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Arcam AV Receivers: the HDA & FMJ Series Compared

If you want a top AV amplifier, then an Arcam AV receiver should be on your list. The FMJ & HDA Series are built for audiophiles and movie fans. But, which one?

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How to Wall Mount a TV Like a Pro

Learn how to wall mount a TV like a pro. Tips and tricks for wall mounting your TV on drywall, brick, and concrete. Do it right the first time.

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Best Home Theater Seating Ideas: Movie Chairs Buying Guide

You've got the big TV & the speaker system, but what about some custom leather movie chairs? Get ideas in my buying guide to the best home theater seating.

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AV Receiver Listening Modes Explained: Onkyo, Denon & More

Onkyo, Denon & Yamaha AV receivers support several Dolby & DTS listening modes. This guide explains what sound modes are - and when you would use them.

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Get Tech Help: Your Consumer Electronics Questions Answered

The Home Cinema Guide is a great place to find answers to your AV technology problems. Still stuck? Then use our 'Get Tech Help Now' service. Get answers 24/7.

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How to Connect Speaker Wire & Identify Connector Types

What are banana plugs, spades, binding posts & spring clips? Learn how to connect speaker wire to your system & identify the different types of connections.

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Home Theater Wiring & Connections Guide

Wiring a home theater might seem tricky. All those connections & cables. What goes where? And, why? I reveal all the basics in my guide to home theater wiring.

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Top 13 Best AV Receivers and How To Choose Yours [2020]

I get it! Choosing the best AV receivers is complicated. What features do you need? And which are the best models? I pick my favorites from budget to high-end.

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5 Best AV Receivers Under $1000 in 2020

AV receivers can be pricey. If you want to buy a top home theater receiver without breaking the bank, check out my guide to the best AV receivers under $1000.

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Speaker Wire 101: Which Is the Best Gauge for Your System?

Choosing the best speaker wire can be a minefield. What gauge? Expensive or cheap? Where do you start? Well, by reading my ultimate guide to speaker wire…

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How to Improve Your TV Sound & Hear the Dialogue Better

Is the sound on your TV poor? Maybe you can't hear the dialogue very clearly? Learn the best equalizer settings for your TV & other ways to improve the sound.

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Best Flat Screen TVs: How to Pick Your New TV [2020]

Choosing a new TV can be difficult. There are so many options. If you need some help, take a look at my buying guide to the best OLED & LED flat screen TVs.

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The Best Soundbars for Your TV and Home Theater [2020]

Your TV speakers aren't great for movies - but maybe a full home theater system is too much? Fear not! Check out my guide to the best soundbars for your TV.

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HDMI Connector Guide: the Port and Cable Explained

An HDMI connection is found on most modern AV devices. But, is it the best one to use? Everything you wanted to know about HDMI but were too afraid to ask…

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Top 5 Best High-End AV Receivers [2020]

Sometimes you just need to buy the best on the market. If you need a new home theater receiver, I've selected my top-rated 5 best high-end AV receivers.

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Onkyo AV Receivers: the NR & SR Series Compared

If you want to buy a cheaper Onkyo AV receiver, you need to check out the NR & SR series receivers. Great features at a great price. But, which is the best one?

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Onkyo AV Receivers: Comparing the RZ Series

The RZ Series of Onkyo AV receivers are their high-end models. Before you buy, you need to understand the difference between each one. Compare each model here.

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Anthem AV Receivers: Comparing the MRX Series

Anthem AV receivers are known for their high-quality performance. But which MRX Series receiver is the right one for your room and budget? I compare each one.

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Marantz AV Receivers: Comparing the SR & NR Series Features

Marantz receivers are some of the best surround sound amplifiers on the market. Check out their latest models and understand the differences between them.

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Best AV Receivers Under $500 in 2020

A great home theater receiver doesn't need to cost the earth. If you are on a budget, then the best AV receivers under $500 might be just what you need.

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