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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July 17, 2020
How to Use Your Phone as a TV Remote

As you add home theater devices, you will likely experience an increase in remote controls as well. To help minimize the mess and confusion, several developers have created apps that give you full control over your TV from your smartphone. It's not exactly clear how all these apps work though. To connect your TV to […]

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July 17, 2020
How to Add Bluetooth to an A/V or Stereo Receiver

If you're pursuing an entirely wireless home theater (our guide), you'll probably consider adding Bluetooth to your receiver at some point. There are a lot of different Bluetooth receivers on the market. Not all of them are intended for home theater sound, so you need to know what you are looking for before you hit […]

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July 16, 2020
How to Protect Outside Speakers

Outdoor speakers are a great addition to any space. However, you can’t just set the speakers up and forget about them. Outdoor speakers need to be maintained and they also require protection. To protect outside speakers: Keep them away from sunlight and water Cover them during bad weather, when it’s not practical to bring them […]

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July 7, 2020
How to Connect a Google Home Mini to a Soundbar

We've written on the blog before about how you can use your Goole Home Max as a full-on soundbar, but you can actually get a lot of that functionality from just a Google Home Mini. Even though Google Home Minis don't have any inputs, you can connect your Google Home Mini to your soundbar via […]

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June 20, 2020
How to Install Acoustic Panels on the Ceiling

Acoustic panels are one of the best upgrades you can make to control the sound in your space. They can increase the value of high-end speaker systems, and also control echoes and volume issues in public spaces. But when the situation calls for installing panels on the ceiling, the install can be a bit intimidating. […]

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May 31, 2020
How To Use Google Home Max As A Soundbar

The Google Home Max has taken off as a smart home device, and people have been loving that it's a step up from many other smart home devices. Since it's both a top-notch speaker and includes an aux output, you may be wondering if you can use your Google Home Max as a soundbar. To […]

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May 30, 2020
How to Connect a Soundbar to a Projector

If you have a soundbar and a projector, you may be wondering if you can connect them together. And even if you can, there's another discussion to be had around whether or not you should. Connecting a soundbar to a projector is usually possible, as long as your devices have compatible ports. However, some limitations […]

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May 18, 2020
How to Connect an Echo Dot to a Soundbar

Since Echo Dots don't have the most powerful speakers, it's a great idea to connect to a high-quality external speaker like your soundbar to get a better sound experience when using your Echo Dot. Depending on your soundbar, you can connect the two devices via Bluetooth or through a standard 3.5 mm aux audio cable, […]

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May 4, 2020
How to Connect Any Wireless Headphones to Any TV

Maybe you want to watch a show at full volume while others in your house are sleeping. Or, perhaps you like headphones because they cancel out noises and distractions going on in a neighboring room or apartment. Whatever the reason, connecting a wireless or Bluetooth headphone set to your TV may seem a bit confusing. […]

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