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By Robert Silva

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    • What is the Difference Between an LCD TV and LED TV? Created: Thursday, March 11, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      LCD TVs are very popular, but there seems to be a type of TV that is also being hyped called an LED TV. However, what is an LED TV and is it really different than an LCD TV?
    • Sharp Ht-sl77 Sound Bar Home Theater System - Review Created: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Sharp HT-SL77 combines a sound bar speaker system with a wireless subwoofer, that is intended to provide a better alternative to a TV's built-in speakers. For more details on this system, read my review.
    • How To Clean Your VCR Heads Created: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A simple how to on cleaning your vcr tape heads, head drum, and other parts inside your VCR.
    • Klipsch Synergy Sub10 Powered Subwoofer - Product Review Created: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Klipsch Synergy Sub10 Powered Subwoofer is not just a powerful subwoofer. The Sub10 delivers more than just power, it also delivers a clarity, tightness, and undistorted deep bass response that...
    • Before You Buy an LCD TV Created: Saturday, January 07, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      LCD TVs are now the most popular selling type of TV. However, before you rush out and buy one, there are some useful tips to take into consideration. Check out my LCD TV buying tips.
    • Upscaling Created: Monday, December 26, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Upscaling is a process that mathematically matches the pixel count of the output of a standard signal to the physical pixel count on an HDTV.
    • Blu-ray Region Code Created: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Blu-ray Disc Region Code - Definition and explanation of the Blu-ray Disc Region Code system.
    • Yamaha HTR-6030 5.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver - Product Profile Created: Thursday, August 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Yamaha HTR-6030, is an inexpensive home theater receiver that provides some great features, including, a powerful 5.1 channel amplifier, Dolby Digital, DTS, XM Neural, and XM-HD surround sound processing options, XM Satellite Radio capability, and front panel mini-jack for connection of digital audio players. For more details read my product profile.
    • Panasonic SC-HTB770 3.1 Channel Home Theater Audio System Review Created: Friday, August 09, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Panasonic SC-HTB770 is an affordable audio system that provides a conenvient way to get better sound for TV viewing or music listening. The SC-HTB770 is a 3.1 Channel audio system that features speakers that can be used separately, or combined in a single sound bar configuration. The system also features a wireless subwoofer that uses Bluetooth technology. The SC-HTB770 is easy to set up and use, but is does it provide a better listening experience for your TV viewing? Read my review to find out.
    • What is a NAS (Network Attached Storage Device)? Created: Friday, October 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A NAS (Network Attached Storage Device) may be the best place to save your media library. Find out if you you should use a NAS device with your network media player to access your photos, music and movies over your home network.
    • Nyrius NAVS500 Hi-Def Digital Wireless A/V Sender and Remote Extender - Review Created: Thursday, February 16, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Nyrius NAVS500 High Definition Digital Wireless Audio/Video Sender and Remote Extender is a home theater add-on kit that allows wireless transmission of up to 1080p video and audio up to 100 feet using the WHDI transmission standard of HDMI signals from a source, such as Blu-ray Disc player, and an HDMI-equipped home theater receiver or HDTV. To find out if this add-on will work with your home theater setup, read my review.
    • Electronics Recycling - How To Recycle Old Home Theater Gear Created: Thursday, August 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      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 thea...
    • Best CD Players and CD Changers Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Looking for a new CD player? Check out my top picks in moderately priced, but high performance units from a variety of manufacturers.
    • TV Installation Safety Created: Sunday, September 08, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      When placing a TV on a stand or hanging it on a wall, install it safely by following tips that will prevent it from falling.
    • Anthony Gallo Acoustics A'Diva SE 5.1 Speaker System Review Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Anthony Gallo Acoustics is one of the loudspeaker makers that takes a spherical approach to loudspeaker design. As part of their 20th anniversary, Anthony Gallo has released an SE Edition of their A'Diva spherical speakers and combined them with a unique cylindrically-shaped powered subwoofer in a 5.1 channel speaker system that may be just right for your home theater setup.
    • Buying Refurbished Products - What You Need To Know Created: Saturday, March 06, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Buying Refurbished Products - We are always looking for bargains. It is hard to resist those after-holiday and Spring clearance sales. However, another way to save money is to buy refurbished products. This article discusses the nature of refurbished products and some helpful hints on what to ask and look for when purchasing such products.
    • VIZIO VHT215 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer - Review Created: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The Vizio VHT215 is an affordable audio system that provides consumers with better sound for TV viewing without the expense of multi-speaker home theater.
    • Five Reasons to Love Pandora and Five More Reasons to Upgrade to Pandora One Created: Monday, January 31, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Pandora began as a streaming music service on your computer but has expanded to be one of the services found on many network media players.
    • Anthony Gallo Acoustics A’Diva SE 5.1 Speaker System Photos Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      As a companion piece to my review of the Anthony Gallo A'Diva 5.1 system, take a closer look at its physical design, connections, and features, in the following photo profile.
    • Best CD Recorders and CD Recording Systems Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      CD recorders allow you to either make a complete copy of a CD or mix-and-match music from a variety of sources, including favorite CD's, Audio Cassettes, or even Vinyl Records. However, with the in...
    • Digital Optical Audio Connector AKA TOSLINK Created: Monday, January 02, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      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.
    • Home Theater Connection Photo Gallery Created: Monday, January 02, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      If you are confused by all the different connectors needed to set-up your home theater system, then check out this useful photo gallery and explanation of common home theater connectors.
    • RF Cable Splitter 2-Way with RF Cable Created: Friday, January 06, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Photo of 2-way RF Cable Splitter. Page 30.
    • S-Video Connector Created: Monday, January 02, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      A photo example and explanation of an S-Video Connection. Page 2.
    • Ethernet (LAN - Local Area Network) Connection Created: Thursday, August 19, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      A photo example and explanation of an Ethernet/LAN connection as related to the home theater environment. Page 12.
    • DVD Player Rear Panel Connections featuring HDMI output Created: Sunday, May 14, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Photo of DVD Player Rear Panel Connections that provides upscaling and an HDMI output. Page 18.
    • SCART Connection Created: Sunday, June 18, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      The SCART Connection is a common video/connection used throughout Europe and UK for connected DVD players, VCRs, and other components to Televisions. . Page 13.
    • RF Coaxial Cable - Screw-on Created: Monday, January 02, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      A photo example of a RF Coaxial Cable (Screw-on Type). Page 10.
    • Digital Coaxial Audio Connector Created: Monday, January 02, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      A photo example of a Digital Coaxial Audio Connector that used in a home theater connection setup. Page 6.
    • DVD Player Rear Panel Output Connections Created: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Photo of the types of rear panel connections you might find on a DVD player. Page 17.
    • Typical DVD Recorder Rear Panel Connections Created: Sunday, April 02, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Typical video and audio connections you might find on a DVD recorder. Page 23.
    • Sirius Satellite Radio Mini-Tuner and Antenna Created: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      A photo look at the Sirius Radio Mini-Tuner and Antenna. Page 21.

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