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April 2, 2019
Gaming Projector vs Home Theater Projector: What's The Difference?

If you are like me, you use your family room for more than just watching movies or Netflix binges. I’m talking about countless hours spent playing video games! When I first invested in building my home theater, I failed to take my video gaming into account. This can be a costly mistake! To help you […]

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March 27, 2019
Surround Sound Channels Explained: 2.1, 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, and More!

When you’re setting up a surround sound system, you’re going to run across numbers like 2.1, 5.1, 7.1, 7.1.2, 9.1, and beyond. As you see them over and over again, you may begin to wonder what they are. What do the different speaker channels mean? When it comes to surround sound channels, the first number […]

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March 24, 2019
How Much Power Do Speakers Need? Speaker Specs Explained

This can feel like a complicated and overwhelming question when putting together your home theater. With specs from wattage, speaker sensitivity, decibels and more, it can feel like some really difficult math homework. Luckily, figuring out how much power your speakers should have doesn’t need to be difficult. Most people enjoy media at about the […]

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March 11, 2019
12 Home Theater Do's and Don'ts - Common Home Theater Mistakes

Whether it’s your first time setting up a home theater or you’ve had one for many years, there are some clear do’s and don’ts, so you can avoid long-term problems and maximize your enjoyment. What are the most common home theater mistakes and how to avoid them? Placing all of your trust in salespeople and […]

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March 11, 2019
Why Acoustic Panels Are Important for Home Theaters

If you're all in on your home theater, you may be asking yourself what finishing touches you should put on. For some, acoustic panels are a way to give the experience an extra level of polish. If you've seen our guides on how acoustic panels work, and how effective they can be, you may have […]

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March 5, 2019
Sonos Playbar vs Beam vs Playbase: Which Sonos Soundbar Is Best?

Sonos soundbars are some of the most popular audio upgrades to a growing home theater system. With the Sonos catalog including the Playbar, Beam, and Playbase, it can be tricky to know which one is best suited for your setup. If your main concern is price or features, the surprisingly powerful yet compact Sonos Beam […]

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March 5, 2019
Are Sonos Products Good For Home Theaters?

My family room is the most used room in my house. From family movie night and some Netflix binges to the occasional slumber party for the kids and watching the latest championships for my favorite sports – we spend hours each week sitting in front of the television. That being said – the sound my […]

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February 26, 2019
Bose SoundTouch 300 vs. Sonos Playbar: Which Should You Choose?

The Bose SoundTouch 300 and the Sonos Playbar are two comparable soundbars: similar pricing, similar reviews, and similar features. But when it comes down to it, which one of these two is the one to purchase to optimize your home theater? While the Bose SoundTouch 300 and Sonos Playbar are similar soundbars, what's the difference […]

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February 25, 2019
The 8 Best Portable Home Theater Projectors Under $300

Did you watch the Super Bowl this year? I did and if you are like me, you probably watched the game with friends and family. For the past couple of years, I have been working on creating an amazing home theater that would accommodate events such as this. As such, I have found the use […]

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February 23, 2019
Best Soundbars for the Money - A Complete Soundbar Buyer's Guide

Soundbars have become increasingly popular over the years. Not too many years ago, soundbars were not all that common. There were some really cheap ones that sounded worse than built-in television speakers. And some extremely expensive ones that were bulky, not aesthetically pleasing, and still didn't sound all that great. However, the times have really […]

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