1.888.955.6000
 
 

TVs & Video: Articles & Videos

Video: Connecting and enjoying Apple TV®

Video: Connecting and enjoying Apple TVĀ®

by Tara W.

Tara hooked up an Apple TV and Yamaha YAS-10 sound bar in the Crutchfield Labs. She tells us how it works and how she controlled it with her iPhone.

 
DVD/VCR Combos: Double Your Viewing Fun

DVD/VCR Combos: Double Your Viewing Fun

by Loren Barstow

Looking to replace your older VCR, or add DVD playback to your home theater? A DVD/VCR combo is a sure bet. You can even watch a DVD while you record a TV show to VHS. And hookup is very simple. Find out more here.

 
Video: Choosing a Sound Bar

Video: Choosing a Sound Bar

by Video Guest

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.

 
Remote Control Setups for Multi-room Systems

Remote Control Setups for Multi-room Systems

by Amanda P.

Tips, tricks, and recommendations to help you control your system from other rooms.

 
Sound bars buying guide

Sound bars buying guide

by Woody Sherman

Single-speaker "sound bars" offer an easy way to get better sound. Learn all about them here.

 
Video: How to wall mount a TV

Video: How to wall mount a TV

by Steve Kindig

Steve, Crutchfield editor and TV expert, and Jason, a Tech Support Specialist, wall mount a flat-panel TV in the Crutchfield Labs

 
Video: Harmony One, 900, and 1100 Universal Remotes

Video: Harmony One, 900, and 1100 Universal Remotes

by Tara W., Video Guest

Just one of Harmony's smart universal remotes can replace all the remotes on your coffee table and make your system easier to use. Learn about the one, 900, and 1100.

 
Tips and Techniques for Home A/V Cable Management

Tips and Techniques for Home A/V Cable Management

by Amanda P.

In this article, you'll find tips and tricks to tackle common home A/V wire management problems.

 
Speaker wire guide

Speaker wire guide

by Amanda P.

Most speakers don't include wire, and choosing from the available options can sometimes be confusing. Let us help you untangle the wire mess.

 
Video: TV Wall Mount Basics

Video: TV Wall Mount Basics

by Video Guest

Learn about key things to consider when choosing a wall mount for your HDTV.

 
Video: Harmony Universal Remotes

Video: Harmony Universal Remotes

by Amanda P., Ken Nail

Our experts check out a Harmony universal remote and share their impressions.

 
Video: The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

Video: The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

by Video Guest

Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.

 
Video: Choosing a Blu-ray Player

Video: Choosing a Blu-ray Player

by Video Guest

Shopping for a Blu-ray player? Find out about the latest features so you can find one that's right for you.

 
Introduction to Home Theater & TV Sound

Introduction to Home Theater & TV Sound

by Tara W.

Find out how to improve your TV's sound, from single-speaker solutions to full home theater setups.

 
Intro to Home Theater Speakers

Intro to Home Theater Speakers

by Julie Govan

Ready for home theater surround sound? Find out which speakers you need and what role each speaker will play in your system.

 
Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery

Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery

by Crutchfield Writing Team

In Crutchfield's Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery, you'll find pictures of the plugs, ports, and jacks commonly used for hooking up home audio/video gear — HDTVs, Blu-ray players, receivers, and more.

 
Speaker Placement for Home Theater

Speaker Placement for Home Theater

by Julie Govan

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.

 

Blu-ray and DVD Player FAQ

by Loren Barstow

What's the difference between DVD and Blu-ray Disc? How would I connect a DVD player to my TV to get the best possible picture? My TV doesn't accept progressive-scan signals, so paying extra for a progressive-scan DVD player is a waste of money, right? Plus more...

 

In-wall wiring guide for home A/V

by Tara W.

This is a thorough, informative guide to help you run speaker, Ethernet, and audio/video cables through the walls in new construction and finished homes.

 
Five Room-friendly Ways to Add Surround Sound Speakers

Five Room-friendly Ways to Add Surround Sound Speakers

by Amanda P.

Looking for tips on connecting surround speakers? Hoping to avoid a tangle of cables tripping up anyone who crosses your living room? These guidelines should help.