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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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How to ban the banner ads from Panasonic Smart TVs

The Viera Connect or Smart Viera feature on new Panasonic TVs now includes a banner ad that pops up every time you turn on the TV. Here's how to disable it.

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Get more from your sound bar by using your TV as a switcher

Your sound bar may only have a couple of inputs, but you can easily expand its connectivity by using your TV to switch among devices.

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When should I upgrade my HDTV?

OK, you want a new TV. No problem. But do you need a new TV?

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The PNB650 series offers very good <a href="http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5108580-5.html">connectivity</a>, although it does follow the recent trend of spurning S-Video inputs--not one is to be found on this TV. The back panel sprouts three HDMI ports, two component-video inputs (one of which can be sacrificed for composite-video, if you need it), one VGA-style PC input, one RF input for cable and satellite, the Ethernet port, and one stereo analog and one optical digital audio output.

Morrison's Mailbag: Why is my TV's audio so low?

Trying to get better sound from your TV? Geoff Morrison offers some inexpensive options.

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Tip of the Day: do more with Apple TV

Want to increase the flexibility of your Apple TV? aTV Flash lets you watch more video files than just those bought from the iTunes Store.

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How to set up an HDTV

Setting up a TV isn't hard. Here's a beginner's guide to HDTV setup, from cables to settings.

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How to restore missing ABC iView, Plus7 to your PS3

If you've upgraded your PlayStation 3's firmware to version 3.7 and beyond, you may notice that the Plus7 and ABC iView catch-up TV services have gone missing. How do you get them back?

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Top 10 must-have features for media players

Streaming media is starting to ramp up in Australia, but there isn't a single device on the market that can play everything. Here is our list of "must-have" features for media players.

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