June 6, 2019
TV vs Projector for Eyes: Which One Causes Less Eye Strain?

Do you suffer from eye issues? Like thousands of Americans, I do. In fact, my semi-annual eye appointment serves as a constant reminder that I need to take better care of my eyes. Over the past few years, however, I have started trying to do just that. We have all heard about the damaging effects […]

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April 13, 2019
Home Theater in a Living Room - Everything You Should Know

Do you have a home theater in your living room, or are you planning to? A living room can be a great place to set up your home theater, but it can be a little trickier than having it in a dedicated media room, for example, careful attention to detail including things like the type […]

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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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March 27, 2019
Surround Sound Channels Explained: 2.1, 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, and More!

When you’re setting up a surround sound system, you’re going to run across numbers like 2.1, 5.1, 7.1, 7.1.2, 9.1, and beyond. As you see them over and over again, you may begin to wonder what they are. What do the different speaker channels mean? When it comes to surround sound channels, the first number […]

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March 11, 2019
12 Home Theater Do's and Don'ts - Common Home Theater Mistakes

Whether it’s your first time setting up a home theater or you’ve had one for many years, there are some clear do’s and don’ts, so you can avoid long-term problems and maximize your enjoyment. What are the most common home theater mistakes and how to avoid them? Placing all of your trust in salespeople and […]

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March 5, 2019
Are Sonos Products Good For Home Theaters?

My family room is the most used room in my house. From family movie night and some Netflix binges to the occasional slumber party for the kids and watching the latest championships for my favorite sports – we spend hours each week sitting in front of the television. That being said – the sound my […]

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February 13, 2019
Projector vs TV: Which is Better for You?

The last time I was walking by the wall of TVs at the back of the local Best Buy, I noticed something interesting about the prices. There seems to be a break between the low and the high points, big break. 42”, even 55” panels that used to go for the better part of a […]

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February 4, 2019
Do You Need a Preamp for a Home Theater?

When it comes to setting up a great home theater system in your home, the electronics world can appear overwhelming. If you are like me, all the various technical components and specifications can become confusing. In my search for the best home theater system, I repeatedly came across the word “preamplifier”, or “preamp” for short. […]

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January 27, 2019
What is a Home Theater Bypass? How Does a Bypass Work?

A home theater bypass is a feature found on high-end integrated amps used in home theater systems. It is used to connect an external two-channel stereo system with a surround sound home theater system via RCA. This feature allows you to bypass all of the complex digital processing of the integrated amplifier. When it is […]

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January 18, 2019
Are Bose Products Good For Home Theaters in 2021?

If I am being honest, the sound quality from my television leaves a lot to be desired. To help give my living room the same sound quality as a movie theater, I started my search for the best in home theater systems. While there are plenty of brands out there, Bose is often one of […]

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