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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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Vizio S5451w-C2 review: Real surround sound from giant sound bar

Vizio's jumbo 54-inch 5.1 sound bar gets you closer to the cinema experience than any of its competitors, if you can live with the size.

By June 17, 2014

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Is surround sound for music and home theater on its way out?

Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.

By February 9, 2014

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Instead of a receiver, would a stereo integrated amplifier be a better alternative?

The Audiophiliac tests the NAD C 356BEE integrated amplifier.

By December 17, 2014

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How to save the AV receiver

AV receivers are embarrassingly backward compared with the rest of your home theater gear. Here's how they can get back on track.

By December 15, 2014

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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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Gamer captains an amazing starship from his living room

Using a custom rig that includes three projectors, this gamer has transformed his gaming space into a full-sized cockpit for Elite: Dangerous.

By November 24, 2014

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Every Black Friday tech deal we've found

We're tracking all the tech deals you'll want to know about for Black Friday this year. Keep coming back to this page to see the latest discounts you'll be able to snag.

By November 14, 2014

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At $400, this compact Sound Blaster X7 amplifier aims to shatter any audiophile's expectations

Creative Technology's Sound Blaster X7 is designed to be a powerful amplifier in a compact box. The device is slated to cost $400.

By October 30, 2014

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The British are coming: Wharfedale Jade 3 speakers

Can't fit tower speakers in your abode? The Wharfedale Jade 3 monitor speaker will blow your socks off!

By October 18, 2014