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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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September 10, 2020
How To Connect A Fire TV Stick To A Soundbar

The Fire TV Stick (on Amazon) is a great tool for your entertainment center. The simplicity of having everything you need in one small stick is hard to beat, but things get a little more complicated when you want to try and get the sound off the device and onto a soundbar. How to connect […]

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September 9, 2020
Can You Use a Soundbar Without a TV?

Maybe you are looking for a bit more volume from your stereo or record player, or you want that movie-quality sound even though you may be on a computer or laptop Perhaps you just need a speaker for a dance party. Whatever the reason, using your soundbar can be a quick and simple way to […]

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September 7, 2020
What is Audio Sync on a Soundbar?

If you've poked around much in your Television's settings after installing a new soundbar, maybe while making sure the TV is outputting to the right place, you may have noticed a settings option called Audio Sync. What is audio sync, and how does it relate to soundbars? Audio sync lets you adjust the audio tempo […]

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September 7, 2020
Gaming On A Projector – Everything You Need To Know

Nothing can up your game experience quite like moving to the big screen. The level of immersion for video games is already higher than just watching a video, because you're doing something active. Using a big screen really ups the experience even further, but there are a few details you have to get right to […]

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September 6, 2020
Best Alternatives to the Sonos Five and Play:5

Nothing says premium home audio quite like Sonos, but if you're in the market for the Sonos Play:5 (or the slightly refreshed "Sonos Five"), you may be wondering what the rest of the wireless home speaker system is looking like right now. For this amount of money, it's worth considering what else is out there. […]

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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 25, 2020
Sonos Amp vs Yamaha WXA-50: Which is Better?

Adding an amp to your system can be a great way to get music from non-streaming sources into your wireless speakers, and also to get streaming music out to non-wireless speakers. But in the amp game, it's hard to know what features you need and how two units like the Sonos Amp and the Yamaha […]

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August 20, 2020
What Does D.in Mean on a Soundbar?

If you’re looking at your soundbar, you might see a D.in label on one of the inputs on the back. You may have even seen it on other media devices, too. If you’re wondering what it means and what it does, you’re in the right place. What does D.in mean on a soundbar? On a […]

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August 19, 2020
Can You Play 3D Movies on a Normal Projector?

Does your projector have 3D capabilities? If it doesn’t, it will probably not be able to play 3D movies without adding a few things. Even then, it might be a tall order. You cannot play 3D movies using a normal projector, because standard projectors do not have the hardware to pick manage 3D signals. This […]

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