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Build the ideal home theater with 'The Fix'

Get expert advice on finding the right TV distance, wall-mounting a TV on the cheap, and the top three ways to add audio to your home theater.

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Enable Chromecast streaming in latest Chrome Beta for Android

Using the Chrome Beta on Android, you can stream any HTML5 video to your TV, straight from the browser.

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Stream the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Don't miss any of the action when the XXII Winter Olympics get underway in Sochi, Russia, this week. Here's how you can watch and follow the games on any device.

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Five steps for a better-looking TV

New TVs ship with settings to make them look good in the store, not in your living room. Here are some some easy ways to get your picture looking the way you want it.

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How to switch to energy-saving mode on the Xbox One

The Xbox One's instant-on mode, while convenient, uses 30 times more power than energy-saving mode.

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Stop Netflix from automatically playing the next episode

Netflix's Post-Play feature can now be disabled in your account settings.

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Get your TV (and other devices) football-ready

With the annual Big Game coming up, now's the time to make sure your TV is set up perfectly. Here are CNET's best tips for making sure your living room is ready for some football.

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How to watch YouTube videos on your TV

Even a "dumb" TV can stream flash-mob dances and piano-playing cats. You just need the right source.

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Find out how to mirror your phone's display on your TV so that you can enjoy music, video, and games on the big screen.

Miracast: Everything to know about mirroring Android

Get to know the wireless tech that lets you duplicate your Android device's screen on your TV so you can watch HD movies, play music, or supersize your favorite apps.

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How to set up Chromecast using your iOS device

Google released a new app that allows iPhone and iPad users to manage their Chromecast using only their iOS device. Here's how to set it up.

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Tips and tricks to improve your Chromecast experience

These simple tips will make streaming from your computer to your TV more enjoyable.

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Here I've doctored the image to show what combing artifacts look like, and why interlaced video isn't great with fast motion. This is exaggerated, obviously.

1080i and 1080p are the same resolution

The 1080i your cable box sends out is the same number of pixels that your 1080p TV has.

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