Home Entertainment & Cable

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5 Great Home Theater Bargains for 2021

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

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Upgrading Your Home Sound System (for Dummies)

The only factors limiting your choices are budget and space.

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

Protect your home entertainment electronics with this device

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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.

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Making Your Own Analog Cables

Create a reliable audio channel.

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What Is an RCA Audio Cable?

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

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How to Install a Mini USB Hub on Your Computer Case

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

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How to Install a Home Theater Preamp

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

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6 Simple Ways to Improve Home Theater Acoustics

Bring the experience home with sound appropriate decor.

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5 Home Theater Lighting Design Tips

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

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TV Repair Tips

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

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Coaxial Cable Installation

Skip the installation cost and DIY your cable instead.

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How to Convert Speaker Wire to RCA Plugs

It's easier if you have some soldering skills.

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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.

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Flat Screen TV Mounting Over a Fireplace

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

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Installing Wall Mount Speakers

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

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DIY: Flat Screen TV Wall Mounts

Get the TV off the furniture and create more space.

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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.

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Wiring and Setting Up PA Speakers

It's not just connecting a speaker to an amplifier.

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Troubleshooting PA Speakers

Many PA speakers deliver clear and well balanced sound, but other speakers must be adjusted.

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How to Convert VHS to DVD with a DVD Recorder

Preserve the memories before the tapes erode.

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Choosing the Right Home Stereo System

Home stereo systems are great for entertaining.

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Subwoofer Crossover Setup Explained

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

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Expert Tips on Installing New Home Electronics

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

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How to Install a Wireless Whole House Audio System

Your system will create the Sound of Music.

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How to Build Home Theater Seating

Create a cozy viewing area.

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Properly Paint a Ceiling Speaker Grill

Painting your ceiling speaker grill is a quick and easy DIY project.

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HDTV Installation 101

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

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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.

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How to Connect a Karaoke Machine to Your Home Entertainment System

Skip the hassle and get to the yell-singing!

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4 Common Problems with a Subwoofer Crossover

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

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5 Advantages of Fiberglass Subwoofer Enclosures

Fiberglass subwoofer enclosures are popular means of housing subwoofers.

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Troubleshooting Problems with 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers

If you are having trouble with your 5.1 surround sound speakers, the problem could be in any area.

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How to Add Power to a Passive Subwoofer

For your first subwoofer, the first thing that you need to consider is passive or active.

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Aligning a Satellite Dish

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

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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.

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How to Build an Outdoor TV Antenna

It is not expensive to build your own outdoor TV antenna.

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Troubleshooting Fiber Optic Audio Cables

As the name suggests, they transmit sound.

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How to Cut Fiber Optic Cables

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

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How to Make a VGA Cable

VGA cable is popular among gamers and computer users for transmitting video signals.

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4 Common Home Audio Amplifier Problems

Issues can occur during installation, storage, and usage.

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5 Pros and Cons for Using Wireless Surround Sound Speakers

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

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How to Repair a Cracked Speaker Cone

Speaker cones can be damaged in many ways.

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How to Replace a Speaker Cone

One of the most common problems with audio systems is that the speaker cones get torn.