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Video: TV Contrast Ratio
by Steve Kindig

Learn about contrast ratio — what it means for a TV's picture quality, and how to use contrast ratio numbers when comparing TVs.

Understanding Aspect Ratio
by Steve Kindig

Troubled by the "black bars" that sometimes appear on your HDTV's screen? We'll explain why you see them and offer some solutions.

Samsung's JS9000 4K TVs offer the same color technology and Smart TV features as their top-tier 2015 models, but in smaller sizes that fit into more rooms.

Samsung's JS9500 4K SUHD TVs are their top models for 2015. They give you incredible detail, amazing contrast, and the latest in Smart TV technology.

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

Audio cables buying guide
by Ralph Graves

Home audio cable buying guide, includes stereo RCA, coaxial digital, stereo minijack, optical digital (toslink), and XLR cables.

What's on Apple TV?
by Ralph Graves

Apple TV® is a pretty versatile device — so much so, it can be hard to get a handle on exactly what Apple TV is . At the most basic level, consider Apple TV a digital media receiver. ...

Looking for a simple way to improve your TVs sound? A sound bar may be the solution.

Speaker wire guide
by Steve Kindig

Most home speakers don't include wire. Let us help you choose the right kind for your home audio system.

If you have a universal remote control, you may have already discovered the wonders of the macro. If not, well, a macro is a function that lets you program multiple steps into a single command. For...

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.

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.