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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.

 
Wireless headphones buying guide

Wireless headphones buying guide

by David Brown

Learn about the different type of wireless headphones and their benefits.

 
Home theater subwoofers guide

Home theater subwoofers guide

by Loren Barstow

Subwoofers are dedicated solely to reproducing low-frequency sounds. While this may not be the most glamorous job in a stereo or home theater system, the subwoofer can be a crucial part of your overall listening experience. Find out why.

 
What Do I Need To Get Satellite Radio?

What Do I Need To Get Satellite Radio?

by Dave Delamere

An overview of satellite radio hardware.

 
A/V Furniture Glossary

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 indicators of build-quality.

 

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 model with a 3-prong plug? Why should I buy one of your power protection components when I can get one at my local discount store for less than $15? Plus more...

 
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.

 
Sports headphones buying guide

Sports headphones buying guide

by David Brown

Learn how sports headphones help power your workout with music.

 
Choosing a prepackaged surround sound system

Choosing a prepackaged surround sound system

by Kristen Schaub

Want better sound with your TV shows and movies? In this article we'll discuss why a prepackaged surround sound system may be for you.

 
What You Need to Know about HD Radio™

What You Need to Know about HD Radio™

by Robert Ferency-Viars, Ralph Graves

An explanation of iBiquity Digital's HD Radio technology and what it means for AM and FM radio listeners.

 
Video: Upgrading Computer Sound

Video: Upgrading Computer Sound

by Tara W.

Many of us have music on our computers. In this video, we'll go through the steps you need to take to create a desktop audio system.

 
Portable Audio: Safe Listening Out of the Box

Portable Audio: Safe Listening Out of the Box

by Ralph Graves

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.

 

Power Protection Glossary

by Ralph Graves

Learn about power protection features and technical specifications.

 
Headphones for video gaming

Headphones for video gaming

by David Brown

These headphones put you deep inside the action with your favorite video games.

 
What's on Apple TV?

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,...

 
What Are Dock & Play Satellite Radios?

What Are Dock & Play Satellite Radios?

by Matt Holliday

A look at Dock & Play satellite radios.

 
Video: Furman Elite & Reference Power Management

Video: Furman Elite & Reference Power Management

by Video Guest

Learn about Furman's Elite and Reference series power protection units, and how to pick the right one for 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.

 
Video: BDI Novia Furniture

Video: BDI Novia Furniture

by Amanda P., Video Guest

BDI Novia furniture is designed from the ground up to accommodate audio/video gear. Learn about the smart features that make it different from regular furniture.

 
A Review of the Monster HDTV Calibration Wizard

A Review of the Monster HDTV Calibration Wizard

by Chris Egner

Calibrate your TV's video settings to get the best picture quality possible. This disc shows you how.