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Articles & Videos: TV Sound Solutions

Do your TV's built-in speakers sound weak? Learn about four ways to get better TV sound: a sound bar, stereo speakers, a pre-matched home theater system (also known as a home theater in a box), and a full-blown component home theater system.

Looking for a simple way to improve your TV's sound? A sound bar may be the solution.

Sound bars from Yamaha, Sonos, Bose, Sony, JBL, and Polk Audio top the list of best picks. Learn why we like them, and follow the links to see hundreds of customer reviews.

Hooking up a basic sound bar to your TV is easy. But things get a bit more complicated if you want to connect your cable box, Blu-ray player, and game console to your sound bar. Learn how to make the right connections and how to set up your new sound bar.

If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.

Want home theater without all the wires? Learn about the latest wireless surround sound systems from Sonos, Polk Audio, and more.

What are the best surround sound speakers for your home? The answer largely depends on the size of your room. This guide walks you through how to build a well-matched home theater system. Learn the role that each speaker plays, along with tips for choosing the right ones for your system.

Wondering how to conceal the wires hanging down from your wall-mounted TV? Have a snarled mess of cables behind your home theater receiver? Worried about exposed speaker wires? These problems can be solved simply and cheaply. Learn all about cable wraps, ties, wire channels, and other solutions.

Denon HEOS HomeCinema
by Video Team

The Denon HEOS HomeCinema is a sound bar and sub combo that gives you instant home theater sound, plus connects to your network and works like other Denon HEOS sources.

We're impressed with how huge of a sound the Polk MagniFi Mini sound bar produces. It may be small, but with its wireless sub it's an instant home theater upgrade.

What is DTS Virtual:X?
by Jeff Miller

DTS Virtual:X is here! We set up the Yamaha YAS-207 sound bar at Crutchfield HQ to try out this new, immersive 3D surround sound technology.

Thin TVs look great, but the sound can be tinny and hard to hear. Learn four easy ways to get clear, audible dialogue and more impressive sound effects.

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