Home Design Guides: AV content and media, Home entertainment

How to connect your set top box

Got a set top box? Not sure which cable goes where? Find out how to connect your set top box quickly and easily.

Home Theatre PC (HTPC)

Home theatre PCs are effectively computers that are used in the living room to serve movies, games and communications, among other things. They can also be used to control other aspects of your smart home.

Set top boxes (STBs)

A set top box is an important piece of hardware for anyone who doesn't have a digital TV tuner built into their TV. Find out if you need one, and what to look for in a set top box.

What's the difference between SD and HD set top boxes?

Not all set top boxes are equal - and if you're on the market for one, it's important that you know what you're paying for. Find out what the difference is between SD and HD set top boxes.

What's the difference between a DVR and a PVR?

If you're looking to replace their VCR will most likely have to choose between a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and a Personal Video Recorder (PVR). But what's the difference?

What is overscan?

Overscanning is a hangover from older technologies - and if it's turned on, it may be affecting the quality of the image on your TV.

100+ best movies to show off your home cinema

Want to know what the best movies are to test the limits of your home cinema with? Read one expert's extensive list of movies that will show off what your home theatre is capable of.