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Best TVs for 2019
by Steve Kindig

TVs from Sony, Samsung, and LG top our list of best picks. Learn why we like them, and read our buying tips to better understand what to look for when shopping.

How to wall-mount your TV
by Steve Kindig

Get the info you need for a safe and nice-looking TV wall mount installation. Watch the in-depth video included in this article.

Best Blu-ray players
by Jeff Miller

Two Blu-ray players from Oppo and two from Sony top the list of best picks for 2018. Learn why we like them, and follow the links to see hundreds of customer reviews. Read our updated buying tips to better understand what to look for when shopping for a Blu-ray player.

TV Buying Guide
by Steve Kindig

Whether you're replacing your main TV or shopping for one for a bedroom or den, here are some tips and suggestions to help you find the best TV for you.

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.

Wi-Fi boosters (also known as range extenders) rebroadcast your router's wireless signal to distant parts of your house and yard. How well do they work?

Is 4K Blu-ray worth it?
by Jeff Miller

Short answer: If you have a 4K TV and you want to see its best picture, youll want a 4K Blu-ray player. See the long answer to this question, as well as answers to other frequently asked Blu-ray questions.

First, we show you how to build a fairly simple 2- or 3-room audio system using one receiver. Want sound in more than three rooms? It can get complicated, so you may want to consult an experienced system designer. To give you an idea of what's involved, we'll look at a typical 3-zone, 5-room system.

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.

Blu-ray players play discs with high-definition picture and sound. Most also let you stream movies and music. How do you know which player's right for you?

TV wall mount buying guide
by Steve Kindig

Which kind of wall mount should you buy for your flat-panel TV? Do you want to be able to tilt or swivel your TV? Is your TV going to be mounted above your fireplace or in a corner? Learn about the different types: fixed mount, tilt mount, full-motion, mantel mount, and ceiling mount.

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.

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.

What do you need for 4K TV?
by Steve Kindig

Learn how to make the most of a 4K TV. You'll need to know where find 4K shows and movies. You may need to upgrade your A/V receiver and your HDMI cables, too.

In this article, we'll show you how to locate the TV transmitters serving your area. Then we'll look at the different types of antennas and help you choose. If you live within a few miles of the local transmitters, a small indoor antenna should work well. If not, you'll need an outdoor antenna.

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.

OLED vs LED TV
by Steve Kindig

OLED is the latest TV screen technology and delivers amazing picture quality. We'll explain how OLED and LED LCD TVs work, and the pros and cons of each type.

Samsung's Quantum Dot technology delivers a wider colour palette, resulting in their brightest, most colour-accurate TV picture yet.

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