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Understanding Aspect Ratio
by Steve Kindig

Troubled by the "black bars" that sometimes appear on your HDTV's screen? We'll explain why you see them and offer some solutions.

With a universal remote, you can consolidate all the remote controls for your home theater system and home automation into one device.

Audio cables buying guide
by Ralph Graves

Home audio cable buying guide, includes stereo RCA, coaxial digital, stereo minijack, optical digital (toslink), and XLR cables.

What's on Apple TV?
by Ralph Graves

Apple TV® is a pretty versatile device — so much so, it can be hard to get a handle on exactly what Apple TV is . At the most basic level, consider Apple TV a digital media receiver. ...

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

Speaker wire guide
by Steve Kindig

Most home speakers don't include wire. Let us help you choose the right kind for your home audio system.

If you have a universal remote control, you may have already discovered the wonders of the macro. If not, well, a macro is a function that lets you program multiple steps into a single command. For...

If you know you want home theater sound, but you're not sure which speakers you need and what they all do, check out this helpful guide.

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.

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.

A/V furniture glossary
by Ralph Graves

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

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