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How to keep your TV from falling over

All TVs are tall, heavy, and have pointy parts. Best not to let them fall on you (or smaller versions of you that cohabitate in your abode).

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How to connect an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to your TV

Connecting your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to your TV is simple, but you have to select the right cables first.

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How to turn your Galaxy S4 into a universal remote

With the built-in IR blaster, use your Galaxy S4 as a universal remote that controls many components and offers personalized recommendations on what to watch.

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The big picture: Projection screen basics

Thinking about getting a projector? Don't forget the screen!

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How to set up the ultimate home theater PC

Hooking up your computer to your TV goes beyond a video cable. From configuring your PC to choosing the right accessories, follow this guide to setting up the ultimate HTPC.

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Stop waiting for Roku to launch an official YouTube channel and use this workaround to start streaming YouTube videos on your Roku today.

How to watch YouTube videos on Roku

Stop waiting for Roku to launch an official YouTube channel and use a workaround to start streaming YouTube videos on your TV today.

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The image on the left is correct. The image on the right is a simulation of what the same image would look like with the Contrast control set too high. Notice how the clouds lack all detail, and are merely white blobs.

How to set a TV up by eye

Sometimes you don't have access to a setup disc but want to do a rough setup using the tools in your head. This guide should help you get a TV watchable.

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Getting your settings right for the big game

Make sure all your TV, audio, and cable/satellite settings are correct before the big game.

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Building the ultimate high-tech big-game party

How to put together the coolest multi-TV football party ever.

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Mounting a TV above a fireplace is a bad idea. HIMYM, on the other hand, is legend... wait for it... dary.

Don't mount a TV above a fireplace

Above the fireplace seems like a fine place to put a TV, but it's a bad idea.

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How to clean a TV screen

Don't clean your screen with Windex. What should you use instead? Good question.

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DIY: Install a cooling fan in your media cabinet

Sharon Vaknin breaks out the drill and jigsaw to give you a step-by-step guide on installing a cooling fan in your media cabinet.

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