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Home Theater: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Looking for Wireless Home Theater Speakers? -...
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How Fast Should My Internet Be to Watch Netflix?
If you want to stream videos to your network media player from Netflix, Vudu, and Hulu, you want a high speed internet connection. Learn how fast of an internet connection you need.
Target Celebrates Thanksgiving and Black Friday...
Target's 2015 Thanksgiving/Black Friday Ad is now available - check out the TV and home theater deals.
What's the Difference Between 720p and 1080p TVs?
What is the difference between 720p and 1080p? Can you really see the difference on an HDTV screen? Check out this comparison of 720p and 1080p.
How To Fix a Wonky HDMI Connection
HDMI the most common connection used in home theater setups, and is supposed to make connecting things easier, but that isn't always the case. To find out what to do when your HDMI connection doesn't seem be working, check out my useful tips.
The Top 10 Must-Have Samsung Apps
Samsung has more than 200 apps for the Samsung Smart TVs. Here is a list of the top ten apps you should download. Games, helpful apps and exercise apps are some of the best-suited for the Samsung TV big screen.
Is it Better to Stream or Download Media Files?
What is the difference between streaming music or a movie and downloading it? Find out what you need to know when streaming or downloading media.
What you really need to know about 4K and Ultra...
4K, now officially labeled as Ultra HD, refers to one of two high definition resolutions: 3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels.
How to Pick the Right Home Theater Receiver -...
Check out some useful tips on the differences between 5.1 and 7.1 channel receivers that can help you decide which option is best for you.
Check Out Sam's Club Black Friday TV and Home...
Sam's Club 2015 Black Friday Ad has now been unveiled. Check out all the details on TVs and home theater items - Doors open 7AM - Members Only on Friday, November 27, 2015 - with some deals available online Thanksgiving Day.
Shopping for a new TV? Here Are Some 1080p...
Are you looking for a new TV? LCD flat panel TVs are the most common type available, and although 4K is now getting all the hype, there are plenty of great 1080p LED/LCDs in the 40-inch and Larger screen size.
The Real Difference Between 720p and 1080i
720p and 1080i are both video resolutions used in television broadcasting. What is the difference between 720p and 1080i in relation to 1080p? Do all these numbers really mean anything in which you actually see on the screen? For the answers check out my article: The Difference Between 720p and 1080i.
The Best Sub 24-Inch LCD and LED/LCD TVs
Looking for an LCD TV that is just the right size for a second room, office, or small apartment. Check out these suggestions of 24-Inch and smaller TVs.
Get Prices and Availability on 4K Ultra HD TVs
4K Ultra HD TV is here, but what brands and models are available and what do they offer? Check out my running 4K Ultra HD TV list to find one that may be right for you.
What's the Difference Between 1080p and 1080i?
Although 4K is making inroads, 1080p is the most common native display resolution found on high definition TVs. However, what is the difference between 1080p and 1080i?
How to Bring Your Old Video Tapes into the...
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Which Type of Subwoofer Is Right for You?
From an inexpensive home theater-in-a-box to high-end custom installed systems, a subwoofer is needed to provide those low bass frequencies.
The Best Midsize LCD and LED TVs
If a 40-inch or larger LCD TV is too large for you, check out my suggestions for LCD and LED/LCD TVs with 32 to 39-inch screen sizes.
Check Out The Walmart Thanksgiving/Black Friday...
Check out the TV and Home Theater deals posted by Walmart for Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2015.
Can I Play a Blu-ray Disc on a DVD Player?
Blu-ray Disc players can play Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, and, in some cases, even SACDs and DVD-Audio Discs, but if I only have one Blu-ray Disc player in my house and several DVD players, can I play a Blu-ray Disc on a DVD player so that I can share the movie with the rest of the family at their convenience? For the answer, read my article: Can I Play a Blu-ray Disc on a DVD Player?
Blu-ray Disc Audio - Bitstream vs PCM Output -...
Blu-ray Disc is the best video source for TV viewing, as well as the best audio source for surround sound listening. However, with audio, you have several audio output setting options. The two most important are the Bitstream and PCM settings. Find out what these settings do.
The Best High End Home Theater Receivers
If you are looking for a home theater receiver that provides top-notch audio and video performance, here is the best high end home theater receivers.
Check Out The Best Buy Thanksgiving/Black...
Best Buy has released a big Black Friday Ad for 2015. Check out the TV and home theater product deals...including a good selection of 4K Ultra HD TVs.
How to Use Your Smart TV to its Fullest...
Samsung's Smart TVs have apps like you might find on a smart phone. Find out how to access the apps, set up an account, and purchase and download apps.
Kmart's 2015 Black Friday Ad Offers Up Some TV...
Kmart's Thanksgiving and Black Friday Ads have been leaked, check out the TV and Home Theater deals.
Why Are DVD Recorders So Hard to Find Now?
If you have been shopping for a DVD recorder recently, you have probably noticed a lack of selection on store shelves. For the reasons why, read my article: The Case of the Disappearing DVD Recorder.
Find Out What The .1 Means in Surround Sound
Are you confused by what the .1 means in 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 Channel Surround Sound? If so, my article will explain what the .1 means and why it is important in home theater. Also discussed is why a .2 designation is sometimes also used in surround sound.
What Are Samsung Apps for TVs?
Samsung Apps have changed network TVS. Samsung's Smart TVs are not only network TVs that connect to a couple of services but there are specially designed games, informational apps and more. Find out how Smart TVs are adding apps and following the example of smart phones.
A Complete Guide to Smart TV and Blu-Ray Player...
We all know that iPhones and Android Phones have Apps. However, did you know that your TV or Blu-ray disc player can have apps too?
Costco Joins In On Black Friday 2015 - Check...
The Costco Black Friday Ad has now been revealed. Not much to show within the actual Ad, but it sounds like there will be more in-store deals coming. Costco is a membership store.
Top TV Picks for Small Spaces
LCD TVs are very popular and come in a wide variety of screens sizes. Here's a list of some of the best LCD TVs in the 26 through 29-inch screen sizes.
How to End Annoying Buffering on Streaming Videos
Learn why movie streaming is interrupted by loading screens and how fast internet and home connections can eliminate the wait.
What You Need to Do Before You Buy a Blu-Ray...
Check out some useful tips on what look for when buying a Blu-ray Disc Player, or even a used HD-DVD player.
Top Mini and Micro Audio Systems
If you are looking for something small that will provide you a good music listing experience, check out a compact mini or micro audio system.
Are Curved TVs a Gimmick?
Curved Screen TVs were being pushed as the one of the next big things at the 2014 CES, but do they really live up to the hype? Before you jump off your couch and buy one, check out what you need to know.
Jump on the Streaming Bandwagon with a Network...
Network Media Player and Media Streamers are making quite an impact in home theater with the ability to access TV and movie content from the internet.
Don't Be Confused by the Name - AppleTV is Not...
Many people imagine a television when they hear about Apple TV. Apple TV is not a television. Find out what Apple TV really is and how it can complement your TV viewing experience.
Fry's Electronics Teases 2015 Thanksgiving/Blac...
Legendary consumer electronics retailer, Fry's Electronics, offers up TV and Home Theater product deals in its annual Black Friday Ad.
The Top Home Theater-in-a-Box Systems
You want to get into all the Home Theater fun, but don't have the space or the money? A home theater-in-a-box system may be just the right solution for you.
What It Takes To See 4K Resolution on a 4K...
You made the leap and shelled out some big bucks for a 4K Ultra HD TV, but what are you really seeing on the screen? Find out my report How To See 4K Resolution On A 4K Ultra HD TV.
Can DVD Players Also Play CDs?
DVD players can play DVDs, but what else can they play? Find out in my article: Can DVD Players Also Play Standard Music CDs?
The Best VHS VCR Combo DVD Recorders
For those that are both replacing a VCR and want a DVD recorder, this flexible option gives you the best of the old and the new.
How to Give the Gift of a Netflix Subscription
Netflix is a great gift idea. Learn how to give the gift of a Netflix subscription so those on your gift list can enjoy the thousands of movies and TV shows that Netflix offers.
Troubleshooting Your Home Theater System
You just finished setting up your home theater system and big-screen TV. You turn it on and nothing happens. Here's what to do before you call for repairs.
The Best Budget Surround Sound Receivers You...
Looking for a home theater receiver, but don' t have a lot of cash? Check out some nice units priced at $399.99 or Less.
When it Comes to Digital Audio, What Does PCM...
PCM stands for Pulse Code Modulation. PCM technology is a means by which standard audio signals (which are represented by waveforms) are converted to digital audio signals (which are represented by 1's and 0's - much like computer data) with little, or no, compression. Read more...
Can You Make a Home Theater Wireless?
Home Theater is a big part of the home entertainment scene in countless living rooms. However, one problem that plagues home theater, especially for many spouses, is all the speaker wires and connection cables. However, there is a growing number of wireless connectivity options available.
How To Buy The TV That Is Right For You
There is definitely more to buying a TV than getting than just getting the lowest price. Find out what to look for when buying the TV that is right for you.
The Difference Between an LCD and Plasma TV
Although, as of 2015, Plasma TVs are no longer being manufactured, there are many in use and also being sold on the secondary market. For those that own or are seeking a Plasma TV, it is important to understand the difference between an LCD and Plasma TV.
The Best Home Theater Receivers Priced from...
The Home Theater Receiver is the heart of a home theater system. Check out a list of midrange home theater receivers in the $400 to $1,299 price range.
Seagate GoFlex Home NAS Review
In this review of Seagate's GoFlex Home Network Attached Storage, see if Seagate has succeeded in making a NAS that's easy for home networking beginners to share their media. The GoFlex Home comes in 1 TB and 2 TB models to save growing media libraries.
How Samsung AllShare Makes TV More Awesome
Samsung's AllShare easily streams photos, music and movies between TVs, home theater, blu-ray disc players, Galaxy Tab and wifi cameras and camcorders and can all be controlled by a Galaxy S phone. Learn how AllShare makes networking home entertainment simple using DLNA certified products. AllShare products are the perfect example of DLNA certifications and the perfect way to understand DLNA.
Multi-Zone Capability in Home Theater Receivers
The Home Theater receiver is being called on to do more and more, from simple connection to both analog and high definition audio and video sources.
The 8mm/VHS Adapter - Real or Myth?
The single most-asked question I receive is:
The Truth About So-Called LED Televisions
What is an LED TV? Many people think that an LED TV is a new type of TV, including some manufacturer PR reps and sales people that should know better.
How to Get Better Sound from Your TV with a...
If you want better sound for your TV viewing experience but don't what all the clutter of a home theater system and all those speakers, then a sound bar may be the right solution for you. Find out what you need to know.
How To Boost Your Subwoofer Experience
Are you finding your subwoofer isn't providing the experience you were expecting? Find out how you can connect two or more subwoofers to your home theater.
How to Get the Most Out of Your 3D TV
One of the frustrating things about watching 3D at home is how to adjust your 3D TV to get the best 3D viewing experience - check out my useful tips.
Buying a Home Theater Receiver - Part One - The...
The home theater receiver is the central component in a home theater system - find out what you need to know before purchasing one - Part 1 of 2.
Check out the 2015 Black Friday TV Deals...
BJ's Wholesale Black Friday shopping Ad for 2015 has been revealed. Check out the deals on TVs and more.
Don't Get Seduced by Amplifier Power Specificat...
We often base our judgments about amplifier quality on power output, but there is more to an amplifier besides wattage and power.
How Do You Hook Up Your Home Theater?
Although it does take a little time, the task of hooking up your home theater does not need to be complicated. Check out some practical tips that can help.
How Are Video Frame Rate and Screen Refresh...
With terms like HDTV, Progressive Scan, 1080p, Frame Rate, and Screen Refresh Rate, it is no wonder that many consumers are confused when shopping for a TV.
Blu-ray Disc Player Audio Connection Guide
Blu-ray technology provides excellent audio, but you need to access it first. Check out the five ways you can access audio from a Blu-ray disc player.
How to Set Up a Basic Home Theater System
If you are assembling a home theater system using a collection of independent home theater-related components, the task may seem complicated.
What Do You Need to Watch 3D in Your Home...
You want to make the jump to 3D and all you need is a 3D TV - Right? Wrong! To fully access the 3D viewing experience you need more than just a 3D TV - Find out the details in my article: What Do I Need In My Home Theater To Watch 3D?
Analog Stereo Audio Cables
A close-up photo look and explanation of RCA Analog Stereo connections and cables. Page 8.
Digital Optical Audio Connector AKA TOSLINK
A Digital Optical Audio Connector, AKA TOSLINK, is an important audio connection in home theater. Check out a photo as well as a short overview of what it is and what it does. Page 7.
What's Low Center Channel Dialog and How Do You...
Have you watched a Blu-ray Disc or DVD and can't hear the dialog over the rest of the sound? You are not alone - check out some useful tips to correct this problem.
What Do You Need in Order to Watch HDTV?
You bought an HDTV, but are you really watching HD on your TV? Find out what you need to have in order to get that great high-definition picture everyone is taking about.
Learn the Difference Between Video Upscaling...
With the advent of HDTV, DVD players, home theater receivers, and other source devices are now available that feature video upscaling.
What Are the Pros and Cons of 3D TV?
Whether you love it or hate it, 3D is available for home entertainment. However, there are some definite pros and cons to 3D in the home. Where do you stand? Check out my list of 3D TV pros and cons.
The Best CD Players for Your Entertainment System
Looking for a new CD player? Check out my top picks in moderately priced, but high performance units from a variety of manufacturers.
What Is Audio Return Channel?
Find out what Audio Return Channel (ARC) is, and how it can make sending audio from your TV to your home theater system easier.
The Kohl's 2015 Black Friday Has Been Revealed...
Kohl's isn't a store you would associate with TVs, but for Black Friday 2015, they are offering a couple of TVs and some other electronic gadgets.
How to Copy Those Old VHS Tapes to DVD
One question I get asked often is: How Do You Copy VHS Tapes to DVD? Although the answer is fairly straight forward, there some details you need to know.
The Top 7 CD Recorders
With the popularity of CD-burning using PCs, the number of standalone CD recorders have declined over time, but they are still available.
How to Stream 3D Movies to Your TV with Vudu
In this review of Vudu 3D movie streaming service, find out if streaming 3D movies is as good as 3D Blu-rays and learn what you need to watch Vudu 3D.
Do Video Signals Need To Be Routed Through a...
One common question about home theater is whether it is really necessary to route both audio and video signals from Blu-ray/DVD players, cable boxes, or other source device through a home theater receiver.
HDMI Connector and Cable
A photo example and explanation of an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Connector and cable. Page 4.
How To Recycle That Old Home Theater Gear
There is more concern about increased number of electronics, such as old analog televisions, DVD players, PCs, and other gear that is being disposed. Find out how you can recycle your old home theater components - some of which you may not have thought of.
YouTube Movie Rental Service - Review
YouTube movie rentals has added 3,000 new movie titles, including new releases. In my review of YouTube video streaming servic, learn how to use YouTube video on demand rentals, how to get a refund for bad streaming videos, and how YouTube stacks up to Netflix, Amazon On Demand, and Vudu.
Samsung Adds More 4K SUHD Entries To 2015 TV...
Samsung has just lowered the price of entry to its SUHD TV line with the addition of the JS7000 Series - check out the details.
hhgregg's 2015 Black Friday Sale Has A Ton of TVs
The hhgregg 2015 Black Friday specials have been revealed, and they include a large selection 4K Ultra HD TVs. Check them out right here...
The Top 10 Home Theater Mistakes and How to...
After setting up your new home theater system, something just doesn't seem right. Did you make any mistakes? Check out of the common mistakes that you may fall prey to when setting up your home theater.
The Top DVD Recorders for Your Entertainment...
DVD recorders are touted as the replacement for the VCR. However, they are not as plentiful as they once were. Here are some of the best in the field.
The Army/Air Force Exchange Celebrates Black...
The Army/Air Force Exchange Reveals its annual Black Friday Deals on TVs and Home Theater - If you are an authorized shopper, check it out!
Video Projector Knowledge Tip: Lens Shift vs...
With increasing lower prices and increased performance, video projectors are definitely becoming a more popular option for viewing large screen entertainment at home. However, getting the image to show up in a perfect rectangle on the screen isn't always that easy. Two features that can help are Lens Shift and Keystone Correction.
Meijer's 2015 Thanksgiving and Black Friday...
Michigan-based Meijer has revealed both their Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Ads for 2015 - Check out all the details.
Amazon Adds Free Streaming to Amazon on Demand...
Amazon Instant Video - Amazon has added free streaming of movie and TV shows to Amazon Prime members. Learn more about Amazon Instant Video streaming, Amazon Prime memberships and how to use it on a Roku Box or Google TV.
What You Need to Know About DVD Region Codes
DVD Region Coding is a thorn in the side of many who like to buy and play DVDs from different countries and regions of the World. Find out how region coding affects what DVDs you can play.
The Best LCD TV - DVD Player Combos
Although the TV combo concept has been with us for some time, the concept has evolved into an LCD form factor that include built-in DVD players.
HDTV FAQs - What is the Difference Between...
The impact of Digital TV is making TV buying decisions for consumers more complex. However, what is the difference between digital (DTV) and regular (Analog) TV? Find out the answer to this question in the following FAQ entry.
6 Ways to Incorporate the Internet into Your...
The internet is playing an ever important role in home theater. Check out several ways to make the internet a part of your home theater system.
5 Reasons to Love Apple TV
Although Apple TVs only work with iTunes, here are the top five reasons why an Apple TV may be the best network media player if you are a Mac user.
What You Should Know Before Buying a Video...
Video projectors are increasingly accessible and affordable for average consumers. Check out some useful tips before you buy a video projector.
HDTV FAQs: What is the Difference Between...
The impact of Digital TV is making TV buying decisions for consumers more complex. However, what is the difference between digital TV (DTV) and HDTV? Find out the answer to this question in the following FAQ entry.
Digital Coaxial Audio Connector
A photo example of a Digital Coaxial Audio Connector that used in a home theater connection setup. Page 6.
What Is HDMI and How Do You Use It?
HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. However, what does HDMI really do and how does it relate to Home Theater? Get the complete rundown what you need to know..
Why NTSC and PAL Still Matter with HDTV
With the introduction of Digital TV and HDTV, you would think that we now have universal video standard. However, this is not incorrect.
Here's What You Need to Know About Subwoofers
What is a subwoofer and why is it necessary for a full home theater experience? Find out what you need to know about the nature of the subwoofer.
What Is DLNA? - What You Need To Know
What is DLNA? Learn how DLNA certification makes it easy to set up your home network to share and stream photos, music and movies.
Are HD-DVD and Blu-ray Players Compatible with...
HD-DVD players play HD-DVDs, and Blu-ray Disc players can play Blu-ray Discs, but can you also play DVDs and CDs on both of them as well? Find out the details in my article: Are HD-DVD and Blu-ray Players Compatible with Standard DVDs and CDs?
Are Blu-Ray Disc Players Compatible With DVDs...
One of the things that holds consumers back from buying a Blu-ray Disc player is confusion to what you can actually play on it. As it turns out you can not only play Blu-ray discs, but DVD and CDs as well. To find out more, read my article: Are Blu-ray Disc Players Compatible with Standard DVDs and CDs?
Top Surround Sound Speaker Systems
Choosing loudspeakers for a home theater system is not easy. There are several things to take into consideration: brand, price, and style. However, the overriding factor is how they sound in your listening environment. To make it harder there a hundreds of brands, models, and configurations to choose from. To narrow it down, check out my suggestions for home theater speaker packages.
Connecting Both a DVD Recorder and a VCR to a...
When using a DVD recorder, many consumers are face the dilemma as to how to add it to their current VCR and Television setup simply. In the following article I explain some options that will make this task easier.
10 Essential Elements of a Home Theater System
A home theater system is a great way to enjoy watching TV and movies. Find out what you need to know to set one up...
Types of Samsung TV Apps
There are over 200 Samsung Apps for Samsung Smart TVs. Find out more about the available apps and which apps are good and which apps you might not want.
Costco Joins In On Black Friday 2014 - Check...
The Costco Black Friday Ad has now been revealed. Not much to show within the actual Ad, but it sounds like there will be more in-store deals coming. Costco is a membership store.
The Best Sound Bars and Under-TV Audio Systems...
If you don't want excessive wire clutter or don't have space for lots of speakers, a Sound Bar, Digital Sound Projector, LCR Speaker, or Under-TV Audio System may be the right choice for you to get better sound for TV viewing. Check out my running list of suggestions.
Read my review of the Vizio S4251w-B4 5.1...
The Vizio S4251w-B4 combines a sound bar with two surround speakers and a wireless subwoofer. Read my review of this innovative home theater product.
What to Know About Video Copy Protection and...
It is well-known that it is very difficult to copy commercially made VHS video tapes to another VCR due to Macrovision anti-copy encoding.
The Sears Thanksgiving Night/Black Friday Ad...
Check out the Sears Black Friday Ad for 2015 featuring lots of TVs, as well as Blu-ray Disc players and Sound Bars
2015 Black Friday Ad Round-Up - TVs and Home...
Black Friday week is here. Check out my comprehensive listing of what is on Ad for TVs and home theater at several major retailers.
The RF Modulator - DVD Player Connection Option
The RF Modulator solution. DVD is so common that many consumers are either putting units in kids rooms and offices or otherwise connecting them to older or second TVs that do not have the proper audio/video inputs. However, there is a solution to this dilemma - the RF Modulator. The following article shows how you can use an RF modulator to connect your old TV with your new DVD player.
Here's What You Need to Know About LCD TVs
Check out my complete guide of what you need to know about LCD TVs, including things such as LED, screen refresh rate, and more, as well as some actual LCD TV buying suggestions.
Help! My Audio and Video Aren't in Synch
Are you finding that the video and audio on your TV screen don't match up? This is a problem that has cropped up in more home theater setups. Here are some useful tips on how correct this.
Powerline Adapters - What You Need to Know
A powerline adapter can use your household electrical wiring to connect your network media player to a router in another room of your house - find out what you need to know about these practical devices.
The Navy Exchange Offers Up 4K Ultra HD TVs For...
If you serve in the Navy, or a qualified dependent, the Exchange is offering up some great Black Friday TV deals.
What Is a Network Media Player?
What is a network media player or media streamer? How network media players or media streamer devices make it possible to view and listen to your computer's libraries of photos, TV shows and movies on your TV, and listen to music on your home theater speakers.
Check out what Crackle TV has to offer.
Crackle is a free service that lets you stream full-length uncut movies and TV shows from online. The catch is that the movies and TV shows are interrupted by commercials. Find out if Crackle's free movies and TV make you want to quit your Netflix and Hulu Plus subscriptions.
What Are the Different Types of 3D Glasses?
Glasses are important to the 3D experience. Find out how 3D glasses work and what the difference is between active and passive glasses.
MHL - What It Is and How It Impacts Home Theater
MHL is a new connection interface that combines with HDMI to integrate many portable devices with the home theater environment. Check out the details.
Roku XD Review
The Roku XD is available in retail outlets through a partnership with Netflix. The Roku media streamer gained popularity because it was the first to stream Netflix. Now network media players, media streamers, video game consoles, networked TVs an devices are able to stream Netflix. In this Roku XD review, discover how being the first definitely does not mean being the best. Page 2.
How to Connect a 3D Bluray Player to Any Receiver
How to use a non-3D compliant Home Theater Receiver with a 3D TV and 3D Blu-ray Disc Player.
What Zone 2 Means in Home Theater
Zone 2 - Definition and explanation of the Zone 2 feature on home theater receivers.
Why You Sometimes See Black Bars On Your TV...
The impact of Digital TV is making TV buying decisions for consumers more complex. One common question that is asked is why you might still see black bars on 16x9 HDTVs.
How To Experience Home Theater Outdoors
If you are facing discontent at home because you can't afford to take your family on vacation, why not add a little adventure with an outdoor home theater?
Everything You Want to Know About Watching 3D...
3D is the hot topic in home theater, and depending on who you talk to, 3D TV and 3D home theater is going to be either the greatest thing to happen in home entertainment or the biggest consumer electronics flop ever. Obviously, the truth is somewhere in-between. For a comprehensive look at 3D for consumers, check out my complete guide to 3D TV and home theater.
Is it Better to Buy a LCD TV or a Plasma TV?
LCD and Plasma TVs are both viable purchase options, but which is best for you? Find out in my article: Should I Buy an LCD TV or a Plasma TV?
The Best Blu-Ray Players for HD Entertainment
Blu-ray players (or Blu-ray Disc players) make a great addition to your home theater or home entertainment set-up. With starting prices well below $199.
Using Pandora - Hidden Secrets of Customizing...
In this second part on how to customize your Pandora stations, learn how to combine thumbs up and other Pandora tools to create the perfect Pandora station.
Why Do Some Blu-ray Disc Players Have HDMI...
There are a small, but growing number of Blu-ray Disc Players that now have HDMI inputs - but they aren't there for the purpose you might think - check out the details in this FAQ.
How to Control Your Home Theater with Your...
Did you know that you can use your Android or iPhone, and even your tablet device as a remote control for your home theater components? Check out a sampling of great remote control apps that you install on your iOS or Android device.
How Long Will A Plasma TV Last?
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Can You Play Recorded DVDs in Other DVD Players?
DVD recorders are not as simple as VCRs. When recording a DVD, playback on a DVD player is not assured, unless it has be recorded in a compatible format.
The Best Home Theater Products Exhibited at CES...
The latest technology and product innovation in consumer electronics is showcased at the annual International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's event was held from January 6th - 9th, 2015, with press-only events held on January 4th and 5th. Check out the latest and greatest from the About.com home theater perspective.
Find Out How to Access 1080p on an HDTV
Important facts about accessing 1080p on an HDTV1080p, currently the highest resolution available for consumer TVs and video projectors.
Should You Get a Projector or a TV for Your...
You can't have a home theater without something to watch on. One option is an LCD, Plasma, or OLED TV; the other is a video projector - but which is best?
Round Out Your Home Theater Experience With...
Best Home Theater Seating - When putting together a home theater system, don't forget about the comfort of the experience. Check out my list of suggested home theater seating manufacturers and seating options that will make your home theater viewing and listening experience more pleasurable.
Are You Ready for 4K? - The Samsung UN55HU8550...
The Samsung UN55HU8550 is a slim and stylish 55-inch LED/LCD TV that incorporates 4K display resolution, 3D viewing option, internet/network streaming, four HDMI inputs, three USB ports, and more. For more details, read my review.
Use Your PC as Part of a Home Theater System
More people are using their PC as part of a home theater system. Here is a basic overview of using a PC as part of a home theater system.
Google TV is not a Television
With Google TV, you have a whole new way to watch your TV. But Google TV is not a television, and it is not only the internet application that might be available on your TV. Find out exactly what Google TV is.
Why ATT and U-Verse Charge for Exceeding...
It has been reported that AT&T will impose a internet usage cap for their DSL and U-Verse internet services. This cap will limit how much a customer can stream, download and upload from online. Learn the details of when it will happen, how much it will cost and how AT&T will let customers know when they are getting close to their limits.
Looking For a 3D-enabled TV? - Check Out My...
Contrary to what you might hear - 3D is not dead - but what are the best 3D TVs? Check out my current list of Best 3D TVs. Also, keep in mind that in order to watch 3D, you will also need 3D glasses and 3D content provided by a Blu-ray Disc player, or 3D-enabled Cable/Satellite Box, and, of course, 3D Blu-ray movies and TV programs.
VGA PC Monitor Connection
A close-up photo of a VGA PC Monitor connection and cable. Page 11.
8 Tips for Putting Together a Home Theater on a...
Home theater provides an exciting entertainment experience. However, many consumers are confused on how to get started and how much they need to spend. check out some practical, cost-effective, strategies for assembling your home theater.
Buying a Home Theater Receiver - Part 2 - Added...
The Home Theater Receiver is the central component in a home theater system. Here are some of the more advanced functions to consider when buying one.
Slim, Sleek, and Smart - Samsung's UN55H6350...
The Samsung UN55H6350 is a slim and stylish 55-inch LED/LCD TV that incorporates 1080p displayt resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, internet/network streaming, four HDMI inputs, three USB ports, and more. For more details, read my review.
The 7 Best HDMI Switchers
With the growing number of HDMI equipped components, one or two HDMI inputs on an HDTV and/or Home Theater receiver is no longer enough.

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