Articles & Videos: Cables & Installation

In this article, we'll give you the information you need to choose the right type of audio or video connection, and tips on finding a good, high-quality cable.

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.

Find out how your room affects your speakers' sound. Then get some tips on locating and treating your room's trouble spots.

Want to add music to your backyard, porch, patio, or pool? We'll show you different options for enjoying your music in the great outdoors.

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.

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.

Home theater receivers buying guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's home theater receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find a model that's right for you.

In-wall and ceiling speaker placement
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Tips and guidelines to help you create an in-wall, in-ceiling, or on-wall speaker setup that sounds good and works with your room.

Video: AudioQuest Speaker Cable
by Dave Bar, Steve Kindig

Learn about some of AudioQuest's most popular speaker cable lines, and how to know if they're a good choice for your system.

Keeping your A/V Gear Clean
by Kristen Schaub

Are you the type of person who has a nice A/V system and wants to take good care of it? Cleaning it regularly — and correctly — is part of the equation.

Video: Monster Speaker Cable
by Dave Bar, Steve Kindig

Learn about some of Monster's popular speaker cable lines, and get tips on choosing the right kind for your system.