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The optimum TV screen size will depend on the TV's screen resolution, how far you'll sit from it, and your personal preferences.

The projectors we carry are optimized for home theater use. You no longer need a dark room to get a great picture, and some projectors can display 4K Ultra HD programs.

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

With subwoofers, size matters. But small cars and trucks present a dilemma when you want to build a great bass system. The solution: shallow mount subwoofers.

Blu-ray players play discs with high-definition picture and sound. Most also let you stream movies and music. How do you know which player's right for you?

TV Buying Guide
by Steve Kindig

Whether you're replacing your main TV or shopping for one for a bedroom or den, here are some tips and suggestions to help you find the best TV for you.

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.

Factory sound processors take your factory stereo's music signal, clean it up, and send a corrected audio signal to your aftermarket amps and subwoofers.

How do I get Bluetooth® in my car?
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Bluetooth® wireless technology can be a great benefit in the car. Find out what it takes to add hands-free talking and wireless music streaming to your car stereo.

Most states have laws regarding the use of phones in the car. Here's how to find out what your state allows, and how to add Bluetooth to your vehicle.

Bose® SoundTouch® family
by Ralph Graves

The Bose SoundTouch wireless system is a simple way to get multi-room audio. You can stream wirelessly from Spotify, iTunes, Pandora and more.

Microphones buying guide
by Ralph Graves

An overview of condenser and dynamic microphones, including shotgun, ribbon, and lavalier mics.

Car stereo buying guide
by Robert Ferency-Viars

A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction explains how to choose the right receiver for your car or truck.

Our live sound speakers buying guide will get you on the road to finding the right PA speakers for your live sound needs.

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

An overview of wireless speakers and audio, including Bluetooth portable speakers, AirPlay and Wi-Fi receivers, Sonos, MusicCast, and other multi-room audio systems.

Golf carts aren't just for the "back nine" anymore -- they're almost as likely to be seen driving around the neighborhood. Your cool cart deserves a stereo to match.

Enjoy the music, videos, games and apps on your smartphone or tablet with better sound. Just stream wirelessly to a Bluetooth speaker system at home, or on-the-go.

We explain how car speaker sizes are categorized and describe all the factors involved when Crutchfield determines if a speaker will fit your vehicle.

Cable TV alternatives
by Jeff Miller

Thinking of ditching your cable or satellite TV subscription? Learn how to watch what you want using an antenna and an Internet connection.

With the Car Connection 1.0 or CarLink plugged into your car's diagnostic port, you can sync your phone with your car to perform operations inside your car and out.

How to choose an action cam
by Eric Angevine

When you're on the move, action video cameras come in very handy. Here's everything you need to know when choosing a camera to go along on your next adventure.

From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's audio video receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find the one that's best for you.

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