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How To Manage Your Speaker Wires

[Note, This article orignally appeared on April 26, 2014 and was edited on July 21, 2017] One of the biggest complaints about surround systems is that the wires/cables running around the room are an eyesore. There are a number of ways to minimize the visual impact of...

Speaker Wire Guidelines

[Note, This article orignally appeared on May 15, 2014 and was edited on July 14, 2017] Perhaps the most overlooked component of home theater setup is the speaker wire. The easiest, most convenient thing to do is to take the wire that is included with your receiver or...

Get More Out of Your DirectTV Remote

The TV remote control is, arguably, the most iconic representation of sloth known to man. We’re going to show you tips to get even more out of your remote and take your channel surfing to a whole new level. I’m going to concentrate on the DirectTV Remote as it is the...

Solving Wiring Issues When Upgrading To A New AV Receiver

This story is about a situation that is becoming more and more common. A customer of ours had replaced an older AV receiver with a new model. I do not know the make/model of the old receiver, but the new one is a Sony STR-DN850. The complaint was that the in-wall...

Surge Protection

Surge protector, power strip, plug bar, outlet strip; all are terms used for the multi-outlet block that's attached to an extension cord. You typically use this to plug in your home theater electronics. Chances are you haven’t given yours much thought. You should. You...

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