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.
C.J., a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out his favorite one: the Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Projector.
Find out how to improve your TV's sound, from single-speaker solutions to full home theater setups.
Because most people, from surround sound novices to A/V experts, find new formats a little confusing, we've provided a quick description of how each format works.
When rear speakers are out of the picture, is simulated surround sound a valid solution? We put Yamaha's Virtual CINEMA FRONT surround processing to the test.
A great TV and surround sound system can make a big difference in your videogame experience. Here's how to feel like you're part of the action.
Crutchfield editor Steve puts together a new home theater system. He wanted surround sound, but also needed a system that does justice to music.
How much power do I need? Do I have to connect my video sources to my receiver? Do I need a 3D-ready receiver for my 3D TV?
A chart that shows what each surround format does, how many channels each uses, and the types of media with which the formats may be used.
In this article, we'll explain the ins and outs of setting up your receiver, so you can get all the audio and video performance you paid for.
Want to enjoy better sound with your TV? Here are four ways to make it happen.
Dolly, Mac and Tara discuss the features available in home theater receivers, and the best way to choose one that's right for you.
Like a fine orchestra, a home theater receiver needs to tune up before it performs. Fortunately, most receivers come with auto setup.
J.R., Crutchfield sales advisor, shows us the Denon setup wizard makes setting up a home theater receiver fast and easy.
If you've purchased a seven-channel home theater receiver in the last couple of years, you may have a lot of amplifier power just going to waste.