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December 10, 2020
HDMI Splitters: Everything You Need to Know!

Flexibility is good when it comes to your home theater system. There are all kinds of tools, especially surrounding HDMI, that allow you to do clever things like stream an HDMI signal wirelessly (our article) or even extract the audio from an HDMI cable (again, our guide) so that you can send it to the […]

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December 10, 2020
Can a Fire TV Remote Control a Soundbar?

A Fire TV remote control makes it easy to browse through content. You can search for shows by name or scroll through the various genres. It can also turn the TV on or off if the television supports Consumer Electronics Control (CEC). You can do a lot with a Fire TV remote control, in fact, […]

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December 10, 2020
How to Control a Fire Stick With a TV Remote

A remote control can turn a TV on and off, adjust the volume up and down, and also switch between channels and inputs. In addition to having these very simple but fundamental functions, many TV remotes can also be used to control an Amazon Fire Stick, as long as you can follow a few basic […]

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December 10, 2020
How Much Power Does a Firestick Need?

The Amazon Firestick is a small device that easily plugs into the HDMI port on your TV, but in case you need more information on connectivity, we have our guide here. While the device might be small, it manages to do more than you’d expect. Your Firestick gives you access to all of Prime’s entertainment […]

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December 10, 2020
How to Connect a Keyboard to a Smart TV

Your smart TV comes with an onscreen keyboard that you can control with your remote, and while it works okay when you're searching for a show by title, it can be a hassle when you’re trying to find extended content. Being able to use your keyboard would make it easier if you could connect it. […]

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December 10, 2020
Samsung HW-Q950T Soundbar Review: eARC, Dolby Atmos, and More!

If you're ready to stop planning a big elaborate stereo system and just want 9.1.4 channels that work out of the box, there aren't that many options on the market. The HW-Q950T, from Samsung, tries to deliver on that promise, and in our review we'll cover all the questions you're asking about this unit, and […]

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December 10, 2020
How to Connect a Turntable to a Soundbar

If you're a record lover who also has a soundbar, you may be wondering if you can connect your turntable to it. A turntable and a soundbar are ultimately quite different from each other, but it is possible to connect them. If you're wondering how to connect them, you're in the right place. How do […]

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December 10, 2020
How to Control a Fire TV Stick without a Remote

The Fire TV Stick (on Amazon) is an incredibly handy device. In the streaming-stick world, the other competitors can’t really compete with the backend of Amazon, which allows all the apps you want as well as direct access to Amazon’s streaming video library. The Fire TV Stick even comes with a handy remote, although you […]

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December 10, 2020
In-Ceiling Speaker Sizing Guide: What Size Should You Get?

In-ceiling speakers are a popular choice for home theater aficionados. Not only do they help to reduce your speaker setup's footprint, but they also help provide a more even overhead listening experience. However, in-ceiling speakers will require a more thorough installation process. This means it is even more important that you select the right one […]

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November 26, 2020
Do Soundbars Help With Dialogue?

Soundbars are common components in home entertainment systems that can give you cinematic quality audio in your home. Music is crisper, clearer, and it simply sounds better with the component, but some users wonder if it has the same effect on the dialogue and other background sounds. Simply put, it will have a positive effect, […]

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