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

How to make a sturdy reliable audio cable.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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How to Install Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic cables allow internet access.

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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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3 Common Coax Splitter Problems Explained

Overloading and buying the wrong type are two common issues.

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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Troubleshooting Common VGA to HDMI Converter problems

Moving from VGA to HDMI will improve your graphics.

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How to Replace or Modify Stereo Input on a Home Theater Receiver

A home theater receiver is the heart of a home audio system that has variety of tasks including surround sound decoding, signal processing, switching for all audio and video components, amplifier, and a tuner for AM/FM radio stations. If you have only one pair of stereo speakers in your current set up,

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5 Home Theater Lighting Design Tips

The best way to compliment the picture and sound quality of your home theater setup is by providing perfectly