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Articles & Videos: TVs & Video

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.

Power line surges and lightning strikes can damage or destroy your precious audio/video gear. Learn how to select the best power protection for you.

Best over-the-air DVR solution
by Jim Richardson

Looking for a simple way to cut the cable TV subscription or replace your Aereo service? A new Channel Master DVR makes it easy to record over-the-air HDTV broadcasts

A/V furniture glossary
by Ralph Graves

Looking for the right cabinet or stand to house your HDTV, Blu-ray player, and other gear? Learn about the terms used to describe audio/video furniture, including key

TV FAQ
by Steve Kindig

What size screen should I get and how far away should I sit? Is 1080p really worth it? Should I get an upconverting DVD player or a high-def disc player? Plus more...

Setting up your speakers for their best musical performance may take a little extra time, but can go a long way toward enhancing your long-term satisfaction.

TV Glossary
by Steve Kindig

Learn about the features and technical specifications terms associated with today's televisions.

There are many types of connections you may encounter when setting up your new A/V system. Find out what it all means!

Power protection FAQ
by Ralph Graves

Does my power protection component have to be turned on to work? What is a ground loop? I only have a 2-prong outlet - can I use a power protection unit with a

3 ways to play game day
by Steve Kindig

We put together three systems for a whole-house football viewing party. One is a basement theater, one is in a living room, and one is in an outdoor kitchen.

Samsung's 4K Ultra HD TVs offer four times the detail of 1080p TVs. And they made 4K upconversion a top priority so your 1080p sources will look better than ever.

What is Miracast?
by Jim Richardson

A brief description of the screen-mirroring technology known as Miracast.