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
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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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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November 26, 2020
7 Best Soundbars with HDMI eARC: The Best of the Best!

As the years pass, more and more incredible new home audio standards propagate out into the world, and eARC is finally at a place where it’s reasonable to expect this feature. If you’re ready to get a premium soundbar including eARC, you’re in a spot where you have the opportunity to future proof your system […]

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September 28, 2020
8 Best Soundbars for Big Rooms

Soundbars are a fantastic tool for pumping a lot of sound into a room without having to fuss with a huge surround sound speaker system. They minimize the number of wires you have to deal with, hardware you have to mount, etc. - and many of the newer fancier models do so in style. If […]

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September 20, 2020
Can You Blow Out a Soundbar's Speakers?

Every so often, a soundbar's output gets distorted, and listening becomes a pain. This isn't the norm, but it is the truth that many people have had to face. The culprit many times is a blown speaker.  But is it really possible to blow out a soundbar’s speakers? You can blow out a soundbar's speakers. […]

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September 10, 2020
How To Connect A Fire TV Stick To A Soundbar

The Fire TV Stick (on Amazon) is a great tool for your entertainment center. The simplicity of having everything you need in one small stick is hard to beat, but things get a little more complicated when you want to try and get the sound off the device and onto a soundbar. How to connect […]

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September 9, 2020
Can You Use a Soundbar Without a TV?

Maybe you are looking for a bit more volume from your stereo or record player, or you want that movie-quality sound even though you may be on a computer or laptop Perhaps you just need a speaker for a dance party. Whatever the reason, using your soundbar can be a quick and simple way to […]

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September 7, 2020
What is Audio Sync on a Soundbar?

If you've poked around much in your Television's settings after installing a new soundbar, maybe while making sure the TV is outputting to the right place, you may have noticed a settings option called Audio Sync. What is audio sync, and how does it relate to soundbars? Audio sync lets you adjust the audio tempo […]

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