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The Best Soundbars for Your TV and Home Theater [2021]

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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How to Play DTS Audio on Your Sonos Beam & Arc Soundbar

Sonos soundbars are ideal for many people. But one problem is they don't support DTS audio. Find out how to play DTS audio on a Sonos Arc or Beam soundbar.

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How to Choose a Soundbar: Features & Connections Explained

What is a soundbar, and what does it do? Which features and connections do you need? Follow my simple guide and learn how to choose a soundbar for your TV room…

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Sonos Arc vs Beam Soundbar: Which is the Best For You?

Learn how to choose the best Sonos soundbar for your room. My guide looks at the Sonos Arc vs Beam and compares the best features of each one.

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How to Connect a Subwoofer: Low & High Level Connection Tips

Learning how to connect a subwoofer isn't difficult. But there is more to hooking up a sub than you might think. Discover all about subwoofer connections.

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How to Connect a Soundbar to a TV: Easy Hook Up Tips

What is the best way to hook up a soundbar to a TV? Learn how to connect a soundbar with HDMI ARC, optical cables and RCA connections.

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Denon AVR-A & AVR-X AV Receivers: 2020 & 2019 Models Compared

Denon receivers are some of the best AV receivers on the market. Check out my comparison of the 2020 & 2019 Denon AVR-X & AVR-A AV receiver product range.

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Denon AVR-S AV Receivers Compared: 2020, 2019 & 2018 Guide

Denon AVR-S AV receivers are a great choice for any home. But it can be hard to choose the right model. Compare the 2018, 2019 & 2020 AVR-S Denon receivers.

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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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