This question was asked by one of our readers, because they were going to buy the Samsung 120W Sound Bar (HW-355) and wanted to hook it up to their receiver but weren’t sure if that was possible. Sound bars are extremely popular because they are a simple way to take your TV sound to a new level. They are easy to set up, don’t take up much space, and generally not pricey. Most are designed to connect directly to your TV so what about connecting to your receiver instead?
The options for streaming audio and video at home are increasing rapidly. For those of us who are home theatre fanatics, a critical feature will be an ability to connect streaming devices to the heart of our systems, our AV Receivers. Let’s take a look at how to capitalize on your home theatre investment and leverage streaming technology with Google Chromecast and Chromecast Audio.
Even if you don't own a smart TV, you can get voice controlled television. You'll need a Google Home digital assistant & Google Chromecast TV. Here's how.
More people are cutting their cable ties by capturing free over-the-air (OTA) TV signals that are broadcast in full HD. Doing that plus Internet streaming is making it easier all the time. To capture those free OTA signals requires a good antenna, which may be hard to judge until you buy one, so why not look at what consumers are saying are the best antennas?
With streaming TV's popularity growing, there are lots of devices to choose from. MyGica ATV Android TV boxes are one newer brand, but they're not designed for your typical user. These devices are made for media enthusiasts that want to access streaming services, and also want to organize their local library of movies, music, and photos. So is MyGica right for you? Read David's review.
Flat screen TVs keep getting thinner and thinner, which creates a great aesthetic, but also leaves little room for audio technology. In fact, I am amazed how good some TVs sound given the constrained space. However, if you have a big flat screen with a beautiful picture, you also want big sound to enhance your viewing experience. Here’s a primer on how to connect audio to your TV.
Tizen, WebOS, Firefox, Roku and Android. You’re bound to come across these names when shopping for a new smart TV. They’re some of the operating systems now built into smart TVs; essentially the brains that give new TVs added features like streaming and web browsing. But which is which? Are some better than others? Check out what you need to know before you go shopping.
The shift away from traditional cable and satellite TV is on, and it’s not slowing down. Learn about some tech that makes a cord cutting transition easier.
Portable wireless speakers are taking over home entertainment. It’s just too easy to move them around and play your favourite music, podcasts, or web streaming services anywhere. One of the big complaints about this kind of speaker has been audio quality, but thanks to audio giant Bose, there’s now an entire line of high end portable Wi-Fi speakers available to choose from. What’s the difference in the different speakers in their line, and how well do they work? Read the review.