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As your home theater setup grows, for many a problem is moving components out of line of sight, and still being able to control them. While for a few a Bluetooth or other RF technology takes care of remote control issues, the majority of devices still rely on IR control, and making that work is wha...

October 1st 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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We're no stranger to questions about audio setups on Ask Engadget HD, and we've even covered a bit about what to do for those seeking the best home theater experience with headphones. Still, we're a bit unfamiliar with what to do when you want to use headphones, but throw in the additional demand o...

September 15th 2010 at 1:49pm 0 Comments
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While you may already be drooling over a Super Hi-Vision TV, in the present day we're still pretty limited when it comes to resolution. While 1080p HDTVs have been around long enough to dominate the market at most price points, there are still plenty of 720p models hanging around, and Brian's c...

August 13th 2010 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Every HDTV purchase comes with its own set of considerations, and for our friend Philip, the main one is playing videogames. You can keep your THX certifications and internet connected widgets, we need to know what will contribute to the greatest kill/death ratio, period: "I just graduated and mo...

July 29th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Having a computer in the living room isn't an uncommon sight around here, but trying to cut down the number of living room components can lead to some interesting questions. This week, Kit is wondering if he can get a quality audio setup without a dedicated receiver: I am a big HTPC enthusiast...

July 23rd 2010 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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We're pretty used to wondering about what kind of computer is best suited for connecting to your HDTV, but what if it also has to pull double duty as an on the go workhorse? That's the dilemma of our friend Scott: "'I've been looking to buy a nettop PC with an Atom/ION to use as my HTPC, like the...

July 7th 2010 at 1:47pm 0 Comments
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We've dealt with plenty of novices considering making the jump to CableCARD and Windows Media Center, but what about someone with a more complex setup and list of requirements? Enter our friend Daryl, currently using a 20TB home server feeding ripped discs to a Mac Mini running Plex, and a TiVo for...

June 30th 2010 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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Since we're totally willing to take out a wall to install Panasonic's 152-inch behemoth in our own home, we're probably the wrong ones to ask this question -- which where you, dear reader, come in. Our friend Michael is ready to buy a new HDTV and is asking how big is big enough / too big: "I'...

June 23rd 2010 at 12:55pm 0 Comments
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It's that time of year, and sometimes a card and "Thanks for being there, Dad" just isn't going to cut it. It's high time the old man had an HDTV upgrade, and we're going to make sure Amir gives him a worthy one: "Hey Engadget HD It's almost Father's Day and some of the best TVs are on sale. I ne...

June 16th 2010 at 1:54pm 0 Comments
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We checked the calendar and it seems to be about time we revisited one of our favorite questions -- projector or HDTV? Both have their strengths, and since we posed the question in '08, LCDs and plasmas have only gotten bigger and cheaper, while it seems there's 1080p projector currently available...

June 10th 2010 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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Keeping with our recent theme of more frugal home theater efforts, this week our question is similar to the pie in the sky dreams of a few weeks ago, but with a very down to earth monetary restriction. Our friend Thomas has space for a home theater setup, but not a lot of cash to use to fill it up....

June 4th 2010 at 12:15pm 0 Comments