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Are wireless surround sound systems any good? Learn all about the latest products. They're light years ahead of the previous generations.

We humans use GPS to find our way, and fitness trackers to optimize our daily health routines. Now, we can do the same for our beloved pets.

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.

Intro to live sound equipment
by Jim Richardson

Whether you only need a single mic and a speaker or a full kit for your band, it pays to know how a PA system works. This article explains each piece of the system.

Sound mixers buying guide
by Buck Pomerantz

A mixer is the brains and control center of a recording studio or PA system. This article will help you understand the different features you'll need in a audio mixer.

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.

CD player buying guide
by David Brown

Have a large CD collection? Learn about the options available to play your discs at home.

A dedicated car GPS solution like an in-dash or portable navigator offers several advantages over smartphone navigation. Here are eight ways a GPS device is better.

Installing a car stereo in a modern vehicle requires sophisticated installation hardware. And that hardware costs more than it used to. This article explains why.

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.

Just getting started with pro audio? You'll need to learn a few things about the types of cables used with microphones, PA speakers, and other pro gear.

Wireless router buying guide
by Eric Angevine

How a new Wi-Fi router supports bandwidth-hungry activities like HD video streaming, audio streaming, online gaming, and video chat.

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.

OLED vs LED TV
by Steve Kindig

OLED is the newest TV display technology and delivers amazing picture quality. Here we explain how OLED and LED LCD TVs work, and why you might prefer one or the other.

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.

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?

Car Stereo FAQ
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Crutchfield's car audio experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions about buying and installing a car stereo.

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