Choosing the right HDMI cables can be tricky. We'll explain the different versions of HDMI, and we'll offer solutions to some common HDMI hookup problems.
Learn how to conceal the wires hanging down from your wall-mounted TV. Tame the wire mess behind your A/V receiver. Hide the wires running to your rear speakers.
Most home speakers don't come with wire. What gauge (thickness) do you need? Is there a special kind of wire for in-wall installation? How many feet of wire will you need to buy? What kind of connectors are best? We'll help you choose the right kind of speaker wire for your home audio system.
How to run speaker wire and audio/video cables through the walls in your home. A comprehensive DIY guide, with videos.
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.
In this article, we'll show you how to locate the TV transmitters serving your area. Then we'll look at the different types of antennas and help you choose. If you live within a few miles of the local transmitters, a small indoor antenna should work well. If not, you'll need an outdoor antenna.
How to position your speakers in 5.1, 7.1 and other surround sound setups.
First, we show you how to build a fairly simple 2- or 3-room audio system using one receiver. Want sound in more than three rooms? It can get complicated, so you may want to consult an experienced system designer. To give you an idea of what's involved, we'll look at a typical 3-zone, 5-room system.