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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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Home Theater Home Tips

Get Ready for the Big Game

After a disappointing season-ender for Chicago fans and a conference championship weekend marred by some controversial calls, it’s nearly time for the Big Game. From your watching setup to the perfect spread of snacks, there are some important things to address before your party next weekend. But we’re here to help. This is our guide to everything you’ll…

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Home Tips

How to Find Your Owner’s Manual

In this new era of televisions that can order pizza for you and refrigerators that can monitor how old your eggs are, it’s more important than ever to stay educated on all of the functions of your new electronics and appliances. Unfortunately, whether it gets thrown out with the packaging or simply lost to that mysterious netherworld that…

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How to Clean A Grill

Quick and easy tips for cleaning a grill and keeping it clean While summer may not yet have officially started, some of the more dedicated grill-masters have been cooking outdoors since the snow was still thawing. For the rest of us, it’s now probably safe to pull the old grill out of the shed or from under its…

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