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Why you need power protection

Why you need power protection

by Jeff Miller

Still not sure you need power protection for your TV and audio gear? Read this.

 
Better sound from your headphones

Better sound from your headphones

by David Brown

Discover what you need to help your headphones sound their best with your computer.

 
Satellite radio programming packages

Satellite radio programming packages

by Zak Billmeier

The radio you have determines which SiriusXM satellite radio plan you can get. Find out what's available for your particular radio, plus check out a channel guide.

 
Wireless multi-room audio systems

Wireless multi-room audio systems

by Ralph Graves

We provide overviews of wireless multi-room systems from Bluesound, Bose®, Definitive Technology, Denon, Korus, Polk Audio, Samsung, and Sonos, making it easier for you to compare features.

 
Choosing the best HDTV antenna

Choosing the best HDTV antenna

by Steve Kindig

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.

 
HDMI cables buying guide

HDMI cables buying guide

by Steve Kindig

HDMI can carry full 1080p video and high-resolution surround sound. It's also your only choice for 3D TV. Learn about other HDMI features, and get tips on choosing cables.

 
What Are Dedicated Home Satellite Radios?

What Are Dedicated Home Satellite Radios?

by Matt Freeman

An overview of satellite radios for the home.

 
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.

 

Telephones and Answering Machine Glossary

by Ralph Graves

Learn about the features and specifications that make cordless phones useful and convenient.

 
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.

 
Home automation buying guide

Home automation buying guide

by Eric Angevine

Home automation, once a Hollywood fantasy, is now real, affordable, and available. Learn how it works and what it can do for you.

 
Intro to Apple AirPlay

Intro to Apple AirPlay

by Ralph Graves

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple’s iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It’s a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod...

 
Video: Intro to Apple AirPlay

Video: Intro to Apple AirPlay

by Ralph Graves

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple’s iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It’s a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod...

 
Noise-canceling headphones guide

Noise-canceling headphones guide

by David Brown

Keep external noise at bay, so you can focus on your music.

 
Bluetooth® for home and car audio

Bluetooth® for home and car audio

by Ralph Graves

An introduction to Bluetooth features for home and car audio/video gear, including NFC, aptX, speakerphones, headsets, and sports options.

 
Video: The advantages of a digital-to-analog converter

Video: The advantages of a digital-to-analog converter

by Ralph Graves

This video explains how a digital-to-analog converter gives you better sound from the music stored on your computer.

 
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.

 
The Digital TV Transition

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.

 
TV wall mount buying guide

TV wall mount buying guide

by Steve Kindig

Learn about the different types of wall mounts out there, and find out what kind might be best for your installation.

 
Video: Power Protection & Management

Video: Power Protection & Management

by Amanda P., Video Guest

Learn how the quality of the power in your home can affect the performance of your TV, DVR, and other audio/video gear. Watch cool hands-on demos to see what can happen when you don't have good power protection and conditioning at home.