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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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 need extra hardware like a cabinet (more on that in […]

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June 17, 2020
Outdoor TV Cabinet vs Outdoor TV

Do you love spending time outdoors? Would you like to use your regular TV outside (our guide)? 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 […]

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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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April 23, 2020
Can You Power a Soundbar with a TV?

If you are in the market for a soundbar, you are probably already looking to economize on cables. And there seem to be all manner of adapters and converters when it comes to home theater systems. So...what if we take that to the logical extreme? Can you simply power your soundbar off your Television, reducing […]

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