Skip Navigation

Articles & Videos: Home Audio

HDMI cables buying guide
by Steve Kindig

HDMI connections deliver outstanding picture and sound quality. This article explains how HDMI works and how to choose the right cables for your gear.

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 an HD antenna.

Intro to Apple AirPlay
by Ralph Graves

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple’s iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It’s a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod...

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple’s iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It’s a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod...

An introduction to Bluetooth features for home and car audio/video gear, including NFC, aptX, speakerphones, headsets, and sports options.

TV wall mount buying guide
by Steve Kindig

Learn about the different types of wall mounts out there, and find out what kind might be best for your installation.

Home automation FAQ
by Eric Angevine

Get answers for all of your important questions before you buy a home automation system.

Keep external noise at bay, so you can focus on your music. Noise-canceling headphones put the outside world on "mute."

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

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

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...

Ask an expert advisor

No pressure, no commission — just lots of good advice from our highly trained staff.