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September 6, 2018
How to Make Regular Speakers Wireless in 4 Simple Steps!

There are many scenarios where running cables to your surround speakers can be very troublesome. Who wants to crawl through their attic and run 1 or 2 measly cables to get signal to their rear speakers? Definitely not me, I've crawled through my fair share of attics, and I can vouch that it's not a […]

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August 31, 2018
Projector Screen vs Wall - Using a Projector Without a Screen

Many people may wonder, can you use a projector without a screen? Is a projector screen necessary? Does the projector screen really make a difference? I spent some time researching this topic and believe I have some easy answers for you. Can you use a projector without a screen? The simple answer is yes! But using […]

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August 27, 2018
What is a Projector Hush Box?

A projector hush box is an enclosure used to "hush" or dampen the noise produced by the internal fans of a projector. Some projectors can produce a considerate amount of noise, depending on the components used. You would typically use a hush box in a setting where sound disturbances can negatively affect the viewing experience. A hush […]

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August 19, 2018
Dangerous to Run Cables through a Wall? - How to Safely Run Cables!

Is it Dangerous to run cables through a wall? The short answer is, well, probably not. It really depends on a few different things to determine whether it is dangerous or not. And depending on how cables are run through the wall, it may also break the regulations within the NEC (national electric code). I'm not […]

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August 16, 2018
Can you Connect a Soundbar to a Receiver?

Soundbars are typically sold as an all-in-one unit, meaning it contains one or more amplifiers, drivers for multiple speakers, and processes the incoming signals on its own. This is an active soundbar. It is uncommon to connect an active soundbar to a receiver, but it is still possible! So let's dive a little deeper into […]

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August 14, 2018
Home Theater Room Dimensions - How Much Room is Needed?

Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all for a Home Theater Room. The biggest suggestion is to avoid cube-shaped rooms where the height, width, and depth of the room are equal or very similar. Instead, use a generally accepted ratio of H (Height) x 1.28H (Width) x 1.54H (Length/Depth). Ideally, the room should also be […]

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August 10, 2018
What Wattage Soundbar do I Need? - Soundbar Specs Explained!

Wattage or Watts for soundbars or speakers is another marketing ploy by manufacturers to show that their product is louder and better than other products out there. The number of watts for speakers is usually irrelevant, you actually want to look at the sensitivity of the speakers. Unfortunately, the many "specs" indicated on soundbars are […]

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August 8, 2018
What is a Short Throw Projector? Throw Ratio Explained!

A short throw projector is a usually set or mounted very close to the screen (generally between 3 and 8 feet). A short throw projector has a throw ratio between 0.4 and 1. The throw ratio is calculated using the distance from the projector to screen divided by the maximum projected width of the image. They used to […]

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August 5, 2018
Can a Projector be used in a Living Room?

A common misconception is that you cannot have a projector in a living room, but times have changed and it is perfectly acceptable now! There are small form factor projectors that can provide plenty of light for an open style living room. In this article, we will go over a few reasons why it is totally awesome to use a projector […]

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July 31, 2018
9 Basic Troubleshooting Steps to Fix Home Theater Speaker Issues!

Are your speakers not working, have a slight buzzing to them, or sound completely off? This article will cover 9 different troubleshooting tips and things to try that could possibly fix home theater speaker issues. These issues can be caused by a system that is incorrectly setup or configured. I hope that one of these […]

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