Home Entertainment & Cable

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5 Great Home Theater Bargains

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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Bringing Your Cable TV and Controller to Another Room

How to watch and control your cable TV in any room of your house.

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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.

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How to Install Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic cables allow internet access.

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How to Replace a Coaxial Cable Connector

Replacing a coaxial cable connector can be very simple.

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HDTV Installation 101

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

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How to Fix a Broken Coaxial Cable

Fixing a coaxial cable isn't as difficult as you may think.

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How to Build a Home Entertainment Center

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

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DIY: Flat Screen TV Wall Mounts

Get the TV off the furniture and create more space.

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Tips for Repairing a Home Theater Subwoofer

In the world of electronics, even the best equipment will sometimes stop working.

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5 Types of Coax Splitters Explained

Coax splitters distribute an Internet or television signal.

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How to Hook Up External Speakers to a Portable DVD Player

Hook up external speakers for better sound quality.

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Troubleshooting Common HDMI Splitter Problems

HDMI splitters can connect HD devices to HDTV sets.

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Troubleshooting Common VGA to HDMI Converter problems

Moving from VGA to HDMI will improve your graphics.

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Coaxial Cable Installation

Skip the installation cost and DIY your cable instead.

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How to Splice a Coax Cable

To splice a coax cable you'll need specialized tools.

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

Your system will create the Sound of Music.

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3 Common Coax Splitter Problems Explained

Overloading and buying the wrong type are two common issues.

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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.

An optical audio, or toslink, connector.
5 Common Optical Audio Cable Problems

Problems with optical audio, or Toslink, cables are not uncommon if you aren't careful, so read on for what to avoid to keep them working.

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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.

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How to Move a Cable Outlet

It is possible to shift the cable outlet a few inches.

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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.

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5 Different Types of Coax Cable Explained

Need a cable? Find out what kind you might need.

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Making Your Own Analog Cables

Create a reliable audio channel.

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What to Look for When Buying an Optical Audio Cable

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

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The Pros and Cons of Ceiling Speakers

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

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How to Install Fiber Optical Digital Audio Cables

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

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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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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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Installing Wall Mount Speakers

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

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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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5 Advantages of Fiberglass Subwoofer Enclosures

Fiberglass subwoofer enclosures are popular means of housing subwoofers.

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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.