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How-to Guides: Video

With a 4K TV, you can sit as close as 1 to 1.5 times the screen's diagonal measurement. Say your sofa is 5 feet from your TV. Your screen can be as big as 60 inches.

Devices that support HDCP 2.2 copy protection are more likely to be compatible with current and future 4K content. Every link in your video chain must support HDCP 2.2 - your TV, video source, and any component the video signal passes through. If one does not, you won't see a 4K picture.

Making the most of HDR TV
by Steve Kindig

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is being added to 4K TVs and video content to show a much wider and more realistic contrast range, beyond even what we see in movie theaters.

Are you getting the best possible picture on your TV? Here are some tips on how to adjust your brightness, contrast, colour, and other picture settings.

Connecting Your TV
by Steve Kindig

Get the best picture quality you can by making the right video connections to your HDTV. In this article, we'll cover the key points you need to know.

Understanding Aspect Ratio
by Steve Kindig

Troubled by the "black bars" that sometimes appear on your HDTV's screen? We'll explain why you see them and offer some solutions.

Wondering how to conceal the wires hanging down from your wall-mounted TV? Have a snarled mess of cables behind your home theatre receiver? Worried about exposed speaker wires? These problems can be solved simply and cheaply. Learn all about cable wraps, ties, wire channels, and other solutions.

If you're in the process of choosing home theatre speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.

Setting up your speakers for their best musical performance may take a little extra time, but can go a long way toward enhancing your long-term satisfaction.

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