Power line surges and lightning strikes can damage or destroy your precious audio/video gear. Learn how to select the best power protection for you.
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.
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.
Want to wall mount your plasma or LCD TV? Get the info you need for a safe and nice-looking installation.
HDMI can carry full 1080p video and high-resolution surround sound. It's also your only choice for 3D TV. Learn about other HDMI features, and get tips on choosing cables.
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.
Crutchfield Writing Team
There are many types of connections you may encounter when setting up your new A/V system. Find out what it all means.
Looking for tips on connecting surround speakers? Hoping to avoid a tangle of cables tripping up anyone who crosses your living room? These guidelines should help.
Most speakers don't include wire, and choosing from the available options can sometimes be confusing. Let us help you untangle the wire mess.
In this article, you'll find tips and tricks to tackle common home A/V wire management problems.
This is a thorough, informative guide to help you run speaker, Ethernet, and audio/video cables through the walls in new construction and finished homes.
Over-the-air broadcasts provide some of the best-looking HDTV signals, and they're free. Take a look at what goes into choosing and installing a HDTV antenna.
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.
Tara W., Video Guest
Learn about the basics of good speaker placement, so you can set up your speakers to deliver the best sound for your room.
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.
Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.
This video covers show you the basics of in-wall and ceiling speaker installation and answers some of the most commonly asked questions.
There are a number of different ways to power a house full of speakers. Here's an overview of things you need to know.
The place to start if you're interested in adding a multi-room system to your home.
Tips, tricks, and recommendations to help you control your system from other rooms.