February 15, 2020
What Is HDMI CEC? Everything You Need to Know!

HDMI CEC is one of the oldest ways to connect all your devices with HDMI. Introduced in HDMI 1.0 and updated in HDMI 1.3, HDMI CEC allows up to 15 devices to communicate with each other and share settings to create a seamless home theater experience. CEC stands for Consumer Electronics Control. HDMI CEC allows […]

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August 23, 2019
How to Wirelessly Send Video to a Projector

Moving to a projector setup can be one of the most satisfying changes you can make to your home theater system. There’s not much that competes with the sheer amount of screen-space and wow factor they bring to the table. But, there’s a pesky problem that plagues systems with projectors: how to get video to […]

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June 13, 2019
What Are Directional HDMI Cables? Should You Use Them?

Almost every modern device used in a home theater makes use of an HDMI cable with the exception of an IR repeater which we explored more in our other guide. High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cables have become the new standard for electronic equipment. Everything from SoundBars and televisions to game consoles and computers make use […]

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April 28, 2019
HDMI Cable Length - Everything You Need To Know!

HDMI cables are a critical connection that needs to work without issues because it’s carrying the high-quality video and audio signals you’ll need to make the whole setup work. But, you may start to wonder if the length of HDMI cables is going to have an effect on the quality. Does the length of HDMI […]

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April 27, 2019
How to Extend the Length of HDMI Cables - Step by Step

Needing to extend connections is a common problem, which is why things like IR repeaters (our guide) are needed. For a simple living room setup, there’s probably no need to look into exotic options for signal transfer. Everything is close to everything else, and the 10ft HDMI cable that came with your TV will do […]

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April 24, 2019
4 Signs and Symptoms of a Bad HDMI Cable – With Fixes!

Do you remember sitting in front of an old black and white television, twisting antennas to try and capture a clear picture? Modern technology has come a long way. For those of us who jumped on the home theater bandwagon, HDMI technology itself has helped make it easy to connect multiple devices. The rich sound […]

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April 6, 2019
Wireless HDMI: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying

If you’ve got a projector, or if you just want to get clever with hiding away game consoles or other video sources, then wireless HDMI may be on your radar. It’s not a very rare technology these days, but it’s still not common enough that there is an industry leader or best practice guide. And […]

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April 2, 2019
How to Send Video Wirelessly: A Complete Wireless HDMI Kit Guide

There are lots of little details to think about when designing your perfect home theater setup, but one big one is how the video is going to actually get to the screen. Especially for projectors, which are on the opposite side of the room as the screen and typically nowhere near a cable or internet […]

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August 19, 2018
Dangerous to Run Cables through a Wall? - How to Safely Run Cables!

Is it Dangerous to run cables through a wall? The short answer is, well, probably not. It really depends on a few different things to determine whether it is dangerous or not. And depending on how cables are run through the wall, it may also break the regulations within the NEC (national electric code). I'm not […]

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