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Quantum Dots May Be In Your Next TV

Quantum Dot Structure

OLED is being touted as the Holy Grail of TV technology, but there may be a less expensive solution that comes pretty close. Learn how Quantum Dots can raise the performance levels of LCD TVs.

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Home Theater Term of the Week: Continuous Power (RMS)

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Continuous Power refers to the ability of a receiver or amplifier to output its full power continuously. In other words, just because your receiver/amplifier may be listed as being able to output 100WPC, doesn't mean it can do so for any significant length of time...Read more

For additional terms and definitions, check out my Home Theater Glossary

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Earth Day Reminder: How To Recycle Your Old Home Theater Electronics

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Earth Day 2014 is on this coming Tuesday, April 22nd (However, many Earth Day Activities will be held on Sunday, April 20th - which is also Easter Sunday this year). If you recently got a new LCD or Plasma TV or new home theater audio gear and, as a result, relegated that old TV and stereo system to the collection of discarded items in your garage, you should consider recycling your old home electronics gadgets.

There are a growing number of electronics recycling programs being implemented by communities, retailers, and manufacturers. On the other hand, there are other ways to make use of old or discarded audio and video products that may be piling up in your garage. Check out some useful tips on how you can recycle old audio and video equipment.

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Proper Speaker Placement: Home Theater Video Tip Series

Monday April 14, 2014
In order to get the best listening experience, it is not only important to have a home theater receiver and a good set of loudspeakers, but where you place those speakers in your room can make a big difference in how the sound reaches your ears. You can have great speakers, but if they aren't placed correctly, you might not be getting the most from your listening experience. For some great tips on how and where to place your speakers (and subwoofer), check out the following videos in our Home Theater Quick Tip Video Series:

Proper Speaker Placement for a 5.1 Channel Home Theater System

Proper Speaker Placement for a 6.1 Channel Home Theater System

Proper Speaker Placement for a 7.1 Channel Home Theater System

For additional information and perspective, also read my articles:
How Do I Position My Loudspeakers and Subwoofer?
5.1 vs 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receivers
What the .1 Means in Surround Sound.

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What Types of Connections Do Blu-ray Disc Players Have? - Question of the Week

Sunday April 13, 2014
You are interested in buying a Blu-ray Disc player, but before you buy one, you want to know if it will connect to your TV and/or home theater receiver. For the answer, check out this week's FAQ: What Types of Connections Do Blu-ray Disc Players Have? Also, be sure to check out my complete Blu-ray FAQs as well as my current suggestions for Best Blu-ray Disc Players.

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