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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August 20, 2020
What Does D.in Mean on a Soundbar?

If you’re looking at your soundbar, you might see a D.in label on one of the inputs on the back. You may have even seen it on other media devices, too. If you’re wondering what it means and what it does, you’re in the right place. What does D.in mean on a soundbar? On a […]

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July 18, 2020
How to Connect a TV to a Receiver Without HDMI

If you want to connect your TV to a receiver, an HDMI cable is usually the way to go. If you happen to not have an HDMI jack on your TV, your receiver, or both, you may be searching for alternative ways to hook up the two devices. Luckily, there are other options than HDMI. […]

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May 6, 2020
HDMI vs Mini HDMI vs Micro HDMI

HDMI has become one of the most prolific audio/video transfer standards. The “High-Definition Multimedia Interface” is so embedded in the modern technology ecosystem that it’s hard to find a device that you want to stream content from that you can’t use some version of HDMI with. But some use cases require a smaller connector, which […]

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April 29, 2020
What is HDMI EDID? Everything You Need to Know!

The HDMI format pulls off a neat trick of simplifying video transfer in your home theater. It’s such a reliable and simple standard, in which connecting devices usually “just works” without a hitch, that it’s easy to forget there are some interesting things going on under the hood, like HDMI EDID. Extended Display Identification Data […]

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April 25, 2020
Soundbar Connection and Setup Guide - Everything You Need To Know

A soundbar can be a great tool for solving lots of different problems in your home theater. They look nice upgrading the aesthetic of your space, they reduce the number of cables you need to run saving you time and effort on the install, and, depending on the model, you get all these benefits as […]

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April 24, 2020
How to Run Power to a Ceiling Mounted Projector

One thing that can instantly make a projector setup look amateur is a dangling power cable. Even when the cable has been managed to follow along with the lines of the wall and corners, there’s no getting around the fact that it’s ugly, and that no matter what you’re going to have a lot of […]

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April 8, 2020
Do HDMI Couplers Degrade the Signal?

If you're extending an HDMI cable, chances are you have come across HDMI couplers. Sometimes called "HDMI barrels," HDMI couplers seem like they are a straightforward solution to extending HDMI cable. Simply get another HDMI cable, connect them with the coupler, and you’re done. Simple, but is it the best solution? An HDMI coupler will […]

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March 24, 2020
How to Control a Soundbar With a TV Remote

If you recently got a soundbar, or you're simply wanting to streamline your current soundbar/TV connection, controlling both your TV and soundbar with one remote is ideal. Luckily, there is a way to avoid fiddling with multiple remotes and simplify your whole entertainment system. How to control a soundbar with a TV remote: Find the […]

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March 21, 2020
What Is an HDMI Audio Extractor?

If your home theater room doubles as a listening room, you may be in the market for an HDMI audio extractor. HDMI audio extractors are also useful to transmit audio from HDMI-only sources to analog-only audio receivers. A small piece of equipment, an HDMI audio extractor is perfect for integrating your home theater into your […]

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