Articles & Videos: Accessories

With a universal remote, you can consolidate all the remote controls for your home theater system and home automation into one device.

Over-the-air broadcasts provide some of the best-looking HDTV signals, and they're free. Take a look at what goes into choosing and installing a HDTV antenna.

The Digital TV Transition
by Steve Kindig

The nationwide switch from analog to digital over-the-air TV broadcasts has been completed. Even if you have an older TV that lacks a digital tuner, you can still receive over-the-air broadcasts by connecting a digital TV converter box. Learn what these boxes are all about, and some different ways to connect one to your TV.

Headphones buying guide
by David Brown

Trying to decide on the perfect pair of headphones? Read our headphones buying guide to learn about the various styles so you can make the right choice.

Keeping your portable player or smartphone at safe volume levels not only protects your hearing, but can also improve your listening experience in the process.

Keeping your A/V Gear Clean
by Kristen Schaub

Are you the type of person who has a nice A/V system and wants to take good care of it? Cleaning it regularly — and correctly — is part of the equation.

Headphones glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

Camera microphones
by Woody Sherman

More and more digital cameras feature a jack for an external microphone. Discover the difference in sound between the camera's built-in microphone and an external microphone that's specifically designed for the job at hand.