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July 24, 2020
5 Best Alternatives to Sonos Arc Surround System

With the Sonos Arc, Sonos has solidified itself as the soundbar king. And with the way that the Sonos ecosystem works that also means it is now closing in on the title of surround-sound king as well. The Dolby Atmos equipped Arc can, paired with a few other Sonos speakers, make a great Sonos surround-sound […]

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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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July 17, 2020
How to Add Bluetooth to an A/V or Stereo Receiver

If you're pursuing an entirely wireless home theater (our guide), you'll probably consider adding Bluetooth to your receiver at some point. There are a lot of different Bluetooth receivers on the market. Not all of them are intended for home theater sound, so you need to know what you are looking for before you hit […]

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July 16, 2020
How to Protect Outside Speakers

Outdoor speakers are a great addition to any space. However, you can’t just set the speakers up and forget about them. Outdoor speakers need to be maintained and they also require protection. To protect outside speakers: Keep them away from sunlight and water Cover them during bad weather, when it’s not practical to bring them […]

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July 16, 2020
Can You Put a Subwoofer on Its Side?

There are lots of reasons you might consider putting a subwoofer on its side. Most of the time, this is related to space. Sometimes a subwoofer just fits where you need it to when it’s on its side. But does this impact the sound quality? You can put a subwoofer on its side. There are, […]

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July 11, 2020
Using a Projector Outside - Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever wanted to bring the feel of the drive-ins to your backyard? With an outdoor theater setup, you can watch movies under the stars with some of your favorite candy and a soda, at a quarter of the price, in the comfort of your own backyard with a projector. But what are the […]

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July 7, 2020
Wireless vs Wired Surround Sound Speakers

As more electronics are capable of linking to the internet, people searching for surround sound speakers are finding it difficult to pick between wireless and wired surround sound speakers. Although they serve the same purpose, there are pros and cons that significantly differentiate these approaches. What's the difference between wireless and wired surround sound speakers? Wireless […]

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July 7, 2020
How to Connect a Google Home Mini to a Soundbar

We've written on the blog before about how you can use your Goole Home Max as a full-on soundbar, but you can actually get a lot of that functionality from just a Google Home Mini. Even though Google Home Minis don't have any inputs, you can connect your Google Home Mini to your soundbar via […]

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July 7, 2020
In-Ceiling vs In-Wall Speakers - Which is Best for You?

When you’re upgrading your surround sound, in-ceiling and in-wall speakers are both great choices. They allow you to create a one-of-a-kind, room-flooding surround sound experience in a single room or even in multiple rooms. But after you see the price, you be wondering if one or the other (in-ceiling vs. in-wall) is better, and will […]

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