on your smartphone or tablet with better sound. Just stream wirelessly to a Bluetooth speaker system at home, or on-the-go.

Home automation with iOS 10
by Eric Angevine

Apple's iOS 10 promises a major breakthrough in home automation usability. See how it works.

Demo Days
by Dave Delamere

What's my favorite thing about working at Crutchfield? Getting to try out lots of the gear we sell.

The Express and Savana are reasonably priced, simple as rope, and good at doing what needs to be done. An aftermarket stereo will make anything you do more enjoyable.

We're making it easy to join the wireless revolution by giving you a chance to win one of 16 free Bluetooth portable speakers. Weekly giveaways through Oct. 17, 2016.

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