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What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)?

Audio Return Channel is a useful feature, in certain situations, built into TVs, receivers, and soundbars. It lets you send audio from a TV back down to a soundbar or receiver. Here's why you might want it, and why you might not.

By August 8, 2014

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Denon AVR-E200 - AV receiver - 5.1 channel

Denon announced its 2013 line of AV receiver, focusing on improving ease-of-use with new push-in speaker jacks and a guided setup assistant.

March 7, 2013

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20 TVs tested: Which sets can pass surround sound to a sound bar?

We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.

By December 13, 2013

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Onkyo to offer Dolby TrueHD 5.1 channel music downloads

Music-only surround formats have failed again and again; is Onkyo's new high-resolution download scheme doomed from the start?

By May 16, 2012

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Get a Monoprice 8247 5.1-channel speaker system for $71.11

That price doesn't include shipping, but it's still one of the best surround-sound speaker deals ever.

By July 15, 2013

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'Transformers 4' will be first Dolby Atmos Blu-ray

Paramount Pictures' "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will be first the official Blu-ray encoded with a ​Dolby Atmos soundtrack when it is released later this month.

By September 8, 2014

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Sonos adds full Wi-Fi compatibility with latest software update

A free software upgrade finally allows Sonos streaming music systems to connect directly to home Wi-Fi networks.

By September 2, 2014

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'Sharknado 2' syncs with Philips Hue for smart bulb light show

A custom Philips Hue light show triggered by the action in "Sharknado" will make you feel like you're caught inside a shark-infested storm.

By July 24, 2014

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Rumor Has It: Nexus 5 could one up the Chromecast

The Nexus 5 will hopefully be here soon, so rumors are abundant. Facebook might be looking for more ad revenue, and a leaked app that's coming to Nokia phones actually looks pretty cool.

By October 2, 2013

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Dolby adds a new dimension to sound

Coming later this year, Dolby takes its professional Atmos theater sound technology to the home theater market.

By June 28, 2014