From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find a model that's right for you.
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.
There are a number of different ways to power a house full of speakers. Here's an overview of things you need to know.
Find out how to improve your TV's sound, from single-speaker solutions to full home theater setups.
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?
Is your music a wellspring of inspiration rather than a mere backdrop for your everyday activities? Would you like it to thrill you, at least some of the time? If so, this is the place to start.
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.
Amanda P., Video Guest
Crutchfield home theater experts Shawn and Amanda walk you through the basics of multi-room-capable receivers and how you can take advantage of your receiver's capabilities.
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.
Learn about the key things you should consider when buying speaker cable.
Maybe you've got it all figured out, but how about your spouse, kids, or house guests? The answer is a "universal" remote control. But, you're probably wondering, what are my options, and which remote should I choose?
Learn how to get hi-fi sound from the music on your computer.
An overview of satellite radio and the two service providers (XM and SIRIUS).
Robert Ferency-Viars, Ralph Graves
An explanation of iBiquity Digital's HD Radio technology and what it means for AM and FM radio listeners.
The place to start if you're interested in adding a multi-room system to your home.
In this article, you'll find tips and tricks to tackle common home A/V wire management problems.
Tips, tricks, and recommendations to help you control your system from other rooms.
Learn about the features and technical specifications found on many of today's receivers.
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.