Hardware

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...

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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...

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How to install Nest Cam Cameras

I did it. I gave in to the ever present paranoia and installed a couple of Nest Cam security cameras in my home. While Next Step has experience installing Nest Thermostats, I hadn’t played with the Nest Cam, so I must admit I was a little apprehensive taking a run at...

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HDTV Screens – Clean Your TV Screen

[Note, This article orignally appeared on September 25, 2014 and was edited on March 8, 2017] Let’s be honest here. Just between you and me, you didn’t really download and read the owners manual for your HDTV screen, did you? Really? Did you get to the part about how...

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Keeping A Samsung Smart TV From Dropping Netflix

You have your new Samsung Smart TV all set up. All of your account information is entered. Netflix is SO easy to use and SO very convenient. Then a few days later, you hit the Netflix icon and Bam! Wait! What?!? Where is it? What’s going on here? Don’t freak out just...

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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...

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How to Keep Your TV From Falling

In today’s world of electronic gadgets, safety is often perceived as a good anti-virus program on your system. Physical safety around home electronics is often overlooked. TV’s and entertainment centers topple over with disturbing frequency. The numbers indicate that,...

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Setting Up a Pioneer VSX-1130-K Receiver

We recently had a challenging experience with a customer who bought a Pioneer VSX-1130-K receiver. Our customer is like many others out there. Being very intelligent, they had configured their previous system and were reasonably confident that they could set their new...

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Fixing a Samsung TV Dimming Problem

Our company recently installed a new Samsung Smart TV for one of our customers (model # UN48J5500). Less than an hour and a half after we left, I got a call. Our customer told me, “The TV is dimming itself. All of the colors are there, it’s just – dimmer.” I said...

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