• Instructions on getting good bass from a subwoofer in any given room usually begin by suggesting corner placement of the subwoofer. And it's true: placing the subwoofer in a corner will equally energize all the room's resonances and maximize the subwoofer's output. However, one of the more bizarre aspects of how subwoofers...

  • I came across this U.K. news recently about United Kingdom. UK satellite TV broadcast provider, Sky TV is hoping to start a loyalty program for their subscribers by using a currently-empty smartcard slot in their set-top boxes. Say, for instance, you’re a serious Comedy Central addict. You could be rewarded in a...

  • Have you ever been curious why your satellite TV picture remains clear during thunderstorms and bad weather? Smooth reception regardless to the weather change is one of the best satellite TV advantages and yet very few people out there are talking about this. Make a search through the net, everyone is talking...

  • (presented by Philips) A simple explanation for how TV works is that a transmission signal sends information to your TV. The information tells the TV what the picture is supposed to look like. Once received, the TV paints that picture onto the screen pixel by pixel, forming horizontal rows, called ‘scan lines,’...

  • What is HDTV? (presented by Philips) HDTV stands for High Definition Television. It is a digital format that provides an extremely high-resolution picture (2.1 million pixels), accompanied by digitally enhanced sound (Dolby Digital surround sound) all presented in widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio). HDTV refers to the TV itself and the broadcast method...

  • Aspect Ratio and Widescreen TVs (presented by Philips) It seems like everyone is excited about widescreen TV. Really, who wouldn’t be-especially if you are someone who loves movies? But things get complicated when you start to hear talk of anamorphic formats and aspect ratios. What if you just want a great big...

  • LCD vs. Plasma TVs Currently, flat TVs are created using two different technologies: plasma and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). The foundation of the plasma TV is over a million tiny glass cells that are charged with a mixture of neon and xenon. Behind these cells are colored phosphors, which are chemical compounds...

  • An Interview with Gene DellaSala from Audioholics.com on Audio Cables Can cables make an audible difference? Most definitely, but usually not...