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Samsung HW-T450, HW-T550, and HW-T650 Soundbars Compared

We compare the Samsung HW-T450 vs HW-T550 vs HW-T650 As televisions continue to make strides in picture quality, smart features, and thinness, there’s one feature that they almost always fall behind on: great sound. Televisions that combine both a slim design with impressive sound quality are far and few between—and that’s just a matter of physics. Speakers make…

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How to Use Your Canon Camera as a Webcam

An unprecedented amount of people are working from home today. And thanks to widespread broadband and affordable video-conferencing equipment, the transition hasn’t been too jarring for most. But it’s also caused major shortages in the supply of many requisite work-from-home tools, namely laptops and standalone webcams. As countless new teleworkers have discovered over the last month, being able…

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Audio Home Theater Internet of Things Videos

Sonos Speaker Lineup Explained

Sonos basically invented the networked wireless speaker, and in the decade since the PLAY:5 debuted, they’ve continued to evolve and expand their offerings. Today, Sonos offers a refined product selection that offers wireless audio solutions for mutli-room music, movies, and outdoor listening. They’ve been extra popular lately, as countless people are seeking ways to make home life a…

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Audio TVs & Electronics Videos

Big Game Gear Picks

The biggest broadcast in the sporting world is just over two weeks away, giving you a bit of time to prepare for the ultimate game day viewing experience. If you held out on buying a new TV and any A/V equipment during the holiday shopping season, there’s no better time than now to do just that. We know…

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Denon HEOS Wireless Speakers Compared

It’s safe to say that we are firmly in the golden era of wireless audio products. Not long ago, most portable speakers were dismissed as toys, and not something capable of any serious listening. But that sentiment has changed, as many of the most respected names in the audio industry have released portable wireless speakers that meet the…

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Learning Center TVs & Electronics Videos

How to Rescan Your HDTV

In the great digital television transition of 2009, all broadcast television signals in the US shifted from analog to digital, to free up bandwidth and improve overall viewing quality. You may remember needing to purchase a set-top tuner and learning a new set of channel numbers. Due to some shuffling of the current digital spectrum, many of the…

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How to Choose an Audio Receiver

graphic of Abt logo and audio receiver

Whether you’re looking to build a full-scale home theater with the most immersive surround sound system, or just want a basic stereo system to listen to music, the one piece of equipment you’re absolutely going to need is an audio receiver. The receiver is the brains of any audio system, bridging the gap between your input devices and…

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