DVD Players: Articles & Videos

Blu-ray and DVD Player FAQ

by Loren Barstow

What's the difference between DVD and Blu-ray Disc? How would I connect a DVD player to my TV to get the best possible picture? My TV doesn't accept progressive-scan signals, so paying extra for a progressive-scan DVD player is a waste of money, right? Plus more...

 
What Do You Need for Home Theater?

What Do You Need for Home Theater?

by Julie Govan

Wondering what pieces go into a home theater system? In this article, we walk you through each component's role.

 
DVD and Blu-ray Players Glossary

DVD and Blu-ray Players Glossary

by Loren Barstow

Learn about DVD features and specifications.

 
HDMI cables buying guide

HDMI cables buying guide

by Steve Kindig

HDMI connections got a big update in 2014 as 4K Ultra HD TVs appeared with HDMI 2.0 inputs capable of supporting 4K's higher data demands. With support for multichannel and high-res audio, HDMI is the most important connection for home entertainment. Learn about other HDMI features, and get tips on choosing cables.

 
Transforming a Basement into a Home Theater

Transforming a Basement into a Home Theater

by Steve Kindig

Part 1: Getting Started When I moved into my new house — well, new to me anyway — I knew that one of the first major changes I wanted to make was creating a room for great home...

 
Transforming a Basement into a Home Theater, Pt. 2

Transforming a Basement into a Home Theater, Pt. 2

by Steve Kindig

When I moved into my new house, I wanted to create a room for great home theater and music listening. In part one of this series, I outlined my general plan to create such a space in my...

 
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.