Home Entertainment & Cable

1-40 of 85
modern room with curvy chairs and speakers around a television
5 Great Home Theater Bargains for 2021

Add a few new elements or set up a whole system.

Living room with furniture and electronics
Upgrading Your Home Sound System (for Dummies)

The only factors limiting your choices are budget and space.

A surge protector
How to Install a Low-Profile Surge Protector for Your Entertainment Unit

Protect your home entertainment electronics with this device.

A young woman sitting in front of a wall mounted flat screen tv.
How to Mount a Flat Screen TV With Wall Anchors

It's sleek, it's professional, and it frees up a lot of surface space.

An optical audio cable.
What to Look for When Buying an Optical Audio Cable

An optical audio cable, commonly known as a TOSLINK cable.

DIY Logo
The Pros and Cons of Ceiling Speakers

Office buildings, airports and restaurants were the first homes of ceiling speakers.

An entertainment center.
How to Build a Home Entertainment Center

An entertainment center is a great way to organize your home’s audio and visual equipment.

Fiber optic cables on a white background.
How to Install Fiber Optical Digital Audio Cables

Optical digital audio cables are becoming popular alternatives to traditional audio cables.

hands clipping wire with cutting tool
Making Your Own Analog Cables

Create a reliable audio channel.

DIY Logo
What Is an RCA Audio Cable?

An RCA audio cable is a standard composite cable used to connect various audio and video equipment,

DIY Logo
How to Install a Mini USB Hub on Your Computer Case

Installing a mini USB hub on your computer case can be quite confusing.

DIY Logo
How to Install a Home Theater Preamp

A home theater preamp is necessary when connecting various input sources to an audio output.

Home theater
6 Simple Ways to Improve Home Theater Acoustics

Bring the experience home with sound appropriate decor.

DIY Logo
5 Home Theater Lighting Design Tips

Complement the picture and sound quality of your home theater setup by providing matched lighting.

DIY Logo
TV Repair Tips

Every do-it-yourselfer needs a few TV repair tips.

Cluster of coaxial cable
Coaxial Cable Installation

Skip the installation cost and DIY your cable instead.

converting speaker wire
How to Convert Speaker Wire to RCA Plugs

It's easier if you have some soldering skills.

DIY Logo
Top 11 Must-Have Home Theater Accessories

A home theater, which seeks to reproduce premium-quality video and audio in the comfort of your home.

DIY Logo
Flat Screen TV Mounting Over a Fireplace

Flat screen TV mounting over an existing fireplace is a popular option.

DIY Logo
Installing Wall Mount Speakers

Well mount speakers are the most popular form of speaker for home theater.

Hand holding a remote aimed at a TV
DIY: Flat Screen TV Wall Mounts

Get the TV off the furniture and create more space.

DIY Logo
Flat Screen TV Mounts: Making the Right Choice

Flat screen TV mounts are panels designed to allow flat televisions to be hung flush against a wall.

DVDs and VHS tapes
How to Convert VHS to DVD with a DVD Recorder

Preserve the memories before the tapes erode.

Stereo #1
Choosing the Right Home Stereo System

Home stereo systems are great for entertaining.

DIY Logo
Subwoofer Crossover Setup Explained

Setting up a surround sound system takes a little more work than most people realize.

A close view of the ports on the back of a television.
Expert Tips on Installing New Home Electronics

New HDTV? The Geek Squad gives the best way to hook it up.

Wireless audio control panel.
How to Install a Wireless Whole House Audio System

Your system will create the Sound of Music.

home theater with large, comfy seats
How to Build Home Theater Seating

Create a cozy viewing area.

A man watches TV.
HDTV Installation 101

HDTVs have a confusing group of inputs and outputs located on the back.

DIY Logo
5 Advantages of Using Tower Speakers in Your Home Theater

A home theater is a great way to entertain with speakers being the cornerstone of the system.

DIY Logo
4 Common Problems with a Subwoofer Crossover

The subwoofer crossover devices are intended to assist the sound quality of a car's woofer.

DIY Logo
5 Advantages of Fiberglass Subwoofer Enclosures

Fiberglass subwoofer enclosures are popular means of housing subwoofers.

DIY Logo
Aligning a Satellite Dish

Learning how to align your own satellite dish can save you money.

DIY Logo
How to Remove a Stuck USB Device from Your Wireless USB Hub

If you've ever owned a USB device, you've probably had the fear of your USB device getting stuck.

Fiber optic audio cables on a white background.
Troubleshooting Fiber Optic Audio Cables

As the name suggests, they transmit sound.

DIY Logo
How to Cut Fiber Optic Cables

If you've recently cut fiber optic cables, you may be curious about the proper method of cutting.

Stereo receiver
4 Common Home Audio Amplifier Problems

Issues can occur during installation, storage, and usage.

A close up on a speaker.
5 Pros and Cons for Using Wireless Surround Sound Speakers

The use of wireless surround sound speakers is an alternative to a wired system.

DIY Logo
How to Repair a Cracked Speaker Cone

Speaker cones can be damaged in many ways.

Both ends of a red optical audio cable sit against a white background.
4 Tips for Connecting an Optical Audio Cable to Your Receiver

Optical audio cables are just one of your options for HD sound. If you’re looking to upgrade your system, check out these tips.

An HDMI cable.
Knowing When You Have a Faulty HDMI Cable

Don't ruin your video and gaming systems--check to see if your HDMI cable is faulty.

A close-up of a woman singing karaoke into a microphone.
Troubleshooting Common Karaoke Machine Problems

Karaoke is great for parties, but it can be a big letdown if your machine fails to work. Learn some simple ways to fix it.

television with water damage
How to Fix a Television That Has Water Damage

Water damage may be the nail in the coffin for your television, but you shouldn't give up so easily. There are a few home remedies to try first.