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What to do if you lose your Apple TV remote

You have three options as I see it.

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How to enable and disable Netflix's new private recommendations

Netflix added a feature that lets you make movie and TV recommendations to friends. Learn how it works and how, should it get spammy, to turn it off.

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Three Android apps for streaming to Chromecast

Whether you already have a Chromecast, or you're just curious what you could do with one, these apps will help you unlock the potential of the tiny plug-in device.

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How to set up streaming video services

Services such as Netflix and YouTube have replaced catalogs of DVDs and VHS tapes in the modern home entertainment center.

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How to calibrate your TV for movies, sports, and games

One size or setting does not fit all. By adjusting the picture modes that your TV offers, you can improve the image quality for your various entertainment pursuits.

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Hidden, helpful use of the 30-second skip button for Xfinity X1

When you think you're stuck watching an Xfinity on demand show without fast-forward, try using the page-up button.

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Spring cleaning: Turn old movies and video games into cash

It’s time to turn the dusty pile of old movies and video games into brand-new games, or some cash.

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Beyond basic TV settings

Once you’ve got the basics (contrast, brightness, color, etc.) set, there are still dozens of adjustments on your TV. What do they mean, and what’s the right setting? I’m glad you asked.

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Clean your monitor or TV screen

The best tips to remove smudges and stains from a PC monitor or an HDTV.

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How to delete your Fire TV voice recordings

Amazon stores your recordings on its servers to improve accuracy of voice searches. Here's how you can delete that data.

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Easily mount your HDTV

Donald Bell shows you how to liberate your HDTV from its stand and mount it on your wall by yourself and on a budget.

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Quickly hide unused icons on an Apple TV

With the latest software update for the Apple TV, you can now hide icons directly from the main screen.

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