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Apple TV vs. Roku: Which is right for you?

You have more than one choice in a media streaming set-top box. Is the Apple TV or Roku right for you? It largely depends on where you like to get your media.

Organize and play your media from a NAS

If you have multiple computers, iOS devices, and media players in your home, it's likely your media is a mess--scattered from one end of your home to the other. With the aid of a NAS and these tips, you can cull, organize, and play that content on any device you own.

Tagging and restricting movies

A lesson in how to tag movies you've ripped with ratings information and then use that information to keep your kids from viewing inappropriate content.

How to watch iOS videos on your HDTV

With a simple cable, you can view your iOS device videos on a much larger screen.

Two movies, two Apple TVs, one iTunes library

Is it possible to play two different movies, stored in one iTunes library, to a pair of Apple TVs?

Get better HDTV audio with a soundbar

Looking for better sound from your HDTV with fewer wires? A soundbar is a single audio unit that incorporates the center, left, and right speakers. Paired with a subwoofer, soundbars provide the aural oomph lacking from flat screen HDTVs in a pretty package.

HDMI switches to the rescue

As the number of components in your home theater grows--you might have even picked up a few more over the holidays--you'll run into a problem. Namely, you have more HDMI-enabled products than HDMI inputs on your HDTV. An HDMI switch can help.

Holiday shopping: Last-minute digital entertainment gifts

Just realized you forgot to buy holiday gifts for some of the people in your life, and there's no time to go to the store or have anything shipped without express delivery charges higher than the cost of the gift itself? Thankfully, the digital entertainment lovers on your last-minute list aren't out of luck.

Six ways to stream Netflix to your HDTV

Time was the only way you could access Netflix’s Watch Instantly feature was on a Windows PC. Now you only need to watch on a computer (Intel Macs included) if you want to. There are now many different ways to enjoy streaming Netflix content where you *really* want to see it--on your TV.

Three tips for using Apple's Remote app with iTunes

Apple Remote app can help you control iTunes from afar, and in interesting ways.

Connect your Mini DisplayPort Mac to your HDTV

Thanks to the DisplayPort connectors on today's Macs, it's easy to connect a Mac to your TV or AV gear--with the right adapter.