• This Is Why You Need to Turn Up Your Receiver So High
    You thought you could hook everything together, and your home theater system would just work. Instead, you have to turn up your receiver volume. Your audio leaves your speakers very quiet, like they are barely there. The instructions with your receiver recommend increasing the volume by passing the signal through an amplifier. You have it … Read more
  • How To Fix Voices Being Too Quiet On Your TV
    You are watching your movie and realize the voices being too quiet makes it hard to understand what they are saying. You tried turning it up, but that just makes things so much worse! So how can you fix this issue? There are many ways you can fix this. You can try changing your controls … Read more
  • Why Don’t More TVs Have DisplayPort?
    You may have noticed that the back of your TV set doesn’t have a DisplayPort. You will typically have multiple HDMI ports and a USB port but no DisplayPort. Why don’t more TVs have DisplayPort? HDMI was made for the TV industry by the TV industry. This technology predates DisplayPort 1.4, and TV companies can … Read more
  • Why Does Your Surround Sound Have Static?
    Static coming from your surround sound can ruin the movie or the moment. Static is the buzz or whining noise you hear when there is dead air or the volume is turned up. It happens when outside electronic waves penetrate your cords or speakers. So why does your surround sound have static? Tuning out static … Read more
  • Do You Need Both a Receiver and an Amplifier?
    Receivers and amplifiers are helpful for a sound system, whether you want to create a dance area or a massive movie theater experience. They are relatively similar products. If you’re investing in these items, you might wonder – do I need a receiver and an amplifier? Can you get away with just one? Although you … Read more
  • How to Keep Your Subwoofer from Shaking the Walls
    Subwoofers are excellent additions to a home theater system, producing a deep sound to amplify your viewing experience. Unfortunately, this addition can also shake your walls and cause a lot of noise. Is there any way to keep your subwoofer from shaking the walls? How do you stop this noise from occurring? If you’re interested … Read more
  • How to Connect a DAC to a Receiver (Complete Guide)
    A massive home theater system is great until you want to include digital and online sources. That’s where a DAC to a receiver comes in. You will need a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to turn those digital sources into something your sound system can handle. But how do you hook up a DAC to your audio … Read more
  • 15 Best Ways to Hide Your Audio Receiver in a Room
    Audio receivers are integral parts of a home theater sound system, but you may wonder how to effectively hide your audio receiver. They are bulky enough to get in the way and ruin the aesthetics of the room. There’s also always the chance that someone will just keep trying to use the wrong thing, so … Read more
  • Here’s Why Your Home Theater System Makes a Buzzing Noise
    Some of us enjoy a little white noise from time to time, except for when your home theater system makes a buzzing noise. You may prefer the sound of a fan while you’re dozing off at night, but the persistent buzzing emanating from a home theater quickly falls under the category of “annoying” rather than … Read more