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Fixing a Sony TV dimming problem

Our company recently installed a new Sony Smart TV (model # XBR-75X900F) for one of our clients. While going through the settings to get everything just right for our client, I noticed a Light Sensor setting. I’ve seen this before! This is just like the Eco setting...

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Add a Chromecast Button to the Chrome Toolbar

Keyboards make it easy to go to specific sites and display specific content on your computer. Large screens make televisions shine in displaying content. Google Chromecast brings the two together. If you have a Google Chromecast, this short tutorial will show you how...

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Back to basics: The AV Receiver

You have heard the term AV Receiver. You may have heard it from your kids. Maybe you heard it around the water cooler or coffee pot at work. Maybe you just picked the term out of an overheard conversation at Starbucks. Regardless of where you heard about an AV...

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Connect Alexa to a Bluetooth Speaker

[In this article, I’ll sometimes refer to “Echo” and sometimes refer to “Alexa” – the terms are interchangeable.] Let’s face it, Amazon Echo devices are pretty great. One detail, though. For some Echo devices, particularly the Echo Dot, the sound quality isn’t as good...

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Better Router Solves Music Streaming Problems

A new customer’s MusicCast speakers kept dropping Pandora – A better router fixed this annoying issue. She loved the Yamaha MusicCast speakers in her home – when they worked. After one frustrating day of the speakers dropping Pandora about six times, she had as much...

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3 Ways to Hide a Wall Mounted TV

We have all seen flat screen TV’s mounted on walls. It’s a great way to maximize space in a room and free up space on furniture. Aesthetically, however, having a great big flat screen dominating a wall in your house isn’t the most pleasing proposition. If this is one...

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a New TV

It’s the Christmas buying season and you want to get the best deal you can on a new TV. Just imagine the looks on the kids’ faces as they open the family gift. There are sales everywhere, but are they the best deals for you? How do you navigate through all...

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Moving a Home Theater System

Getting a new place to call home can be an exciting adventure. The act of moving, not so much. I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of moving. Because of this, I do everything I can to make the experience as painless as possible. Just to be...

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