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Achieving Home Theater Feng Shui

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Achieving Home Theater Feng Shui

Dawn Gordon Luks — May 22, 2017 00:00

There are many different ways to create a hidden home theater. All it takes is a little planning and a bit of creativity. This article addresses these concerns and shows real world solutions. Read on.

Optimizing Front LCR Speaker Placement, Configuration and Performance

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Optimizing Front LCR Speaker Placement, Configuration and Performance

— July 20, 2015 00:00

Selecting the right type of speakers is just the start. Optimizing Front LCR speaker placement, and configuration will help you maximize home theater system performance. We show you on how YouTube.

Protecting Your Home Theater from Everything

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Protecting Your Home Theater from Everything

— February 16, 2015 08:00

There are many ways to damage speakers and electronics in general, but follow these home theater setup tips and your system is sure to work flawlessly for years.

How to Make Surround Sound Work in an Apartment

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How to Make Surround Sound Work in an Apartment

— October 09, 2014 06:00

Home theater systems and apartments don't normally mix, but these tips will help you set up a killer surround sound in a small space.

Speaker Placement Tips: How many do I need and where to put them?

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Speaker Placement Tips: How many do I need and where to put them?

, — October 02, 2014 19:00

Speaker Placement and Setup Tips for a 5.1 or 7.1 Home Theater System. We discuss how many speakers do you need for a great home surround sound experience.

How to Set Up Plex on Roku and Rip Blu-ray Discs

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How to Set Up Plex on Roku and Rip Blu-ray Discs

— June 19, 2014 19:00

Follow this guide for step by step instructions on how to set up Plex with Roku and ripp your Blu-rays and DVDs.

How To Set Up a 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System

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How To Set Up a 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System

— April 27, 2014 10:00

Setting up a 5.1 home theater speaker system can be as easy as 1-2-3. Check out this video and article for expert help with speaker placement to get the best out of your 5.1 speaker system!

When to Add a Power Amplifier to an A/V Receiver

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When to Add a Power Amplifier to an A/V Receiver

— April 25, 2014 11:00

What benefit does a user get connecting an external power amplifier to their A/V Receiver? This article gives guidelines when it may be time to consider external amplification for your A/V system.

How to Extend Wireless Internet for Full Coverage in Large Homes

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How to Extend Wireless Internet for Full Coverage in Large Homes

— January 19, 2014 10:00

Getting a reliable wireless network in large homes, or through materials like lath and plaster, is difficult but not impossible. Read on to see how to get fast WiFi throughout your whole home.

How to Set Up a Wireless Network From Start to Finish

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How to Set Up a Wireless Network From Start to Finish

— July 10, 2013 16:30

Setting up a Wireless Router or fast WiFi Network in your home is super simple with this guide. From un-boxing to final security configuration, we'll take you through the entire process.

AV Tip: Utilizing The "Extra Bass" Feature in an AV Receiver

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AV Tip: Utilizing The "Extra Bass" Feature in an AV Receiver

— July 10, 2013 08:30

Do you like your sound with an extra helping of punchy bass? One simple tip could be just what the doctor ordered. The largely ignored Extra bass feature could give your system a needed boost.

How to Login to a Wireless Router: A Beginners' Guide

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How to Login to a Wireless Router: A Beginners' Guide

— June 26, 2013 18:05

This simple guide provides instructions on how to login to a wireless router, including finding the IP address and password. Easy as 1-2-3.

7 Tips to Boost Wireless Speed, Range, and Reliability

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7 Tips to Boost Wireless Speed, Range, and Reliability

— June 23, 2013 13:05

Boosting your wireless speed, range, and reliability is surprisingly simple. These 7 steps will help you set up a rock solid WiFi network and get the most out of a wireless router.

How to Add Wireless to Ethernet Only Equipment

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How to Add Wireless to Ethernet Only Equipment

— June 12, 2013 16:00

Connecting equipment to a wireless network that lack built-in wireless is an easy task. With either a wireless bridge of Ethernet over powerline kit, you'll be up and running in no time.

Connecting Up a Sound Bar to Enhance Your Flat Panel TV's Audio

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Connecting Up a Sound Bar to Enhance Your Flat Panel TV's Audio

— March 18, 2013 20:30

Connecting up a Sound Bar speaker can be a daunting task. We make it easier in this Soundbar Setup instructional video. Don't settle for poor sounding TV speakers. Install a Soundbar to your HDTV.

AV Tip: How to Avoid Blowing Out Your Speakers

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AV Tip: How to Avoid Blowing Out Your Speakers

— January 28, 2013 10:35

Every so often some variation of this question gets asked on the Audioholics Forums, "Will I blow my speakers if I use amplifer X with speaker Y?" Here are a few tips to keep your equipment safe.

Tip of The Day: Mixing and Matching Speakers

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Tip of The Day: Mixing and Matching Speakers

— January 23, 2013 21:15

As a general rule, we do not recommend mixing and matching different brands of speakers in a surround sound system. Even mixing different lines within a particular brand can present problems.

AV Tip: Recess Your TV Outlets

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AV Tip: Recess Your TV Outlets

— December 27, 2012 05:05

Lots of people are starting to wall-mount their televisions, but with TVs getting thinner there are challenges. One of the most common problems I've experienced has been power cord clearance.

AV Tip: 3 Ways to Keep Your HT System Cool

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AV Tip: 3 Ways to Keep Your HT System Cool

— December 14, 2012 06:05

Keeping you're fancy home theater gear running cool can be as simple as 1-2-3. Here are 3 easy tips to ensure cool and long lasting operation of your AV gear.

AV Tip: Avoid Short Circuits, Save your Amplifier or AV Receiver

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AV Tip: Avoid Short Circuits, Save your Amplifier or AV Receiver

— December 12, 2012 04:20

A guaranteed way to make a receiver or amplifier fail is to create a short circuit by improperly connecting speaker wire to your speakers or receiver.

AV Tip: Power Off Equipment When Making Connections

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AV Tip: Power Off Equipment When Making Connections

— December 08, 2012 16:30

Turn the power off on all of your equipment when connecting it up. Play it safe for yourself to avoid getting shocked and to protect your gear.

AV Tip: Finding Online Owners Manuals

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AV Tip: Finding Online Owners Manuals

— December 04, 2012 06:00

Trying to locate the owners manual for your AV equipment? We've got you covered with a list of all of the major manufacturers and links directly to their support pages.

Tip of the Day: Speaker Placement & Early Reflections

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Tip of the Day: Speaker Placement & Early Reflections

— November 30, 2012 16:30

Give your speakers plenty of space to breate around and in front so its the only thing sending early cues to your ears.

Basic Home Theater AV Set Up Guide - Hooking It All Up

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Basic Home Theater AV Set Up Guide - Hooking It All Up

— February 08, 2012 11:00

AV Set Up: So, you bought a home theater system? Watching a movie on a properly set up surround sound system can be an amazing experience. But you've got to set it all up correctly. Let us help.

How IR Repeater Systems Work

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How IR Repeater Systems Work

Thomas Steves — June 01, 2009 07:44

An IR repeater system takes Infrared (IR) light coming from your remote controller and converts it to an electrical signal that can be easily distributed over electrical wiring to one or more IR

Connecting Your Home Office to Your Home Theater

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Connecting Your Home Office to Your Home Theater

— March 20, 2008 10:12

Thousands of words have been written about, and thousands of hours of labor devoted to, marrying our computers with our home theater and audio installations. On the Audioholics site alone there are