December 10, 2020
How to Connect a Keyboard to a Smart TV

Your smart TV comes with an onscreen keyboard that you can control with your remote, and while it works okay when you're searching for a show by title, it can be a hassle when you’re trying to find extended content. Being able to use your keyboard would make it easier if you could connect it. […]

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October 6, 2020
How To Add Bluetooth To Any TV!

Wireless headphones and mobile devices are incredibly user-friendly due to their portability and convenience, as well as their lack of cables and wires which can often be a nuisance. If you do want to connect your devices to your TV, you just have to make sure your television actually has Bluetooth capability. Not all TVs […]

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September 20, 2020
Can You Power a Fire TV Stick with a TV's USB Port?

The Fire TV Stick 4k is an impressive piece of technology, allowing you to simplify your home theater setup by avoiding large, bulky set-top boxes. But many are annoyed to find out that it still needs to be plugged into the included AC adapter, requiring a cord draped from the TV to the wall. But […]

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August 30, 2020
How to Protect an Outside TV

There are pros and cons to putting a TV outside. Adding your outdoor entertainment experience is obviously one of the major benefits. However, when a TV is placed outside, you have to combat environmental factors your indoor electronics are not designed to handle. So how can you protect an outside TV? Buy a TV Cover […]

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August 17, 2020
Should a Wall Mounted TV be Tilted?

If you're wondering if your equipment is correctly installed and adjusted, or curious if you should invest in a new, more versatile mount, there are a few major factors when determining whether or not to tilt a TV. Mounts with at least some versatility and adjustment are becoming a standard product on the market, but […]

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August 10, 2020
Can a 4K Fire TV Stick Work on a Non-4K TV?

Are you thinking about purchasing a 4K Fire TV Stick, or did you just purchase one recently? Whether you're having trouble deciding which TV to pair it with or you're not sure if it's right for your TV setup, you may be wondering if a 4K Fire TV Stick can work well with a non-4K […]

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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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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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June 18, 2020
Can You Use a Regular TV Outside?

An exterior TV can provide a modern touch to your house, and offer a great place to hang outside with friends and family. If you have familiarity with electronics you know they don't mix well with the weather, so you may be wondering if you extra hardware or a specialized TV for outdoor use. Can't […]

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June 17, 2020
Outdoor TV Cabinet vs Outdoor TV

Do you love spending time outdoors? If you're considering adding a TV to your outdoor living space, you may be wondering which is better, an outdoor TV cabinet, or an outdoor TV? An outdoor TV cabinet is an enclosure that keeps your TV safe while it's outdoors, but some styles aren't weatherproof. An outdoor TV […]

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