Cables & Installation: Articles & Videos

How to wall-mount your flat-panel TV

How to wall-mount your flat-panel TV

by Amanda P.

Want to wall mount your plasma or LCD TV? Get the info you need for a safe and nice-looking installation.

 
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.

 
Integrating Sonos systems into your décor with Flexson

Integrating Sonos systems into your décor with Flexson

by Ralph Graves

Flexson offers brackets, stands, and vinyl skins for Sonos components, helping them to better fit into your room's décor.

 
Home theater receiver placement tips

Home theater receiver placement tips

by David Brown

What's the best place to set up your receiver? This article tells you what you need to know before and after you buy one.

 
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.

 
In-wall and ceiling speakers guide

In-wall and ceiling speakers guide

by Amanda P.

Learn about the key things to consider when you're shopping for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.

 
Outdoor speakers buying guide

Outdoor speakers buying guide

by Amanda P.

Your back yard is a different listening environment than your typical room. Outside, there are no walls to reinforce bass response and reflect and contain sound, and there's usually much more background noise. Find out about special outdoor speakers.

 
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: Niles Remote Control Extender Systems

Video: Niles Remote Control Extender Systems

by Amanda P., Tara W.

Learn how Niles remote control extender systems let you keep your A/V components hidden away, but still control them with your regular remote.

 
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.

 

Home theater receivers buying guide

by Amanda P.

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.

 
Tips on Working with Your Builder or Contractor

Tips on Working with Your Builder or Contractor

by Amanda P.

Working with a contractor is a new experience for a lot of folks. In this article, you'll find some quick tips to help you get the results you want.

 
In-wall and ceiling speaker placement

In-wall and ceiling speaker placement

by Amanda P.

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: Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

Video: Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

by Video Guest

This video covers show you the basics of in-wall and ceiling speaker installation and answers some of the most commonly asked questions.

 
Everything you need to know about satellite radio

Everything you need to know about satellite radio

by Zak Billmeier

An overview of satellite radio and the two service providers (XM and SIRIUS).

 
Video: AudioQuest Speaker Cable

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.

 
Satellite Radio Antennas for the Home

Satellite Radio Antennas for the Home

by Matt Freeman

An overview of satellite radio antenna options for use in the home.

 
Keeping your A/V Gear Clean

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: 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.

 
Video: Monster Speaker Cable

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.