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March 9, 2021
8 Methods For Keeping A Projector Cool

Sometimes you want to sit back, relax, and binge watch movies or shows for hours with your projector. The only problem is that the projector gets hot even when the fan is on. You don’t want to overheat your projector, but you also want to keep using it. Thankfully, there are a number of ways […]

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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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March 9, 2021
Can You Use an HDMI Splitter in Reverse?

Sometimes you need to connect multiple devices to your TV, but the only problem is that you’re out of HDMI outputs. It's not uncommon for TVs to only come with one or two outputs, effectively limiting how many devices you can connect. There is equipment to combat this, however, an HDMI splitter is not one […]

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February 28, 2021
HDMI Splitters vs HDMI Switches: Everything You Need to Know!

If you want to connect another gaming device to your TV, but have only one HDMI port, it can be a frustrating problem. You don’t want to swap out HDMI cables every time you play a game, so there must be an easier solution. Thankfully, HDMI splitters and switches - which we've talked about elsewhere […]

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January 23, 2021
Differences Between Subwoofers And Speakers: What You Need to Know

You have a pair of speakers but do you need to add subwoofers? Aren’t these components almost the same? Once connected to the receiver, audio is reproduced regardless of whether you're using just a pair of speakers or a subwoofer as well. While this is true, there are some key differences between subwoofers and regular […]

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December 10, 2020
HDMI Splitters: Everything You Need to Know!

Flexibility is good when it comes to your home theater system. There are all kinds of tools, especially surrounding HDMI, that allow you to do clever things like stream an HDMI signal wirelessly (our article) or even extract the audio from an HDMI cable (again, our guide) so that you can send it to the […]

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December 10, 2020
Can a Fire TV Remote Control a Soundbar?

A Fire TV remote control makes it easy to browse through content. You can search for shows by name or scroll through the various genres. It can also turn the TV on or off if the television supports Consumer Electronics Control (CEC). You can do a lot with a Fire TV remote control, in fact, […]

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December 10, 2020
How to Control a Fire Stick With a TV Remote

A remote control can turn a TV on and off, adjust the volume up and down, and also switch between channels and inputs. In addition to having these very simple but fundamental functions, many TV remotes can also be used to control an Amazon Fire Stick, as long as you can follow a few basic […]

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December 10, 2020
How Much Power Does a Firestick Need?

The Amazon Firestick is a small device that easily plugs into the HDMI port on your TV, but in case you need more information on connectivity, we have our guide here. While the device might be small, it manages to do more than you’d expect. Your Firestick gives you access to all of Prime’s entertainment […]

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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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