May 22, 2021
6 Reasons You Shouldn't Mount a TV Over a Fireplace

If you have space over your fireplace, you might look at the area and think you should mount a TV there. While it may seem like a great idea, there are some reasons why you shouldn’t. Depending on the type of fireplace you have, you could be risking damage to your electronics, damage that can’t […]

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April 7, 2021
How to Use an Amazon Fire TV Stick on a Non-Smart TV

Connecting modern devices to older products can often be a headache because of a lack of technological compatibility. If you have a standard TV at home, you can watch local, cable channels, and stream content with an Amazon Fire TV stick, in fact, you can even connect a 4k stick to a non-4K TV (our […]

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April 3, 2021
Can You Use A Smart TV Without The Internet?

It’s estimated that one out of every three homes has a smart TV, like this Samsung Flat 32" QLED 4K from Amazon, for example. However, not everyone has access to a Wi-Fi connection which may pose a problem. So does this mean that all you get is a blank screen when the TV’s turned on […]

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April 3, 2021
Can You Use Smart TV for Zoom

If zoom meetings are becoming a constant in your life, you may have already wondered if you can use your smart TV to get a bigger and better image quality. Fortunately, with the way modern devices are interconnected, this is not that difficult to accomplish.  You can use your smart TV as a screen for […]

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April 3, 2021
Samsung The Serif TV Review: The Best Second Television You Can Buy

If you’re in the market for a new TV, it can be striking just how similar all the options are. Whether you’re walking into a traditional brick-and-mortar store and confronted with a wall of basically-similar panels, or scrolling through Amazon listings for seemingly identical rectangles, it can be hard to find enough differentiating factors to […]

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March 9, 2021
How to Add More HDMI Ports to a TV

There never seems to be enough HDMI ports on a TV. In fact, running out of ports is a common problem across many different kinds of devices, including the most recent version of Apple's MacBook Pro. If you have one more device to plug into the TV but can't find a place to connect it, […]

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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, which you'd know if you've read our guide on the difference between an outdoor cabinet and an outdoor TV. 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 […]

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Hi! I’m Jonah. I grew up addicted to different electronics. I began working for an Audio/Video installation company years ago and realized my passion for Home Theaters! The Home Theater DIY is a place for me to share my different findings and experiences about home theaters and home electronics. For more information, check out my about me page!

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